We demonstrated the Foldscope for hundreds of farmers at Krishi Mela held at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru. They were very curious and surprised to see minute pests under the Foldscope. We also demonstrated specimen separation, slide preparation, etc. The farmers were from several districts like Bengaluru Rural, Bengaluru Urban, Chamarajanagara, Mysuru, Chikkaballapura, Kolar,…
It is an exotic species of Trichogramma. Apple codling moth is a targetted pest of T. embryophagum Thanks to Dr.Y.Lalitha
Apis dorsata is a giant honey bee. Tribals use this species for honey and beewax collection. Apis dorsata is also the natural host of the Tropilaelaps mite, a devastating parasite with an expanding distribution.
A new dimorphic egg parasite. Targeted against Helicoverpa armigera Systematic position-Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae. Thanks to Dr. Y. Lalitha
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Trichogramma spp. have been used for control of lepidopteran pests for many years. They are used for control on numerous crops and plants; these include cotton, sugarcane, vegetables, sugarbeets, orchards and forests
Whiteflies are the pests that typically feed on the undersides of plant leaves. Both adult and nymph whiteflies feed by sucking plant juices out of the foliage. Whiteflies have an extremely wide host range, including tomato, mustard, cabbage, cucumber, and soybeans.They present major problems in crop protection.
Aphids brush against microscopic spores and they are killed by secondary infection of fungus.
The larvae are specialised predators with elongated mandibles adapted for piercing and sucking. They feed on aphids and other pest insects and have been used for biological control.
Tetranychus urticae, commonly known as two-spotted spider mite is a plant feeding mite considered as a major pest of many crops all over the world. It sucks the sap from the leaves and causes severe yellowing which leads to ultimate death of the plant.