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CHAIRMAN - DR. OPENDER KOUL 

Opender Koul, Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the Indian Academy of Entomology, is an insect toxicologist/physiologist/chemical ecologist and currently the Director of the Insect Biopesticide Research Centre, Jalandhar, India. He is also an Adjunct Professor in Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand. After obtaining his Ph.D. in 1975 he joined the Regional Research Laboratory (CSIR), Jammu and then became Senior Group Leader of Entomology at Malti-Chem Research Centre, Vadodara, India (1980-1988). He has been a visiting scientist at the University of Kanazawa, Japan (1985-1986), University of British Columbia, Canada (1988-1992), and Institute of Plant Protection, Poznan, Poland (2001), and also UNIDO Expert Biopesticides, Kunming, China (2006), CIS-UNIDO Consultant, Biopesticide Expert Group, Nigeria (2007), Biopesticide Expert, Asia Botanical Meeting, Tsukuba University, Tsukuba, Japan (2009); Visiting Professor, Kasetsart University, Thailand (2009).Member External Advisory Board (NDAPT Net Work for African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, European Development Fund), NRI, UK, 2009 – 2013. Member External Advisory Board, ACP European Union Project, Belgium, 2013 to 2018. Editor-in-Chief, Biopesticides International, 2005 to date. Associate Editor, Industrial Crops and Products, 2014 to 2018. Editor-in-Chief, Industrial Crops and Products, 2018 to date

RANKED AMONG TOP 2% SCIENTISTS FROM INDIA [ALL FIELDS] BY INDEPENDENT STANFORD UNIVERSITY GLOBAL STUDY 2020

His extensive research experience concerns insect-plant interactions, spanning toxicological, physiological and agricultural aspects. Honoured with an Indian National Science Academy medal (INSA); The Kothari Scientific Research Institute award, the KEC Science Society award for outstanding contribution in the field of Insect Toxicology, Physiology, Biotechnology; Recognition Award of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences for the Biennium 2003-2004 for outstanding contribution to Plant Protection, Prof. R. C. Saxena Memorial Medal, Entomological Research Association, Maharana Partap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur, 2009 for outstanding research in Applied Entomology and P. P. Singhal Memorial Award from P. I. Industries, India in Entomological Sciences, 2010. He has authored over 250 research papers and articles, and is the author/editor of 20 books related to Biopesticides. Dr. Koul is on panel of experts in many committees and leading International and National journals.

 RECENT PUBLICATIONS

     BOOKS


1. Sukh Dev and Koul, O. (1997) Insecticides of Natural Origin. Harwood Academic Publishers gmbh, Netherlands, 365 pp.

2. Koul, O.and Dhaliwal, G. S. (2001) Advances in Biopesticide Research, Vol. I-Phytochemical Biopesticides. Harwood Academic Publishers gmbh, Netherlands, 223 pp.

3. Koul, O.and Dhaliwal, G. S. (2002) Advances in Biopesticide Research, Vol. II- Microbial Biopesticides. Taylor and Francis, UK, 340 pp.

4. Koul, O., G. S. Dhaliwal, S. S. Marwaha and J. K. Arora (2002) Biopesticides and Pest Management:, Vol 1, Campus Books International, New Delhi, 409 pp.

5. Koul, O., G. S. Dhaliwal, S. S. Marwaha and J. K. Arora (2002) Biopesticides and Pest Management:, Vol 2, Campus Books International, New Delhi, 335 pp.

6. Koul, O.and Dhaliwal, G. S. (2003) Advances in Biopesticide Research, Vol. III- Predators and Parasitoids. Taylor and Francis, UK (Taken up by CRC, USA) 191 pp.

7. Koul, O., G. S. Dhaliwal and G. W. Cuperus (2004) Integrated Pest Management: Potential, Constraints and Challenges. CAB International, UK, 336 pp.

8. Koul, O. and Seema Wahab (2004) Neem: Today and in the New Millennium. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands, 276 pp.

9. Koul, O.and G. S. Dhaliwal (2004) Transgenic Crop Protection: Concepts and Strategies. Science Publishers, Inc., USA; Asian Edition by Oxford & IBH, New Delhi, 420 pp.

10.Koul, O.(2005) Insect Antifeedants. CRC Press, Bota Racon, FL, USA, 1005 pp.

