Lady Bugs of Bhutan

On June 29, 2017 By

Lady bugs of Bhutan: Understudied biodiversity group in Bhutan

The study was carried  by the National Biodiversity Centre, Thimphu, College of Natural Resources – Lobesa, National Plant Protection Centre, Semtokha & Naturalis, The Netherlands.

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Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture and Forests officially launching the Pests of Bhutan website and database[/caption]The Pests of Bhutan website and National Plant Pest Database was launched on 12th May 2017. The launch ceremony was graced by Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Forests. It hoped that it will help support the agricultural industry in Bhutan […]

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On March 27, 2017 By

General notification on Import and Distribution of Agricultural Inputs (Fertilizers, Chemicals and Bio-products)

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Armyworm Reminder_2017

On March 17, 2017 By

All extension officials and farmers are advised to carry out regular monitoring of the armyworm particularly in paddy nurseries and maize fields to implement control measures on time.

Why is it a problem?

Armyworms can cause heavy losses to rice nurseries, with caterpillars destroying seedlings. They also attack rice and maize fields and, to a […]

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In Bhutan, insect pests cause serious post harvest losses during storage. Field trials, implemented by NPPC in 2014, using super bags have shown excellent results in reducing storage losses due to storage insects and in maintaining the grain quality for extended periods. The following success story of super grain bag is complied by Extension Officer […]

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The Safe System approach of WWF, which is holistic and long-term, seeks to address the current shortcomings of HWC in Bhutan. The approach intends to create safe environment for both people and their assets and wildlife and their habitats in a landscape for their harmonious co-existence. The approach was piloted in nine Gewogs in four […]

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The National Plant Protection Centre is pleased to announce the new updated price list of Plant protection chemical  for the financial year of  2015-16 & 2016-17 for kind information . Click on the following for detail information;


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The Inception Workshop for FAO funded Maize TCP Project (TCP/BHU/3606 was held on 30 November, 2016 at National Plant Protection Centre Conference Hall, Semtokha with the aim to create awareness of the project, discuss issues related the project and to prepare work plan, budget and identifying roles and responsibilities for different stakeholders.

The workshop was […]

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The National Plant Protection Centre in collaboration with the Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector of Dagana carried out two days campaign on Citrus Fruit Drop Collection and Destruction at Drujagang gewog, Dagana on 17-18/11/2016.

Objectives of the Campaign 

To educate and sensitize the importance of community approach of collection and destruction of dropped citrus fruits To create […]

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 The hon’ble Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Dasho Rinzin Dorji accompanied by Chief APD, Chief AFD and PPD visited the National Plant Protection Centre, Semtokha  on 16th September 2016 as part of his familiarization visit to the  various institutes under the MoAF. The NPPC and NOP presented their program profiles to the […]

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