Dr. Veegala Ramesh Babu

Scientist (SS)

Agril. Entomology


RESEARCH AREAS



Biological control of insect pests infesting on jute is area of research. In the present area of research, biocontrol agents like nucleopoly hedrosis virus (NPV) of pests like hairy caterpillar (Spilosoma obliqua), jute semilooper (Anomis sabulifera) and tobacco caterpillar (Spodoptera litura) have been identified and efficacy was evaluated. Natural enemies i.e dipteran parasitoids of hairy caterpillar i.e Blepherella lateralis and semilooper, Sysiropa formosa were identified. Entomopathogenic fungi, Beauveria bassiana was identified and isolated from larvae of hairy caterpillar. Apart from above insect pheromone components of jute semilooper, Anomis sabulifera, was identified which suits as semiochemical for jute semilooper management.


CONTACTS



Tel: +91-33-25353782
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E-mail Address:
Veegala.Babu@icar.gov.in
veegalaramesh@gmail.com

PROJECTS

  1. Identification of microbial entomopathogens for management of major lepidopteran pests of jute, (In House Project, Budget: 84.00 lakhs)
  2. Use of nanoparticles for managing pests and diseases in jute, (In House Project, Budget: 59.00 lakhs)
  3. Bio-ecology and management of sucking pests in jute, (In House Project, Budget: 45.00 lakhs)
  4. Development of IPM module for jute, (In House Project, Budget: 85.00 lakhs)
  5. Identification of sources and mechanism of resistance among the wild and cultivated accessions of jute against Lepidopteran pest complex, (In House Project, Budget: 35.00 lakhs)

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

10 IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS

  1. Ramesh Babu, V., Selvaraj, K., Gotyal, B. S., Satpathy, S., Das, S. and Mitra, S. (2018) Efficacy of mineral oil against yellow mite, Polyphagotarsonemus latus (Banks) (Prostigmata: Tarsonemidae) in jute (Corchorus olitorius Linn.). Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 2018, 6(5): 833-836.
  2. Ramesh Babu, V., Selvaraj, K., Gotyal, B. S., Satpathy, S. and Sunitha, V. (2017) Relative toxicity of newer insecticides against Lepidoptera pests of jute. Indian Journal of Plant Protection, 45(2): 200-204
  3. Gotyal, B. S., Ramesh Babu, V., Satpathy, S. and Selvaraj, K. (2019) Biological control of key pest of jute, Spilosoma obliqua Walker (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) -A case study. Journal of Biological Control, 33(3): 222-224. DOI: 10.18311/jbc/2019/22986
  4. Selvaraj, K., Ramesh Babu, V., Gotyal, B. S. and Satpathy, S. (2015) Toxicity and bioefficacy of individual and combination of diversified insecticides against jute hairy caterpillar, Spilarctia obliqua. Journal of Environmental Biology, Vol. 36: 1409-1414
  5. Ramesh Naik, M., Barman, D., Maruthi, R. T., Ramesh Babu, V., Mandal, U. K. and Kundu, D.K. (2018) Assessment of salinity tolerance based upon morpho-physiological attributes in white jute (Corchorus capsularis L.) DOI : http://doi.org/10.22438/jeb/40/3/MRN-905