ACTION PLAN GIVEN BY NCIPM

 

  • Survey and surveillance for major insect pests, diseases and natural enemies in cotton cultivated under different cropping system i.e. mono-cropping, mixed cropping, inter cropping or High Density Plantation System (HDPS) is to be carried out at each centre

  • At each centre 18 intensively cotton growing villages are to be randomly selected from two districts. In the next year 50% of the villages will be new villages.

  • Before the crop season, baseline information will be collected from each village from the cotton growing farmers to know the resource endowments and the level of crop productivity.

  • IPM technology will be disseminated through group meetings/ farmersí trainings/print media and at least 60-70 farmers per village will be registered for issue of the advisories through SMS.

  • At each centre the pest activity will be recorded by six Field Assistants (three villages/ field assistant) by selecting two fixed fields in each village. The data sheets from Field Assistants will be collected by SRF and after verification, the data will be handed over to DEO for upload the data and should also ensure uploading of data at appropriate website.

  • Once in a week, centre PI along with SRF will conduct survey in the villages not covered under the fixed villages for the pest satiation or any pest reported by the farmers.

  • Fortnightly the pest information will be passed to State Agricultural Department/SAU for further action.

  • At weekly interval, based on prevailing pest scenario in the area, location specific advisory will be issued on the website and also sent to the registered farmers through SMS. Other media such as village board, flag etc will also be utilized for issue of the advisory at village level. The advisory will be regularly viewed by planners as well as Ext4ension Personnel from Central/ State Agricultural Department.

  • Samples of pink bollworm larvae will be regularly collected from all the centres for monitoring resistance.

  • Collected pest data from different centers will be used for statistical analysis, identification of hot spots and weather correlation studies by CRIDA and IARI.