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Plant Disease Management and Microbes
Sampat Nehra
Crops suffer due to diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses, nematodes, phytoplasma resulting in losses in quality and quantity. Therefore to get rid from such soil borne pathogens, there is an urgent need of suitable/environmental friendly management ..more


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Disease Management of Horticultural Crops under Protected Cultivation
N. IndraP. ArunaV. Ponnuswami
Horticultural crops are adversely affected by a variety of pests and diseases. For the success of hi-tech horticulture, integrated management of these pests and diseases is essential. Research efforts are required to develop models for application of IPM practices for important crops in different locations. With changing horticultural practices new pests like thrips, white flies, mites, phytoplasma, viruses and viroids are emerging. Some of these are exotic pests. To protect horticultural crops from such pests, greater vigilance and stringent quarantine measures are required. Hence this book on ‘Disease management of horticultural crops under protected cultivation’ was prepared. The book has nine chapters which deals elaborately with scope and importance of protected cultivation, problems under protected cultivation, Integrated Disease Management (IDM) strategies and disease management strategies in fruit crops like Strawberry, vegetable crops like tomato, capsicum, gourds and spice crops like paprika and coriander and ornamental crops like rose, carnation, gerbera, anthurium, dendrobium, asiatic lily, chrysanthemum and gladiolus. This book will certainly help the readers for better understanding of the pest and diseases in Horticultural crops and under protected cultivation. This book will be an inevitable source material for the students, researchers, scientists and horticulturists all over the world. ..more


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Techniques in Host Plant Resistance to Insects
A.K. ChakravarthyP.R. ShashankChandrasekharaB. Doddabasappa
In today’s world maintenance and conservation of environmental quality has attained central core position in any human related enterprise or activity. Several challenges and opportunities have arisen for environmental-friendly technologies to use and apply in practical situation. The use of insect and diseases resistance plant is over a century old, but the theoretical aspects have barely been translated into practice. Use of resistance plants is ideal means to pest suppression. The full potential of this method of pest suppression is yet to be exploited. Prelude to the use of resistant plants in cultivated ecosystem and in integrated pest management programmes, the practical aspects and methodologies involved need to be clearly understood. This compilation is an effort in this direction. Students and young researchers will hopefully accrue easy access to the practical steps/points and develops an understanding of the topic. The book comprises 24 different practical methods relating to host plant resistance. The first set of methods include Samplings, Distribution patterns and evaluation of germplasm screening parameters against insect pests; Equipments required; Determinations of Antixinosis, Antibiosis and Tolerance; Host plant resistance in related to castor leafhoppers and rice gall midge: Morphological characters in relation to host plant resistant; Tritropic interactions; Biochemical basis of host plant resistance; Studies on repellency, Ovipositional preference and antifeedant activity; Gene cloning, Markers, Sequencing and evaluation; Economic and ecological values of resistant plants. ..more


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Biopesticides and Biocontrol for Green Agriculture
H.A. Modi
Due to chemical dominance biocontrol in crop protection was neglected. Soon after, the consequences of indiscriminate use of pesticides was realized resulting in imposition of ban on many of them. This opened new vistas for rapid developments of biocontrol as a discipline. Detailed investigations on the biology and ecology of pest and natural enemies have provided insights which have enabled the control techniques to be used more effectively. Understanding the epidemiology, life cycles and in vitro culture techniques of antagonistic organisms have been successfully exploited to develop biocontrol agents as biopesticides. Biopesticides have several advantages over chemical pesticides. In developing countries, where there is a shortage of foreign exchange, an attractive possibility is the manufacture of biopesticides using cheap locally available agricultural wastes as a substrate for culturing the biological control agents by cottage industries or the farmers cooperatives. Contents of book “Biopesticides and Biocontrol for Green Agriculture” include : • Integrated Pest and Disease Management System (IPDMS) • An Introduction to Biopesticides • Microbial Control of Insects • Bacteria as Biocontrol Agents • Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) and Their Insecticidal Toxins • Commercial Production of Bacterial Insecticides • Fungal Insecticides • Viral and Rickettsial Insecticides • Protozoal Insecticides • Nematode-based Insecticides • Botanical Pesticides • Bioherbicides • Biocontrol through Transgenic Plant Technology • Biocontrol of Plant Diseases • Phytochemicals for control of Plant Pathogens In addition, other important information regarding biocontrol and biopesticides are summarized in eight appendices and included in the book for benefitting to the readers. The present compilation attempts to offer basic concepts of all the essential components of biopesticides used for agriculture purposes and should prove of help to all students and professionals engaged in agriculture study and practices. This book will prove of great help to students pursuing U.G. and P.G. Courses in Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences and Technology, Food Science and Technology, as well as other basic science courses (Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences) where this subject forms a part of its applied biotechnology curricula. Compactness and simplicity in presenting the subjective information will make the book of great value to students having first exposure to the subject. ..more


