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What can I do with my major?

by Sandhya Adhikari | 15-01-2022 12:00 recommendations 0

Hello and Namaskar!
Its me Sandhya Adhikari from Nepal currently  in the 3rd year of my bachelor's degree with agriculture as major at institute of Agriculture and animal Sciences Paklihawa Rupendehi Nepal.

I am from the small holder farming family,
I grew up working and seeing my parents working in the field. So the smell of soil amuses me. The air around me breathes my dream of becoming a successful plant doctor with pathology as major to grow healthy food to feed the hungry population out there, help them tackle their farm diseases problem with their own indigenous technical knowledge. Being engaged in practical based education as per per the syallbus. I am preparing myself to tackle with possible problems that I may encounter in farmer's field during my visit in coming days. There is one crises that is spreading all across the world i.e food insecurity and hunger. So being part of this Nobel profession, I will be working for the production of food free from disease infestation.

What plant pathologist do?
A plant pathologist needs an understanding of the organisms and agents that cause disease as well as an understanding of how plants grow and are affected by disease. In their work, plant pathologists cooperate with plant breeders and crop management, insect, and weed specialists in developing integrated, environmentally sound approaches to managing crops and their pests.Plant Pathologists
-Preserve the environment​
-Help grow healthy crops
-Ensure an adequate food supply
-Maintain the ​beauty of ornamental plants
-Invent new ways to control plant diseases
-Have rewarding professional careers
-Enjoy lifelong learning and world travel 
-Unravel the mysteries of plant diseas

Being engaged in Tunza as well I am relating my field agriculture and environment with impact of climate change on them.
I have been doing awareness campaigns in schools to ignite young minds on Environment and climate change issues via lectures,workshops, exhibitions, posters, presentations and simulations. Last year our team has also successfully hosted plant health camp and farmers were really so satisfied with the assistance in identifying their crop disease. This year too I along with my team are planning to conduct plant health camp 2022 soon in our local government. 

I dream to be a successful plant doctor in future and aspire to work for the betterment of the society and assist to produce more disease free crops to feed the growing number of populations. Here are some of the sample of plant disease that I had succeed to isolate. 
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  • Nepal E-gen Ambassador Sandhya Adhikari


Kaushal Niraula

  • Kaushal Niraula says :
    Great de ...
    Keep up the good work ❤️
    Posted 19-01-2022 14:23

Joon Mentor

  • Joon Mentor says :
    Hello Sandhya, this is your mentor Joon.

    Plant doctor! It sounds fascinating! As Hannah Mentor mentioned, spreading awareness by awareness campaign shows how deeply you are considering about environmental problems. Are you currently studying to become a plant doctor? What are the facts that normal people do not know? How do plants contribute on environment? It would be good to see such articles on this site, so please share your stories if you don't mind.

    Well read your article, and let's keep up!


    Posted 17-01-2022 10:09

Hannah Mentor

  • Hannah Mentor says :
    Hello Sandhya, this is your mentor Hannah.

    Not only studying hard on your major but also doing awareness campaigns show your great interest to plant breeding and to environment.
    Cheers to you being a great plant doctor in the future!

    Thank you for your great article and please keep up with your wonderful work :)


    Posted 16-01-2022 18:42

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