Biotech Updates

"Pink Bollworm Management Strategy" Book Now Available in Telugu

July 18, 2018

Supported by Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), the book Cotton Pink Bollworm Management Strategy produced by the South Asia Biotechnology Centre (SABC) and Indian Society for Cotton Improvement (ISCI) is now available in Telugu. The book is authored by Dr. CD Mayee and Bhagirath Choudhary of SABC as a part of the campaign War on Pink Bollworm implemented jointly by SABC, ISCI, and Agrovision Foundation.

In the past, the pink bollworm strategy was published in other Indian local languages including Gujarati, Hindi, and Marathi to cater to a large base of cotton farmers of Northern India, Gujarat, and Maharashtra. The Telugu version of Cotton Pink Bollworm Management Strategy highlights the nature of the dreaded pest, its life cycle, reasons of resistance development in pink bollworm and nature of symptoms and damage and proposes, farmers' friendly and easy-to-implement, strategies for both pre-cultivation, post-planting, and post-harvest of cotton.  The Telugu version is meant to spread awareness, "dos & don'ts" on pink bollworm, and educate farmers of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana States of Southern cotton growing zones.

Download a free copy of Telugu version of Cotton Pink Bollworm Management Strategy from the SABC or ISCI website. For printed copies, contact the South Asia Biotechnology Centre by email addressed to or Rajeev Baruah of BCI at