Thrips are a major problem in greenhouse horticulture. They can easily overwinter and assault crops early in the season. The eggs of thrips are kidney-shaped and are laid in leaves, flower petals and in the soft parts of stalks. Before a female deposits an egg, she first makes an opening […]

Scientific Name: Pectinophora gossypiella Saunders Family: Gelechiidae Order:Lepidoptera Stages of Pink Bollworm Pink bollworm has 4 stages that is egg, larvae, pupa and adult. Egg: Eggs are elongating and oval having 0.1mm length and 0.5mm width. Newly laid eggs are slightly greenish in colour but at maturity they turned reddish. […]

The Internati­onal Maize and Wheat Impro­vement Centre (CIMMYT) has cautioned Pakistan to take steps to offer protection to its plants from the ‘fall armyworm’ (FAW), a devastating pest that has been identified for the first time on the Indian subcontinent. Director-General, CIMMYT, Dr Martin Kropff, now visiting Pakistan, held a […]


The studies were conducted on bio-intensive management of Jassid, Amrasca biguttula biguttula (Ishida) on various genotypes of Bt-cotton. Experiments were conducted in farmer’s field and laboratories of the Agricultural Entomology Department, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad from 2009 to 2011. The objectives of these studies were to control the pest by […]

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