Profile of Dr. Md. Alamgir Hossain


Dr. Md. Alamgir Hossain


Department of Entomology (ENT)

Faculty of Agriculture

Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University, Dinajpur.



    Integrated pest management (IPM) and food security, storage pests management, biological control etc


  1. Ph.D. (Entomology), 2012

    Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladseh

  2. M.S. in Entomology, 1996

    Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensin

  3. B. Sc. Ag. (Honours), 1990

    Faculty of Agriculture, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh.


  1. Lecturer
    Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur, Bangladesh

    February 15, 1998 to May 23, 2004

  2. Assistant Professor
    Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur, Bangladesh

    May 24, 2004 to August 20, 2008

  3. Associate Professor
    Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur, Bangladesh

    August 21, 2008 to January 08, 2012

  4. Professor
    Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur, Bangladesh

    August 21, 2008 to Present


Journal Papers

  1. Published research articles


    66. Al-Amin, M., Hossain, M. A., El Taj, H. F. and Alim, M. A. 2022. Performance of different designed pheromone traps and their placement heights in capturing Leucinodes orbonalis Guenee (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Munis Entomology & Zoology.  17 (1): 589-599.

    65. Aysha, S. A., Arifunnahar, M., Mostafiz, M. M., Hossain, M. A., Ahmed, M., Alim, M. A. 2021. A bio-rational management strategy using insect growth regulators against Conopomorpha sinensis (Bradley) and quality assessment of litchi fruit. Journal of Kansas Entomological Society. 94(1): 45-58. IF 0.607

    64. Alim, M. A., Song, J., Lim, U. T., Choi, J. J. and Hossain, M. A. 2017. Bioassay of plant extracts against Aleurodicus dispersus (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae). Florida Entomologist. 100(2): 350-357. IF 0.89

    63. Hossain, M.A., Alim, M.A., Ahmed, K.S. and Haque, M.A. 2015. Insecticidal potentials of plant oils against Callosobruchus chinensis (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) in stored chickpea. J. Entomol. Soc. Iran. 34(3): 47-56. IF 0.665

    62. Hossain, M.A. and Haque, M. A. 2015. Influence of food supplements on the reproductive potential of the parasitoid, Dinarmusbasalis (Rondani) (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) on Callosobruchus chinensis (L.) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae). African Entomol. 23(1): 89-94. IF 1.155

    61. Hossain, M.A., Alim, M.A., Ahmed, K.S. and Haque, M.A. 2014. Biocontrol potential of the Dinarmus basalis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) Rondani as a parasitoid of Callosobruchus chinensis (L.) in stored pulse. African Entomol. 22(2): 285-290. IF 1.155

    60. Ahad, M.A., Raja, S.I., Khatun, M.M. and Hossain, M.A. 2012. Aquatic insect biodiversity of northern region of Bangladesh. Int. J. Bio-resource Stress Manage. 3(3): 387-393.

    59. Hassan, S.M.E., Hossain, S.M.M., Azad, A.K. Hassan, M.A., El Taj H.F. and Hossain, M. A. 2011. Effect of BAU-Biofungicide and plant extracts against root-knot (Meloidogyne javanica) of okra. Int. J. Bio-resource Stress Manage. 2(4): 432-436.

    58. El Taj, H.F., Mahmood, S. Kabir, M.A. Hossain,M. A. and Alim, M. A. 2011. Influence of apple cultivars on the development and fecundity of the two spotted spider mite (Tetranychusurticae(Koch). Int. J. Bio-resource Stress Manage. 2(4): 403-408.

