Entomology Research Section
Entomology Research Section conducted screening of Brown Plant Hopper and rice stem borer resistant varieties, to find Botanical Insecticides on pests of vegetables, to find Effective Pest Control Method, control of Mango Fruit Fly, control of storage pestin pulses, maize and paddy, analysis of Pesticides residue in fruits and vegetables and forecasting in pest occurrence.
BPH resistance varieties were observed from 5 Myanmar traditional rice varieties.
Two highly resistant, 38 resistant and two susceptible varieties to rice stem borer have been observed.
Tobacco leaves extract and neem leaves extract are effective as Phenthoate on white-backed plant hopper and brown plant hopper.
Swallow-wart leaves extract is effective as Phenthoate on cut worm caterpillar, Spodoptera
Botanical insecticides have antifeedant action.
Emulsified groundnut oil, sesame oil and palm oil are effective to control mealy bug and aphid attack on jatropha. Sesame oil is found to be the most effective.
Garlic and soap solution is effective on cut worm caterpillar, Spodoptera
Using Yellowing sticky board is effective in prevention to stem fly in black gram.