Dr. A.N. Shylesha
Principal Scientist
Division of Germplasm, Conservation and Utilisation
E-mail: [email protected]
Fax:080-2341 1961
Phone: 9480424706
Qualification M.Sc., Ph.D (Agricultural Entomology)
Specialization Presently working on Introduction of exotic natural enemies for the management of pest and weeds. Interaction of important parasites and predators
Professional Experience 14 years
Publications 28
Training (International)
3 day beginners course on beekeeping-UAS Bangalore
3 day pre conference workshop on Taxonomy of ants UAS Bangalore
40th FCARPM at NAARM Hyderabad 21-1-92-30-6-92
IPM in horticultural crops at IIHR Bangalore 6-19th Nov. 1992
IPM in oil seeds and pulses at NCIPM New Delhi 1-6th Dec. 2003.
Recent advances in microbial control of crop pests -CAS- Entomology TNAU 20th FEB-12th March 2006
Expert member of loss assessment team in orange orchards of tripura due to insect pests
Expert member of loss assessment team to investigate rodent damage in Jowai dist. of Meghalaya
Expert member of loss assessment team to investigate damage to ginger by insect pests and diseases in Meghalaya
Expert member to Asses losses to Arecanut and betel vine in Meghalaya due to insect pests
Expert to evaluate the beneficiaries in bee keeping project under Donbosco social service project.
Brief Achievements
Modified Trap for gundhibug: A luring trap using rotten crab/frog was improvised and found highly effective in the management of rice gundhibug (Leptocorissa orotorius), a major pest of rice and this improvised ITK is adopted by more than 80 per cent of the rice growers in Meghalaya..
IPM technologies like clipping of infested shoots and fruits and use of pheromone trap for the management of Brinjal fruit and shoot borer were popularized amongst the farmers of Meghalaya and Tripura.)
Isolated local strains of Entomo-pathogenic fungi-Beauveria bassiana, Metarhizium anisopliae, Verticillium lecanii and a Nemato-phagous fungi Arthrobotrys oligospora
Isolated 3 species of Entomopathogenic nematodes from Meghalaya ans successfully used them for the management of rice and maize pests.
Integrated management practices for Citrus stem borer standardized and popularized
Winter management for honey bees standardized and popularized for Apis cerana indica
Under ICAR Ad-hoc project on Bamboo flowering and rodent upsurge, Bamboo fruits (available only once in 50 years) were analyzed and found that it was not having any factors inducing high reproduction in rodents.
Selected Publications
A.N. Shylesha, K. Rajasekhara rao and K.A. Pathak 2003. Biology of leaf mining flea beetle Sebaethe fulvipennis (Chrysomellidae: coleopteran) a major pest of Assam lemon in Meghalaya. Indian Journal of Hill frmg. 16 (1 & 2) 35-37.
Gitanjali and A.N. Shylesha. 2002. Medicinal plants of Meghalaya. Journal of the North Eastern Council. 22(2&3):33-35
N.S. Azad Thakur, Gitanjali Devi and A.N. Shylesha 2005. Nematodes associated with vegetable crops in Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya. Indian J.nematology 35(2):217-218
Lalramliana, Arun K. Yadav and A.N. Shylesha 2005. Effects of temperature and relative humidity on the emergence of infective juveniles of Heterorhabditis indica from Meghalaya, India. Indian J.nematology 35(2):157-159.