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Educating Farmers about BPH in South Asian, South-East Asian and East Asian countries- a Comparative Analysis  

Krishnaiah N.V.1 , Varma N.R.G.2
1 Principal Scientist (Entomology) (Retired) Directorate of Rice Research (DRR, presently called IIRR), Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030, Telangana State, India
2 Senior Scientist (Entomology), Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030, Telangana State, India
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Molecular Entomology, 2016, Vol. 7, No. 3   doi: 10.5376/me.2016.07.0003
Received: 22 Dec., 2015    Accepted: 02 Feb., 2016    Published: 18 Apr., 2016
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Krishnaiah N.V., and Varma N.R.G., 2016, Educating farmers about BPH in South Asian, South-East Asian and East Asian countries- a comparative analysis, Molecular Entomology, 7(03): 1-9

Rice Brown Planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens (Stal) (BPH) has become number one yield limiting factor in all the Asian countries necessitating a program for imparting proper knowledge to the rice farmers. Favourable weather conditions for BPH upsurge along with methods for proper assessment of field populations, Importance of cultural methods in lowering BPH multiplication, role of BPH resistant and tolerant varieties in pest management, Rotating insecticides with different modes of action, awareness of brand names of insecticides, Regular monitoring for insecticide resistance and accordingly modifying recommendations to farmers appear to be very important in educating the farmers.
Rice; Brown planthopper; Farmers; Education
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