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Ganga Vishalakshy, P.N.

	Ganga Vishalakshy, P.N.
Designation: 
Principal Scientist (Agrl Entomology)
Division/Section: 
Division of Entomology & Nematology
Specialisation: 
Biological control
Qualification: 
Ph.D.
Experience (No. of Years): 
29 years
Research Accomplishments: 

1. Bio –rational technology for mango inflorescence hoppers Idioscopus 2. Biological control of tea mosquito bug Helopeltis antonii 3. Classical biological control of papaya mealy bug. 4. Classical biological control of mealy bug on horticultural crops 5. BIPM of brinjal shoot and fruit borer 6. Biological control of DBM on cabbage 7. Classical biological control of Parthenium, water-hyacinth, Salvinia and Eupatorium

Important Publications: 

1. Ganga Visalakshy ,P.N., Jayanth,K.P., S. K. Ghosh M. Chaudhary. 2008 Post introductory risk assessment studies on Zygogramma bicolorata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a classical biological control agent of Parthenium hysterophorus (Asteraceae) in India Biocontrol Science and Technology, Volume 18, Issue 10 2008 , pages 1083 - 1086 2. Mani, M Ganga Visalskhy,P.N.,Krishnammorthy, A and Venugopal,R. 2008 Role of coccophagous sp in the suppression of the soft green scale Coccus viridis ( green)( homoptera) on sapota, Biocontrol science and technology, 721-725 3. Ganga Visalakshy, P.N.2007. Biological studies on Ceutorhynchus portulacae, a potential natural enemy of the purslane weed, Portulaca oleracea, Biocontrol (UK), 52, 619-628. 4. Ganga Visalakshy and krishnamoorthy.A. 2011 Comparative Field Efficacy of Various Entomopathogenic Fungi against Thrips tabaci: Prospects for Organic Production of Onion in India. Acta Horticulture ( In press) 5. Ganga Visalakshy, P.N. Krishnamoorthy, A and Manoj Kumar, A (2005). Effects of Plant Oils and Adhesive Stickers on the Mycelia Growth and Conidiation of Verticillium lecanii, a potential entomopathogen. Phytoparasitica, 33(4): 367-369 6. Ganga Visalakshy, 2004. Development and degeneration of flight muscles in Neochetina eichhorniae (Coleoptera: curculionidae) potential biocontrol agent of the aquatic weed, Eichhornai crassipes, Biocontrol science and technology,14,4,403-408 7. Ganga Visalakshy, P.N.2009. Field efficacy of entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema carpocapsae (Weiser, 1955) against brinjal shoot and fruit borer, Leucinodes orbonalis Guenee Nem. Mediterranea ,37,133-137. 8. Jayanth. K.P. and Ganga Visalakshy P.N. Malavika Chaudhary and Ghosh, S.K. 1998. Age – related feeding by the parthenium beetleZygogramma bicolorata on Sunflower and its effect on Survival and Reproduction . Biocontrol Science and Technology, Vol.8, 363-365. 9. Jayanth. K.P. and Ganga Visalakshy P.N. Malavika Chaudhary and Ghosh, S.K. 1998. Age – related feeding by the parthenium beetleZygogramma bicolorata on Sunflower and its effect on Survival and Reproduction . Biocontrol Science and Technology, Vol.8, 363-365. 10. Sithanantham, S., Varatharajan, R., Chandish R. Ballal and P. N. Ganga Visalakshy 2007. Research status and scope for biological control of sucking pests in India: case study of thrips. J.of Biological control, 21,1-19

Awards & Recognitions, Patents, Inventions, etc: 

Awards /recognitions 1) Indian society of weed science, Jabalpur, Honorary fellowship award for contribution in the field of biological control 2) Fellow of Society of Biological Control Advancement for contribution in the field of biological control 3) Fellow of AAPMHE for her contributions in the field of insect pest management in Horticulture 4) Dr. Sithanandam award for her contributions in the field of biological control Recognitions • Invited delegate in formulation of technical programmes of National symposia/seminars on Biological control and Bio-pesticides. • Invited speaker for presentation of lead papers in various national seminars, conferences related to biological control of crop pest and weeds • Resource person on Microbial control of horticultural crop pests in various training programmes organized by the Division of Extension of the institute • Chairman, co chairman of national symposiums • Referee for the reputed entomology journals of national and international stature • Expert member for granting R& D recognition certificate for privet companies. • Secretary for Association for Pest Management in Horticultural Crop Ecosystems (AAPMHE),IIHR, Bangalore, from 17th June 2009 • Life member of professional societies connected with insect pest management of horticultural crops

Contact Details
Address for Communication: 
933, 5AC, 9th main, HRBR-1st stage, Kalyana Nagara, Bangalore-43
Email Address: 
gangesv@iihr.res.in
Telephone #: 
080-28466420
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