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

Entomology Program

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Harlequin bug 

The Entomology Program was started in 1984 with the financial assistance from the European Community (EU). The Program specifically deals with insect pest problems of agricultural importance in the country. The unit currently has five staff (1 PhD, 2 Degree and 2 Diploma).

  1. Provide advisory and diagnostic services to farmers, extension and researchers, and other stakeholders in relation to insect pest problems in the country.
  2. Conduct adaptive field trials in priority crops for major insect pests.
  3. Conduct pest surveillance and surveys.
  4. Rear and identify insect collected from the field.
  5. Update and develop the national referral collection for insect pests.
  6. Impart training to farmers and extension personnel.
  7. Develop extension and training materials.

The program maintains the National insect referral collection which holds more than 3000 identified insect specimens. It also maintains the insect rearing facility in the centre.

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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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