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Dr. Anjitha George

    Scientist (SS), Agricultural Entomology

    Email: anjitha[dot]george[at]icar[dot]gov[dot]in, anjithakitty[at]gmail[dot]com

    Phone: 0547-2970721

    Specialisation: Integrated Pest Management, Insecticide Resistance and Toxicology

    Educational Qualification:


Degree University Year Subject/ Discipline
 BSc.Agri  KAU, Thrissur  2007  Agriculture
 MSc.Agri  TNAU, Coimbatore  2010  Agri.Entomology
 Ph.D  TNAU, Coimbatore  2015  Agri.Entomology

 Joining date in ICAR  (yyyy/mm/dd) : 2011/09/15

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 Professional information:

 Current area of Research/Specialization: Insecticide resistance management and toxicological aspects, Integrated Pest Management, Semiochemicals

 Ongoing Projects:  Nil

 Awards/ Fellowships:

  1.  Young Scientists Award-2020  by Dr.B.Vasantharaj David Foundation, Chennai- 600125

  2.  Young Scientist Award-2020 by Society for Biotic and Environmental Research, Tripura 799201Best poster award

  3.  Best poster award: a) National Citrus Meet at ICAR-CCRI, Nagpur held during 12-13, August 2013

                                           b) 8th horticulture congress at IGKV, Raipur during 17-21, January 2019

     4. Best Oral prize: During International conference on changing scenario of pest problems in “Agri-Horti Ecosystem And Their Management” held from27-29th Nov 2014                    MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan

      5.   Photography: Third prize in 2018 during Biomall Science Image contest (SIC).

      6.   INSPIRE fellowship by DST, New Delhi in 2011

      7.   Dr. T.V.Ramakrishna Ayyar best student award from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore in 2010

      8.  Gold medal for MSc.Agri Entomology awarded from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore in 2010

      9.  Junior Research Fellowship from Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi in 2008


  Salient achievements:

  • Documented species composition of insect pests and mites in citrus
  • Development of an eco-friendly monitoring and mass trapping technology using sex pheromone against citrus leaf miner.
  • Spray module for the management of citrus mites causing economic damage during fruiting season for Vidarbha region.
  • Generated data for registration of synthetic insecticide “Cyantraniliprole 10.26% w/w OD” by E.I.Dupont Ltd. against major insect pests of citrus for its use in citrus belts.
  • Documented the insecticide resistance levels in the field population of leaf miner, thrips and aphids for Vidarbha region.
  • Evaluated components of push-pull strategy involving botanical/insecticide and inter crop for the management of fruit piercing moth.



 Research Papers in National / International Journals (Nos.)  25
 Paper presented/ abstract published  14
 Chapters in training manual / book (Nos.)  08
 Technical Bulletin / Extension folder (Nos.)  04
 Popular Articles (Nos.)  10
 Documentary  02