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Research & Publications- Entomology Division

Re-evaluation of already released rice varieties for BPH

More than 95% of our rice lands are cultivated with New Improved Varieties most of which are bred with resistance to BPH and Gall Midge. However, outbreak of BPH has been reported frequently from some areas of the country requiring re-evaluation of each variety to determine the current status of plant reaction to the pest. This is a greenhouse study conducted by using the standard evaluation system for BPH