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Plant Protection Through Eco-Friendly Techniques
S. C. BhardwajS. SinghA. Bhatnagar
The book “Plant Protection through Eco-friendly Techniques” contains nineteen chapters dealing with an eco-friendly management of insect pests for sustainable agriculture, impact of climate change and food safety. The contributors of the book have collected up to date information on insect-pest & disease management, new trends including DNA Barcoding, EPN, anthocorid, pheromones, insect pest management in vegetables, oilseeds and phytophagous whitegrubs which will be useful for scholars of plant protection group. The book includes information on Some Problematic Agricultural Pests and their Eco-safe Management; Phytophagous Whitegrubs of India Bioecology and Management; Concepts, Approaches and Implementation of IPM in Crops; DNA Barcoding AND Integrated Pest Management; Exploitation of Eco-friendly Techniques for the Management; Anthocorids as Potential Predators; Biopesticiides and their Potential Predators; Biopesticides and their Potential in Integrated Pest Management; Eco-fridnly Insect Pest Management in Tobacco; Insect Pest Management in Oil Seed Crops. Chapters on The Challenges of Food Security: Decisive Role of Pesticides; Biopesticidal Entomopathogenic Nematode; Entomopathogenic Fungi for Sustainable Agriculture; Entomopathogenic Fungi with Special Reference to Metarhizium and Beauveria for Management of Whitegrubs; Management of Some Insect Pests using Pheromones; Food Safety and Risk Assessment of Crop Protection Chemicals and their Rational Use in Maximising Gains; Sustainable Crop Production Technologies for Pests of Vegetable; Role of Honey Bees in Sustenance Crop Productivity have been included to project their importance in the present scenario and lastly article of Emerging Challenges in Crop Health Management adds value to the book. This book shall be of a great help to teachers, researchers & students engaged in the field of Plant Pathology, Entomology, Seed Pathology, Horticulture, Agro-forestory, Nematology & others interested in different branches of Agriculture & Botany. ..more


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Plant Diseases and their Biological Control
A. Singh
Indiscriminate use of pesticides has harmed the mankind, animals, environment and ecology. The development of resistance in some pathogens against fungicides, lack of reliable chemical control measures and also the lack or non availability of resistant varieties to major diseases in some crops led to search of alternative means for disease control. The alternatives are those refered to as biological controls. The biological control refers to the purposeful utilization of introduced or resident living organisms, other than disease resistant host plants, to suppress the activities and populations of one or more plant pathogens. The microorganisms have come under focus for the management of diseases due to their unique ability to survive in the ecosystem and reducing the severity of the diseases. The present book Plant Diseases and their Biological Control incorporates the critical reviews and research articles on biological control of pathogens. Important articles are on Biological Control as an Ecological Safer Technology, Biocontrol through Microbes and Endomycorrhiza, Mitigating Plant Disease through Cultural Practices, Mechanism of Action of Biocontrol Agents, Potential Application of Trichoderma, Mass Production and Formulation of Bioagents, Plant Disease Management through Diversified Cropping Systems, Biological Control of Rice Blast and Pigeon Pea Wilt, Molecular Advances of Disease Management in Indian Mustard, Development of Pseudomonas Fluorescens based Biopesticides, Biocontrol of Chilli Leaf Curl Disease and Rot of Ginger, Biotechnological Approaches for Disease Management in Forest Trees, Biological Control of Postharvest Diseases of Fruits, Marker Assisted Selection for Resistance Improvement in Potatoes, Agonistic Phyllosphere Consortium of Microbes in the Development of Disease of Fern and Biological Control of Jatropha Plant Diseases. The book will be useful and widely accepted by students, teachers, researchers, Botanists, Plant Pathologists, and Agriculturists. ..more


