North-East Twinning Program- Key characteristics of Brown plant hopper from North- East under foldscope- #Indiafoldscopephase1

Brown Plant Hopper Scientific names: Nilaparvata lugens(Stal) Manipuri Name: Waikupchubi The brown planthopper are the most important pests of rice, which is the major staple crop for about half the world’s population.They damage rice directly through feeding and also by transmitting two viruses, rice ragged stunt virus and rice grassy stunt virus. High population of planthoppers cause leaves to initially turn…

Leaf rust-#Indiafoldscopephase 1

At Jyothy Institute of Technology (Bangalore) farm, infected leaves were found as shown below. Fig: Rust infection on leaf sample On the leaf surface mass of orange-brown powdery spores was observed, which was observed under foldscope.      Fig: Rust spores under foldscope It was leaf rust. This fungal disease predominantly caused by puccinia species, occurs primarily…

Alternaria spores under foldscope-#Indiafoldscopephase 1

In our institute garden of Jyothy Institute of Technology (Bangalore), we found leaves infected with some disease. Leaves were severely infected and turned yellow and on the leaf surface there were dark black spots. Fig: Infected leaves Infected leaves were suspended in water then that water was observed under foldscope. We found club shaped Alternaria…

Viewing eggs of tamarind pest-#Indiafoldscopephase 1

Stored tamarind seeds were infected with some kind of internal feeding pest. It was recognized by the white eggs on the seed surface and the round exit holes on seed coat. Fig: Eggs on the surface of tamarind seeds Then eggs were observed under foldscope using a paper slide. It was oval in shape with…