Journal of Biological Control

Journal of Biological Control

Publisher: Informatics Publishing Limited and Society for Biocontrol Advancement
Editor: Dr. R. Rangeshwaran
Online ISSN: 2230-7281, Print ISSN: 0971-930X
Frequency: Quarterly


The Journal of Biological Control published Quarterly, is an exclusive journal in India devoted to the science of Biological control. The journal publishes original research articles on all aspects relating to biological control of pests (insect pests, mites, pathogens, vertebrates and weeds) of crop plants and animal diseases. The editorial board comprises of a Chief Editor, two Associate editors and skilled team of 14 editorial board members, who are eminent scientists and scholars of repute. Annually around 100-125 articles are published. The articles are screened by referees (both national and international) who are of repute in their own field. The journal has been published without interruption for the past 22 years and is up to date with the latest issue being the September 2010( Volume 24, issue 3). The journal has been abstracted in Review of Agricultural Entomology, Biocontrol News and Information, CABPest CD. Under MOU with CABI Biosciences the journal is published online through the CABI portal. The society receives matching grant from ICAR towards the cost of publication for the Journal of Biological Control.

Table of Contents

Vol 32, No 4 (2018)

Research Articles

Morphological and molecular characterization of Microplitis maculipennis Szépligeti (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from India with notes on its generic placement
Thiruvengadam Venkatesan, Ankita Gupta, Ravi P. More, Preethi Raguraman, Reeta Baskhar
DOI: 10.18311/jbc/2018/21674 ,  Vol 32, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 215-223
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Biology and rearing protocol for Dortus primarius Distant, a predatory mirid (Hemiptera: Miridae)
Richa Varshney, H. M. Yeshwanth, Chandish R. Ballal
DOI: 10.18311/jbc/2018/22438 ,  Vol 32, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 224-229
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Pathogenicity and field efficacy of the entomopathogenic fungus, Lecanicillium saksenae Kushwaha, Kurihara and Sukarno in the management of rice bug, Leptocorisa acuta Thunberg
S. S. Hari Sankar, O. P. Reji Rani
DOI: 10.18311/jbc/2018/19808 ,  Vol 32, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 230-238
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Morphology and performance specifications of Blaptosthethus pallescens Poppius (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae) when reared on two alternate laboratory hosts
Tripti Gupta, Chandish R. Ballal, Shashikala S. Kadam
DOI: 10.18311/jbc/2018/19907 ,  Vol 32, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 239-245
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Molecular characterization of an indigenous lepidopteran toxic Bacillus thuringiensis strain T532
K. V. Nayan Ganesh, A. L. Reyaz, N. Balakrishnan
DOI: 10.18311/jbc/2018/21604 ,  Vol 32, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 246-251
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Prevalence and molecular characterization of viruses causing diseases in Bombyx mori L. (Lepidoptera: Bombycidae) from different climatic regions of India
Mudasir Gani, A. V. Mary Josepha, L. Satish, Sahadev Chouhan, Mallikarjun Gadwala, Mir Nisar Ahmad, V. Sivaprasad
DOI: 10.18311/jbc/2018/21668 ,  Vol 32, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 252-256
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Evaluation of phyllosphere antagonistic bacteria on the management of Fusarium ear rot of maize caused by Fusarium verticillioides
Konda Sameer, G. Sobanbabu, K. G. Sabarinathan, V. K. Parthiban, V. Ramamoorthy
DOI: 10.18311/jbc/2018/21771 ,  Vol 32, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 257-263
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Integrated disease management approaches for control of late blight of potato and enhancing the growth of potato
Sumit Kumar, S. K. Biswas, H. G. Prakesh
DOI: 10.18311/jbc/2018/17890 ,  Vol 32, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 264-269
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Research Notes

Natural enemies of whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) on cotton in Punjab, India
K. S. Sangha, P. S. Shera, Sudhendu Sharma, Rabinder Kaur
DOI: 10.18311/jbc/2018/22571 ,  Vol 32, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 270-274
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The nematicidal property of aqueous crude extract of Calotropis procera on tomatoes (Lycoperscium esculentus)
C. Anih Agatha, V. Lawal Thank God
DOI: 10.18311/jbc/2018/22745 ,  Vol 32, No 4 (2018), Pagination: 275-278
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