Saraswati Neupane

Saraswati Neupane
Nepal Agricultural Research Council | NARC · Department of Entomology

PhD

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Introduction
Integrated management of maize and other cereal pests

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A total of 14 proso millet genotypes, including the farmers' variety, which was the most commonly cultivated landrace in the Karnali region and most susceptible to blast disease as a susceptible check, were evaluated for resistance to leaf blast at the Hill Crops Research Program, Kabre, Dolakha, Nepal during the summer seasons of 2020 and 2021. Th...
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Thirty maize genotypes including five hybrids, eight quality protein (QPM) and seventeen full season open pollinated (OP) were screened for their resistance against maize leaf aphid (Rhopalosiphum maidis Fitch) at the research field of National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal during the year 2019 and 2020. The design of the experimen...
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Late blight, caused by Phytophthora infestans (Mont.) de Bary, is a devastating disease of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.). To identify potential sources of resistance to the disease, 32 clones received from the National Potato Research Program (NPRP) were evaluated under natural conditions at the National Maize Research Program Rampur, Chitwan in 20...
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Ear rot is a prominent biotic threat of maize causing significant yield loss and poor quality of grains. The antifungal activity of aqueous extract of Acorus calamus L., Xanthoxylum armatum DC., Azadirachta indica A. Juss., Lantana camera L. and Artemisia indica Willd at three different concentrations (1, 2 and 3% W/V), four chemical fungicides viz...
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The inadequate source of resistance materials in maize against major biotic stresses is one of the main reasons for considerable loss of grain yield in Nepal. Post flowering stalk rot disease caused by Fusarium moniliforme is a serious disease that exposes high incidence at grain filling stage of maize in terai region of Nepal during summer season....
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Direct damage due to insect pests is one of the major causes limiting the yield potential of blackgram (Vigna mungo L. Hepper) in Nepal. A total of 17 blackgram genotypes were screened for resistance to major insect pests, including aphid (Aphis craccivora Koch.), whitefly (Bemisia tabaci Genn.), hairy caterpillar (Spilosoma obliqua Walker) and pod...
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Twelve common buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) genotypes received from Hill Crops Research Program, Kabre, Dolakha were evaluated for resistance against major foliar fungal diseases and high yielding traits at the research field of National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan during winter seasons of two consecutive years 2017 and 2018....
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Spot blotch caused by Bipolaris sorokiniana (Sacc. in Sorok.) Shoem. is an important disease of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). A total of 126 barley genotypes received from Hill Crops Research Program, Kabre, Dolakha having SoluUwa as a susceptible check and Bonus as a resistant check were evaluated as barley disease screening nursery (BDSN) under na...
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Twenty lentil (Lens culinaris Medik) genotypes received from Grain Legumes Research Program, Khajura, Banke were screened for relative tolerance against aphid (Aphis craccivora Koch.) at the research field of National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan during winter seasons of two consecutive years 2016 and 2017. The design of the experiment w...
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Maize (Zea mays L.) is the major staple food crop in the hills of Nepal. Maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais (Motschulsky) and Angoumois grain moth, Sitotroga cerealella (Olivier) cause the significant loss in quality and quantity during maize storage in this region. A large proportion of the maize crop is harvested under humid and warm climatic condi...
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Population dynamics of lentil aphid Aphis craccivora (Hemiptera: Aphididae) was assessed in relation with climatic parameters at the research field of National Maize Research Program (NMRP), Rampur, Chitwan during winter season of two consecutive years 2016 to 2018. The experiment was organized in randomized complete block design consisting 20 lent...
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Locally available plant extracts, bio-control agents and fungicides were evaluated against lentil wilt/root complex caused by the association of fungi (wilt-Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lentis/ root rot complex-Rhizoctonia solani, R. bataticola and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum) at Grain Legumes Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal during two winter sea...
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Locally available plant extracts, bio-control agents and fungicides were evaluated against lentil wilt/root complex caused by the association of fungi (wilt-Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lentis/ root rot complex-Rhizoctonia solani, R. bataticola and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum) at Grain Legumes Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal during two winter sea...
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Maize stem borer (Chilo partellus swinhoe) is one of the major threatening global pests of maize and considered as the national top priority entomological research problem in Nepal. The Life cycle of maize stem borer was studied under laboratory condition at National Maize Research Program (NMRP), Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal during 2018. Development of...
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A survey has been conducted to assess the diversity and occurrence of major vegetables and fruits cultivated in Aanbukhaireni rural municipality of Tanahun district, Nepal during spring season of 2019.The surveyed areas were Satrasayaphant, Baradiphant and Dumridanda of ward no (WN) 1, Yeklephant, Markichowk and Pateni of (WN 2) , Gaadapani of (WN...
