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GUEST LECTURE ON BIOLOGY AND STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF FALL ARMYWORM SPODOPTERA FRUGI

  • Date

    26 May 2020

  • Duration

    1 Day

  • Duration

    7 hrs

Event Description

A GUEST LECTURE THROUGH VIDEO CONFERENCING ON THE TOPIC “BIOLOGY AND STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF FALL ARMYWORM SPODOPTERA FRUGIPERDA (J.E. SMITH)” IS ORGANIZED BY DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ON 26TH MAY 2020

Department of Agriculture organized a guest lecture through video conferencing on the topic “BIOLOGY AND STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF FALL ARMYWORM SPODOPTERA FRUGIPERDA (J.E. SMITH)” on 26th may 2020 for B.Sc. VI Semester students. This Guest lecture was addressed by Dr. Jagdish Jaba working as Scientist & Head of Entomology, International Crops Research Institute For the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad. The lecture was conducted under the supervision of Dr. Soniya Joshi, Assistant Professor here.

Dr. Jaba discussed the work culture of his organization ICRISAT, Hyderabad. He gave detail knowledge about life cycle of Fall Armyworm, its nature of damage and host preference. He discussed the yield loss caused by fall armyworm and what are the major problems of farmers of India due to above said insect pest. Further he discussed an important topic regarding how we can manage the population of this pest to reduce yield loss in maize and sorghum. He explains the cost effective Integrated Pest Management Strategy  like cultural practices, biological control practices and Host plant resistance practices to manage this insect pest which were eco-friendly, farmer friendly and not harmful for our beneficial insects like honey bee.

 Dr. Jaba thanked to Chancellor, Dr Umesh Gautam, Dean Engineering Prof. R.K. Shukla and Head of Department, Dr. Surbhi Shukla for giving opportunity to share his experience and organizing such guest lecturers for the students in their interest

We would like to express special thanks of gratitude to Dr. Jagdish Jaba for his valuable time and knowledge to students and making them aware of new research areas in pest management of ICRISAT.