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Agricultural Entomology
Name of Professor & Head (i/c)  
:
 Dr. M. F. Acharya
Degree
:
M.Sc. (Agri.), Ph. D.
Specialization
:
Integrated pest management, Ecology, Toxicology 
Tel. Phone
:
(O) 0285 2672080 PBX 313
E-mail
:
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FACULTY INFORMATION:
No.
Name
Designation
Specialization
1
Dr. M. F. Acharya
Assoc. Professor
Integrated pest management, Ecology & Toxicology 
2
Dr. D. M. Jethva
Assoc. Res. Sci.
Biological control, Host plant resistance & Apiculture
3
Dr. K. D. Shah
Asstt. Professor
Apiculture & Applied Entomology
4
Prof. M. K. Ghelani
Asstt. Professor
Applied Entomology & Integrated pest management (IPM)
5
Prof.  Shivani Patel
Asstt. Professor
Economic entomology, Ecology & Stored grain pest management
SUPPORTING STAFF:
Sr.
No.
Name
Designation
Qualification
Remarks
1
Shri. N. D. Ambaliya
Agriculture Officer
M.Sc. (Agril.)
 
2
Shri. M. J. Chudasama
Agril. Supervisor.
Agril Diploma
 
3
Miss Nisha Mathukiya
Agril. Asstt.
Agril Diploma
 
4
Shri. H. B. Patel
Agril. Asstt.
Agril Diploma
On Pool in Office of DSW JAU
5
Shri. S. K. Zora
Agril. Asstt.
B.Sc. (Agril.)
 
6
Miss. Priyanka Patel
Agril. Asstt.
M.Sc. (Horti.)
 
7
Sh. P. J. Anada
Agril. Asstt.
B.A
On Pool in Office of The Principal, COA JAU
8
Mrs. Gitaben Solanki
Peon
HSC
 
Courses offered for Undergraduate Degree: (As per fourth dean's committee)
Semester
Course No.
Course Title
Fourth
Ag Ento 4.2
 