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Eco-Safe Management of Diversified Pest Problems
S. C. BhardwajS. SinghA. Bhatnagar
This is a unique and comprehensive book with critical reviews in the areas of non-chemical pest management, organic management of pest, ICT based networking of pest management etc. The book includes chapters on IPM in Major Oilseed Crops; Management of Insect Pests of Pulse Crops through Eco-friendly Techniques; Non-Chemical Pest Management in Cultivation of Important Flowers in Himalayan Sikkim; Utilization of Entomopathogenic Fungi for the Integrated Management of Insect Pests; Organic Management of Insect Pests in Cotton; Biodiversity in Pupulations of Heterodera avenae in Inida; Insect Pest Management of Major Crops under Aberrant Weather Conditions of Semi-arid Areas; Storage Pests and Some Aspects Related to their Management. Aspects covering Genericaly Modified Crops for Pest Management; Fruit Flies and their Management with Special Reference to Cue Lure Delivery System as Male Annihilitation Technique and Posion Bait Application Technique in Cucurbit Crops; Disinfestations of Horticultural Produce: To Facilitate Export; Global Warming and its Impact on Insect-Pest Complex in Oilseeds Crops; New Trends in Breeding Crops for Insect Resistance; SOME Statistical Techniques for Agricultural Research have been specially included to project their use in 21st century & lastly ICT Based Networking for Effective Implementation of Plant Protection Practices enable us to maintain a systematic record of pest apperance which can be used in the development of prediction models in the future. The book will be useful to researchers, teachers & students of Entomology, Plant Pathology, Botany & Agriculture. ..more


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Bioagents in Plant Disease Management
P. C. Trivedi
Biological control has become an alternate and most important of plant disease management as chemical pesticides possess adverse effect on environment and human health. Biocontrol agents are useful organisms that reduce the adverse effects of phytopathogens and enhance positive response in the plant. Judicious use of biocontrol agents can significantly reduce use and subsequently cost of pesticides and thereby contribute to sustainable development of agriculture. The present book “Bioagents in Plant Disease Management” contains 17 articles covering information on bioagents which are being used in the management of plant diseases. Application of Trichoderma, Pseudomonas, AM Fungi in the management of important diseases have been reviewed. Book covers articles on: Current trends in biological control of plant diseases; Biocontrol with Trichoderma; Biomanagement of soil borne plant pathogens through fungal antagonists; Management of soil borne diseases of cotton through ecofriendly approaches; Biocontrol of fungal diseases of pigenopea & maize. Article on Biocontrol of post harvest diseases provide detailed information on the topic. Other major articles included in the book are on – Ecofriendly disease management in spice crops using microbial agents; Biological control of seed-borne fungal diseases of legumes; PGPR fungus & P. lilacinus in management of Meloidogyne sp.; Pseudomonas: A promosing novel biocontrol agent; Management of plant diseases through AM Fungi. Articles on Biological control of human pathogenic fungi and Biological control of Parthenium hysterophorus by Alternaria alternate have added value to the book. This book provides excellent glimpses of the biomanagement of plant diseases. This book provide authentic information on biological control of plant diseases. Book will be very useful to botanists, agricultural scientists, Plant Pathologists, farmers & students of plant sciences. ..more


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Plant Diseases and its Management
P. C. Trivedi
The changed agricultural scenario has to focus our attention on way is to check plant diseases, cut crop losses, avoid-wide fluctuations in productions and sustain the higher levels of productivity. The issue facing agricultural and in particular disease control is, therefore, managing the plant disease severity below the economic threshold following ecologically safe, economically viable and easily operational procedures. The Integrated Disease Management (IDM) strategy is targeted to achieve this objective. The present book “Plant Diseases and its Management” incorporates critical review and research articles on important plant diseases and their management strategies. This volume contain 19 chapters covering diseases of economically important plants and their management. Chapters covers Diseases of Wheat, Barley, Kodo-millet, Soybean, Coconut, Pulses, Sugarcane, Rice, Cluster bean and their mode of management. Other important articles included are: Management of Ganoderma stem rot disease of Prosopis cineraria through biocontrol fungi; Diversity of fungal biocontrol agents & their uses in agriculture; Agriculturally important microorganisms and sustainable agriculture; Microbial and botanical biopesticides in plant disease management. Book also includes articles on virus disease of cowpea; Role of Biological proteins in the management of plant viruses; Virus free plant through meristem tip culture; Phytoplasma of sugarcane & its control. Detailed information is given on Microbial versatility towards plant and phytonematode management and Microbes in the management of plant diseases. The book will be useful to all students and researchers in plant pathology, agriculture, botany & plant protection. ..more


