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FEATURES


•  Skill Development in Farm Mechanization                                        8


•  Indo-Japanese business collaborations and prospects                      9


•  Insecticides (India), “Make in India” for Indian Farmers              10

REVIEW

PLANT PROTECTION INDUSTRY
Harmonious growth of plant protection industry is a key factor to agricultural prosperity and farmers’ income
Dr. J. C. Majumdar

15

COWPEA

BIHAR HAIRY CATERPILLAR
Bio-efficacy of some insecticides against Bihar hairy caterpillar, Spilosoma oblique Walker on cowpea
V. H. Desai, V. R. Parmar, M. V. Patel and C. C. Patel

23

BRINJAL

EFFICACY
Field efficacy of certain insecticides and biopesticides against the major pests of brinjal and their effect on natural enemies
Nirmali Borah, D. K. Saikia and Rudra N. Borkakati

29

SOYBEAN

TOBACCO LEAF CATERPILLAR
Eco-friendly management of tobacco leaf caterpillar Spodoptera litura (Fab.) in soybean ecosystem
M. V. Matti, R. O. Deotale and N. V. Lavhe

34

CASHEW

BLIGHT
Influence of inflorescence blight in cashew (Anarcardium occidentale L) with weather parameters
S. N. Pawar, R. C. Gajbhiye, S. P. Salvi, V. K. Zote and B. R. Salvi

39

GENERAL

Beetles and the axe 43
Floriculture 44
Honeybee 46
Mosquito Talk 47
Innovative Initiatives 48
Corporate Gleanings 49
Forthcoming Events 50
Rodent World 51
Foreign Flashes 52



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