Fifth
Ag Ento 5.3
 
Sixth
Ag Ento 6.4
 
Seventh
Ag. Ento. 7.5
Student Ready: RAWE & AIA
Eighth
ELP. 8.3
Experimental Learning Program (ELP): Commercial bioagent production
Courses offered for Undergraduate Degree: (As per fifth dean's committee)
Semester
Course No.
Course Title
Third
Ag Ento 3.1
Fundamentals of Entomology
Fourth
Ag Ento 4.2
Principles of Integrated Pest Management
Ag Ento 4.3
Management of Beneficial Insects
Courses offered for Postgraduate Degree:
Course No.
Course Title
Credit
Sem
Name of Teacher
ENT. 501
Insect Morphology
1 + 1
Even
Dr. K. D. Shah
ENT. 502
Insect Anatomy, Physiology and Nutrition
2 + 1
Odd
Dr. K. D. Shah
ENT. 504
Classificationof Insects
2 + 1
Odd
Prof. S. R. Patel
ENT. 505
Insect Ecology
1 + 1
Odd
Dr. M. F. Acharya
ENT. 507
Biological control of Crop Pests and Weeds
1 + 1
Even
Dr. M. F. Acharya
ENT. 509
Plant Resistance to Insects
1 + 1
Odd
Dr. D. M. Jethva
ENT. 511
Pests of Field Crops
1 + 1
Odd
Dr. K. D. Shah
ENT. 513
Storage Entomology
1 + 1
Even
Prof. S. R. Patel
ENT. 591
Master’s Seminar
1 + 0
Even
Concern guide
SST. 511
Seed Entomology
2 + 1
Odd
Prof. M. K. Ghelani
Courses offered for Doctorate Degree:
Course No.
Course Title
Credit
Sem
Name of Teacher
ENT. 602
Immature Stages of Insect
1 + 1
Even
Dr. P. V. Patel
ENT. 606
Recent Trends in Biological Control
1 + 1
Even
Dr. D. M. Jethva
ENT. 608
Advanced Host Plant Resistance
1 + 1
Odd
Dr. D. M. Jethva
ENT. 611
Molecular Approaches in Entomological Res.
1 + 1
Even
Dr. Y. H. Ghelani
ENT. 612
Advanced Integrated Pest Management
2 + 0
Odd
Dr. Y. H. Ghelani
ENT.691/692
Doctoral Seminar I & II
1 + 0
Odd
Concern guide
Ongoing research schemes/ Projects:
Sr. No.
Title
Funding Agency
P.I
Period
Sanctioned Amount (Rs.in lakh)
From
To
1
Testing the bio efficacy and phytotoxicity of PIM 014 20% WP against red spider mites in brinjal (B.H. 18009-29)
PI Industries
Dr. D. M. Jethva
2016
2018
7,24,200/-
2
Testing the bio efficacy and phytotoxicity of PIM 014 20% WP against red spider mites in okra (B.H. 18009-30)
PI Industries
Dr. D. M. Jethva
2016
2018
7,24,200/-
3
Pheromone based mating disruption technologies for pink bollworm in cotton (B.H. 18009-31)
ATGC
Dr. D. M. Jethva
2017
2019
10,33,800/-
4
Evaluation of Gaucho (Imidacloprid 600 FS) on cumin as seed treatment against sucking insect pest (B.H. 18009-32)
Bayer
Dr. D. M. Jethva
2016
2018
7,24,200/-
5
Pheromone based SPLAT-ANAMED for the management of shoot and fruit borer in Brinjal (Leucinodes orbonalis G.). (B.H. 18009-35)
ATGC
Dr. D. M. Jethva
2017
2019
10,33,800/-
6
Pheromone based SPLAT-ANAMED and Hook for the management of Mango fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis Hendel). (B.H. 18009-36)
ATGC
Dr. D. M. Jethva
2017
2019
10,33,800/-
7
Testing the bio efficacy and phytotoxicity of PII 070 70% WG against sucking pests of cotton. (B.H. 18009-37)
PI- Industries
Dr. D. M. Jethva
2017
2019
7,24,200/-
8
Testing the bio efficacy of BAS 440 I 5% DC against whitefly nymphs and adults infesting cotton. (B.H. 18009-40)
BASF
Dr. D. M. Jethva
2017
2018
1,50,000/-
Projects completed:
Sr. No.
Title of Research project/Experiment
Year
Funding / Sponsoring Agency
1.
Monitoring of fruit fly in mango orchard through methyl eugenol trap.
2007
National Agricultural Research Project (B.H.7082-C)
2.     
Monitoring of gram pod borer (Helicoverpa armigera H.) by pheromone trap in chickpea.
2007
National Agricultural Research Project (B.H.7082-C)
3.     
Survey of various pests and their natural enemies in pomegranate orchards.
2007
National Agricultural Research Project (B.H.7082-C)
4.     
To find out economically effective control measures for the control of sorghum shoot fly.
2007
National Agricultural Research Project (B.H.7082-C)
5.     
Population dynamics ofAtherigona soccata and Chilo partalus on forage sorghum in relation to abiotic factors in north Saurashtra agro-climatic zone.
2007
National Agricultural Research Project (B.H.7082-C)
6.     
Management of sucking pests of kharif groundnut through newer insecticides.
2008
National Agricultural Research Project (B.H.7082-C)
7.     
Chemical control of thrips (Thrips tabaci L.) in onion through newer insecticides.
2008
National Agricultural Research Project (B.H.7082-C)
8.     
Monitoring of Spodoptera litura by pheromone trap in groundnut.
2008
National Agricultural Research Project (B.H.7082-C)
9.     
Demonstration of recommended IPM/INM technologies for the management of Eriophide mite in affected areas of Gujarat.
2008
Coconut Development
Board project
(B.H. 18009-16)
10. 
Establishment of bio-control laboratory for mass production of bioagents.
2009
RKVY Scheme
(B.H. 18247-01)
11. 
Efficacy of newer insecticides against sucking pests of coriander.
2008
Pest Control Research Scheme (B.H. 5026)
12. 
Efficacy of newer insecticides against cabbage aphid.
2008
Pest Control Research Scheme (B.H. 5026)
13. 
Field efficacy of biopesticides against pest complex of okra.
2009
Pest Control Research Scheme (B.H. 5026)
14. 
Field efficacy of newer acaricides for the management of mites in garlic.
2010
Pest Control Research Scheme (B.H. 5026)
15. 
Storage of potential bioagents under refrigerator condition.
2010
RKVY Scheme
(B.H. 18247-01)
16. 
Storability of HNPV and SNPV under refrigerator condition.
2011
 