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Eco-Friendly and Non Hazardous Management of Pests
T. SinghK. Agrawal
Plant diseases were known to man when organized agriculture came into existence and when man had to move to other areas in search of food. In spite of many thousand years of progress in human civilization, based on great scientific advances and also the opening of new frontiers in scientific agriculture, it remains a stark truth even today that a very large proportion of world population still remains underfed, undernourished or even starved. Disease is a state of abnormality, which develops through interaction of a host and parasite under suitable environmental conditions. The plant diseases can be efficiently controlled by the application of chemicals such as fungicides, bactericides, insecticides etc., but these are not permanent methods and on the contrary they pollute the environment and at times are hazardous to human health. Hence, there is need to reduce the load of synthetic chemical pesticides in an effort to provide for safer foods and a cleaner environment. Development of breeding of disease resistant varieties of crop plants is also an efficient, practically feasible and economically ideal method of disease management. Now more use of physical methods, bio-pesticides and exploitation of native plant resources in plant protection is needed. Scientists world over have paid attention to develop eco-friendly and non-hazardous means of plant disease control. This book, Eco-friendly and non-hazardous Management of Plant Diseases is a unique and comprehensive book with critical reviews in the area. The book contains 24 chapters which include information regarding management of plant diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, nematodes and insects mainly of cereals, pulses, spices, vegetables, fruits mushrooms etc. The various eco-friendly management measures discussed include use of physical and cultural methods of microbial antagonists, botanicals, VAM fungi etc. The book shall be of a great help to teachers, researchers, students and persons engaged in the field of Seed Technology, Plant Pathology, Seed Pathology, Horticulture, Agro-forestry, Entomology, Nematology and others interested in different branches of Botany and Agriculture. ..more


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Integrated Management of Pests in Vegetable Crops
Ekta SinghN. P. SinghSwaroup Singh
Crop Pest and their ecofriendly control has attracted the attention of all spheres of our society. This is mainly due to the fact that pest’s effect on crops is not limited to the damage they cause to crops but is furthered by economic and ecological impacts involved. Therefore, the awakening of people has led to strategic developments of technologies effectively and safely applicable to control pest in standing crops and storage of crop produce. Among such technologies, the use of chemical pesticides is being steadily replaced by modern technique of integrated pest management. This system lays emphasis on minimizing the use of otherwise, hazardous pesticides and widening the scope of biopesticides, cultural practices, botanicals, insect growth hormones and pheromones in combination with Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus (NPV) and Btk. For testing the efficacy of such control measures under field conditions and under laboratory environment, the biology of pests in relation to crop is essentially be studied. The relative resistance of different cultivars of vegetable crops to pest attack/infestation is also of paramount importance alongwith general variability in the responses of crop cultivars to control measures and also of pest to different pest management technologies. The book contains properly processed, screened and relevant scientific information of societal relevance on diverse facets of applied and basic aspects of biology of pests and integrated pest management in vegetable crops like chilli, tomato, brinjal and tomato. Such information have laid proper emphasis on ecofriendly and economically viable control measures. The book will be useful to students, teachers and researchers in the field of Vegetable crops, Horticulture, Spices, Entomology, Zoology, Agricultural Zoology, Environment and Ecology. ..more


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Biocontrol of Plant Diseases
P. C. Trivedi
Indiscriminate use of pesticides for the control of plant diseases and pests in no longer permissible due to risk of environmental and health hazards to human beings, animal and other beneticial organisms. Biological control has attracted affention as an important components of Integrated Pest Management system in recent times inspite of its indepedent use. The last two decade has withnessed a tremendour break through in the research efforts on biological control of plant diseases in India. The present book “Biocontrol of plant Diseases” incorporates critical review and research articles on management of plant diseases using biocontrol agents. This volume contains (20) chapters covering holistic information on biocontrol management of fungal, bacterial, nematode and insect pests of economically important plants. important articules are on Biocontrol—an Ecofriendly disease management approach; Commerical use of fungi as biocontrol agents; Biological control of foliar pathogens of crop plants; Ecofriendly management of diseases in mulberry; Bio-bullets to control post-harvest diseases of perishables; Use of biocontrol agents in integrated management of leaf rot in root affected coconut; Biological control of Pythium diseases in crops and biocontrol of sugarcane insect pests. Use of Trichoderma and Aspersillus as biocontrol agents of plant diseass provide detailed information on the subject. Use of VAM fungi in the management of fungal disease; Ecofriendly management of wilt of Guava by VAM Technology and AM fungi for Phytonematode management provide sufficient information on the application of AM fungi as biocontrol tool. Articles related to biopesticides viz. Antimicrobial agents from plants; Evaluation of extracts of Pipernigrum as fungicidal; Antifungal antibiotics from potential biocontrol microorganism and mechanism of antagonism—Hyperparasitism and antibiosis have added value to the book. Detailed information in given on fungi in the management of plant parasitic nematodes. One chapter provide information on biocontrol of water hyacenth with fungi, which some may feel out of place, but important to have it. I am sure that this book will be useful to all students and researchers in plant pathology, microbial ecology, mycology botany and agriculture. ..more


