kannan
Education
  • Ph.D in Agricultural Entomology (2004), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.
  • M.Sc in Agricultural Entomology (2001), ANGRAU, Hyderabad.
  • B.Sc in Horticulture (1998), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.
Specialization
  • Genetics of Resistance in Insects to Insectisides and Bacillus thuringiensis
Current Areas of Research
  • Encapsulation of Technology; Slow release of Insect Pheromones
Selected publications
  • Kannan.M., C. Vijayaraghavan, S.A. Jayaprakash and S. Uthamasamy. 2011. Studies on the biology and toxicity of newer insecticides molecule on cabbage head caterpillar, crocidolomia binotalis (Lepidoptera: pyralidae) in India.  Proceedings of 6th International workshop on management of the Diamond back and other crucifer insects pests, AVRDC, world, vegetable center, Taiwan, PP;31-37.
  • Uthamasamy. S., M. Kannan, K. Senguttuvan, and S.A. Jayaprakash. 2011. Status, damage potential and management of diamond back moth, Plutella xylostella in Tamil Nadu, India, Proceedings of the 6th International workshop on Management of the Diamond back moth and other  crucifer insect pests, AVRDC, The world, vegetable, center, Taiwan PP-270-279.
  • Mahalakshmi, M. M.Kalayanasundaram. P. Karuppuchamy and M. Kannan. 2010. Biology and management of the Cotton mealybug, phenococus solonopsis Tinsley (Hemiptera: Pseudococidae),Entomon, 35(2):73-79.
  • Kannan, M and S. Uthamasamy. 2007. Transgenic cotton – on the threshold of a revolution in India.Green farming, 1(2): 30-32.
  • Kannan, M and S. Uthamasamy. 2007. Baseline susceptibility of the cotton bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) to transgenic Bt cotton (RCH2) in south India. Biopesticides International, 3(1): 71-78.
  • Kannan, M and S. Uthamasamy. 2007. Influence of Baseline variation on the biological performance of cotton bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in South India. Entomon,32(2): 111-117.
  • Kannan, M and N. Venugopala Rao, 2007. Studies on seasonal, varietal incidence and influence of weather parameters on the population dynamics of mango nut weevil, Sternochaetus mangiferae (F.).Indian Journal of Ecology, 34(1): 62-65.
  • Kannan, M and S. Uthamasamy. 2006. Effects of sublethal doses of Bacillus thuringiensis δ-Endotoxin Cry 1Ac on the developmental performance of the cotton bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner),Biopesticides International, 2(1): 51-59.
  • Kannan, M and N. Venugopala Rao. 2006. Incidence of Homopteran pests in relation to weather conditions in mango. Indian Journal of Ecology, 33(2): 146-149.
  • Kannan, M and S. Uthamasamy. 2006. Toxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis and crystal proteins toHelicoverpa armigera (Hubner). Journal of Applied Zoologist Researcher, 17(2): 142-144.
  • Kannan, M and S. Uthamasamy. 2006. Abundance of arthropods on transgenic Bt and non-Bt cotton.Journal of Applied Zoologist Researcher, 17(2):145-149.
  • Kannan, M and N. Venugopala Rao. 2006. Ecological studies on mango fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalisHendel. Annals of Plant Protection Sciences, 14(2): 340-342.
  • Kannan, M and S. Uthamasamy. 2004. Impact of insecticides on sucking pests and natural enemy complex of transgenic cotton. Current Science, 86(5): 726-729.
  • Gajendra Babu, B and M. Kannan. 2002. Lightning Bugs, Resonance: Journal of Science Education,7(9): 49-55.
Teaching Responsibilities
  • Nano Agricultural Inputs – Synthesis, Characterization and Application (2+1) (NST 504)
Externally Funded Projects

S.No

Title

Funding agency

PI /
Co-PI

Total Grant
(Rs. in Lakhs)

Period

1. Analysis of genetic diversity in different geographical population of cotton bollworm,Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) using molecular markers in India.

CSIR, New Delhi, India.

PI

1.4 lakhs

2006

2. Genetic Analysis of Field Strains of Cotton Bollworm,   Helicoverpa  armigera ( Hübner) for Early Detection of Resistance to Transgenic Bt Cotton.

DST, SERC, New Delhi

PI

12.42 lakhs

2006- 09

3. Training on hi-tech commercial nursery for upliftment and prosperity of self help groups and tribal of the Lower Pulney’s in Tamil Nadu

NABARD, Dindigul District

Co- PI

1.43

2011- 12

4. Advanced techniques and management practices for Mandarin cultivation in the lower pulney hills of Tamil Nadu

NABARD,
Dindigul District

Co-PI

0.76

2011- 12

5. Genetic and Molecular Basis of Diamond Back Moth (Plutella xylostella. L.) resistance toBacillus thuringiensis

DST, SERC,
New Delhi

   PI

23.20

2011- 14

6. Identification of effective insecticidal crystal proteins fromBacillus thuringiensis (Berliner) to spotted pod borer, Maruca testulalis (Geyer) in Dolichos bean (Avarai)

UGC, New Delhi

PI

6.93

2012-15

7. Can seasonal climate forecasts improve food security in Indian Ocean Rim Countries in a variable and changing climate?

(CSIRO), Australia

Co-PI

30.95

2012-15