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A locally isolated entomopathogenic fungus to control tea red spider mites (Oligonychus coffeae Acarina-Tetranychidae).
The preliminary results foresee the potential of harnessing local entomopathogenic fungi in managing tea mites as an environmentally safe and effective treatment.
Idioscopus nagpurensis (Pruthi) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Idiocerinae): a new member of mango leafhopper complex in Sri Lanka.
- R. Gnaneswaran, K. S. Hemachandra, C. A. Viraktamath, D. Ahangama, H. Wijayagunasekara, I. Wahundeniya
Idioscopus nagpurensis formed comparatively higher percentage in leafhopper complex associated with mango foliage in Dry Zone compared to Wet Zone, and is also associated with other trees.
Effect of temperature on local and Philippine isolates of Metarhizium anisopliae and their virulence on larvae of Oryctes rhinoceros, a pest of coconut in Sri Lanka
The study reveals that the local isolate has more desirable characteristics than the DRC isolate for use in the management of black beetle larvae in Sri Lanka.
A Key for Identification of Deltocephaline Genera (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) Associated with Vegetable Ecosystem in Sri Lanka.
An illustrated dichotomous key based on the morphology and genitalia characters is presented here for easy identification of field collected leafhoppers at generic level.
Mode of Transmission of Sugarcane ( Saccharum officinarum L . ) White Leaf Phytoplasma in Sri Lanka
The mode of transmission of sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) white leaf disease in Sri Lanka (SWLD-SL) was studied in a sugarcane plantation severely affected with the disease. The involvement of…
Volatile and non volatile compounds of the host plant affecting behaviour of the low country live wood termite (Glyptotermes dilatatus Bugnion and Popoff) of tea.
Biology of cashew pest Helopeltis antonii Sign. and its predators
Constraints to the implementation of biological control in Sri Lanka
Examination of constraints and opportunities for implementation of biological control in Sri Lanka finds a need for intensive research on the ecology of indigenous natural enemies and development of infrastructure and technology to produce natural enemies for augmentation.
EVALUATION OF METHODS FOR CULTIVAR SCREENING AGAINST SHOT-HOLE BORER (Xyleborus fornicatus Eichhoff.) IN TEA
Shot-hole borer (SHB) (Xyleborus fornicatus Eichhoff.) in tea is the most important pest causing economic damage at nursery, young and mature stages resulting in poor establishment, direct yield loss…