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Diseases of Grape Their Forecasting and Control
S. G. Borkar
Grape is an important fruit crop of the world contributing to economies of several countries due to its various uses including wine production. The production, productivity and economic gain substantially suffers due to vagaries of various diseases attacking the grape crop world over. The present book on Diseases of Grape, their forecasting and control is an attempt to bring all the available information till date on this important topic in a global prospect and perspective. The book includes 15 chapters which enumerate diseases of fungal, bacterial, viral and phytoplasmal nature besides diseases caused by soil toxicities, mineral deficiencies, atmospheric injuries, chemical toxicities and fungicidal injuries. The book further focuses on epidemiological aspects, disease forecasting and pesticides in the control of various diseases of grapes. ..more


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Plant, Microbes & Biotechnology
S. Nehra
During the last few decades, Plant Sciences have definitely made their presence felt as an important branch of science. The role of Plant Sciences becomes very important as it provides the basic information to botanists and biotechnologists to use in tailoring plants to desired traits. The present work-Plant, Microbes and Biotechnology-incorporates review and research articles on varied aspects of biotechnology and microbes in 22 chapters. Articles on nanobiotechnology, protease inhibitors in defence mechanism, biotisation of micropropagated plants; green revolution in forestry and blue-green algae as biofertiliser project their importance in the near future. Information on basic branches of plant sciences, namely, pollination biology; epidermal studies; study of agarophytes and phytoplankton have been provided covering the latest knowledge. Account related to ecological monitoring of the bioinoculant; phytochemical investigation of medicinal plants; ethnobotanical study, diseases caused by nematodes and their interaction with other organism; use of AM fungi, etc. Provide excellent information on the subject. This book will prove to be a very useful reference book for botanists and biotechnologists under one cover covering varied facets of these branches. This book is a must for all science libraries catering to the requirements of post-graduate and doctoral students and teachers engaged in Plant Science studies. ..more


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Plant Protection : A Biocontrol Approach
Pravin Chandra Trivedi
The book, Plant Protection-A Biocontrol Approach, provides a comprehensive and critical review of the work done on the management of various pests having special emphasis on the biocontrol management practices. Chapters covering information on bioactivity of plants against pests, diseases of onion, wheat, groundnut, pulses and sorghum and their management, use of bioagents against pests, fungi as herbicides and biocontrol of post-harvest diseases have been included to project their importance in the present scenario. Chapters cover information on antimicrobial properties of spices, plant parasitic nematodes of pulses and bacteria in the management of plant parasitic nematodes. Aspects covering application of AM fungi in sustainable agriculture and polyamine synthesis inhibitors in the management of fungi have been specially included to project their use in the twentyfirst century. Comprehensive account of basic studies of fungi, namely, taximetrics and its application to fungal taxa, concepts and patterns of conidium and conidiogenous cell development in Deuteromycetes and powdery mildews fungi throw light on the subject. ..more


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Plant Pest Management
P. C. Trivedi
The book incororpates critical review articles on management of plant pests using biopesticides, cultural practices, soil solarization organic amendments, fungicidal treatment and integrated management approaches. This book covers principles involved in control of plant diseases and points to research avenues that might lead to improved methods for environmentally safe control approach in near future. ..more


