National Plant Protection Centre

Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests

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National Plant Protection Centre

Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests

Scientist from California Department of Food and Agriculture visits NPPC

NPPC staff with visiting scientists

Currently two scientist from United States of America, Dr. Martin Hauser and Dr. Christ Borkent from Plant Pest Diagnostics Centre, California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), are on two weeks long (13th to 30th August, 2017) visit to Bhutan. The scientist accompanies by team from National Plant Protection Centre (NPPC), Agriculture Research and Development Centre, Bajo (ARDC-Bajo) and Agriculture Research and Development Centre, Samtenling (ARDC-Samtenling) will be surveying sites in Wangdue, Punakha, Tsirang and Sarpang districts for collecting fruit flies (Tephritidae) samples to build a specimen and DNA barcode reference collection/library for pest fruit fly species from Bhutan. The survey will help further enhance the current fruit flies referral collection and also help identify new species if recorded any.

Team setting up Malaise trap

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Program Director

Program Director

Mrs. Yeshey Dema

Mrs. Yeshey Dema joined the civil service on 26th February 1996. She headed the Soil Fertility Unit, NSSC from 2008 till 2013. In 2013, she was transferred to the National Plant Protection Centre as the Program Director. She holds M. Phil in Soil Science from the University of Reading, UK.

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