ICAR-CICR holds training to provide hands on experience on pink bollworm

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 May 2017 09:44:24


Staff Reporter,

ICAR-Central Institute of Cotton Research (ICAR-CICR) conducted three-day National Training on ‘Bt Resistance Monitoring of pink bollworm on Cotton’ recently.
The objective behind this training was to enable cotton researchers to detect and manage resistance to Bt
toxins in pink bollworm populations as pink bollworm is emerging as major pest of cotton in recent years.


The training aimed to provide hands on experience on pink bollworm, rearing and monitoring of pink bollworm resistance to Cry toxins. Total 35 participants from nine cotton growing states including scientists, research scholars and personnel from industries participated in this programme.


Dr V N Waghmare, Head Division of Improvement, CICR inaugurated the programme.


Dr Waghmare briefed about importance of pink bollworm resistance management. Dr Blaise, Head Division of Production, Head PME Cell and Head Biotechnology section also addressed during the event.


Dr S V Sarode, Ex Director of Research, PDKV, Akola was the chief guest of the valedictory programme. Dr M S Ladaniya, Director, ICAR-CICR presided over the event. Dr S Kranthi also shared the dais during the event.


Dr Sandhya Kranthi, Principal Scientist, Head, Division of Crop Protection, CICR and Dr V Chinna Babu Naik, Scientist (Entomology), Division of Crop Protection, CICR co-ordinated the training programme.