Insect biodiversity in grapevine ecosystem with emphasis on economically important grape pests
Name of PI with associates
Ms. S. Salini, Scientist (Entomology)
Dr. D.S. Yadav, Scientist (Entomology)
To collect and identify the different insect species associated with grapevine ecosystem.
To preserve and display of various grape insects for future study and creating awareness about grape insects among the grape growers
To gather various informations which are relevant for the management of economically important insect pests of grapes.
To identify the naturally present beneficial insect fauna for use in IPM.
To monitor the entry of invasive pests
1 December 2010 to 30 November 2013
Project aims at the collection of all the insect fauna associated with the grapevine ecosystem and their identification. GPS information and season of collection (including plant growth stage and cultivar) would also be collected for future reference. It also aims at their preservation and making repository for display of different stages for posterity. The study will help in the generation of information like biology of major pests, injurious stage of the pest to the crop, their nature of damage, different parasitoids and predators, available options for their management and their distribution within India. This also helps to maintain a good data base, which of course is the backbone of any scientific research. Ultimately this project helps in effective and biointensive management of major grape insects by exploring the various natural enemies available to manage them and thereby reducing the pesticide load on the crop.
Total outlay: Rs. 33.62 lakhs