- Isolation, mass production of potential natural enemies of thrips
- Bio- efficacy of potential natural enemies (parasitoids, predators and pathogens) for thrips on capsicum, onion, Rose and chilli
- Field efficacy of botanicals, biological control agents, bio- pesticides and chemical pesticides against thrips on capsicum, Chilli, Rose and Onion.
- Development of Bio- intensive management of thrips on capsicum, onion, rose and chilli
- Developing formulations of entomopathogens
Dr.Ganga Visalakshy, P. N.
Dr. A. Krishnamoorthy
Dr. K. G.Pillai
- Potential biological control agents isolated, mass produced.
- Evaluated the biological control agents under field conditions against target pests and found effective in controlling thrips on onion and capsicum
- Ganga Visalakshy.PN And Krishnamoorthy.A. 2013 Comparative field efficacy of various entomopathogenic fungi against thrips tabaci: prospects for organic production of onion in india- ISHS Acta Horticulturae 933: XXVIII International Horticultural Congress on Science and Horticulture for People (IHC2010): International Symposium on Organic Horticulture: Productivity and Sustainability
- Ganga Visalskhy, P.N. and Krishnamoorthy, A Stress related pathogenesis of entomopathogen Verticillium lecanii to Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood. Presented National Symposium on Harnessing Bio-diversity for biological control of crop pests, 25-26.5.2011, NBAII Bangalore.
- Ganga Visalakshy.PN And Krishnamoorthy.A .2013 Management of Thrips tabaci on onion – possible alternatives - IV National sym.on Plant protection in horticultural crops _Emerging challenges and sustainable pest manage. . 25-28 April, 2012