Coffee leaf rust- #Indiafoldscopephase 1

Diseased coffee leaves were collected from a local coffee plantation in Karnataka, India.  There was small necrotic spots with yellow border on the upper surface and orange yellow coloured powdery mass on the lower surface of the leaf.        Fig (1): Diseased coffee leaves showing symptoms It Is Coffee leaf rust. Hemileia vastatrix causes…

Identification keys of storage pest: Cowpea weevil- #Indiafoldscopephase 1

Infestation found in: Horse gram Fig: Infested Horse gram pulse Macrostructure image of infested pest: Fig: Infested pest found in Horse gram pulse Assumed pest: Cowpea weevil (Callosobruchus maculatus) Morphological characteristics (observed under foldscope) Antenna is slightly serrate from the fourth through apical segment(Fig 1) Elytra with bristle like parallel lines along with hairs and with two…

Hands-on Training Workshop on Foldscope and Its Applications-#Indiafoldscopephase 1

Place:  University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Agricultural Engineering GKVK, Bengaluru-560 065, Karnataka  Audience: Students M. Tech. (Processing and Food Engineering), M. Tech. (Soil and Water Engineering) students (20 students) and Faculty (10 faculties) of the disciplines of Agricultural and Entomology and Processing and Food Engineering. Date: 23.06.2018 Samples studied: Milk powder Leaf and flower…