Dr.K.Devaki working as Assistant Professor in Department of Entomology, Sri Venkateswara Agricultural College, Tirupati had research experience of 12 years in the area of insect pest management, biological control of groundnut, pulse crops and sugarcane pests, molecular Entomology, pesticide residue analysis. She has vast experience in isolation, identification and characterization of microbial biocontrol agents such as Bacillus thuringiesis. She worked on molecular characterization of Bacillus thuringiensis cry and vip genes. She is guiding students on isolation of Bacillus thuringiensis, Beauveria bassiana, Nomuraea rileyi etc for their post graduate research programme. She also experienced in development of models for insect pests of groundnut, pulses and sugarcane.
Dr.K.Devaki Research interest include Development of weather based forewarning models for crop pests, microbial biocontrol, Integrated Pest Management, molecular identification of insects, pesticide residue analysis