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Keerthi MC

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Trainings attended

    • Attended 21 days winter school training on “Novel techniques in mass culturing of smart microbial biocontrol agents for the development of biopesticides” between December 3- 23, 2019, organized by ICAR- NBAIR, Bengaluru.
    • Attended 5 days online training on “On farm production of biocontrol agents and microbial bio-pesticides’’ between 14 to 18, September, 2020 (05 days) organized by NIPHM, Hyderabad.
    • Attended 5 days online training on “Fruit fly: Surveillance and Management” between 21 to 25, September, 2020 (05 days) organized by NIPHM, Hyderabad.

        Membership of professional societies

    • Attended 21 days winter school training on “Novel techniques in mass culturing of smart microbial biocontrol agents for the development of biopesticides” between December 3- 23, 2019, organized by ICAR- NBAIR, Bengaluru.
    • Attended 5 days online training on “On farm production of biocontrol agents and microbial bio-pesticides’’ between 14 to 18, September, 2020 (05 days) organized by NIPHM, Hyderabad.
    • Attended 5 days online training on “Fruit fly: Surveillance and Management” between 21 to 25, September, 2020 (05 days) organized by NIPHM, Hyderabad.

Life member of Range Management Society of India, ICAR- IGFRI, Jhansi.

Specialisation: 
Integrated Pest Management & Biocontrol
Qualification: 
M. Sc (Agri. Entomology)

 

Publications:

