Division of Crop Protection

About Crop Protection Division

The crop protection section of Indian Institute of Vegetable Research upgraded to Crop Protection Division during 2009 in the 11th five year plan with a broad vision of “Ensuring availability of safe vegetables for human health and environment”. Presently, the division comprises of Agricultural Entomology, Plant Pathology, Nematology, Agricultural Chemicals and Agricultural Microbiology actively engaged in basic, strategic and applied research on ecology, biology and management of major insect pests, variability in fungal, plant virus and nematodes affecting mandate vegetable crops of the Institute. The Division is well known for its ecofriendly technology for the management of vegetable insect pests and pathogens.

List of in-house projects

  1. Bio-intensive management of important pests of vegetable crops
  2. Toxicological investigations on the novel and botanical insecticides against major insect pests of vegetables.
  3. Biological control of major insect pests of vegetable crops
  4. Development of effective integrated management package for important fungal diseases of vegetable crops
  5. Biological control of major insect pests of vegetable crops
  6. Development of effective integrated management package for important fungal diseases of vegetable crops
  7. Bio-prospecting of microorganisms associated with vegetables against plant pathogens
  8. Management of important bacterial diseases of vegetable crops
  9. Characterization of viruses infecting vegetable crops and their management
  10. Pest and disease dynamics, and behavior modifying strategies for major insect pests of important vegetable crops in relation to changing weather scenario
  11. Mapping and characterization of phytoplasmas infecting vegetable crops and its management
  12. Bio-management of post -harvest diseases in major vegetable crops
  13. Residue dynamics, safety evaluation and decontamination of chlorantraniliprole, deltametehrin, azoxystrobin and kresoxim-methyl in tomato, brinjal and chilli

Externally funded projects

  1. Establishment of Integrated Beekeeping Development Centre (IBDC)/ Centre of Excellence (CoE) on Beekeeping NBB, DAC&FW, Govt. of India, New Delhi
  2. Validation & promotion of sustainable and adaptable IPM technology for brinjal crop ICAR-NCIPM, New Delhi
  3. Agro infectious clones development for probing resistance to chilli leaf curl diseases caused by begomoviruss and devising integrated management strategies DST, New Delhi
  4. AICRP-on Biological control of crop pests & weeds ICAR-NBAIR, Bangalore

Division of Crop Protection achievement comming soon.