Crop Protection Division

The Division of Crop Protection consists of different aspects such as Entomology, Pathology, Nematology and Agricultural Chemicals. Accordingly, the strength of scientific personnels are:
3 entomologists
6 pathlogists
2 nematologists and
1 agro-chemist.

The division carries out research works on the following major areas:

1. Virulence study of different diseases of rice and their management.
2. Identification of symbiotic beneficial endophytes in rice and their successful utilization.
3. Identification of highly resistant rice genotypes(donors) and their successful utilization for developing insect-resistant varieties.
4.Insect response with relations to ecology, climate change, bahaviour controlling chemicals and biological control agents.
5. On-station Development of IPM modules and their validation and implementation in farmers' field.