Trichogramma: an egg parasitoid of crop pests 

Article Id: BKAP94 | Page : 99-101
Citation :- Trichogramma: an egg parasitoid of crop pests .Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika.2018.(33):99-101

Omprakash Navik and Richa Varshney

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ICAR- National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, Bangalore (Karnataka)


Use of insecticides to manage the emerging pest problems in the different crop being taken by farmers in their field. Today, due to indiscriminate use of insecticide, the agriculture produces getting contaminated and traced in food channel. For the reason, many farmers moving towards organic farming to produce pesticide free foods. In this context, control of emerging pest problem through biological control could be the better alternative. The egg parasitoids, Trichogramma being a major and efficient biocontrol agent for management of major lepidopteran pests in different corps. In India, great diversity of Trichogramma reported, hence, use of these egg parasitoids can cut the insecticidal application and same time cost of protection of farmers.




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