Outreaching CSB Officials from Banglore about Foldscope

Demnonstrating Foldscope to Membersecretary of Central Silk Board ,Banglore along with the Scientists of CMERTI Ladoigarh Jorhat date on 24th October 2018 at CMERTI, Ladoigarh,Jorhat,Assam. #Indiafoldscopephase1#Foldscopeuse#DBTFoldscope

Foldscope Utilisation for detection of pebrine disease in muga silkworms

#Indiafoldscopephase1#DBTfoldscope#Muga#Farmers#Assam To eliminate a rigid disease like pebrine (Nosema assama) in muga silkworms, muga mother moth protocol is an urgent need to be adopted in sericulture practicing areas especially in the remote areas where such practices are skipped due to financial issues. Foldscope can do wonders in this concern. It is cost effective as well…

A Hands-On training: Foldscope utilisation in Muga Rearing practices

A Demonstration was given to farmers to have knowledge of actual procedure used to examine the pebrine spores, a stringent disease in muga silkworms and many other silkworms found in Assam by using Foldscope microscope.A live comparison between the conventionally used laboratory microscope and Foldscope microscope to explain its benefits over the other. Also the…

Workshop on Foldscope utility for disease detection in silkworm farmers in Sibsagar, Assam

#Muga#Silkworm#Assam#Mothermothexamination#Pebrine#Indiafoldscopephase1. Muga mother moth examination is a crucial step for rearing of muga silkworms. Detection of pebrine (Nosema sp.) spores is an utmost prerequisite for quality seed production and is the basis of muga sericulture in Assam. Typically, light microscopy based technique is utilized in farmers field or in large silkworm grainages for producing disease…

Popularization and Utilization of Foldscope for detection of Pebrine disease (Nosema assama) in muga silkworm seed producing areas.

Pebrine is a serious disease in muga silkworm, Antheraea assamensis and is locally known as “phutuka” by silkworm rearers in Assam.  The disease impacts severely in silkworm cropping seasons leading to 20-30% loss. The disease is caused by Nosema sp. (microsporadia)  and is vertically transmitted from the mother moth to eggs.  Detection of pebrine spores  is an utmost prerequisite for quality…