    57. Hoque, A.T.M.R., Uddin, M.M., Islam, M. J. and Hossain M.A. 2002. Supply response of mungbeen in Bangladesh. Indian J. Agric. Res. 36(4): 241-247. IF 0.369

    56. Hossain, M.A., Islam, K.S., Ahad, M.A. and Hoque, A.T.M.R. 2001. Biology and predation efficiency of the coccinellid beetle, Propylea fallax (Khuzorian) on Mungbean aphid. Pakistan J. Biol. Sci. 4(3): 326-328. IF 1.036

    55. Hossain, M. A., Ahad, M.A., El Taj, H.F. Amin, M.R., and Azad, A.K.M. 2001. Prevalence and relative abundance of coccinellied beetle on mustard (Brassica campestris) crop. Pakistan J. Biol. Sci. 4(2): 136-138. IF 1.036

    54. Ahad, M.A., Hossain, M.A., EL Taj, H.F., Khan, M.A. and Islam, M. J. 2002. Relative susceptibility of some wheat lines to the pink borer, SesamiainferensWalker (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on wheat. Asian J. Plant Sci. 1 (4): 405-406. IF 0.87


    53. Ibrahim, A. A.,  Bachchu, M. A. A.,  Ali, A. H. and Hossain,  M. A. 2022. Assessment of toxic and repellent effects of natural pesticides against Sitophilus oryzae L. (Curculionidae: Coleoptera) on store wheat.  J. Expt. Biosci. 13(1): 1-10.

    52. Arifunnahar, Mst., M. M. Khatun, M. A. Hossain and M. Abdul A. 2021. Toxicity Evaluation of Different Chemical Pesticides against Riptortus pedestris (Hemiptera: Alydidae) Under Laboratory Condition in Bangladesh. J. Bangladesh Agril. Univ. 19(2): 192-97.

    51. Fatematuzzjohora, M.A. Ahad, Mst. R. Khatun and Hossain M.A. 2021. Evaluation of toxicity of five medicinal plant extracts on maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais (Mots.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on stored maize. Int. J. Agr. Sci. Tech. 1(2): 40-50.

    50. Uddin M. J., M. A. Alim, M.A. Hossain and M. Asaduzzaman. 2021. Ecological control of Riptortus pedestris F. (Hemiptera: Alydidae) by plant extracts. Journal of Science Foundation. 19(1): Accepted for publication.

    49. Hossain, M. A., M. I. Hassan and M. A. Alim. 2020. Effectiveness of different botanical oils in controlling Aulacophorafoveicollis Lucas (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) on sweet gourd. BOU J. Agric. Rural Dev. 12:

    48. Mim, R.P., Alim M.A., H.F. El Taj, Asaduzzaman, M., HossainM.A. 2020.Environmentally safe management of pulse beetle, Callosobruchuschinensis L. (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) in stored chickpea seeds. Journal of Science Foundation. 18(2): Accepted for publication.

    47. Hossain, M.A., M.S. Yasmin, M.A.A. Bachchu and M.A. Alim. 2021. Potency of three botanical oils against the Aphis craccivora Koch (Homoptera: Aaphididae) nymphs under laboratory conditions. SAARC J. Agric. 19(1): 139-154.

    46. Hossain, M. A., Hassan, M. I., Ali, M. K. and Alim, M.A. 2021. Bioactivity of indigenous botanical oils against Aulacophorafoveicollis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Journal of Experimental Biosciences. 12(1): 75-80.

    45. Tithi, D.A., Alim M.A., H.F. El Taj, Hossain, M.A., and Islam, A.T.M.S. 2021. Potency of natural oils against the grub of epilachna beetle on bitter gourd. Bangladesh J. Ecol.3 (1): 81-85.

    44. Rani, A., Ahad, M. A. and Hossain, M.A. 2021. Life history traits and food consumption of hog plum leaf beetle Podontia 14-punctata (Chrysomelidae: Coleoptera).Acta Entomology and Zoology. 2(1): 108-114.

    43. Hassan M. I., Arifunnahar M., Alim M.A., Akteruzzaman M. and Hossain M. A. 2020. Potential of four natural oils against the red pumpkin beetle attacking sweet gourd. Bangladesh j. entomol. 30(1). Accepted for publication.

