Khalsa College Lab develops ‘friendly insects’ to promote organic farming

AMRITSAR : To discourage farmers from using poisonous insecticides and pesticides and to promote organic farming for healthy living, Khalsa College’s agriculture scientists have developed “friendly insects” in the laboratory to control growth of harmful insects.

While talking to TOI on Saturday agriculture scientist and in charge of College’s Bio Control Lab Rajinder Pal Singh informed that they had developed friendly insects in the lab for the farmers to use in their fields. “These beneficial insects either feed on pest or lay eggs in the body of larvae of enemy insects and break their life cycles”, he said.