Mysore’ s Very Own ‘Agri Doctor’
Mysore City’s own globally recognised agriculture Scientist, Dr. Vasanth Kumar Thimakapura fondly known as ‘PLANT DOCTOR’. He is an Agriculture Expert travels across the state to provide much needed advice to farmers. He has opened a Disease diagnosis laboratory in Mysore. He is a teacher and science writer who has written many articles in both kannada and English magazines to popularise science among common people. He has delivered lectures in schools and colleges and on radio and television. And provides awareness and training to different level of people involved in agricultural activities.
Dr. Thimakapura has researched and developed product which has enormous contribution towards the plant pathology in order to serve the cause of farmers through his innovative products, agricultural education, research and extensions. He has travelled very widely across the globe and visited many universities, attended several international conferences and gained a lot of knowledge and experience. His scientific spirit, entrepreneurial idea, commitment to the farming community is extra ordinary. He is the source of strength, enthusiasm, new ideas, new concepts, and new arenas.