Fold Scope: Vital Friend for Field Research Survey for pest biocontrolling agent

Fold Scope:  Vital Friend for Field Research Survey for pest biocontrolling agent  

The Jalgaon , is famous city for  high temperature in summers Maharashtra, India is (20.997984°N 75.566711°E.)  Maharashtra, India). We observed heavy infestation of Spodoptera caterpillar on neem plant, in the month of October- November 2018,  whole Neem (Azadirachta indica) plant population are converted in leafless branches.  To find solutions and avoid the future attack on the pesticide-resistant insect on cash crops of Jalgaon. We decided to find some natural controlling agent for the pest. As a primary step of work, We collected some larvae’s, on the field and primarily by using foldscope we observed naturally infected larvae’s and adult. We are able to isolate a naturally biocontrolling fungi which are growing on Spodoptera caterpillar larvae as well as the adult.

(Working  Foldscope Team of my Lab Mr. Chandrakant Narkhede, Dr. Bhavana Mohite,  Mr.Sunil Koli & Dr. Jamamtsingh Rjaput , NMU, Jalgaon)

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  1. laksiyer says:

    Fantasic use of field microscopy and fantastic to see an indigenous solution.

    1. Satish says:

      Thanks, Sir!!!
      I have also isolated some Azadirachtin degrading Gut Bacteria from this Larvae. Will be lead a new approach to control pest!!
      Will post soon same.
      with regards
      Satish

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