C.A. Jayaprakas Working as Principal Scientist and Head, Division of Crop Protection, ICAR- Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala India. Over 30 years of research experience in insect pest management in horticultural crops. Our team has isolated the insecticidal principles from cassava, a food and industrial crop extensively cultivated in tropical and subtropical countries, andformulated biopesticides against important borer pests of fruit and tree crops, and sucking pests in vegetables. We have designed a biopesticideextraction unit to extract the bioactive principles form cassava at commercial level.