RKVY Scheme
(B.H. 18247-01)
17. 
Testing the bioefficacy of PI 405 (15 % EC) for the control cumin aphid and thrips.
2011
 
PI Industries Ltd. Project
(B.H. 18009-18)
18. 
Survey of various pests and their natural enemies in mango orchard
2013
National Horticulture Mission
(B.H. 18126-03)
19. 
Studies on population dynamics of important pests of mango
2013
National Horticulture Mission
(B.H. 18126-03)
20. 
Studies on effect of drip v/s flood irrigation on the incidence of important mango pests
2013
National Horticulture Mission
(B.H. 18126-03)
21. 
Survey of various pests and their natural enemies in pomegranate orchards
2013
National Horticulture Mission
(B.H. 18126-03)
22. 
Bio-efficacy and phyto-toxicity of carbosulfan 25 EC against aphid and thrips in cumin.
2014
FMC Project
(B.H.: 18009-20)
23. 
Protection of groundnut seeds against caryedon serratus through inert  materials during storage
2014
Insect Pest Management in Fruit Crops
(B.H.: 10094)
24. 
Field efficacy of different insecticides against citrus pests
2015
Insect Pest Management in Fruit Crops
(B.H.: 10094)
25. 
Evaluation of laboratory efficacy of different molecules against Helicoverpa armigera, Spodoptera litura and Phenacoccus solenopsis.
2016
Agastsya naturals
(B.H. 18009-24)
26. 
Management of sucking pests through seed treatments in coriander
2014
2015
Pest Control Research Scheme (B.H. 5026)
27. 
Chemical control of sucking pests and leaf miner of fenugreek through seed treatment
2014
2015
Pest Control Research Scheme (B.H. 5026)
28. 
Chemical control of sucking pests through seed treatments in green gram
2014
2015
Pest Control Research Scheme (B.H. 5026)
29. 
Bio efficacy of newer insecticides against thrips in chilli
 
