Arjun Khadka

Arjun KhadkaAcademics:
BS in Agriculture (Entomology as an elective) from Institute Of Agriculture and Animal Sciences (IAAS), Rampur campus, Chitwan, Nepal
Currently Co-enrolled as a Student of MS in Entomology and DPM

Since time immemorial, pests and diseases always have been foes of farmers. As a student of Agriculture, plant protection (Entomology and Plant pathology) fascinates me a lot. After completion of BS, I enrolled myself in a 3 month long volunteer program in Entomology division of Nepal Agriculture Research Council (NARC), Lalitpur, Nepal. The volunteering was based on rearing of egg and larval parasitoids of Potato tuber moth. I also worked as a Technical Officer in Agriculture Research Station (ARS), vijayanagar, Jumla, Nepal for one year. I was involved in various research trials of various agronomic commodities and during the data collection I observed all the aspects of a research field. DPM was a perfect fit for my search as I was looking for a degree that would incorporate holistic plant protection knowledge and getting a MS in Entomology too was a sort of bonus. It will be a great learning curve for me.
I am involved in rearing of Brown marmorated stink bug in the quarantine lab and will be doing experiment with stink bugs in relation to relative humidity.

After the completion of degree, I want to engage myself in research activities focusing on plant protection.

“When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.” –Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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