International Agricultural Expert for Palm Trees, Coconut & Cotton



Selected Publications

  1. Vidyasagar, P.S.P.V., Mohammed Hagi, Abozuhairah, R.A., Mohanna, O.A., and Saihati, A.A., 2000. Impact of mass pheromone trapping on Red palm weevil: Adult population and infestation in date palm gardens of Saudi Arabia. The Planter, 76(891): 347-355.
  2. Vidyasagar, P.S.P.V., Saihati, A.A., Mohanna, O.A., Subbei, A.I. and Abdul Mohsin, A.M. 2000. Management of Red palm weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Oliv. a serious pest of date palm in Al Qatif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. J. Plantn. Crops, 28(1): 35-43.
  3. Vidyasagar, P.S.P.V. and Subaharan, K. 2000. Role of behaviour modifying chemicals in management of key pests of palms. In ‘ Innovative pest and disease management in horticultural and plantation corps’. Eds. S. Narasimhan, G. Suresh and S. Daniel Wesley. Spic science foundation, Chennai. Pp121-126.
  4. Abraham, V.A., Al Shuaibi, M.A., Faleiro, J.R., Abozuhairah, R.A. and Vidyasagar, P.S.P.V. 1998. An Integrated management approach for Red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Oliv., a key pest of date palm In Middle East.  Sultan Qadus Univ. J. Scientific Res., Agricultural Sci. 3: 77-84.
  5. Abozuhairah, R.A., Vidyasagar, P.S.P.V.  and Abraham, V.A. 1996. Integrated management of Red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus F. in date palm plantations of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. XX International Congress of Entomology, Florence, Italy, August 25-31, 1996. Tropical Entomology (Sect.).  Paper 17-033.
  6. Vidyasagar, P.S.P.V., and Mohammad Hagi 2004. A device for enhancing the field longevity of pheromone lure of Red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Oliv. in date palm.(communicated)
  7. Vidyasagar, P.S.P.V. 2000. Eriophyid mites on coconut and their management. Indian Coconut Journal. XXXI(2): 15-16.
  8. Chandrika Mohan, Vidyasagar, P.S.P.V. and Vijay Kumar, K. 1997. A sampling technique to estimate white grub population in coconut garden. J. Plantn. Crops. 25: 68-71.
  9. Chandrika Mohan and Vidyasagar, P.S.P.V. 1993. Bioecology of coconut white grub, Leucopholis coneophora Burmeitster In Kerala. J. Plantn. Crops, 21(suppl.): 167-172.
  10. Bhat, S.K., Vidyasagar, P.S.P.V.  and Sujatha, A. 1993. Biology and control of Ratus rattus wroughtoni  Hinton, a pest of coconut in India .  In ‘Coconut Research and Development’.  Proc. International Symposium on Coconut Research and Development II (1991).  535-541.
  11. Vidyasagar, P.S.P.V.  and Bhat, S.K. 1991. Pest management in coconut gardens.  J. Plantn. Crops,  19(2) : 163-182.
  12. Hegde, M.R., Yusuf, Mohd. and Vidyasagar, P.S.P.V.  1991.  Problems and prospects in growing vegetables in coconut garden.  Indian Coconut J.   XXII (1) : 2-5.
  13. Bhat, S.K., Vidyasagar, P.S.P.V. and Sujatha, A. 1990. Record of Rattus rattus wroughtoni as a pest of oil palm seedlings.  Tropical Pest Management, 36: 75-76.
  14. Nair, M.K., Iyer, R.D., Rajagopal, V. and Vidyasagar, P.S.P.V. 1994.(Ed) Plantation crops research and development. Proc.  PLACROSYM-X, Kasaragod, India. pp.  360.
  15. Siddiq, E.A., Sarma, N.P., Vidyasagar, P.S.P.V., Reddy, P.S., Madhusudhana Rao, K., and Tilak, K.V.B.R. 2003. M.S. Swaminathan-The Face of Indian Agriculture, Ricarea, Hyderabad. Pp.70.
  16. Vidyasagar, P.S.P.V.  and Shama Bhat, K. 1986.  A pentatomid bug causes tender nut drop in arecanut.  Curr. Sci55 : 1096-1097.
  17. Vidyasagar, P.S.P.V.  1991. Studies on Halyomorpha marmorea F. (Pentatomidae:Heteroptera) associated with tender nut drop in arecanut. J. Plantn. Crops  18 (Suppl.) : 305-311.
  18. Vidyasagar, P.S.P.V., Devasahayam, D. and Koya, K.M.A. 1988.  Sexing of live adults of the ‘Pollu’ beetle, Longitarsus nigripennis Mots. (Chrysomelidae-Coleoptera).  Curr. Sci57: 869.
  19. Vidyasagar, P.S.P.V., Devasahayam, D., Koya, K.M.A. and Premkumar, T. 1989. Record of wax scale, Ceroplastes floridensis Comstock (Homoptera:Coccidae), infesting clove seedlings in Kerala, India. Entomon  14 : 359-360.
  20. Sundararaju, D., Bhaktavatsalam, N., Joy, J.N. and Vidyasagar, P.S.P.V.  1992.  Presence of sex pheromone in tea mosquito bug, Helopeltis antonii (Sign.) (Heteroptera:Miriidae).   Entomon  19: 47-51.
  21. Devasahayam, S., Vidyasagar, P.S.P.V.,and Koya, K.M.A. 1998. Reproductive system of ‘Pollu’ beetle, Longitarsus  nigripennis  Mots. (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae) a major pest black pepper, Pepper nigrum Linneus. J. ent. Res. 22(1): 77-82.
  22. Vidyasagar, P.S.P.V. 2001 Reproductive system in the rice yellow stem borer, Scirpophaga incertulas Walker. J. Appl. Zool. Researches 13(1): 47-53.
  23. Vidyasagar, P.S.P.V. and Kulshreshtha, J.P. 1983. Observations on the nature of damage to rice earheads by thrips, Haplothrips ganglbaueri Schmutz. Curr. Sci. 52(4): 173-174.
  24. Vidyasagar, P.S.P.V.  and Walia, S. 1987.  Effect of certain dillapiole and cyclopropane compounds on yellow stem borer, Scirpophaga incertulas (Walker) eggs. Entomon  12 : 345-348.
  25. Qayyum, M.A. and Vidyasagar, P.S.P.V. 1977.  Effect of certain environmental factors on the cerebral neurosecretory cells of American cockroach, Periplaneta  americana (L.).  Experientia  33 : 1622-1623.
  26. Vidyasagar, P.S.P.V., Sastry, M.V.S., Sarma, N.P. and Madhusudhana Rao, K. 2005. Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in New Millennium India. M.S. Swaminathan Award 2005, Souvenir, October 2005.Published by RICAREA, Hyderabad. pp70.
  27. Siddiqui, E.A., Vidyasagar, P.S.P.V., Sarma, N.P., Reddy, P.S., and Madhusudhana Rao, K. 2003. M.S.Swaminathan: Face of Indian Agriculture. Published by RICAREA. October 2003. pp92.
  28. Vidyasagar, P.S.P.V. 2007. Sustainable pest management for red palm weevil, Rhynchophorous ferrugineus Olivier, in gulf countries. 4 Date palm Symposium held in King Faisal University, Al Hassa, Saudi Arabia, from 5 -8 May 2007. Invited lecture.





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