    42. Ali A. H., Ibrahim A. A., Bachchu M. A. and Hossain M. A. 2020. Effects of botanical oils on Aphis craccivora Koch (Homoptera: Aphididae). Bangladesh j. entomol. 30(1). Accepted for publication.

    41. Ahmed, S.M.S., Hossain, M. A., Siddique, A.B. and  Bachchu, M. A. A. 2020. Bioefficacy of three indigenous plant extracts against Callosobruchus chinensis L. (Bruchidae: Coleoptera). J. Asiat. Soc. Bangladesh. 46(1): 1-12.

    40. Hossain, M. A., Hassan, M.I. and Alim, M.A. 2019. Effectiveness of different botanical oils in controlling Aulacophora foveicollis Lucas (Coleoptera :Chrysomelide) on sweet gourd. BOU J. Agric. Rural Dev. 11(2): 9-17.

    39. Afrin S., Bachchu M.A.A., Taj H.F. El and Hossain M.A. 2019. Anti-ovipositional, ovicidaland larvicidal effects of plant oils against CallosobruchuschinensisL. (Bruchidae: Coleoptera). J. Sci. Tech.17: 20-31.

    38. Rahman, M. H., Bhuyain, M. M. H. and Hossain, M. A. 2019. Incidence and control of Thrips tabaci (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on onion using neem leaf extract. BOU J. Agric. Rural Dev. 11(1): 71-82.

    37. Arifunnahar M., Ahmed, M. B. U., Hossain, M. A. and Alim, M. A. 2019.Varietal susceptibility of mungbean to pod borer (Marucavitrata), bean bug (Riptortus pedestris) and epilachna beetle (Epilachna decastigma). Bangladesh j. entomol. 29(2): 49-58.

    36. Afrin, S. M., Bachchu, A. A. and Hossain, M. A. 2018. Suppression of pulse beetle, CallosobruchuschinensisL. infesting stored chickpea with some botanical extracts using different solvents. Bangladesh j. entomol. 28(2): 37-50.

    35. Rahman, M.S., Arifunnahar, Mst.,Alim, M.A. and Hossain, M.A. 2018. Effect of some leaf powders and doses of tobacco leaf powder to protect chickpea seeds in storage against Callosobruchuschinensis. BOU J. Agric. Rural Dev. 10(1): 35-42.

    34. Arifunnahar, Mst.,Raju, M.R. Hossain, M.A. and Alim, M.A. 2018. Varietal preference of mungbean (Vigna radiata) against sucking pests under field conditions. BOU J. Agric Rural Dev. 10(1): 43-49.

    33. Yasmin, M.S., Bachchu, M.A.A. and Hossain, M.A. 2017. Toxic and repellent effects of three botanical oils against adult Aphis craccivora Koch. (Homoptera: Aphididae) under laboratory conditions. University Journal of Zoology, Rajshahi University. 36: 39-48.

    32. Alam, M.J., Alim, M.A., Bachchu, M.A.A. and Hossain, M.A. 2017. Biology and predation efficiency of Menochilus sexmaculatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) on different three species of aphid. Bangladesh J. Entomol.27(2): 35-46.

    31 . Rashid, M.H., El Taj, H. F. Bachchu, M. A. A., Arifunnahar, M. and Hossain, M.A. 2017. Efficacy of some synthetic pesticides applied against the mango leaf cutting weevil (Deporaus marginatus Pascoe). Bangladesh J. Entomol. 27(2): 73-85.

    30. Hossain, M. A.,  Bachchu, M. A. A., Ahmed, K. S. and Haque, M. A. 2014. Effectiveness of indigenous plant powders as grain protectant against Callosobruchus chinensis (L.) in stored chickpea (Cicer arietinum). Bangladesh J. Agril. Res. 39(1): 93-103.

    29.  Arifunnahar, M., Ferdous, Z., Alim, M.A. and Hossain, M.A. 2016. Incidence of spiraling whiteflies Aleurodicusdispersus Russell and its natural enemies on guava orchards. Journal of Bio-Science. 24: 67-74.

