Taxonomical studies and documentation of diversity of plant parasitic, predatory, nematode dysaprobes and entomopathogenic nematodes in Tamil Nadu.
New invasive nematodes found in Tamil Nadu are identified viz., root knot nematode in guava and citrus, Meloidogyne enterolobii and M.indica respectively and incidence of root knot nematode, M. incognita in pomegranate and mango. Their identity was confirmed and dissemination through nursery planting materials is being sensitized through workshops meant for nursery men, orchardists, fruit growers and extension functionaries.
Root knot nematode, Meloidogyne enterolobii infested guava plant showing wilting and stunting.
Root knot nematode, Meloidogyne indica infested citrus seedling showing die back symptoms and stunting.
Pomegranate plant showing yellowing and shedding of leaves due to root knot nematode infestation.
Root knot nematode infested guava graft.
Dr.K.Poornima, Professor and Scheme incharge participated in a Panel Discussion on “Emergent Nematode Problems-Redefining Management Strategies” on Nov 28-29 2016 at NASC Complex, Pusa campus, New Delhi. A presentation on ’Nematode problem in guava’ was delivered on the first session.
|D 32 AL All India Coordinated Research Project on Nematodes in agrcicult||34.33 lakhs||ICAR|
|E 28 AAS GoI-DST-SERB Development of novel biodegradable beads of bacterial parasite Pasteuria penetrans
As bio nematicide (PI: Dr.N.Swarnakumari,Assistant Professr)
|Venture Capital Scheme Commercial production of nematode antagonistic bioagents||2.93 lakhs||ABD, TNAU, Cbe.|
|F36OA GoTN-TNFD Exploration of Nematode Biodiversity in Niligiri Forest Ecosystem||5 Lakhs||Tamil Nadu Forest Department|
Principle Investigator - Dr. P.G.Kavitha Assistant Professor (Nematology)