26th February 2014, Ranchi
The annual review-cum-training workshop (25-26th February, 2014) of NICRA project on ‘understanding host-pest interaction and dynamics in mango under climate change scenario’ was organized at ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Research Centre, Ranchi.
In his address, Dr. A. Verghese, Director, National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Insects, Bengaluru and chairman of the event emphasized on appropriate documentation of effect of extreme weather events on population dynamics of mango. He suggested capturing the scenario of any pest outbreak in project domain.
Dr. B.P. Bhatt, Director, ICAR-RCER, Patna stressed upon the need of inclusion of edaphic factors in sync with changing weather on emergence of pest of mango.
Dr. M.S. Rao, Principal Scientist, CRIDA, Hyderabad called upon the project workers for weather focused approach during reporting of dynamics of any mango pest.
A brainstorming session on blossom blight of mango was also conducted. Workers of the project were provided training on use of RTPS software for identification of insect pests and diseases of mango.
Dr. Prakash Patil, Project Coordinator, AICRP on Fruits; Dr. B.R. Salvi, ADR, RFRS, Vengurla; Dr. Shivendra Kumar, Ex-PI and Head, RC, Ranchi along with 30 CCPIs and Project workers from all six centers viz., CISH, Lucknow; IIHR, Bengaluru; RFRS, Vengurla; FRS, Sangareddy; AES, Paria and NCIPM, New Delhi were present on the occasion.
(Source: ICAR-RCER, Research Centre, Ranchi)