  1. Keerthi, M. C*, Sravika A. Mahesha, H. S., Ankita Gupta, Bhargavi, H. A. and Shahid Ahmed. (2020). Performance of the native predatory bug, Eocanthecona furcellata (Wolff) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), on the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and its limitation under field condition. Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control- 30:69. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41938-020-00272-7 (NAAS 8.00).
  2. Keerthi MC*, Mahesha HS, Manjunatha, N, Ankita Gupta, Ravi Prakash Saini, Shivakumara KT, Bhargavi, HA, Gaurendra Gupta and Narendra Kulakarmi. (2021) Biology and oviposition preference of fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on fodder crops and its natural enemies from central India. International Journal of Pest Management. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1080/09670874.2020.1871530 (NAAS 7.91).
  3. Keerthi, M.C., Sharma, R.K., Suroshe, S.S*. and Sinha, S.R., 2020. Ecological engineering in cauliflower for aphid management. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 90 (7). 1356- 1358 (NAAS 6.37).
  4. Keerthi, M.C*., Padmaja, P.G., Bhargavi, H.A., Manjunatha, N. and Deb, D., 2021. Nutritional indices of fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (JE Smith) on selected sorghum genotypes. Range Management and Agro forestry, 42(1), pp.71-77 (NAAS 6.37).
  5. Kumar, S., Keerthi, M.C*., Singh, T., Kumar, V. and Yadav, V.K., 2021. Effect of Indigenous Bee Attractants on Qualitative and Quantitative Parameters of Egyptian Clover, Trifolium alexandrinum L. Legume Research-An International Journal, 1, p.6 (NAAS 6.59).
  6. Mahesha, H. S*., M. C. Keerthi, N. Manjunatha, Tejveer Singh, H. D. Vinaykumar, H. A. Bhargavi, Shahid Ahmed, and Vijay Kumar Yadav (2020). First report of Sclerotium rolfsii causing collar rot on Berseem (Trifolium alexandrinum) in India. Plant Disease. 105(4), p.1208. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-04-20-0709-PDN (NAAS 10.44).
  7. Mahesha, H.S*., Keerthi, M.C., Manjunatha, N., Vinaykumar, H.D., Singh, T., Bhargavi, H.A., Saini, R.P., Ahmed, S. and Yadav, V.K., 2021. Occurrence of collar rot on berseem (Trifolium alexandrinum L.) caused by Sclerotium rolfsii and its molecular characterization in India. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection.1-9. https://doi.org/10.1080/03235408.2021.1999065 (NAAS 6.74).
  8. Kumar, S*., MC, Keerthi., Kumar, V., Singh, T., Maity, A. and Yadav, V.K., 2021. Diurnal and temporal activity of pronubial insects on berseem flowers in a subtropical environment. Journal of Apicultural Research, pp.1-6. https://doi.org/10.1080/00218839.2021.1963123 (NAAS 8.58).
  9. Shivakumara KT*, Keerthi M. C., Polaiah. A. C. 2021. Efficacy of different biorational insecticides against Aphis nerii Boyer de Fonscolombe (Hemiptera. Aphididae) on Gymnema sylvestre (R.Br) under laboratory and field conditions. Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. 1-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.jarmap.2021.100358 (NAAS 9.40).
  10. Manjunatha, L*, Srinivasa, N, Basavaraja, T, M.C., Keerthi. 2021. Characterization of Chickpea Chlorotic Dwarf Virus (CpCDV) Associated with Chickpea Stunt Disease. Legume research. 1-5. DOI: 10.18805/LR-4512 (NAAS 6.59).
  11. Mahesha, H.S*., Vinay, J.U., Ravikumar, M.R., Visweswarashastry, S., Keerthi, M.C., Halli, H.M., Shokralla, S., El-Abedin, T.K.Z., Mahmoud, E.A. and Elansary, H.O., 2021. Colloidal Silver Hydrogen Peroxide: New Generation Molecule for Management of Phytopathogens. Horticulturae, 7(12), p.573 (NAAS 8.33).
  12. Shivakumara, K.T*., Keerthi, M.C., Polaiah, A.C., Yogeesh, K.J., Venkatesan, T., Suthar, M.K. and Saran, P.L., 2021. First report of Bihar hairy caterpillar, Spilarctia obliqua Walker (Lepidoptera: Erebidae), infesting sweet basil in India. International Journal of Pest Management, pp.1-12. https://doi.org/10.1080/09670874.2021.2014078 (NAAS 7.91).
  13. Shivakumara, K.T., Keerthi, M.C., Polaiah, A.C., Thondaiman, V., Manivel, P. and Roy, S., 2022. Seasonal abundance of Oleander aphid, Aphis nerii Boyer de Fonscolombe and its predator on Gymnema sylvestre (R. Br) in relation to weather parameters from India. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science, pp.1-8. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42690-021-00722-1 (NAAS 6.54).
  14. Doddachowdappa Sagar, Sachin S. Suroshe, M. C. Keerthi, J. Poorani, Ankita Gupta & Rahul Kumar Chandel. 2021. Native parasitoid complex of the invasive fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) from Northern India. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science, pp.1-6. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42690-022-00743-4 (NAAS 6.54).
  15. Sagar, D., Thillainayagam, I., Keerthi, M.C., Sujatha, G.S. and Chander, S., 2022. Influence of larval nutrition on biological attributes and reproductive performance in Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) under laboratory condition. Animal Biology, 1(aop), pp.1-14 (NAAS 7.48).
  16. Shivakumara KT, Keerthi MC, Polaiah AC, Ankita Gupta, Sunil Joshi. (2022). Incidence of invasive mealybugs, Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley, and Paracoccus marginatus Williams & Granara de Willink (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) on Gymnema sylvestre (R. Br) and its natural enemies in the semi-arid region of India. International Journal of Pest Management. https://doi.org/10.1080/09670874.2022.2088880 (NAAS 7.91).
  17. Rajashekhar, M., Prabhakar Reddy, T., Keerthi MC, Rajashekar, B., Jagan Mohan Reddy, M., Ramakrishna, K., Satyanarayana, E., Shankar, A., Jahan, A., Kumar, P. and Shravika, L., 2022. Evaluation of integrated pest management module for pink bollworm, Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders) and its economic analysis under farmer’s field conditions. International Journal of Pest Management, pp. 1- 9 (NAAS 7.91).
  18. Raghavendra, K.V., Bhoopathi, T., Gowthami, R., Keerthi, M.C., Suroshe, S.S., Ramesh, K.B., Thammayya, S.K., Shivaramu, S. and Chander, S., 2022. Insects: biodiversity, threat status and conservation approaches. Current Science, 122(12), p.1374 (NAAS 7.10).
  19. Padala, V.K., Rajashekhar, M., Keerthi, M.C., Kumar, M., Raut, S.M., Singh, I.S. and Monobrullah, M., 2022. Chlorpyrifos Root Dip Treatment Effect on Population of Singhara Beetle, Galerucella birmanica Jacoby, Natural Enemies and Yield of Water Chestnut. National Academy Science Letters, pp.1-4 (NAAS 6.79).
  20. Mahesha, H.S., Keerthi, M.C., Saini, R.P., Manjunatha, N., Manjunatha, L., Shivakumar, K.V., Reddy, M.G., Sridhar, K. and Yadav, V.K. (2022). Candidatus Phytoplasma Australasia Associated with Alfalfa Witches’ Broom: Symptomatology, Quantitative Loss, Qualitative Loss and Molecular Characterization. Legume Research 1-7. DOI: 10.18805/LR-4962 (NAAS 6.59).
Division of Crop Protection
Address for Communication: 

 

Keerthi MC

Scientist, Division of Crop Protection, ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru-560089

Email Address: 
Keerthi.mc@icar.gov.in
Telephone #: 
+91 9686956192