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Plant Pathogens and their Management
P. C. Trivedi
Because of plant diseases, production of agricultural crops gets affected and thereby quantities and quality of available food per person is reduced. Though losses due to diseases are not very significant but there is a fear of outbreak at any time which may result into famine. In addition, climate change may affect the crop production especially in small holding of farmers which have consequences to socio-economic groups. Diseases affect indirectly the income of farmers due to increased cost to control them; reduced yield and quality. The present book “Plant Pathogens and Their Management” contain 10 review articles covering latest information on the subject of topics. Book covers articles on : Trans boundary diseases and pests and their impact on agriculture and agro industry; Diseases of coffee and their management; Utilization of rhizosphere fungi for management of important soil borne diseases; Rhizospheric fungi: Significance of genomics for plant beneficial and plant pathogenic soil fungi; Recent advances in breeding for disease resistance to leaf rust of wheat; Nematode pest: Hidden enemies of plants; Molecular biology of plant galls: The most diversified microhabitats; Bacillus thuriengiensis insecticidal crystal proteins and activities beyond a potent insecticide; Bt toxin: A molecular weapon against Lepidopteran pests. Article on Carotenoids in microorganisms and their application have added value to the volume. This book will be widely accepted by all the students, teachers and researchers, plant pathologist, microbiologist, botanist working in the field of agriculture and pathology.  ..more


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Integrated Management of Crop Diseases
Ashish Tripathi
Plant diseases cause enormous economic losses, both quantitatively and qualitatively. The disease scenario in the various agro climatic zones of India differs with variations of soil and climatic conditions. In the present agriculture, farmers rely heavily on the use of synthetic pesticides, which has aggravated many disease problems. The complete destruction of pathogen under field condition is not only impossible but also economically impractical. Hence the idea revolves around the tactical management of pathogens so as to keep the damage or loss below the economic threshold level. Integrated disease management (IDM) aims at prevention or reduction in the incidence or severity of the disease incited by the pathogen and involves use of all the possible management strategies with least cost and less damage to the environment and given sustainable crop production. Integrated management of crop diseases, has been prepared by accumulating the chapters from authors having experiences in working with the respective crops. The book comprised of the importance of disease, etiology of the pathogen, epidemiology and integrated disease management of rice, pulses, soybean, rapeseed–mustard, vegetables, mango, little millet, spice crops, medicinal and aromatic plants, management post harvest diseases and plant parasitic nematode. This book would be useful for the undergraduate and post graduate students, teachers and scientists of the Universities dealing the crop disease management and extension workers engaged in designing and implementation of IDM programme to the farmers.  ..more


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Diseases of Vegetable Crops and their Management
P. C. Trivedi
Vegetables crops are attacked by number of pathogens like fungi, bacteria, nematodes, viruses, as well as abiotic stress and other improper agricultural practices. Lot of information has been generated on disease management of vegetable crops, even after lot more needs to be done for its effective management. The present book “Diseases of Vegetable Crops and Their Management” compile the major diseases occurring on the commercially important vegetable crops along with the symptoms and management. This volume contains 12 chapters covering major titles as : An insight into diseases of vegetable crops and their management; Fungal diseases on vegetable crops; Tomato diseases and their management—A review; Characteristic features of infectious diseases and physiological disorders of tomato and its effective management strategies; Diseases of capsicum, their etiology and management; Important diseases of onion and its management; Management of soil borne diseases of vegetables by biocontrol agents. Book covers articles on : Nematode diseases of vegetable crops and their management; Bacterial diseases of vegetable crops; Some important viral diseases of vegetable crops; Yellow vein mosaic virus disease of okra and its management; Viroid and phytoplasma diseases of vegetable crops. Book covers diseases of vegetable crops like Solanaceous, Leguminous, Cucurbitaceous, Bulb Crops, Cruciferous Crops, Root Crops, Green Leafy Vegetables and many other vegetable crops. This book will become valuable to students, teachers, research workers is plant sciences, agriculture, breeders, applied biologists and knowledge will benefit to the farmers.  ..more


