: Biological Control of Thysanoplusia orichalcea (F.) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae): A Potential Insect-Pest of Saussurea costus in North-Western Himalayas and Extension of Protection Technology to Local Communities. (EAP)
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ranjeet Singh, Scientist-F
Duration: 2013 – 2016

1. Exploration of biological control agents of Thysanoplusia orichalcea and their use in pest management.
2. Extension of protection technology in controlling the insect-pest among farmers and State Forest Department.
Progress Achieved (up to March 2014):
• Raised the nursery of Saussurea costus (Kuth) for experimentation in nursery at Jagat Sukh, Manali.
• Monitoring of Population of T. orichalcea in field and through light trap