• NICRA
  • Rice
  • Pigeonpea
  • Groundnut
  • Tomato
Pest dynamics vs.  Climate change

REVIEW MEETINGS OF ‘PEST DYNAMICS IN RELATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE [TARGET CROPS: RICE, PIGEONPEA, GROUNDNUT & TOMATO]’ OF NATIONAL INNOVATIONS IN CLIMATE RESILIENT AGRICULTURE HELD AT ICAR-NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE FOR INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT, N.DELHI

Review meetings of “Pest Dynamics vis a vis Climate Change (Target Crops: RICE, PIGEONPEA, GROUNDNUT & TOMATO)” were organized at ICAR-NCIPM, New Delhi under National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) during July 2016 to assess the progress of implementation of the studies on real time pest dynamics (RTPD) across crop seasons and to examine the pest surveillance data base of 2011-2015 for an improved analyses to assess the impact of field level impact of climatic variability on the changing pest scenario. A total of 27 project associates from among the 27 RTPDs from 11 States participated and presented their work progress in the meetings. While Dr. D.B.Ahuja Director(A), ICAR-NCIPM chaired the inaugural session of Groundnut meeting on 13 July 2016, Dr M.S. Rao (Co PI-NICRA) from Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad reviewed the programme by being an expert member. The Pigeonpea meeting was held on 16 July 2016 with Dr O.P. Sharma (Co PI NICRA@NCIPM) as an expert member. Review meetings of Rice on 20 July 2016 and Tomato on 22 July 2016 were held with inaugural remarks from Dr D.B. Ahuja, Director (A) of ICAR-NCIPM with Dr. M. Prabhakar (PI –NICRA) of ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad reviewing the work progress and achievements on both the days. Dr S. Vennila, PI (NICRA@NCIPM) presented significant achievements in each of the meetings and highlighted on forecast models developed for different pests for the target crops along with the demonstration of the client software, web based as well as mobile based for use in pest forewarning. Meetings were attended by the associate scientists from collaborating institutions from partner institutes besides members from NCIPM including research associates and senior research fellows from ICAR-NCIPM, New Delhi.

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