11. Koul, O. and G. W. Cuperus (2007) Ecologically Based IPM. CAB International, UK 462 pp.

12.Dhaliwal, G. S. and O. Koul (2007) Biopesticide and Pest Management: Conventional and Biotechnological Approaches. Kalyani Publishers, New Delhi, 455 pp.

13. Koul, O., G. W. Cuperus and Norman Elliot (2008) Areawide Pest Management: Theory and Implementation, CAB International, UK, 590 pp.

 14. Koul, O., G. S. Dhaliwal, and V. K. Kaul (2009) Sustainable Crop Protection: Biopesticide Strategies. Kalyani Publishers, New Delhi, 326 pp.

15. Dhaliwal, G. S. and O. Koul (2010) Quest for Pest Management: From Green Revolution to Gene Revolution. Kalyani Publishers, New Delhi, 386 pp.

16. Koul, O., G. S. Dhaliwal, Sucheta Khokhar and Ram Singh (2012) Biopesticides in Food and Environment Security: Issues and Strategies. Scientific Publishers (India). 474 pp.

17. Koul, O., G. S. Dhaliwal, Sucheta Khokhar and Ram Singh (2013) Biopesticides in Sustainable Agriculture: Progress and Potential. Scientific Publishers (India), 474 pp.

18. Koul, O. (2016) Naturally Occurring Insecticidal Toxins. CAB International, Walingford, UK, 850 pp.

19. Koul, O. (2019) Nano-Biopesticides: Today and Future perspectives. Elsevier/Academic Press, 463 pp.

 

     SOME RECENT REVIEWS

Koul, O. (2008) Phytochemicals and insect control: An antifeedant approach. Critical Reviews in Plant Science    27, 1-24.

Koul, O., Suresh Walia and G. S. Dhaliwal (2008) Essential Oils as Green Pesticides: Potential and Constraints. Biopestic. Int. 4, 63-84.

Koul, O. and G. W. Cuperus (2008) Current approaches to areawide integrated pest management obstacles and future directions. In: O. Koul, G. W. Cuperus and Norman Elliot (eds.), Areawide Pest Management: Theory to Implementation, CAB  Internationsl, UK, pp. 560-572.

Koul, O. (2009)  Biopesticides in Ecologically Based Integrated Pest Management:  The Practical Realities. Proceedings of IPM Strategies to Combat Emerging Pests in the Current Scenario of Climate Change, Central Agricultural University, Passighat, Arunachal Pradesh, pp. 93-116.

Koul, O. and S. Walia (2009) Comparing impacts of plant extracts and pure allelochemicals and implications for     pest control. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources 4, 1-30.                                                                                                                                                                        Koul, O. (2010) Plant based pesticides in biointensive IPM. In: S. Khokhar, R, K. Saini, P. Ram and Y. Kumar (eds.), Recent Advances in Biointensive Integrated Pest Management, CCS Haryana Agricultural Univertsity, Hisar. India, pp. 54-60.

Koul, O. (2011) Microbial Biopesticides: Opportunities and Challenges. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources,6 (056), 1-26.  

 Koul, O. (2012) Plant biodiversity as a resource for natural products for insect pest management. In Biodiversity and insect pests: Key issues for sustainable  management . Geoff M Gurr, Steve D Wratten and Bill E Snyder (eds.), John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Australia, pp. 85-105.

 Dhaliwal, G. S., Koul, O., Khokhar, S. and Singh, Ram (2012) Biopesticides: Springborad to environment and food security. In Biopesticides in Environment and Food Security: Issues and Strategies. Opender Koul, G. S. Dhaliwal, Sucheta Khokhar and Ram Singh (eds.), Scientific Publishers (India), Jodhpur, pp. 1-11.

Walia, S., Devakumar and Koul, O. (2012) Botanical biopesticides in pest management: Potential and constraints.In Biopesticides in Environment and Food Security: Issues and Strategies. Opender Koul, G. S. Dhaliwal, Sucheta Khokhar and Ram Singh (eds.), Scientific Publishers (India), Jodhpur, pp. 182-211.

