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Name : Dr. M.H. Kodandaram
Designation : Principal Scientist
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Mobile No. : +91-7080146655, +91-9454749156
Date of joining ICAR : 19th August 2003
Discipline and specialization : Agricultural Entomology, Specialization in Bio-intensive Pest Management and Insect Toxicology
Training/advance exposure in the area of work :

Winter school on “Biological and biotechnological approaches to insect pest and disease control” at ICAR-NBAIR, Bengaluru.

Professional Information

Contribution to the scientific advancement

  • Developed an Insecticide Resistance Management (IRM) technology for shoot and fruit Leucinodes orbonalis in brinjal.
  • Developed and identified insect pest management modules for thrips and mites in chilli; for whitefly and jassids in okra and for pod borer in cowpea, for DBM in cabbage.
  • Identified 4 IPM technologies for insect pests in okra and chilli through AICRP (VC).
  • Identified a brinjal cultivar “Uttara” completely immune/resistance to the little leaf disease caused by phytoplasma.
  • Flonicamid 50 WG for management of sucking pests and its residue dissipation patterns, risk assessment and pre-harvest interval (PHI) was identified and standardized in okra crop.
  • Identified and recorded a new invasive genetic group of whitefly “China 3” from vegetable crops based on MtCOI gene.
  • Identified and standardized the doses of several new insecticide molecules as alternatives to Neonicotinoid insecticides for the control of sucking insect pests in vegetable crops.
  • Detected insecticide resistance in shoot & fruit borer (L. orbonalis), whitefly (B. tabaci) and okra leafhopper (Amrasca biguttula biguttula) to different commonly used insecticides.
  • New emerging insect pests such as pod weevil, Apion amplum (Faust) (Coleoptera: Apionidae) and pink pod borer, Cydia ptychora (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) were identified and recorded on Vigna pulses.

Current area of research

  • Bio-intensive Insect Pest Management and Host Plant Resistance in Vigna Pulses.


  • M.H. Kodandaram, Yengkhom Bijen Kumar, Kaushik Banerjee, Sandip Hingmire, A.B. Rai, B. Singh (2017). Field bioefficacy, phytotoxicity and residue dynamics of the insecticide flonicamid (50 WG) in okra [Abelmoschus esculenta (L) Moench]. Crop Protection. 94: 13-19.
  • M.H. Kodandaram A.B. Rai, Sujeet Kumar Sharma and B. Singh (2017). Shift in the level of susceptibility and relative resistance of brinjal shoot and fruit borer Leucinodes orbonalis (Guen) to diamide insecticides. Phytoparasitica 45:151–154.
  • Venkataravanappa, M.H. Kodandaram, C. N. Lakshminarayana Reddy, K. S. Shankarappa and M. Krishna Reddy (2017). Comparative transmission of Bhendi yellow vein mosaic virus by 2 cryptic species of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) 3 Biotech 7:331. DOI 10.1007/s13205-017-0970-8.
  • M.H. Kodandaram, A.B. Rai, K. Sireesha and Jaydeep Halder (2015). Efficacy of cyantraniliprole a new anthranilicdiamide insecticide against fruit and shoot borer Leucinodes orbonalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) on brinjal. Journal of Environmental Biology 36 (November): 1415-1420.
  • M.H. Kodandaram, Jaydeep Halder, Neeraj Singh and A.B.Rai (2017). Evaluation of different pest management modules against major insect pests of okra. Pesticide Research Journal. Vol. 29(2): 153-157.

Awards and Fellowships

  • Awarded ICAR Junior fellowship for M.Sc. in 1997..
  • Awarded CSIR Senior Research Fellowship for Ph.D. in 1999.
  • Awarded “Gurprasad Pradhan Medal” for the Best Ph.D. student of Division of Entomology, IARI, New Delhi in February, 2004.
  • Awarded for Best Paper Presentation by Society for plant protection and environment, Bhubhneswar, Odissa in December, 2010.
  • Awarded for Best Poster Presentation by Association for Promotion of Innovations in Vegetables IIVR, Varanasi in July 2014.
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