    28. Alim, M. A. Hossain, M.A. Rahman, F., Arifunnahar, M.A.A. Sabir and Mostafiz, M. 2015. Evaluation of synthetic pesticides against spiraling whitefly, Aleurodicus dispersus (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae). Bangladesh j. entomol. 25(2): 1-12.

    27. Sarker, A., Alim, M.A., Uddin, M.A. and Hossain, M. A. 2015. Insecticidal potencyof non-edible oils in stored green gram seeds against Callosobruchus chinensis (Coleoptera: Bruchidae). Bangladesh j. entomol. 25(1): 85-98.

    26. Rana, M. S., Bachchu, M.A.A., Hossain, M.A., Ara, R. and Rahman, H. 2015. Effect of some indigenous plant extracts against brown plant hopper, Nilaparvata lugens (Stal.) (Hemiptera: Delphacidae). Bangladesh j. entomol. 25(1): 15-32.

    25. Rana, M.S., Bachchu, M.A.A., Hossain, M.A. and Ara, R. 2014. Evaluation of different doses of urea and plant spacing as management approach against rice brown plant hopper, NilaparvatalugensStal. Bangladesh j. entomol. 24(1): 37-46.

    24. Alim, M.A., Hossain, M.A. and Rahman, F. 2014. Population dynamics of spiraling whitefly on ornamental plants and its natural enemies in Bangladesh. Bangladesh j. entomol. 24(1): 47-55.

    23. Hossain, K. F., Alim, M. A., El Taj, H. F. and Hossain, M. A. 2014. Biological activity of botanical oils against Callosobruchusmaculatus (F.) in stored blackgram seed. Bangladesh j. entomol. 24(1): 57-74.

    22. Ghani, M. O., Bachchu, M.A.A., Hossain, M. A. and Ara, R. 2014. Bio-efficacy of some indigenous plant extracts against rice weevil, Sitophilus oryzae L. J. Sci. Tech.12: 26-34.

    21. Bachchu, M.A.A., Ghani, M. O., Hossain, M. A. and Ara, R. 2013. Insecticidal and repellant effect of some indigenous plant extracts against rice weevil, Sitophilus oryzae L. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Bangladesh j. entomol. 23(2): 97-114.

    20. Hasan, M. M., Khatun, A., Bachchu, M. A. A., Bhuyain M. M. H. and Hossain, M.A. 2011. Efficacy of akanda (Calotropis gigantea) against some phytopathogenic bacteria. J. Agrofor. Env. 5(1): 15-18.

    19. Azam, M. G., Uddin, M. N., Bhuyain, M.M.H. Hossain, M. A. and Kabir, K. H. 2010. Efficacy of synthetic and botanical insecticides for the management of stem fly, Ophiomyia phaseoli, (Tryon) of mungbean. Bangladesh J. Environ. Sci. 18: 145-148.

    18. Hossain, M.A. and Haque, M.A. 2010. Efficacy of some indigenous plant extracts as grain protectant against pulse beetle, Callosobruchus chinensis (L.). J. Agrofor. Env. 4(1): 197-202.

    17. Bhuyain, M.M.H., Uddin, M.N., Faruk, M.O. and Hossain, M.A. 2009. Efficacy of akanda leaf, Calotropis procera Aiton extract as botanical insecticide against bean aphid, Aphis craccivora Koch infesting country bean. Bangladesh J. Crop Sci. 20(2): 187-196.

    16. Soren, E., Uddin, M.M., Hossain,M.A. and Hauqe, M.A. 2009. Antiovipositional, ovicidal and larvicidal properties of celaflor against Callosobruchus chinensis (L.) in chickpea. Bangladesh J. Seed Sci. Tech. 13(1&2): 97-101.

    15. Hosan, S.M.A., Hossain, M. A., Khatun, R. and Haque, M.A. 2009. Efficacy of celaflor as grain protectant against Callosobruchuschinensis (L.) in chickpea. Bangladesh J. Environ. Sci. 17: 150-153.

