Pests of Bhutan was first developed in 2017 to make the latest information on plant protection publicly available. Unless otherwise stated pest information (such as impact, distribution and management) specifically applies to the situation in Bhutan. Information was initially drawn from a thorough review of all printed or electronic information on plant pests in Bhutan. This includes journal publications, annual reports, project reports and extension material. This was then reviewed and supplemented by a combination of one-on-one interviews and workshops with relevant experts within Bhutan for specific pests and commodities.

CABI, IRRI and other international pest management resources provided a valuable source of potential management recommendations for many of the pests, but these were always tailored for application in Bhutan.

How to Cite

Pests of Bhutan. https://pestsofbhutan.nppc.gov.bt.

Produced by the National Plant Protection Centre, Semtokha, Bhutan.


Pest of Bhutan was developed by Rieks van Klinken, Sonam Dorji (NPPC) and Joe Kobier. Rieks van Klinken led the project while working as a Plant Protection Advisor at the NPPC (2016-17) under the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) Program, an Australian Government initiative. IT development was done by Joe Kobier whilst working as an Australian volunteer in Nepal with the AVID program. Namgay Om, Sangay Dorji and Tshelthrim Zangpo (NPPC) helped develop and proof-read pest fact sheets.

Pests of Bhutan captures over 30 years of plant protection work done in the Bhutan. We especially thank the European Community Program and associated scientists who helped lay the foundation for plant protection in Bhutan (1985-2000).
We thank the many people and agencies that contributed their knowledge on agriculture and plant protection to the development of the content of this website.

Where possible images were sourced from NPPC staff. Where this was not possible we thank the many sources from which images were taken.

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