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Plant Diseases : Biocontrol Management
P. C. Trivedi
Indian agriculture is at a crossroad facing food insecurity, growing ecological imbalance, stagnation of National resources, decreasing diversity, spread of unsustainable agricultural practices and threat from global market. Pests are major biotic constraints in achieving the goal of self sufficiency in quality food production. Losses due to pests at National level vary approximately around 18%, depending upon the genetic constituent of crop, its health & governing environment. Adoption of ecofriendly approaches against the plant diseases is need of the day. The present Book “Plant Diseases: Biocontrol Management” incorporate critical review and research articles on plant diseases and their management practices on important agricultural crops and vegetables. This volume contain nine chapters on diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, nematodes, viruses and phytoplasma and their effective newer management practices. Major chapter includes articles on : Biological control of plant parasites; Effective management of biotic grievances in medicinal and aromatic plants; Integrated disease management in vegetable crops; Essential oil : A new dimension to post-harvest management; Integrated disease management in cereal crops; Diversity, biology, epidemiology and management of bacterial wilt; Diseases of phytoplasma and plant viruses in Bast fiber crops and their management; Diseases caused by Nematodes and their management. In addition to this an article on Nanoscale materials as novel antimicrobial agent have added to the value of the book. I am sure the information given in this book will prove helpful to those interested in Plant Pathology and Plant Protection, Botany, agriculture students, teachers and researchers. ..more


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Seed : Quality Production, Diseases and Quarantine
P. C. Trivedi
Seed constitutes the most important investment in effecting successful agriculture. Quality seeds with superior genetics are indispensable to initiate remunerative agriculture with added dividends. Seed quality control concerns with purity of the seed during production and marketing, required seed germination and physical purity, free from weed seeds, pathogens and should have optimum moisture content. The seed health has assumed greater importance as the seed has to be certified to be free from objectionable seed borne pathogens. It is necessary to strengthen the seed testing laboratories in the country with proper equipment and manpower. The present book “Seed : Quality Production, Diseases and Quarantine” is a well-documented comprehensive review of significant investigations on quality seed production, diseases & management and quarantine regulations. This volume contains 10 chapters covering major titles as : Organic seed production; Scientific seed production; Crop production technologies in seed spices; General seed certification standards; Seed spices research in India; Seed production in opium; Flowering, fruiting, yield & seed quality influenced by PGRs; Integrated disease management for vegetable seed production; Biological control of seed & soil-borne plant pathogens and Plant quarantine and seed health testing. Each topic is written by an expert and offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on pertinent topic. Each chapter discusses the current status. This book will become the standard reference for variety of scholars and farmers, researchers in agriculture, plant sciences, applied biologists, breeders, a must for teachers and students engaged in teaching and research in agriculture & seed science.  ..more


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Crop Diseases and their Management Strategies
Pranab DuttaPhatik TamuliHimadri Kaushik
Integrated disease management (IDM) has gaining importance for the development of management strategies which are of ecologically sound and yield sustainable crop practices. In the chemocentric agriculture, people rely heavily on the use of synthetic pesticides, which has aggravated many disease problems. IDM involves use of all the possible management strategies with least cost and less damage to the environmental with the main aim of sustainable production and to maximize the profit. Crop diseases and their Management Strategies, has been prepared by accumulating the chapter from authors having experiences in working with the respective crops. This book addresses the issues of important diseases, etiological factors, epidemiology and integrated management strategies in Tea, Banana, Wheat, Potato, Oilseed Crops, Turmeric, Vegetable Crops, Arecanut Green Gram, Rice, Betelvine and Cereal Crops. This book would be useful for the Undergraduate and Postgraduate students, teachers and Scientists of the Universities dealing the crops and extension workers engaged in designing and implementation of IDM program for farmers. ..more


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Fungal Biopesticides and VAM Applications
P. C. Trivedi
Efforts are being made to develop means and methods to control plant pathogens causing diseases in various crops by avoiding use of chemicals hazardous to human and animal health. Cost, convenience, efficacy and reliability to biocontrol agents are important considerations, but only in relation to the alternative disease control strategies. As research unravels the various conditions needed for successful biocontrol of different diseases, the adoptions of BCAs in IPM systems is bound to increase in the years ahead. The main aim has to be to develop faith in cultivators so that they may adopt the practice of biological control. The present book “Fungal Biopesticides and VAM Applications” contain articles covering information on biomanagement of plant diseases using fungal bioagents and applications of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in agriculture. Book covers articles on : Fungi–Economic Importance; Fungi as Biocontrol Agent in Agriculture; AM Fungi in the Management of Plant Parasitic Nematodes; Trichoderma—A Potential Biocontrol Agent for Plant Disease Management; Mass Production of AM Fungi and their Use in Nursery Management of Crops; Interaction between Nitrogen Fixers and AM Fungi; AM Fungi in Bioremediation of Environmental Pollutants; Some Recent Techniques to Understand AM Fungal Function. An emerging approach in Plant Disease Management using biopesticides is a need of day. Book will be useful for variety of scholars, teachers and researchers in the field of Plant Pathology, Microbiology, biological control and farmers the ultimate users. ..more


