About the Author
Dr. Indu Sharma is currently the Project Director, Directorate of Wheat Research at Karnal, India managing the overall research and administrative activities of All India Coordinated Wheat and Barley Improvement Project. She had worked for more than 31 years on wheat specially on resistance to diseases. She was involved with 29 varieties including bread wheat, durum wheat, triticale and barley released for cultivation from the wheat material screened for Karnal bunt, rust, loose smut and barley for covered smut, loose smut. She had been creating artificial epiphytotics of the diseases in the breeding materials and also advanced varietal trial lines, conducting survey and surveillance to monitor status of pre- and post- harvest crop / grain health and transfer of technology to the farmers for managing diseases / pests and enhancing wheat production strategies. Dr. Sharma visited several countries (Mexico. She also visited China, Mexico, USA, Nepal, Kenya, Czech Republic & Russia, Syria, France Switzerland and Australia) under projects / presenting invited lectures & papers in seminars and conferences / under different collaborative projects with India / to impart training / to learn.