2015
Pest Control Research Scheme (B.H. 5026)
30. 
Chemical control of sucking pests through seed treatments in okra
20162017
Pest Control Research Scheme (B.H. 5026)
31. 
Testing the bio efficacy of BAS 440 I 5% DC against whitefly nymphs and adults infesting cotton.
(B.H. 18009-40)
2017
BASF Pvt. Ltd. Project
(B.H. 18009-40)
Department infrastructure and museum:
Department has well-maintained infrastructural facilities including U.G. & P.G. teaching - research laboratories, seminar hall, Insect museum and biocontrol laboratory. Biocontrol laboratory has production unit for various biocontrol agent rearing which strengthens the departmental activities. Department have 1.6 ha land for conducting departmental research, experiments as well as P.G. research work. Department is equipped with a museum with well- preserved and maintained insect specimens ready reference for farmers, extension workers, visitors & students.
Sr. No.
Instrument available in Biocontrol Research Laboratory, Department of Entomology, JAU, Junagadh
1.
Humidifier
2.        
Digital incubator
3.        
Digital pasteurizer
4.        
Deep freezer with auto stabilizer (2)
5.        
Hot air oven (2)
6.        
Vertical autoclave (3)
7.        
Research centrifuge
8.        
Research binocular
9.        
Horizontal laminar air flow (3)
10.    
BOD incubator
11.    
Humidity control oven (4)
12.    
Tissue homonizer
13.    
Filtration assembly
14.    
Bag sealing machine (3)
15.    
Liquid filling machine
16.    
Powder mixing machine
17.    
Vacuum packing machine
18.    
Printing conveyer machine
19.    
Pouch packing machine 3 side sealing conveyer type
20.    
packing and sealing machine
21.    
table to winder machine
22.    
Paste making machine
23.    
Paste filling machine
24.    
Tube sealing machine
25.    
Fume hood
Major Achievements of the department:
Major activities of the department:
1.   Undergraduate and Post graduate teaching.
2.   Extension activities in benefit of farmers, extension workers and students.
3.   Research programmes based on priority of regional pest problem as well as government / non-government projects.
Academic activities of the department:
No. of courses taught:
(i)   At U.G. Level -   16
ii)  At P. G. Level -   32
The department is also offering JRF/ SRF/ NET coaching to interested students in concerned subject.
Experiential Learning Unit:
Department is offering hands on training exposure to final year students since 2016 as per recommendation in 4th deans committee.  Students opting for training in plant protection are given training in mass production of biocontrol agents, traps and bio-products employed in integrated pest management. Also, they trained for dissemination of this technology to farmers.
Year
U.G. Students
P.G. Students
Total Students
Total Profit Generated
Profit Share Given to Students
Per Student Profit Share (Average)
2016
34
24
58
6,64,000
1,12,120*
1,933
2017
51
00
51
15,39,007
7,69,503
15,088
2018
49
00
49
14,49,573
7,24,786
14,792
Total
134
24
158
36,52,580
16,06,409
-
The Department of Entomology is imparting the teaching of under graduate and postgraduate students.
1.   258 M.Sc. (Agri.)
2.   45    Ph.D. students have completed their P.G. studies.
3.   23    M.Sc. (Agri.) and 
4.   09    Ph.D. students are on roll at present.
Ph.D. research conducted at department:
Sr. No
Title of the thesis
Name of the student
Guide
Submission
year
1
Some observations on the biology and the control of the cotton spotted boll worm (Earia spp.) in Saurashtra.
Gohil R.K.
Dr. R.M.Patel
 
