Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Ms Sunita Pandey

Ms Sunita Pandey

Master in Agriculture Science (major entomology)

Habitat management using native Australian plants to deliver pest suppression and other ecosystem services in brassica crops.

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Habitat management, a technique to modify environment of agroecosystem by planting companion plants to benefit natural enemies for conservation biological control can provide different other ecosystem services. This study aims to examine how habitat management by Australian native plants will benefit insect pest suppression through enhancement of natural enemies’ longevity and their abundance in field, along with provision of other ecosystem services.

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Professor Geoff Gurr, Dr Anantanarayanan Raman,  Azizur Rahman

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  • Shields, M.W., Johnson, A.C., Pandey, S., Cullen, R., Gonz├ílez- Chang, M., Wratten, S.D., Gurr, G.M. 2018.  History, current situation and challenges for conservation biological control. Biological Control
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2018.12.010
  • Pandey, S., Rahman, A., Gurr, G.M., 2018. Australian native flowering plants enhance the longevity of three parasitoids of brassica pests. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 166, 265-276.
  • Pandey, S., Rahman, A. andGurr, M. G. (2018) Australian native flowering plants enhance the longevity of three parasitoids of brassica pests. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata (in press)
  • Amoabeng, B. W., Stevenson, P. C., Pandey, S., Mochiah, M. B. and Gurr, M. G. (2018) Insecticidal activity of a native Australian tobacco, Nicotiana megalosiphon Van Heurck & Muell. Arg. (Solanales: Solanaceae) against key insect pests of brassicas. Crop Protection. 106: 6-12.
  • Pandey, S., Sporleder, M., Gharty Chhetry, Y. D., Giri, Y. P., and Kroschel, J. (2015) Efficacy of Metarhizium anisopliae (Metsch.) Sorokin against the potato tuber moth, Phthorimaea operculella (Zeller) in consumable potato under laboratory conditions. Nepalese Horticulture 10(1), 47-54.
  • Pandey, S., Gharty Chhetry, Y. D., Giri., Y. P., and Sporleder, M. (2013) The potential of different microbials in the management of the potato tuber moth Phthorimaea operculella (Zeller) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae).  Journal of Plant Protection Society 4: 269-280.
  • Timsina, K.P., Shrestha, K.P., and Pandey, S. (2013). Factors affecting adoption of new modern varieties of rice in eastern terai of Nepal. Proceeding of the Fourth Society of Agricultural Scientist (SAS-N), Lalitpur, Nepal, 48-54.

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