 Bullangpoti, V. and  Koul, O. (2012) Biopesticides for pest management in Thailand: Prospects and Constraints. In Biopesticides in Environment and Food Security: Issues and Strategies. Opender Koul, G. S. Dhaliwal, Sucheta Khokhar and Ram  Singh (eds.), Scientific Publishers (India), Jodhpur, pp. 434-453.

Dhaliwal, G. S., Koul, O., Khokhar, S. and Singh, Ram (2013) Biopesticide  Based Integrated Pest management for Sustainable Agriculture. In Biopesticides in Sustainable Agriculture: Progress and Potential, Opender Koul, G. S. Dhaliwal, Sucheta Khokhar and Ram Singh (eds.), Scientific Publishers (India), Jodhpur, pp.1-21.

Jindal, V., Dhaliwal, G. S. and Koul, O. (2013) Pest Management in 21st Century: Roadmap for Future. Biopestic. Int., 9, 1-22.

Dhaliwal, G. S., Koul, O., Khokhar, S. and Singh, Ram (2014) Biopesticide  Based Integrated Pest Management for Sustainable Agriculture. In: Biopesticides in Sustainable Agriculture: Progress and Potential, Opender Koul, G. S. Dhaliwal, Sucheta Khokhar and Ram Singh (eds.), Scientific Publishers (India), Jodhpur, pp.1-21.

Koul, O. (2016) Antifeedant phytochemicals for insect management: So close yet so far. In: Ecofriendly Pest Management for Food Security, Prof. Omkar (ed.), Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 525-544.

Koul, O. (2019) Nano-Biopesticides: An Introduction. In O. Koul (ed.), Nano-Biopesticides: Today and Future perspectives. Elsevier/Academic Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 1-15.



   SOME RECENT PAPERS

Koul, O., Multani, J. S., Singh Gurmeet, Daniewski, W. M. and Berlozecki, S. (2003) 6ß-Hydroxygedunin from   Azadirachta indica, Its potentiation effects with some non-azadirachtin limonoids in neem against lepidopteran larvae. J. Agric. Food Chem. 51, 2937-2942.

Koul, O., Daniewski, W. M., Multani, J. S., Gumulka, M. and Singh Gurmeet (2003) Antifeedant effects of the limonoids from Entandrophragma candolei (Meliaceae) on the Gram Pod Borer, Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). J. Agric. Food Chem. 51, 7271-7275.

Koul, O. (2004) Bioactivity of volatile di-n-propyl disulfide from seeds of neem, Azadirachta indica (Meliaceae) to two species of stored grain pests, Sitophilus    oryzae (L.) and Tribolium castaneum (Herbst.). J. Econ. Entomol. 97, 1142-1147.

Koul, O.,Kaur, H., Goomber, S. and Wahab, S. (2004) Bioefficacy of rocaglamide from Aglaia elaeagnoidea (syn. A. roxburghiana) against gram pod borer, Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner). J. Appl. Ent. 128, 177-181.

Koul, O., Multani, J. S., Goomber S., Daniewski, W. M.  and Berlozecki, S. (2004) Activity of some non-azadirachtin limonoids from Azadirachta  indica against lepidopteran larvae. Aust. J. Entomol. 43, 189-195.

Koul, O., Singh G., Singh, R., Singh, J., Daniewski, W.M. and Berlozecki, S. (2004)  Bioefficacy and mode-of-action of some limonoids of salannin group from  Azadirachta indica A. Juss and their role in a multicomponent system against lepidopteran larvae. J. Biosciences, 29, 409-416.

Koul, O., Singh, G., Singh, R. and Multani, J. S. (2005) Bioefficacy and mode-of-action of aglaroxin A from Aglaia elaeagnoidea (syn. A. roxburghiana) against    Helicoverpa armigera and Spodoptera litura. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 114, 197-204.

  Gurmeet Singh, Pushpinder, J. Rup and Koul, O. (2007) Acute, sublethal and combination effects of azadirachtin and Bacillus thuringiensis toxins on Helicoverpa  armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) larvae. Bull. Entomol. Res. 97, 351-357.

 Koul, O., Gurmeet Singh, Rajwinder Singh and Jasbir Singh (2007) Mortality and Reproductive Performance of Tribolium castaneum Exposed to Anethole Vapours at  High Temperature. Biopestic. Int. 3, 126-137.