March-72
2
Biology and control of cotton weevil stem borer (Alcidodes attaber Aur.)
Patel N.V.
Dr. R.M. Patel &
Dr. G.M. Talati
Dec-76
3
Morphology, bionomics and control of leaf weevil (Crytozemia dispar Pascae) infesting cotton.
Bhalani P.A.
Dr. R.M. Patel &
Dr. G.M. Talati
Dec-77
4
Lindane and phorate residues in soil and groundnut (Arachis hypogaea Linneaus) along with their impact on biological nitrogen fixation
Thakkar V.M.
Dr. H.N.Vyas
Sept-82
5
Population dynamics of major insect pest of groundnut and toxicity investigation of certain insecticides.
Upadhyay V.R.
Dr. H.N.Vyas
Dec.84
6
Biometrical analysis, biology, population dynamics and chemical control of Heliothis armigera Hubner under Junagadh condition.
Bapodara J.G.
Dr. H.N.Vyas
April-88
7
Bionomics, population dynamics and some aspects of management of sugarcane scale insect (Melanarpis glomerata Green) under Saurashtra conditions.
Butani P.G.
Dr.H.N.Vyas
April-88
8
Population dynamic and chemical control of leaf miner Aproaerema modicella Deventer along with some aspects of economic injury levels and crop loss estimation in Groundnut of Junagadh
Vyas H.J.
Dr. H.N.Vyas
April-89
9
Bionomics, population dynamics and integrated management of Mealybug, Coccidohystrix insolita Green on pigeonpea.
Borad P.K.
Dr. P.A.Bhalani
April-93
10
Bio-ecology and management of groundnut bruchid Caryedon serratus (Oliver) in stored Groundnut.
Radadia G.G.
Dr. V.P.Mittal
March-95
11
Bio-ecology, insecticidal resistance and management through chemical and natural insecticides of chickpea pod borer, Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) Hardwick.
Patel C.C.
Dr. D.J.Koshiya
March-95
12
Integrated approaches for the management of Antigastra catalaunalis Duponchel along with population dynamics and varietal susceptibility of Asphondylia sesami felt on sesame 
R.K.Bharodia
Dr. P.A. Bhalani
Jun-97
13-11-97
13
Influence of intercropping on population buildup of insect pests of groundnut and their natural enemies  
R.A. Sherasiya
Dr. P.G.Butani
June-97
15-12-97
14
Population dynamics and efficacy of different insecticidal formulations against pod borers in pigeonpea with special reference to Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) Hardwick 
Kabaria B.B.
Dr. P.G.Butani
Sept-97
1-1-98
15
Biology, population dynamics, varietal screening and management of groundnut Bruchid, Carydon serratus (Oliver)
Motka M.N.
Dr. P.G.Butani
Sept-97
1-5-98
16
Integrated approaches for the management of pest complex of mustard.
G.J.Parsana
Dr. H.J.Vyas
Jan-99
5-7-99
17
Management of pulse beetle Callosobruchus maculatus (Fabricius) in stored pigeonpea 
B.R.Raghavani
Dr. M.N.Kapadia
Sept-98
11-8-99
18
Population dynamics, varietal screening and chemical control of insect pest complex of black gram Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper  
Virani V.R.
Dr. P.G.Butani
Feb-2000
12-9-2000
19
Bio-efficacy of Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemin against Helicoverpa armigera infesting cotton.
Baraiya K.P.
Dr. M.N.Kapadia
July-2003
20
Bionomics, population dynamics and management of mealy bug Ferrisia virgata (Cockrell) on custard apple
Savalia S.D.
Dr. P.G.Butani
Oct-2003
21
Bio-efficacy of Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki against Earias vitella (F.) infesting okra
Desai V.S.
Dr.M.N.Kapadia
July-2003
22
Bioefficacy of bio-pesticides against Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) infesting pigeonpea
Khanpara A.V
Dr. M.N.Kapadia
Sept-2004
23
Biometrical analysis and life table studies of Leucinodes orbonalis on different hosts and its management on brinjal
Jethva D.M.
Dr. H.J. Vyas
May-2005
(7/12/05)
24
Population dynamics, biometrical analysis and life table studies of helicoverpa armigera (hubner) on different hosts and its management on chickpea
Shri. M. F. Acharya
Dr. H. J. Vyas
Aug-2005
25
Population dynamics  and management of thrips, Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood  (Thysanoptera : Thripidae)  on castor
P. V. Patel
Dr. H. J. Vyas
Oct-2005
26
Bio-ecology and bio-intensive management of Spodoptera litura (Fabricius) (Lepidoptera : Noctuidae)  on  castor (Ricinus communis Linnaeus)
M.V.Gedia
Dr. H. J. Vyas
Oct-2005
27
Population dynamics, efficacy and economics of
Newer insecticides against groundnut (arachis hypogaea l.) Pest complex
R. R. Rathod
Dr. P. G. Butani
Nov-2006
28
Bio-efficacy of fungal bio-pesticides against Lipaphis erysimi (Kaltenbach) infesting mustard
Parmar G. M.
Dr. M. N. Kapadia
June-07
29
Bio-efficacy of Nomuraea rileyi (Farlow) Samson against Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) infesting pigeonpea