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Maize is the second most important cereal crop of Nepal. Its growth and production is severely affected by Turcicum leaf blight caused by Exserohilum turcicum at pre-harvest stage. A total of 6 botanicals, 4 chemical fungicides and 1 bio-control agent were evaluated for efficacy against Exserohilum turcicum under in vitro conditions following poiso...
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Maize stem borer (Chilo partellus swinhoe) is one of the major threatening global pests of maize and considered as the national top priority entomological research problem in Nepal. The Life cycle of maize stem borer was studied under laboratory condition at National Maize Research Program (NMRP), Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal during 2018. Development of...
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Technologies generated from lentil (Lens culinaris Medik) stemphylium blight (Stemphylium botryosum Walr) management experiments were verified at farmers field of 5 districts viz., Chitawan, Rautahat, Dang, Parsa and Banke during two winter seasons of 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. The experiment was laid out in randomized complete block design with fact...
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The armyworm, Mythimna separata Walker is the potential insect pest of maize, causes a severe damage on the vegetative and reproductive stages of that plant. Insecticides are the common practices to manage the broad categories of the pest in a maize field. Further, these practices have been linked to farmers health, biodiversity loss and declining...
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p class="Default">A study on lentil ( Lens culinaris Medik) was carried out at Rampur, Chitwan with different sowing dates under field conditions to assess the severity of Stemphylium blight disease severity and yield performance during two consecutive years 2012-2014. During 2012/013, lower (3.00) and higher disease severity (6.50) were recorded o...
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Maize stalk rot complex is becoming a serious threat for maize growing areas of Nepal. A field monitoring for maize stalk rot complex was done during crop season (August, 2016) covering 10 farmers field each of Surkhet, Banke, Dang, Chitwan and Nawalparasi districts. Maize crop showed highly susceptible reaction to the disease at western belts of D...
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p>Maize stem borer (MSB), Chilo partellus Swinhoe, Lepidoptera: Pyralidae is one of the most important insect pest of maize in Nepal. Host plant resistance is the cost-effective, ecologically sound and stable approach to reduce damage by stem borers. Forty four maize genotypes were screened for resistance to maize stem borer at the research field o...
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The stem borer (Chilo partellus Swinhoe) is one of the most destructive pests of maize crop. Research experimentations were carried out on maize to control stem borer using conventional pesticides under field condition during summer season of two consecutive years from 2015 to 2016 at Rampur, Chitwan. All used pesticides had significant effect (P≤0...
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Mungbean (Vigna radiata L) and black gram (Vigna mungo L) both are prominent hosts for Mungbean Yellow Mosaic Virus (MYMV) transmitted through whitefly (Bemisia tabaci Genn). The lack of sources of genetic resistance materials against diseases and insect pests in mungbean and black gram varieties is one of the main reasons for their low yield in Ne...
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p>Experiments on soybean ( Glycine max L. Meril) were carried out aiming to control anthracnose (pod blight) caused by fungus, Colletotrichum truncatum with five treatments represented by different fungicidal sprays against control receiving no spray with three replicates of each under field conditions during two consecutive years from 2012 to 2013...
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Stemphylium blight caused by Stemphylium botryosum Walr is one of the major diseases of lentil (Lens culinaris Medik) in Nepal. Experiments were carried out to evaluate five different fungicides against lentil stemphylium blight at Grain Legumes Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal during two winter seasons of 2011/12 and 2012/13 using CRD in l...
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Experiments were carried out to evaluate five different plant extracts against lentil stemphylium blight (Stemphylium botryosum Walr.) at the Grain Legume Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal during two winter seasons (2011/ 12 and 2012/13) using CRD in laboratory and RCBD in field conditions. Water extract of Acorus calamus at higher dose (8%...
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Integrated disease management approach was attempted for lentil blight caused by Stemphylium botryosum Walr during 2011-12 and 2012-13 in Nepal. Over years, botanicals Acorus calamus L. and Xanthozylum armatum DC, fungicides Mancozeb and Krilaxyl and antagonist Trichoderma viridae were effective for disease control and yield increment. Extract of A...
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Seed production of farmers preferred improved maize varieties under community based seed production(CBSP) group initiated in the hills of Nepal under Hill Maize Research Project in 2000. Trained members of the community group produce improved seeds identified through participatory varietal selection procedures. Despite quantum jump in maize seed pr...
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The potential for small hydro development in Nepal, which can be an effective way of electrifying villages in remote areas, is discussed. It promotes an integrated socio-economic development in the regions around projects. An electricity supply not only increases the quality of life, but also improves the livelihood of people, contributing to pover...

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to explore epidemiological information for detailed understanding of the lentil stemphylium blight disease and development of cost effective, ecosystem friendly and farmer’s preference techniques/approaches to disease management intended to decrease the yield gap of lentil.