Workshop on “Use of Foldscope for Farmers to Identify Crop Pest and Diseases “on 28.11.18 at Anaicut village, Vellore district, Tamil Nadu.

Introduction about foldscope
Observed insect specimen through the foldscope
Farmer observed pathogen under the foldscope
Groundnut Rust (Puccinia arachidis)
Brown spot of Rice (Helminthosporium oryzae)
Grey blight of Guava (Pestalotia)
Red rust of Guava (Cephaleuros virescens)

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Manu Prakash says:

    Wonderful work @Indumathi. Working with farmers is a strong theme that is emerging in the foldscope community – thank you for bringing this to local farmers. Can’t wait to help and support your efforts.

    Can you make a list and share diseases that are most common in your region that farmers would like to identify?


    1. Indumathy says:

      Thank you sir for your reply. The diseases observed in that region are Red Rust of Guava and Mango (Cephaluros virescens), Grey blight of Guava (Pestalotia), Groundnut Rust (Puccinia arachidis), Brown spot of Rice (Helminthosporium oryzae).

      1. Manu Prakash says:

        Fantastic. If you can find a regional key/map of species and how disease distribution in regions in India – it would be very helpful.

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