Achievements

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Bioprospecting Division

  • Biopesticides -Vilvekam (Bael, Aegle marmelos seed oil based formulation) was developed and released in the year 2011.
  • Hy-Act – Biopesticide-Hydnocarpus pentandra seed oil based preformulated biopesticide against teak defoliator Hyblea purea, casuarina bark eating caterpillar Inderbela quadrinotata and ailanthus defoliator Eligma narsisuss was developed and released in the year 2012.
  • Tree PALH a new biopesticidal product of seed oil based formulation developed from Hydnocarpus pentandra was released during “Tree growers Mela February, 2013” at Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore.
  • Tree rich biobooster” using ecofriendly organic materials for growth improvement of fast growing trees species such as Casuarina, Gmelina, Ailanthus, Melia and Eucalyptus has been developed and introduced during “Tree growers Mela February, 2013” at Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore
  • R-500” Phytomedicine-(rejuvenating capsule) for antidepressant, anxiolytic and hypoglycemic properties from aegle fruit has been developed with due pharmacological evaluation.
  • A microbial biopesticide from endophytic fungus of entomopathogenic significance Nigrospora sphaerica Ento-fight naSa has been developed and released on 19th November, 2014 at Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore.
  • Crawl clean – Botanicals based Biopesticide has been developed and released on 16th June 2015 for the management of Papaya mealybug, P. marginatus.
  • Key for identification of fifty two species of Orthoptera of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and released on 19th November, 2014.
  • Vermico-IPM (Instant organic potting mixture) was developed and released on 2nd February, 2016.
  • Published more than 50 papers in Journals of international and national repute; 10 books & manuals including 2 international books; 25 popular articles.
  • Imparted 5 trainings on Bioprospecting to IFS officers, students and scholars.
  • Dissemination of research outputs to various stakeholders in the form of product delivery, demonstration, lectures, interactive meetings, seminar and conferences.