Keys for identification of storage pest- Cigarette beetle- #Indiafoldscopephase 1

Infestation found in: Tamarind seed flour Fig. Infested Tamarind seed flour Assumed pest: Cigarette beetle (Lasioderma serricorne) Morphological charecteristics (for confirmation) Antenna is serrate and all segments are uniform(Fig 1) Elytra is smooth with no horizontal lines(Fig 2) Bears a tooth near the apical end of femur ridge and tarsus of the hind leg is…

North-East Twinning Program: Application of Foldscope, the Frugal Innovation, in Agriculture and Allied Fields- #Indiafoldscopephase 1

 Invited guest lecture (as Resource Person) and workshop conducted at Model Training Courses (MCT) organized by ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region on, “Improving Resources Use Efficiency of Location Specific Refined IFS Models and Livelihood Security in Hilly Regions.” This program was sponsored by Directorate of Extension, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Government of…

Anthracnose of Cow pea-#Indiafoldscopephase 1

Stored dried pods of cowpea pods got infected and we observed black spots all over the pods. Fig: Infected cow pea pods It may be Anthracnose. Anthracnose is mainly a seed-borne disease caused by a fungus which has a wide host range on many legume species. This disease can cause serious losses in bean crops…