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Research Group: Termite Management

Introduction

Termite is a serious pest of agricultural crops as well as buildings in Pakistan and around the globe. Due to cryptic nature of termite, it may attack and damage crops, orchards and buildings without leaving any initial sign and symptom for farmers or house owners. Concealed habitat of termites makes their control very difficult and tricky. Plant Protection Division (PPD) of NIFA is pioneer in Pakistan regarding R&D activities related to termite management in both agricultural and urban setups. Termite management group is engaged in developing cost effective and environment friendly IPM techniques for the control of termites.

Group Composition
  1. Dr. Muhammad Misbah ul Haq, Principal Scientist/Group Leader
  2. Mr. Muhammad Irfan, Senior Scientist
  3. Mr. Midrarullah, Senior Scientific Assistant
Research Objectives
  • Development of eco-friendly technologies for risk-reduced management of crop and building termites.

  • Reduction of indiscriminate use of synthetic pesticide for termite control by developing:

    1. Slow acting toxicant bait.

    2. Organic plant based liquid termiticides.

Salient Achievements

1. NIFA-Termap:

    Developed an eco-friendly termite trap named as NIFA-Termap for exhaustive trapping of subterranean termites. The trap is used for detection and collection of large number of termites on periodic basis and helps in weakening of colony and ultimately controlling it on permanent basis.

2. Colony delineation: Devised cheap and easy method for delineation of termite colony though use of biological dyes.
3. Advisory Services: Provided advisory services regarding termite control to different government and private setups, farmers, house owners etc. for timely and eco-friendly management of termites.
   
List of Student Supervised

S.No

Name of Student

University

Year

Title

Supervisor at NIFA

Supervisor at University

  1.  

Mujeeb-ur-Rehamn
(M.S.)

The University of Agriculture, Peshawar

2022.

Management of subterranean termite through local medicinal plants having insecticidal characteristics

Dr. M. Misbah Ul Haq

Dr. Zella Huma

  1.  

Maqsood Khan
(M.Sc.Hons).

The University of Agriculture, Peshawar

2022

Biological characterization and management of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes through sterile insect technique (SIT)

Dr. M. Misbah Ul Haq

Dr. Misbah Ullah

  1.  

Mr. Shakeel Ahmad
B.Sc. (Hons.)

University of Swabi.

2022

Eco-friendly termite managements

Mr. Muhammad Irfan

Dr. Fazali Subhan

  1.  

Muhammad Imran
(M.Sc.Hons).

The University of Agriculture, Peshawar

2021

Eco-friendly management of termite Heterotermes indicola (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) through plants extracts

Dr. M. Misbah Ul Haq

Dr. Bashir Ahmad

  1.  

Husnain Raza
(M.Sc.Hons).

Abdul Wali Khan University Swabi

2021.

Evaluation of deterrence and toxicityof three plant extracts against subterranean termite Heterotermes indicola

Dr. M. Misbah Ul Haq

Dr. Adal Hussain

  1.  

Rafi Ullah
B.Sc. (Hons.)

Abdul Wali khan University Mardan.

2021

Lab. efficacy of different vitamin for attraction of termites

Mr. Muhammad Irfan

Dr. Adil Hussain

  1.  

BiBi Shah rakh
B.Sc. (Hons.)

Shaheed Banzeer Bhatto University, Peshawar.

2021

Food/ cellulosic material for Subterranean termite

Mr. Muhammad Irfan

Ms. Umber Shaheen

  1.  

Babar Hussan
Ph.D.

The University of Agriculture, Peshawar

2018

Studies on the effect of wood extractives
in combination with plant oil on
subterranean termites

Dr. M. Misbah Ul Haq

Dr. Sohail Ahmad

  1.  

Kamran Sohail
(M.Sc.Hons).

The University of Agriculture, Peshawar

2011

Effect of chemicals on the behavior of Heterotermes indicola Wasman (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)

Dr. M. Misbah Ul Haq

Dr. Imitiaz Ali Khan

  1.  

Misbahullah
(M.Sc.Hons).

The University of Agriculture Peshawar

2009

The effect of different plant extracts on the behaviour of Heterotermes indicola

Dr. M. Misbah Ul Haq

Dr. Imitiaz Ali Khan

  1.  

Nazeer Ahmad.
MS

The University of Agriculture Peshawar

2008

Toxicity of local plants against subterranean termites

Dr. M. Misbah Ul Haq

Dr. Imitiaz Ali Khan

  1.  

Imran Shinwari
MS

The University of Agriculture Peshawar

2008

Determination of different concentrations of pesticide for effective slow acting toxicant bait”.

Dr. M. Misbah Ul Haq

 Mr. M. Anwar Khan

  1.  

Sana Ashfaq
(MS)

The University of Agriculture Peshawar

2007

Use of Plant extracts against termite

Dr. M. Misbah Ul Haq

Dr. Main Inayat ullah

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