This article deals with the investigations to study the comparative efficacy of certain indigenous plants oils viz, castor, eucalyptus, sunflower and neem for safe storage of pigeonpea seeds against C. chinensis under laboratory conditions.

This paper reports the extraction and evaluation of marigold essential oil for its insect antifeedant activity.

The antagonistic potential of seventeen fungal isolates (15 Trichoderma harzianum and 2 Fusarium solani isolates) indigenous to the western Himalayan region of India, was evaluated in vitro and in glasshouse against two important stages (sclerotia and mycelium) in the infection cycle of three plant pathogens (Rhizoctonia solani, Sclerotina sclerotiorum and Sclerotium rolfsii).

A field trial was conducted during 2007-2008 crop season to study the effect of castor as a trap crop in cotton agroecosystem in relation to major insect pests. The treatments were 5, 10 and 15 rows of Bt cotton interspersed each with 1 row of castor, respectively, sole crop of Bt cotton and castor.

One of the natural resources from the treasure house of plant kingdom is the Neem tree. The tree is virtually a gift of nature to mankind because of its multiple properties that have high utility value both at domestic and farm level beside its products being eco-friendly and bio-degradable. Gandhi and Patel (1997) conducted a survey in Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Gujarat regarding the farmer's awareness about the impact of pesticides and reported it to be limited to the immediate surroundings.

Meghalaya, a small state in the North Eastern region of India, is inhabited by different indigenous communities, mainly of Mongoloid origin. Of the approximately 2.3 million population, about 85 percent live in rural areas and depend on agriculture for their livelihood.

saving maize: Scientists have developed an effective form of biological control for a toxin-producing fungus that plagues crops in sub-Saharan Africa and poses serious health risks to people. The

The un Food and Agriculture Organization and the Mauritania Locust Centre are now busy testing a clean biological agent to wipe out locusts: a deadly threat in Africa. The active material of the

the department of biotechnology (dbt) under the Union ministry of science and technology and earth science claims they are supporting coordinated research projects on development of plant-based

the world's most widely used organic insecticide