The Department of Agricultural Entomology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), celebrates its 100 years of yeomen service to farming community and agricultural science. In commemoration of the centenary of entomological research at TNAU, a National Symposium on Emerging Trends in Eco-friendly Insect Pest Management is organized during January 22 – 24, 2014 in association with M/s Sun Agro Biotech Research Centre, Chennai. The symposium is co-hosted by IPMInnovation Laboratory (USAID – IPM Collaborative Research Support Program).
Expert lectures of renowned entomologists has been arranged. This symposium will serve as a springboard for the exchange of latest ideas and thoughts among scientists and students .We invite all entomologists to be part of this Symposium by registering online, presenting papers and sharing their knowledge.
In order to commemorate thecentenary of the entomological research at TNAU a National Symposium isorganized. The presently proposed national symposium will focus on “EmergingTrends in Eco-friendly Insect Management”. It aims at fulfilling the following objectives:
(i) To highlight recent R&D results and ongoing programs in eco-friendlypest management technologies.
(ii) To facilitate exchange ofexperiences & knowledge on eco-friendly pest control methods and products.
(iii) To encourage public-private partnership in relevant R&D themes.
(iv) To identify policy support needs for eco-friendly pest controltechnology promotion.
Themes of sessions :
1. Biocontrol Agents: Predators and parasitoids
2. Microbial biopesticides for Insect Pest control
3. Botanical biopesticides for Insect Pest control
4. Pheromones and Chemical Ecology.
5. Insect Pest Tolerant Varieties and GM crops.
6. Cultural Practices and Sanitation Methods.
7. Nanotechnology and New approaches in insect management.
8. Commercial Insects.
9. Biorational pesticides including new molecules.
10.Insect Biodiversity (a full day session)
The symposium includes both oral and poster presentations.Lead speakers will holistically review recent R & D progress and also identify technologies for adoption or commercialization, besides scope for public-private R&D partnership. Special focus on Insect Biodiversity covers research thrusts, training needs ,policy support and community awareness.Deliberations will cover conventional and novel eco-friendly options for insect pest management and conservation and culturing of productive insects and parasitoids.
The Organizing Secretary,
National Symposium on Emerging Trends in Insect Management,
Department of Agricultural Entomology,
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University,
Coimbatore – 641 003
Tamil Nadu, India
Phone: 0422 – 6611214
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