 Gurmeet Singh, Pushpinder J. Rup and Koul, O. (2008) Selective Feeding of Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) and Spodoptera litura (Fabricius) on Meridic Diet with Bacillus thuringiensis Toxins. J. Insect Behavior, 21, 407-421.

 Koul, O., Gurmeet Singh and Rajwinder Singh (2008) Antifeedant Effects of the Limonoids from Entandrophragma candolei (Meliaceae) on two aphid species of ornamental plants. Biopestic. Int., 4, 15-21.

 Rajwinder Singh, Pushpinder J. Rup and Koul, O. (2008) Bioefficacy of Eucalyptus camaldulensis var. obtusa and Luvanga scandens essential Oils against Spodoptera  litura (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Biopestic. Int. 4, 128-136.

Rajwinder Singh, Koul, O., Pushpinder J. Rup and Jawala Jindal (2009) Toxicity of some essential oil constituents  and their binary mixtures against Chilo  partellus Swinhoe (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Int. J. Trop. Insect Sci., 29,   93-101.

Koul, O., Gurmeet Singh, Rajwinder Singh, Suresh Walia and V. K. Kaul (2009) Comparative Bioefficacy of Biorational Ethylene Glycol Diesters and Sucrose Octanoate against Lipaphis erysimii (Homoptera: Aphididae). J. Appl. Entomol. 133, 682-688.

Rajwinder Singh,Koul, O., Pushpinder J. Rup and Jawala Jindal (2010) Evaluation of dietary toxicity of some essential oil allelochemicals for the management of chilo partellus (swinhoe). J. Plant Prot. Res. 50, 293-301.

 Rajwinder Singh,Koul, O., Pushpinder J. Rup  (2010) Influence of essential oil compounds on the oviposition behavior of the Asian armyworm, Spodoptera litura (Fabricius) in laboratory and greenhouse conditions. Biopestic. Int. 6, 52-66.

Rajwinder Singh, Koul, O., Pushpinder J. Rup and Jawala Jindal (2011) Influence of essential oil compounds on the oviposition behavior of the maize borer, Chilo  partellus (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in laboratory and greenhouse conditions. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 138, 55-64.

Sukhirun, N., Pluempanupat, W., Bullangpoti, V. and Koul, O. (2011) Bioefficacy ofAlpinia galanga rhizome  extracts, E-p-acetoxycinnamyl alcohol and E-p-coumaryl alcohol ethyl ether against Bactrocera dorsalis Hendel and the impact on detoxification enzyme activities. J. Econ. Entomol., 104, 1534-1540.

Khumrungsee, N., Pluempanupat, W., Bullangpoti, V., and Koul, O. (2011) Bioefficacy of thymol and 1,8-cineole against diamondback moth larvae, Plutella xylostella L. (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae)– a possible enzymatic interaction. Commun. Agric. Appl. Biol. Sci., 76, 124-125.

Koul, O., Singh Rajwinder, Middha Anshu, Walia, S., Shukla, P. and Kaul, V.K. (2012) Biorational glycol diesters as dietary toxins versus bioefficacy of sucrose octanoate against  lepidopteran larvae. Industrial Crops and Products, 40, 151-159.

Pluempanupat, S.,Nutchaya Kumrungsee, Pluempanupat, W., Ngamkitpinyo, K., Chavasiri, W., Bullangpoti, V. and Koul, O. (2013)      Laboratory evaluation of Dalbergia  oliveri (Fabaceae: Fabales) extracts and isolated    isoflavonoids on Aedes aegypti  (Diptera:Culicidae) mosquitoes. Industrial Crops and Products, 44, 653-658.

Koul, O., Singh, R., Kaur, B. and Kanda, D. (2013) Comparative study on the behavioral response and acute toxicity of some essential oil compounds and their binary mixtures to Helicoverpa armigera, Spodoptera litura and Chilo partellus larvae. Industrial Crops and Products, 49, 428-436.

Kraikrathok C., Ngamsaeng, S., Bullangpoti, V., Pluempanupat, W. and Koul, O. (2013) Bio-efficacy of some Piperaceae plant extracts against Plutella xylostella L. (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae).Commun. Agric. Appl. Biol. Sci., 78, 305-310.

