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Management of chilli thrips and mites

Chilli (Capsicum annuum) is one of the important vegetable and commercial spice crops grown throughout the tropics and warm temperate regions of the world. Although there is a scope to ...

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Control of giant African snail in horticultural crops.

The Giant African Snail has been considered the most important snail pest in the tropics and subtropics and perhaps the world. However, its agricultural impacts may have been exaggerated, the nuisance factor perhaps being more important. ...

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Toxic Substances in Banana Plants Kill Root Pests

Bananas are a major food staple for about 400 million people in the tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, Africa and Latin America. However, banana yields worldwide are severely threatened ...

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Botrytis cinerea, an aggressive fungal pathogen causes Mold in Fruits

The team led by a molecular plant pathologist at University of California, Riverside discovered a novel “virulence mechanism”, the mechanism by which infection takes place of Botrytis cinerea, an aggressive fungal ...

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IIHR finds biological method to control pest attack in brinjal crop.

The vegetable accounts for the largest use of insecticides Not many know that brinjal, a commonly used vegetable, highly susceptible to many diseases which needs the highest use of insecticides ...

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Arka Rakshak: A new Tomato Variety which yields 19 KG per Plant.

The Indian Institute of Horticulture Research (IIHR) developed a new variety of tomato, Arka Rakshak. IIHR’s Arka Rakshak ( Arka Stands for river Arkavathi on whose banks the IIHR is located) ...

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Managing nematode infestation in banana

Nematode infestation is one of the major limiting factors in banana production. Burrowing nematode, root-lesion nematode, spiral nematode and root-knot nematode are the major nematodes associated with banana. These cause ...

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Management of jasmine bud worm.

Tamil Nadu is a leading producer of jasmine in the country. Major jasmine growing districts in Southern Tamil Nadu are Madurai, Dindigul, Virudhunagar, Tirunelveli and Ramanathapuram. It is an ideal ...

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Devastating effect of black caterpillar on coconut.

Coconut is a major crop in Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu. Except during the North East monsoon season the region has dry weather throughout the year. This weather condition is very ...

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