Dzongkha brochures

On August 2, 2017 By

The National Plant Protection Center is pleased to publish the Dzongkha version of Brochures on Maize storage pest, Super grain bag  and Maize harvesting and drying with  fund support from FAO TCP Project 3603


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The National Plant Protection Center is pleased to come up with an “Agriculture Pest Surveillance Manual”. The manual can be used as a guide in conducting surveillance activities by researchers and extension agents.

Agriculture Pest Surveillance Manual 2017






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The National Plant Protection Center is pleased to come up with a manual on ” Citrus Pests and Disease Management “. The publication of Citrus Pest and Disease Management Manual provides the detailed information on the distribution, life cycle, hosts, damage symptoms and management of pests in line with integrated pest management principles. The manual […]

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The NPPC is in the process of compiling the pesticides requirement for the fiscal year 2017-18, and you are requested to submit the demand of pesticides for the fiscal year latest by 31st.July 2017. The demand must be submitted in view of pest/weeds/problems in your Dzongkhag. It must be realistic to reflect the actual requirement […]

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The National Plant Protection Centre (NPPC) family would like to congratulate Dr. Thinlay on his promotion as the Specialist 1/Executive Specialist 1. This is the most privileged moment for the entire NPPC family as he is the only one who has been promoted to this position in the whole Ministry until now.

Dr. Thinlay is […]

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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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