DURAIMURUGAN P, Senior Scientist
M.Sc. & Ph.D. (Agricultural Entomology)

Contact Address :
Indian Institute of Oilseeds Research
Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500 030

Phone : 040-24598141
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Projects completed :
Institute Projects (as PI):
1. Identification of sources of resistance to bruchids in mungbean and urdbean and its management (2008-2012)

2. Pest succession and determination of yield loss in mungbean and urdbean (2007-2008)

3. Bio-efficacy, scale up production and formulation of entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN) for the management of pod borer of chickpea (2009-2011)

Sponsored Projects (as PI):

· Management of pests in stored seeds/grains of cereals and pulses through entomopathogenic nematodes (PI, 2009-2011)

On-going Projects :
“Development of semiochemical based monitoring and management methods against major insect pests of castor (2012-2016)”
Trainings undertaken (National & International)
· Attended the training programme on Molecular Diagnosis at KSA, USA from 1 January, 2010 to 31 March, 2010.
· Attended the training programme on Pesticides and Environment at TNAU, Coimbatore from 21 January, 2008 to 10 February, 2008.
· Attended the training programme on Agropedia at IIPR, Kanpur on 3 November, 2009.

Recent Publications (best papers in past 5 years )

1. Hem Saxena, Duraimurugan P and Mir Asif Iquebal. 2012. Seasonal parasitism and biological characteristics of Habrobracon hebetor (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) - a potential larval ectoparasitoid of Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in a chickpea ecosystem. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 22(3): 305-318.

2. Murugan, M., P. Sotelo Cardona, P. Duraimurugan, A. E. Whitfield, D. Schneweis, S. Starkey, and C. M. Smith. 2011. Wheat Curl Mite Resistance in Wheat: Interactions of Mite Feeding with Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus Infection. Journal of Economic Entomology. 104 (4): 1406 – 1414.

3. Duraimurugan, P., A. Regupathy and P. S. Shanmugam. 2009. Effect of Nucleopolyhedrovirus and Bacillus thuringiensis infection on the activity of insecticide detoxification enzymes in cotton bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera Hbn. Acta Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica. 44 (2): 345–352.

4. Duraimurugan, P. and A. Jagadish. 2011. Preliminary studies on the biology of Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) as a pest of rose in India. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection. 44(1): 37–45.

5. Duraimurugan, P., K. Raja and A. Regupathy. 2011. An eco-friendly approach for management of pulse beetle, Callosobruchus maculatus through neem formulations assisted with pitfall trap. Journal of Food Legumes. 24(1): 23-27.

6. Hem Saxena and P. Duraimurugan. 2009. Record of Bracon hebetor Say (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) on Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) in chickpea. Journal of Biological Control. 23(2): 191-192.

7. Naimuddin, Mohd. Akram and P. Duraimurugan. 2009. Detection of tospovirus associated with necrotic leaf curl disease of mungbean at Kanpur. Journal of Food Legumes. 22(2): 86-90.

Area of expertise : Biorational approaches in Pest Management