Coimbatore, Apr 20 (UNI) Tamil Nadu Agriculural University (TNAU) obtained its first Patent granted by the Intellectual Property Rights of India for an invention of a device to remove eggs of pulse beatle from seeds.
In a press release here, TNAU vice chancellor C Ramasamy said the device had been invented by Professor of Agricultural Entomology Dr S Mohan.
Dr Ramasamy said the device is the first of its kind in the country and will be useful to prevent losses during storage.
Pulse beetle damage is a major constraint in production, he added.
This invention makes it possible to remove the eggs which are well glued on the seed coat by insects without damage to seeds, he said.
He said this invention is a significant development in management of stored product insects.
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