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ICAR - Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres

ISO 9001 : 2015 Certified Institute

Dr. Bheemanna Somanna Gotyal

Senior Scientist

Agril. Entomology


As a scientist, presently working in jute entomology. So far there is no source for insect resistance varieties in jute. Hence, an extensive work has been taken to identify the source and mechanism of resistance. During the study, it is identified that the sources and mechanism of resistance in the wild species of jute Corchorus aestuans is confirmed against jute hairy caterpillar. The identification of the jute germplasm as resistant source unfolds the practical utility of C. aestuans (WCIN 179) in developing resistant varieties because of its crossability with cultivated jute. This germplasm is subjected for documentation by registering in ICAR-NBPGR gene bank by Germplasm Registration Committee of ICAR.


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  1. Identification of Sources and Mechanism of Resistance among the Wild and Cultivated Accessions of Jute against Lepidopteron Pest Complex, (In House Project, Budget: 66.40 lakhs)
  2. Bio-ecology and management of sucking pests in jute, (In House Project, Budget: 48.50 lakhs)
  3. Genetic improvement of jute genotypes against biotic stress, (In House Project, Budget: 39.58 lakhs)
  4. Identification of Sources and Mechanism of Resistance against major Insect Pests of Jute, (In House Project, Budget: 33.51 lakhs)
  5. studies on the role of volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) conferring Host Plant Resistance to Jute Hairy caterpillar, Spilosoma Obliqua, (In House Project, Budget: 74.65 lakhs)

  1. Awarded, National Academy for Agricultural Science (NAAS) Associateship - 2019
  2. Received Dr. B. Vasanthraj David Young Scientist Award for the research contribution in jute Entomology
  3. Recognized as a Fellow of the Society for Biocontrol Advancement: In appreciation and recognition for outstanding achievements and contribution in the field of biocontrol of crop pests and diseases from the Society of Biocontrol Advancement (SBA), Bangalore, India On 9th February, 2017
  4. Life Fellow of the Entomological Society of India, New Delhi for the Promotion of Research in Entomology
  5. Received, Best Poster Award for the paper “Biological Control of Key Pest of Jute, Spilosoma obliqua- A case study” in the International Conference on Biological Control (ICBC-2018), Approaches and Applications, 27-29th September 2018 at Bangalore, India

  1. Gotyal, B.S., Selvaraj, K., Meena, P.N., Satpathy, S.(2015) Host Plant Resistance in cultivated jute and its wild relatives towards jute hairy caterpillar, Spilosoma obliqua (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae), Florida Entomologist, 98 (2): 721-727
  2. Gotyal, B.S., De, R.K., Selvaraj, K., Satpathy, S., Kumar Mukesh, Meena, P.N. (2016) Effect of nitrogenous fertilizer on yellow mite, infestation in Corchorus spp., Journal of Environmental Biology, 37 (3): 431-436.
  3. Mitra, N., Gotyal, B.S., Selvaraj, K., Satpathy, S., Ramesh Babu, V. (2015) Biochemical effects of cultivated and wild jute species on life stages of the broad mite, Polyphagotarsonemus latus (Prostigmata: Tarsonemidae), Florida Entomologist, 98 (4):1044-1049
  4. Selvaraj, K., Ramesh Babu, V., Gotyal, B.S. and Satpathy, S. (2015) Toxicity and bioefficacy of individual and combination of diversified insecticides against jute hairy caterpillar, Spilarctia obliqua, Journal of Environmental Biology, 36: 1409-1414
  5. Majumder, S., Sarkar, C., Saha, P., Gotyal, B.S., Satpathy, S., Datta, K. and Datta, S. K. (2018) Bt Jute expressing fused δ-endotoxin Cry1Ab/Ac for resistance to Lepidopteran pests, Frontiers in Plant Science, 8: 2188. doi: 10.3389/ fpls.2017.02188
  6. Gotyal, B.S., Ramesh Babu, V., Satpathy, S. and Selvaraj, K. (2019) Biological Control of Key Pest of Jute, Spilosoma obliqua Walker (Lepidoptera: Acrtiidae) – A Case study, Journal Of Biological Control, 33(3):222-224, DOI: 10.18311/jbc/2019/22986
  7. Gotyal, B.S., Selvaraj, K., Satpathy, S. and Mitra, S. (2018) Effect of sowing dates and insecticides on yellow mite, Polyphagotarsonemus latus infestation in jute, Journal of Entomological Research, 42 (1): 13-18. DOI:10.5958/0974-4576.2018.00003.8
  8. Gotyal, B.S., Satpathy, S., Selvaraj, K. and Ramesh Babu, V. (2013) Comparative biology of Bihar hairy caterpillar, Spilosoma obliqua on cultivated and wild jute species, Indian Journal of Plant Protection, 41 (3):219-221
  9. Gotyal, B.S., Chitra Srivastava, Suresh Walia (2010) Efficacy of wild sage (Lantana camara) extracts against almond moth (Cadra cautella) in stored wheat (Triticum aestivum) seeds, Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 80 (5):433-436
  10. Gotyal, B.S., Chitra Srivastava, Suresh Walia (2016) Fumigant Toxicity of essential oil from Lantana camara against Almond moth, Cadra cautella (Walker) Journal of Essential oil Bearing Plants, TEOP 19 (6): 1521-1526