Central Biological Control Station, Bangalore was established in 1976 as a sub office of Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine and Storage, with the objective of implementing the project on Biological Control of pests through multiplication of natural enemies of selected species in the laboratory. In co-operation with Commonwealth Institute of Biological Control, this station introduced several species of exotic natural enemies successfully. In later years, this station has taken up mass rearing of proven bio agents for colonization in respective ecosystem and augmenting in major crops. As this station concentrated on scientific research and mass multiplication activities in biological control of pests and weeds aspects by natural enemies, the Government of India established Parasite Multiplication Unit (PMU), Bangalore in the year 1977 for the production of natural enemies in the same premises. Since, then significant importance was changed to biological control of pests to training and demonstrating to farmers from research activity and slowly popularizing the IPM concept. The Central Surveillance station (CSS) established in the year 1973 at Shivamoga, Karnataka later shifted to Mysore with State Government recommendation and PPA approval during the year 1983. The Central Integrated Pest Management Centre, Bangalore, come into existence for strategy evolved with new approach in sustainable management by merging the Central Biological Control Station, Bangalore. Parasite Multiplication unit, Bangalore, and the Central Surveillance station, Mysore, during the year 1991-92. The CIPMC, Bangalore, started functioning in its own premises located at “Jaivik Bhavan” Kannamangala post, Via Kadugodi, Bangalore 560115 during year 1999.
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Contact Details Officer Incharge
Central Integrated Pest Management Centre,
Jaivik Bhavan, Kannamangala Post,
Via Kadugodi, Bangalore
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