Biological Control laboratories are established to deal with Integrated Pest Management by utilizing all suitable pest management techniques and methods to keep pest population below Economically Injurious Levels. In this regard, 11 Biological Control Laboratories has been established in different districts of the Punjab for mass rearing of beneficial bio-agents i.e. Chrysoperla and Trichogramma. These districts include Sahiwal, Okara, Pakpattan, Sheikhupura, Hafizabad, Faisalabad, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Vehari, Layyah and Muzaffargarh. This pest management technique used in these laboratories is environmentally sound and compatible with producer objectives.
Trichogramma and Chrysoperla Cards are produced and distributed amongst the farmers/growers free of cost for installation in their crops.
How to Avail this Service
This service can be availed by following the information stated below:
- These labs provide bio agent cards to farmers free of cost
- Farmers can collect cards from Bio Control Labs directly or may ask from Extension Field Staff for provision of bio cards
- Moreover, Extension Field Staff also installs bio cards at their respective Markaz level