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EDITORIAL
 
  • Race to be rat-free
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    FEATURES


    •  Insecticides (I) announces tie-up to launch AgroSpred MAX adjuvant                                                                                                                     10


    •  Eminent entomologist Dr. (Ms.) Chandish Ballal, new Director of
    ICAR-NBAIR                                                                                                            12


    •  Award for NBAIR                                                                                                13

    CROPS

    OXYMATRINE
    Effect of oxymatrine 0.5% EC on predators and parasites of important pests on certain vegetable crops cultivated in Ranga Reddy District (Telangana)
    P. V. Mohan Rao and Anita Kumari

    15

    GRAPES

    VITORMONE
    The potential of Vitormone (Azotobacter chroococcum) – liquid bio-fertilizer – along with CPPU on quality characters and yield of Thompson Seedless grapes
    S. D. Ramteke, V. M. Raut, Sandeepa Kanitkar and S. D. Sawant

    21

    SAPOTA

    CHIKU MOTH
    Evaluation of biopesticides against chiku moth, Nephopteryx eugraphella (Ragonot) in sapota under central Gujarat conditions
    H. K. Chaudhary and R. K. Thumar

    29

    Bt-COTTON

    PESTS
    Biorational management of sucking pests on Bt-cotton
    M. T. Ramteke, R. O. Deotale and N. V. Lavhe

    36

    MANGO

    POST HARVEST
    Studies on pre harvest treatments for extending the post harvest life of mango cv. Baneshan
    SJ. Cheena and M. Hanuman Naik

    42

    TOMATO

    FRUIT ROT
    Efficacy of fungal and bacterial antagonists against tomato fruit rot
    V. M. Srinivasan, M. Daniel Jebaraj and S. Mohan

    48

    MOSQUITOES

    ARECA PALM
    Areca palm (Areca catechu L.) leaf as a potent bio-pesticide against mosquitoes
    S. Keshava Bhat, D. Ashwin and S. Mythri

    52

    GENERAL

    Honey Talk 58
    Innovative Initiatives 59
    Agri Talk 61
    Foreign Flashes 63
    News & Notes 65
    Tit Bits 67



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