Achievements

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Biopesticides

Oil based Biopesticide


  • 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.

Biobooster and Biofertilizers

Growth promoter


  • 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
  • Vermico-IPM (Instant organic potting mixture) was developed and released on 2nd February, 2016.

Phytomedicine



  • R-500” Phytomedicine-(rejuvenating capsule) for antidepressant, anxiolytic and hypoglycemic properties from aegle fruit has been developed with due pharmacological evaluation.


Green Insecticide


  • 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.


Natural colourant



  • Tara Red– The colourant has been developed from Tamarindusindicaand can be used for food, textile and cosmetics.





  • Key for identification of fifty two species of Orthoptera of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and released on 19th November, 2014.
  • A free mobile “app” on “Tree Pests of India” has been released : contributed the content part of the app which includes insect pests of 25 important tree crops and the information about insects, damage caused and control measure.
  • Published more than 50 papers in Journals of international and national repute; 10 books & manuals including 2 international books; 25 popular articles.
  • Imparted 9 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.