Agriculturally Important Bio-Control Agent (Trichogramma japonicum) seen through Foldscope !!!

Trichogramma japonicum is a minute wasp or parasitoid which lays around 1 lakh to 1.2 lakh eggs during its life cycle. It is the best biological method of control for rice stem borer which is the most common pest found in paddy.

Source: Dr. R. K. Murali Baskaran, Principal Scientist (Agricultural Entomology) and  Dr. P. Mooventhan, Scientist (Agrl. Extension), ICAR-NIBSM, Raipur, Chhattisgarh.

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