Crop Biotech Update

Comprehensive Web Portal on Biopesticides

June 27, 2008

Recognizing the important role of biopesticides in modern agricultural concepts of integrated pest management and sustainable agriculture, India's Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has created a comprehensive web portal- a one-stop-shop on biopesticides. It highlights the increasing role of biopesticides, biocontrol agents, botanical and novel biopesticides, process for registration of biopesticides, referral laboratories and different projects supported by DBT on biopesticides in India.

For more information on the "Biocontrol Strategies for Eco-Friendly Pest Management" visit http://www.dbtbiopesticides.nic.in/ or contact Dr Seema Wahab, Adviser, DBT at seema.dbt@nic.in. Email b.choudhary@isaaa.org for more information about biotech developments in India.