Management of Whitefly by Integrated Strategies and Development of Resistant Cotton Germplasm through Genetic Engineering

Name of the Project

Management of Whitefly by Integrated Strategies and Development of Resistant Cotton Germplasm through Genetic Engineering

Objectives

  • Efficacy of different insecticides against whitefly in field and lab conditions.
  • Optimum timing and stage of spray against whitefly.
  • Varietal screening for plant resistance against whitefly.
  • Agronomic practices (planting time, spring crops associated with whitefly; weeds/alternate host plants.
  • Plant physiology and association with WF incidence
  • Micro nutrients effects on Plant physiology and association with WF incidence
  • Private sector involvement

Duration

3 Years (Commenced on 01.10.2017)

Total Cost

Rs. 39.612 million