Department of Plant Protection
Thrust Area of the Department
Abiotic and biotic stress on the development of plant diseases and incidence of insect pests vis-a-vis crop productivity.
Biological control of insect pests, plant pathogenic fungi and plant parasitic nematodes.
Development of mass cultures and commercial formulation of selected bio-control agents against major pests and pathogens of economically important crops of the regions.
To develop IPM /IDM modules for economically important crops.
Effect of climatic change and air pollution on the development of plant diseases.
Use of pesticides and plant products in the management of pests and pathogens.
Field demonstrations of effective bio-control agents and their distribution to farmers of the region.
To impart training to farmers, extension personnels, NGOs, etc.