    14. Parvin, R.H., El Taj, H.F., Hossain, M. A. and Bhuyain, M.M.H. 2008. Biology and food consumption of hide beetle, Dermestes maculatus Degeer on rupchanda dried fish. J. Environ. Sci. Nat. Res. 1(2): 135-139.

    13. Hossain, M. A. and Haque, M. A. 2008. Effect of different storage containers of chickpea seeds infestation by the pulse beetle Callosobruchus chinensis (L.). J. Seed Sci. Tech. 12(2): 187-191.

    12. Hossain, M.A., El Taj, H.F. Haque, M.A. Ara, R. and Uddin M.N. 2008. Biology, food consumption and natural enemies of epilachna beetle, Epilachna dodecastigma (Wied.) Int. J. Sustain. Agril. Tech. 4(2): 59-64.

    11. El Taj, H.F., Haque, M.A., Hossain, M. A. and Mahmood, S. 2006. Biological weed control using the phytophagous insect, black beetle (Alticafoveicollis Jacoby). J. Bangladesh Soc. Agric. Sci. Technol. 3(1 & 2): 73-76.

    10. Islam, M.J., Roy, B., Uddin, M.N., Hakim, M.A. and Hossain, M. A. 2005. Suitability assessment of ground water for drinking and industrial uses in some selected sites of Dhaka city. J. Sci. Tech. 3: 47-90.

    9. Ara, R., Das, B. C. Sarkar, Z. I., El Taj, H.F. and Hossain,M.A. 2005. Effects of various plant materials admixture with wheat flour storing in traditional devices on population growth of red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum). Bangladesh J. Sci. Tech. 3: 59-62.

    8. Hossain, M.A., El Taj, H.F., Ahad, M.A. and Ara, R. 2004. Biology and food consumption of mango defoliator (Criculatrifenestrata). J. Agric. Educ. Technol. 7(1 & 2): 83-88.

    7. Hossian, M.A., El Taj, H.F., Ahad, M.A. and Ara, R. 2004. Biology and food consumption of hogplum leaf beetle, PodontiaquatodocimpunctataL. J. Subtrop. Agric. Res. Dev. 2(3): 45-50.

    6. Zahan, Z.M.S., Ahad, M.A. Bari, M.S., Hossain M.A. and Islam, M.J. 2001. Estimation of yield and quality of banana fruit affected by banana leaf and fruit beetle, Nodostoma viridipennis (Coleoptera: Eumolpidae) in Bangladesh. Pakistan J. Biol. Sci. 4(9): 118-119.

    5. Islam, M.J., Nuruddin, M.M., Bari, S., Hossain, M.A. and Jahan, K.H. 2001. Quality assessment of ground water for irrigation at Dinajpur in Bangladesh. J. Agric. Educ. Technol. 4(1&2): 47-52.

    4. Hossain, M.A.,Ahad, M.A. and Islam, M.J. 2000. Abundance of coccinellid beetles on wheat crop at Mymensingh. Bangladesh J. Train. Dev. 13 (1 & 2): 81-86.

    3. Hossain, M.A., Islam, K.S. and Jahan, M. 2000. Abundance of coccinellid beetle on country bean crop at Mymensingh. Progress. Agric. 11(1&2): 65-68.

    2. Amin, M.R., Shahjahan, M., El Taj, H.F., Iqbal, T.M.T. and Hossain, M.A. 2000. Use of akanda, biskatali and neem leaves as botanical insecticides against lesser grain borer. Bangladesh j. entomol. 10(1&2): 1-13.

    1. Ahad, M.A., El Taj H.F. and Hossain, M.A. 1999. Screening of sugarcane varieties against early shoot borer. Bangladesh J. Train. Dev. 12(1&2): 49-51.


  1. International Training Workshop

    Funded by: Ministry of Science and Technology, PR China

  2. Wageningen University and Research

    Funded by: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs