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Silkworm Protection

MANDATE:
  • To carryout research for developing technologies/ packages for silkworm disease and pest management.
  • To carryout survey and surveillance of diseases & pests and to develop forewarning systems.
  • To provide disease monitoring support to seed multiplication centres
  • To maintain, multiply and supply bio-control agents of host plant and silkworm pests
  • To undertake habitat studies – impact of crop diversity on conservation and performance of parastoids and predators in mulberry crop systems.
  • To undertake the evaluation/ management strategies for uzifly and Giant snail and Papaya Mealy Bug in mulberry.
  • To study the therapeutic control of microsporidiosis by utilizing enzyme genes.
  • To study the factors responsible for silkworm crop losses.
  • To identify probiotic bacteria for bacterial diseases.
SCIENTISTS:
 
Name Designation
   
Dr. M. Balavenkatasubbaiah Scientist - D
Dr. A.V. Mary Sherry (Josepha) Scientist - D
Sri. J.B. Narendra Kumar Scientist - D
Dr. A.R. Narasimha Nayaka Scientist - D
Dr. Mallikarjuna Gadwala Scientist - B