Barad A. H.
Dr. M. N. Kapadia
15-10-2010
30
Ecofriendly management of pests of okra through organic manures and bio-pesticides
M. D. Joshi
Dr. P. G. Butani
April-2011
31
Varietal screening, bioefficacy of biopesticides against Lipaphis erysimi (Kaltenbach) in mustard and their toxic effect to its coccinellied predators
Ghadage S. M.
Dr. R. K. Bharodia
July-2012
32
Population dynamics, yield losses and management of thrips, Seirtothrips dorsalis Hood infesting chilli
Shitole T. D.
Dr. V. N. Patel
Oct-2013
33
Eco-friendly management of brinjal shoot and fruit borer, Leucinodes orbonalis G. through organic manures and bio-pesticides
Patel M. L.
Dr. R. K. Bharodia
Dec-2013
34
Management of major insect pests of mustard
Kalsariya R. L.
Dr. K. L. Raghvani
Nov-2014
35
Biology, Life table and management of Callosobruchus maculatus (F) on different stored pulses
Chudasama J. A.
Dr. R. K. Bharodia
Dec-2014
36. 
Biology, Seasonal incidence and management of red spider mite, Tetranichus urticae Koch in okra
Siddhapara M.
Dr. V. R. Virani
May-2015
37.
Seasonal incidence, Life table and insecticidal resistance in Earis vittela (Fab.) and its management on okra
Rode N. S.
Dr. R. K. Bharodia
Jul-2015
38.
Non chemical management of Caryedon serratus (Oliver) infesting stored groundnut
Sagarka N. B.
Dr. M. F. Acharya
Feb-2017
39.
Management of Sitophilus oruzae (L.) infesting stored wheat
Dulera J. G.
Dr. M. F. Acharya
May-2017
40
Evaluation of biopesticides on Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) infesting chickpea.
Wadaskar P. S.
Dr. D. M. Jethva
Nov-2017
41
Morphology and biochemical basis of resistance, ecology and bioefficacy of insecticides against pest complex in summer okra
Dhandge S. R.
Dr. V. R. Virani
May-2018
Extension Activities:
Scientists of the department are the active members in extension activities they disseminate the information through lectures/ seminars in farmers meeting/gathering organized by JAU, State Department and NGO's both on and off campus. Samples of infested/ damaged crops received personally from farmers as well as from other sources are immediately diagnosed for pest problem and appropriate remedies are advised.  Various surveys in cropping seasons are carried out to make farmers aware of the situation currently present in their area. Scientists also visit the field where disease outbreak taking place during the growing season for immediate solutions whenever necessary.
Recommendations:
Useful to the farmers   - 113
Publications:
1.   No. of popular articles : 439
2.   No. of Books/ booklets : 20
Research activities:
Publications:
Research Schemes / projects:
Sr. No.
Title
Funding agency
Principal investigator
Period
From
To
1.
Pest Control research B. H. 5026
State Gov.
Professor & Head
1985-86
On Going
2.
IPM in Fruit Crops B. H. 12094
State Gov.
Professor & Head
1997-98
On Going
3.
Seed spices project B. H. 12032
State Gov.
Professor & Head
2014
On Going
4.
Apiculture and Sericulture project B. H. 12564
State Gov.
Professor & Head
2004-05
On Going
5.
Evaluation of laboratory efficacy of different molecules against Helicoverpa armigera, Spodoptera litura and Phenacoccus solenopsis” B. H.18009-24
Agatsya
Dr. D. M. Jethva
2016
2018
6.
Testing the Bio-Efficacy and Phtotoxicity of PIM 014 20% WP Against Red Spider Mites on Brinjal’’B. H.18009-29
PI Industries
Dr. D. M. Jethva
2016
2018
7.
Testing the Bio-Efficacy and Phtotoxicity of PIM 014 20% WP Against Red Spider Mites on okra’’ B. H.18009-30
PI Industries
Dr. D. M. Jethva
2016
2018
8
Evaluation of new pheromone based mating disruption technology for pink bollworm in Cotton’’ B. H.18009-31
ATGC PVT. LTD
Dr. D. M. Jethva
2016
2018
9
Evaluation of GAUCHO (imidacloprid 600 FS) on Cumin as   seed treatment against sucking insect pest’’ B. H.18009-32
Bayer crop Science
Dr. D. M. Jethva
2016
2018
No. of Research papers : 445
Recommendations:
Useful to the scientific community -  114
 Future plans/thrust areas:
1.   Integrated management of eriophyid mite in coconut and cotton mealy bug.
2.   Biopesticide based management of insect pests in vegetables, spices crops and mango.
3.   Non chemical management of groundnut bruchid and pulse beetle in store.
4.   Eco-friendly cost effective management of sucking pests in vegetable crops.
5.   Fruit fly management in fruit crops.
6.   Bio intensive management of sugarcane sucking pests.
7.   Investigation on naturally accruing entomopathogenic bio-agents of key pests, their production techniques and exploitation in pest management.
8.   Protection and conservation of honeybee pollinators in crops.