Dr. Omprakash Navik

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Omprakash Navik
Phone Number
080-2351-1982, Ext. 377
Professional Experience
4 year
Ph.D. (Agricultural Entomology)
Trichogramma taxonomy; Biological control
Professional Attachment Training on Trichogrammatid taxonomy (18thMay - 17th August, 2016) at Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.
Brief Achievements
Navik, O.S., Godase, S. K. and Turkhade, P. D. 2016. Population fluctuation of cashew thrips under Konkan region of Maharashtra. Environment & Ecology, 34 (2A):615-618.
Navik, O.S.,Manjunatha, M and Kumaraswamy, M. C. 2015. Biology of Calepitrimerus azadirachtae ChannaBasavanna (Acari: Eriophyidae) infesting neem, Azadirachtaindica.Journal of Eco-friendly Agriculture 10(1): 47-49.
Navik, O.S.,Manjunatha, M. 2015. Population Dynamics of Calepitrimerus azadirachtae (AcariEriophyidae) on Neem, Azadirachtaindica. Environment & Ecology, 33 (3A):1344-1346.
Navik, O.S.,Manjunatha, M.,Kumaraswamy, M. C. and Latha, M. 2015. Efficacy of entomopathogenic fungi and acaricidal molecules on mite, Calepitrimerus azadirachtae ChannaBasavanna (Acari: Eriophyidae) on neem. Journal of Eco-friendly Agriculture 10(1): 53-57.
Recipient of ICAR Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) during M.Sc. degree
Selected Publications
Omprakash Navik, Venkatesan T&Ashika TR. 2020.First report of Exorista xanthaspis (Wiedemann, 1830) (Diptera: Tachinidae), a larval-pupal parasitoid on invasive pest, Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) in maize from India. Journal of Biological Control 34(1): 82-85.
Omprakash Navik, Ramya, RS, Varshney R, Jalali, SK,Shivalingaswamy TM, Rangeshwaran R, Lalitha, Y. Patil J. &Ballal CR. 2019. Integrating biocontrol agents with farmers practice: impact on diamondback moth and cabbage yield. Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control, 29 (1): 35.
Omprakash Navik, Jalali SK.&Lalitha Y. 2019. Natural parasitism by trichogrammatids (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) on lepidopteran eggs under diverse cropping system. Journal of Biological Control 33(3): 279-284.
Sunil Joshi, Ramya RS, Omprakash Navik, Pawar SA, Hole UB, &Tambe AB. 2019. Redescription of PulvinariaindicaAvasthiShafee, 1985 (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Coccidae) with new host and distribution records. Zootaxa. 4545(1):133-138.
AN, Jalali, SK, Gupta A, Varshney R, Venkatesan T, Shetty P, Ojha R, Ganiger, PC, Omprakash Navik,Subaharan, K, Bakthavatsalam N. &Ballal, CR. 2018. Studies on new invasive pest Spodoptera frugiperda (JE Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and its natural enemies. Journal of Biological Control, 32(3): 1-7.
Jalali SK., Navik Omprakash, Murthy KS, Venkatesan T. &Lalitha Y. 2018. Predilection for host egg and host plant by Trichogrammatid species collected from different Crops. Annals of Plant Protection Sciences, 26(1): 1-5.
Jalali SK, Sriram S, T. Venkatesan T., More, RP, Omprakash Navik, Lalitha, Y. &OjhaR. 2017. Host-insect and host-plant associated diversity in microbiota isolated from most important Oriental-Australian region egg parasitoid. Journal of Biological Control, 31(3): 119-122.