Dr. Maruthadurai R.

Scientist (Agricultural Entomology)

 

 

 

                                            

                                                                Address: G-2, Crop Science (Crop Science)

                                                                ICAR - CCARI,               

                                                                Old Goa 403 402

                                                                Phone: 832-2284678 Ext. 102

                                                                Fax: 0832-2285649

                                                                Email: maruthadurai.r@icar.gov.in , duraiento@gmail.com

                                                                         durai_uas@rediffmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

Academic background:

Ph.D Entomology from Indian Agricultural Research Institute

M.Sc Entomology from Indian Agricultural Research Institute

B.Sc (Agri) from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

 

Research interests and current focus

Integrated management of cashew stem borer through prophylactic and curative methods. Management of tea mosquito bugs through augmentation of predatory ants Oecophylla smaragdina. Biodiversity studies of major insect pests and their natural enemies in the coastal ecosystem.

 

Outreach and extension

I attend the field problems related to identification insect pests and their causes. The exact management practices are recommended to farmers and other stakeholders. Awareness campaign has been organized for the management of cashew insect pests. Prophylactic and curative management aspects of cashew stem and root borer has been demonstrated with active involvement of farming community. Plant protection advisories are recommended to farmers and other stakeholders.

Research Publications

Journals

  • Maruthadurai. R and Singh N.P (2015) First report of invasive mealybug Phenacoccus solenopsis  Tinsley infesting cashew from Goa, India. Phytoparasitica  43:121–124

  • Maruthadurai. R, Desai, A.R. and Singh N.P (2014) First record of ambrosia beetle Euplatypus parallelus infestation on cashew from Goa, India. Phytoparasitica 42:57–59.

  • P. Mahesh, R. D. Gautam, Sudhida gautam and R. Maruthadurai (2012). Kairomones of Earias vitella (f.) and their influence on the parasitic potential of Trichogramma Spp (Trichogrammatidae: Hymenoptera).       Indian Journal of Entomology, 74(1): 47-53.

  • R. Maruthadurai and R.D.Gautam (2011) Hydrocarbon profile of Earias vittella and Spodoptera litura. Annals of plant protection sciences 19(2): 282-285

  • R. Maruthadurai and R.D.Gautam (2011) Multiplication of Green Lacewing, Mallada astur (banks) on Frozen Grubs of Tribolium castaneum Herbst. Journal of biological control 25(1): 18-21.

  • R. Maruthadurai and R.D.Gautam and P. Mahesh (2011) Kairomonal effect of host body washing on the egg  parasitoid Trichogramma brasiliensis (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae). Journal of         biological control 25 (4): 298–304.

  •  R. Maruthadurai and R.D.Gautam and Archna (2011). Behavioural response of Trichogramma chilonis Ishii (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) to Kairomones. Indian Journal of Entomology. 73(3): 247-252

  • Sudidha gautam, R. Maruthadurai and R.D.Gautam (2010) Power packed green lacewing feed (PPGF), its shelf life and effect on reproductive potential of Mallada desjardinsi (Navas) (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Journal of biological control 23(3): 227-230

Books

  • Maruthadurai. R (2013). Integrated pest management practices for major field and horticultural  crops. In: Integrated farming system research for improved livelihood     option of small and marginal farmers (Manjunath, B. L. Mahajan G. R. and Singh    N.P. (Eds), ICAR Research Complex for Goa. pp. 85-90.

  • R. Maruthadurai and R.D.Gautam. 2012. Mass Multiplication of green lacewing predators. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany, 2012, 114 p.

Others (Technical bulletins)

  • Maruthadurai. R Ramesh, R and Singh N.P (2015). Two Decades (1990-2010) of Agricultural  Entomology Research at ICAR Research Complex for Goa - A Scientific Review. Technical          Bulletin No. 48. ICAR RC for Goa, Old Goa. Goa, India P 62.

  • Ramesh, R. and Maruthadurai, R. 2014. Manual on diagnosis of insect pests and diseases of plantation and spice crops of Goa. Technical Bulletin No. 38. ICAR RC for Goa, Old Goa. Goa,           India P 58.

  • Ramesh, R., Maruthadurai, R. and Singh, N.P. 2013. Management of fruit rot (Koleroga/ Mahali) disease of arecanut. Extension folder No. 67. ICAR RC for Goa, Old Goa.

  • Ramesh, R., Maruthadurai, R. and Singh, N.P. 2013. Management of bud rot disease in the coconut  plantations of Goa. Extension folder No. 66. ICAR RC for Goa, Old Goa.

  • Ramesh, R., Manjunath, B.L., Maruthadurai, R., Mahajan, G.R. and Singh, N.P. 2013. Cowpea- Production guidelines. Extension folder No. 65. ICAR RC for Goa, Old Goa.

  • Ramesh, R., Manjunath, B.L., Maruthadurai, R., Mahajan, G.R. and Singh, N.P. 2013. Watermelon- Production guidelines. Extension folder No. 64. ICAR RC for Goa, Old Goa.

  • Manjunath, B.L., Ramesh, R. Maruthadurai, R. Prabhudesai, H.R. and Singh, N.P. 2013. Technology  package for higher productivity and profitability of Goa Local cowpea. Technical Bulletin No. 31, ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Old Goa 403 402, Goa, India. Pp 1-16.

  • Manjunath, B. L., Swain, B. K.., Gupta M. J., and Maruthadurai. R (2013). Agricultural Technology Options. Technical Bulletin No. 30, ICAR Research Complex for Goa (Indian Council of Agricultural Research), Old Goa-403 402, Goa, India.

  • Maruthadurai. R  and  Karuppaiah V (2014). Managing Menace of Insect Pests on Custard Apple. Pop. Kheti 2(3): 108-111