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Ishakh  Pulakkatu Thodi

Name :

Ishakh Pulakkatu Thodi

Title :

Jr Rsrch

Unit :

Department of Plant & Environmental Protection Sciences

Address :

875 Komohana Street
                    Hilo, HI 96720

Phone :

(808)981-5199

E-mail :

ishakpt@gmail.com

Specialties :

Pest Management in Field Crops, Spatial Ecology and Seasonal Dynamics of Insect Pests, ArcGIS, Geospatial Analysis


Professional Prep/Appointments :


  • 2013: PhD in Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • 2010: MS in Entomology, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
  • 2004: BS in Agriculture, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, Kerala, India


Projects :


  • Ecology and Management of Coffee Berry Borer


Publications :


  1. Pulakkatu-Thodi, I., D. Shurley, and M. D. Toews. 2014. Influence of planting date on stink bug injury, yield, fiber quality and economic returns in Georgia cotton. Journal of Economic Entomology. 107(2): 646-653. 
  2. Pulakkatu-Thodi, I., J. K. Greene., F. P. F. Reay-Jones., D. Reisig., and M. D. Toews. 2014. Within-field spatial distribution of stink bug damage in commercial cotton fields of southeastern USA. Environmental Entomology. (In press).
  3. Pulakkatu-Thodi, I., J. K. Greene., F. P. F. Reay-Jones., D. Reisig., and M. D. Toews. 2014. Efficacy of strip application of insecticides for managing phytophagous stink bugs in cotton. Environmental Entomology. (In review) 
  4. Toews, M.D. P. Roberts, and I. Pulakkatu-Thodi. 2014. SE agricultural stink bug ID, an iPhone app to enable users to identify common stink bugs found in agricultural ecosystem of Georgia and the southeastern US. Uploaded to the Apple App store in January 2014.
  5. Pulakkatu-Thodi, I. and M. D. Toews. 2014. Influence of planting date and maturity group on abundance of stink bugs in soybean in southeastern USA. Journal of Economic Entomology. (Pre-submission review)
  6. Weldon, S., G. Perkins, J. Ballenger, I. Pulakkatu-Thodi. 2013. Organic agriculture will solve projected food and water limitations of the American society: Con position. In 2013 Student Debate. American Entomologist 59:220-221. 


Languages :


English, Malayalam