Bovornnanthadej, T., Boonsoong, B., Taylor, D., Kainoh, Y., Koul, O. and Bullangpoti, V. (2013) Effect of thymol on reproductive biology of Helicoverpa armigera Hübner (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Commun. Agric. Appl. Biol. Sci.,78, 311- 316.

Kumrungsee, N., Pluempanupat, W., Bullangpoti, V. and Koul, O. (2014)  Toxicity of essential oil compounds against diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella, and their impact on detoxification enzymes. J. Pest Sci., 87, 721-729.

Koul, O., Singh, R., Middha, A., Walia, S., Shakula, P. and Kanda, D. (2014) Toxicity of glycol diesters and sucrose octanoate to selected horticultural insect pestes.Biopestic. Int., 10, 125-134. 

Poonsri, W., Pluempanupat, W., Chitchirachan, P., Bullangpoti, V. and Koul, O. (2015) Insecticidal alkanes from Bauhinia scandens var. horsfieldii against Plutella xylostella L. (Leopidoptera: Plutellidae). Industrial Crops and Products, 65, 170-174.

Yotavongse, P., Boonsoong, B., Pluempanupat, W., Koul, O. and Bullangpoti, V. (2015) Effects of the           botanical  insecticide thymol on biology of a braconid, Cotesia plutellae (Kurdjumov) parasitizing the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella L. Int. J. Pest Manag.,61. 171-178.

Yooboon, T., Pluempanupat, W., Koul, O. and Bullangpoti, V. (2015) Effects of azadirachtin on cuticular proteins of spodoptera  litura(Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) vis-a-vis the modes of application. Comm. Appl. Biol. Sci, Ghent University, 80,169-177.

Nutchaya Kumrungsee, N., Pluempanupat, W., Koul, O. and Bullangpoti, V. (2016) Toxicity of Houttuynia cordata Thunb extracts to Spodoptera exigua Hubner (Lepidoptera : Noctuidae). Comm. Appl. Biol. Sci, Ghent University, 81, 275-278.

Kanda, D., Kaur, S. and Koul, O. (2016)Effect of Keto-Compounds from Essential Oils on the Growth and Reproductive Performance of Tribolium castaneum (Herbst). Biopestic. Int., 12, 122-128.

Phankaen, Y., Manaprasertsak, A., Pluempanupat, W., Koul, O., Kainoh, Y. and Bullangpoti, V (2017) Toxicity and Repellent Action of Coffea arabica against Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) Adults under Laboratory Conditions. J. Stored Prod. Res., 71, 112-118.

Kanda, D., Kaur, S. and Koul, O. (2017) A comparative study of monoterpenoids and  phenylpropanoids from essential oils against stored grain insects: acute toxins or feeding deterrents. J. Pest Sci., 90, 531-545.
 

Phankaen, Y., Manaprasertsak, A., Pluempanupat, W., Koul, O., Kainoh, Y. and Bullangpoti, V (2017) Toxicity and Repellent Action of Coffea  arabica against Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) Adults under Laboratory Conditions. J. Stored Prod. Res., 71, 112-118. 

Junhirun, P., Pluempanupat, W., Yooboon, T., Ruttanaphan, T., Koul, O. and Bullangpoti, V. (2018) The study of isolated alkane compounds and crude extracts from Spahgneticola trilobata (Asterales: Asteraceae) as a candidate botanical insecticide for lepidopteran larvae. J. Econ. Entomol., 111, 2699-2705.

Kumrungsee, N., Wongsa. N., Ruttanakum, D., Ratwattananon, A., Pengsook, A., Manaprasertsak, A., Pluempanupat, W.,
Bullangpoti, V. and Koul, O. (2018) Bioefficacy of Piper ribesioides (Piperaceae : Piperales) extracts and isolated piperine
against  Aedes aegypti (Diptera:Culicidae) larvae and their impact on detoxification enzymes. Biopestic. Int., 14, 25-32.

Nobsathian, S., Saiyaithong, C., Koul, O., Pluempanupat, W., Bullangpoti, V., and Kumrungsee, N. (2020) The insecticidal potential of Piper ribesioides (Piperales: Piperaceae) extracts and isolated allelochemicals and their impact on the detoxification enzymes of Spodoptera exigua (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Phytoparasitica (under publication).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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