Project & Research

BIODIVERSITY AND QUANTIFICATION OF NATURAL BIOLOGICAL CONTROL IN COASTAL RICE AGROECOSYSTEM

 

1.      Title:  BIODIVERSITY AND QUANTIFICATION OF NATURAL BIOLOGICAL CONTROL IN COASTAL RICE AGROECOSYSTEM

 

2.        Implementing Faculty/Department/Institute:  Department of Entomology

 

3.      Name of the Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Md. Mohasin Hussain Khan

 

4.      Research Area/Field: Entomology

 

5.      Objectives:  To monitor the biodiversity of natural biological control agents associated with rice pests, to quantify and demonstrate the impact of natural biological control in coastal rice agroceosystem.

 

6.      Achievements: Eight different insect pests and 7 natural enemies were recorded in aman season. Among the insect pest species, the population of green leafhopper and short horned grasshopper were most prevalent in relation to rice growth stages. Among natural enemies, damsel fly, spider and ichneumonid were most prevalent while mirid bug, lady bird beetle and ground beetle were low in relation to rice growth stages.

 

7.      Implementation Status:

            Commencement:  July 2010

            Completion:  January 2011

            Ongoing:

 

8.       Funding Source: Patuakhali Science and Technology University.