Bioversity International-Rome, Italy funded research Project for Birds & Insects in organic Agriculture Documentation and Indexing.
Bioversity International is funding as well as collaborating with GPSIOAM. Biodiversity of insectivorous birds and pollinators in Agri-ecosystem are being monitored. The role of insectivorous birds in limiting pests is also being investigated. The study is of an unique kind and helps the students to understand the importance of an ecosystem approach for nature conservation in an agro-ecosystems.
There is well established Semiochemical and Pheromone laboratory aimed at Developing pheromones for insect pest management. So far five products have been marketed through Multiplex.
Aakarshan for cucurbit fruitfly
Delta Trap for brinjal shoot and fruit borer
Aakarshan for fruit fly (mango, guava, etc)
Attract for sucking insects
List of publications
Sivakumar, G., Rangeshwaran, R., Yandigeri, M. S., Mohan, M., Venkatesan, T. and Verghese, A. 2016. Diversity of culturable gut bacteria associated with the field populations of cotton leafhopper (Amrasca biguttlabiguttla) in India, Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 86 (2): 208-215
Ramya, S. L., Venkatesan, T., Srinivasa Murthy, K., Jalali, S. K., and Verghese, A, 2016. Detection of carboxylesterase and esterase activity in culturable gut bacterial flora isolated from diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (Linnaeus), from India and its possible role in indoxacarb degradation, Brazilian Journal of Microbiology 47 (2): 327-336
Rashmi, M.A.,Verghese, A, Kamala Jayanthi, P. D., Chakravathy, A. K., Arathi Kiruba and Subhash, B.K. 2016. Molecular diversity of Oriental fruit fly Bactrocera dorsalis Hendel (Diptera: Tephritidae) in KarnatakaPest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems22 (1): 12-19
Soumya, B. R., Verghese, A.Kamala Jayanthi, P. D. and Jalali, S. K. 2016. Need to strengthen quarantine between Andaman and mainland India. Current Science,111 (11): 1753-1756
Viyolla Pinto, Reddy, M. S., Pratheepa, M. and Verghese, A2016. Incidence of aggressive territoriality between two ant species: Camponotus compressus Fab. And Oecophylla smaragdina Fab. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Current Science, 111(12): 2044-2046
Rakshitha, M., Shivananda, T. N. and Verghese, A 2016. Weather based forecasting models for prediction of leafhopper population Idioscopus nitidulus Walker; (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) in mango orchard. Journal of Entomology and Zoology,5(1): 163-168
Rashmi, M.A., Verghese, AShivashankar, S., Chakravarthy, A.K., Sumathi, M. and Subhash, B. K. 2017. Does change in tannin content in mango (Mangifera indica) fruits influence the extent of fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis Hendel) herbivory? Journal of Entomology and Zoology, 5(4): 381-385
Viyolla, M., Verghese, Aand Reddy, M.S. 2017. Co-existence among nectar feeding ant specis: A case study on three flowering plants. Journal of Entomology and Zoology, 5(4
Gujjar, N. R., Verghese, A., Suresh, D. T., Mouly, R., & Joshi, S. (2018). Advanced prediction to facilitate biocontrol of the mealybug Rastrococcus iceryoides (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in organic mango (Anacardiaceae) orchards. The Canadian Entomologist, 150 (1), 116-119
Nagalakshmi, G. Selvakumar, G. Verghese, A. Sudhagar, S and Ravi, M. 2017. Characterization and diversity of cultivable gut bacterial communities associated with fruit flies Bactrocera dorsalis and Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae) of Horticultural crops". Phytoparasitica. DOI 10.1007/s12600-017-0604-z
Anitha, A., Soumya, C. B Subramanyam, M., Verghese, A.2017. Pentas lanceolata and Hibiscus rosasinensis as Bee Flora for Urban Conservation of Apis dorsata (Fab.) (Hymenoptera: Apidae), Management in Horticultural Ecosystems. 23 (2):138-141
Rakshitha, M., Shivananda, T. N. and Verghese, A2018. Effect of temperature on minor invertebrate predator reduvid Isyndusheros (Fab.) (Hemiptera: Reduviidae). Current Science. Vol. 115 (5), 983-986. Doi:10.18520/cs/v115/i5/983-986
Anitha, A. A., Verghese, A& Subramanyam, M. (2018). Role of colour and volatile in foraging behaviour of honeybee Apis cerana on Jacquemontia pentanthos. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. 21 (4):1122-1128
Samer Adnan Hani, Selvam Arjunan and Radhakrishnan Senthilkumar, “Detection of salt tolerant rice genotypes at the seedling stage using molecular markers: A genotypic analysis”, International Journal of Current Research in Biosciences and Plant Biology, 4(3), 81-87 (2017
Academic content on microbiological work
Bioversity Bird Documentation
Developing new engineering technologies
Innovations at terrace & vertical gardening
Several PhD students are seeking the Guidance and facilities of GPSIOAM in conducting their research. These Post graduate students belong to Bangalore University, Bharathiar University, Jain University, University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS-B), etc.
The students are also involved in Product development process including Branding, Packaging and Retailing.