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Plant Pathology : Problems and Progress
P. C. Trivedi
Plant Pathology, is the study of the nature, development and control of plant diseases. Globally disease causes heavy crop losses amounting to several billion rupees annually. The damage caused by Plant Diseases have affected man all through the ages. Some diseases have shattered the economies of nations. The need of the hour is to educate farmers about the disease cycle and the conditions in which the disease spread and control measures. The present boo Plant Pathology : Problems and Progress incorporates critical review and research articles on important plant diseases and their management strategies. This volume contain 13 chapters covering diseases of economically important crops and their management. Chapters covers articles on : Rice diseases; Spot-Blotch-A wheat disease of global concern; Diseases of tomato and their management; Alternaria Blight : Symptoms & management; Current status of diseases of mesta and their management; Coffee diseases; Bacterial leaf spot diseases of mulberry and its management; Major viral diseases of cucurbits; Phytoplasma diseases of plants; Plant diseases caused by viroids; Plant Nematodes and their management and Management of Plant Diseases by Bioagents. This book covers major diseases of plants and their management practices. Each topic has been written in a clear and explanatory style, combined with an extensive cross-referencing system by eminent plant pathologist and subject experts. The book will prove helpful to students & researchers in Plant Pathology, agriculture, botany and plant protection. ..more


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Seed Technology and Seed Pathology
Archana SharmaO. P. ChaubeyRam Prakash
The development of scientific seed technology and nursery techniques is essential for the establishment of quality seedlings/saplings, germplasm conservation and to enhance forest productivity. The research on germination of forestry seeds has received increasing attention in recent years, since many tropical countries embarked on a large scale afforestation and reforestation programme. From quality seed collection to germination, seed needs greater attention for raising successful plantation. Seed technological and pathological approaches can contribute greatly to afforestation programmes and to improve forest productivity. Success of any major plantation programme depends, to a large extent, on the quality production of planting stock and, hence, it is necessary to set out standard methods and the techniques of seed technology. There is a tremendous scope for increasing research on quality seed collection, seed pretreatment, seed storage and tree improvement for advancement of seed technology. The development of seed technology of rare, threatened species is of paramount importance for bio-restoration and productivity enhancement of degraded forests. The threatened species have specific ecological niches and amplitude of distribution, and need the research on their eco-silvicultural requirements. The significance of seed technology needs to be appreciated to overcome the problems of climate change and to enhance productivity of tree species in the face of extensive destruction of habitats, species extinction and genetic erosion. The priority areas covered in this present compilation are germplasm conservation, artificial seed production, physiology, pathology and bio-chemistry aspects for production of quality seedlings and enhancing the forest productivity. The book would be of vital use for researchers, foresters, industrialists, academicians and other user groups for improvement of forest productivity.  ..more


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Laboratory Manual on Plant Pathology, 2nd Revised Edition
D.K. Jha
This manual has been written primarily to meet the requirements of undergraduate students of B.Sc. (Agriculture) in the fields of Plant Pathology and Botany and also for technicians who need to know the laboratory methods of Plant Pathology. The manual includes practical exercises covering all undergraduate courses in Plant Pathology, namely, Introductory Plant Pathology, Crop Diseases and Management, Mushroom Cultivation, Plant Clinic and Seed Pathology. In view of the new and uniform course curriculum for B.Sc. (Agriculture) being followed in the country, the manual will be of great help to students undergoing this course as well as in Seed Technology. The manual will also serve as a reference book for teachers in the fields mentioned above. Practising professionals in the field will also find this book useful as it contains information on deverse topics of Plant Pathology. ..more


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Integrated Crop Management
B.L. Jana
Enhanced sustainable agricultural production with precision farming technologies along with protected natural environment followed by balanced nutrition, efficient use of water and other inputs, and ecofriendly plant protection are the key areas for all-round development in our country. Now, intensification of agriculture & horticulture is the main strategy to generate additional food and nutrition along with livestock, fishery and other non-agricultural vocations for the year-round farming systems and safe storage. Pest Management is a very powerful strategy in Integrated Crop Management that can contribute enhancement and sustenance of productivity. The book “Integrated Crop Management (ICM)” has been designed to focus on Role and Activities of ICM, Sustainable Agriculture & Farming Systems Research Program (FSRP), ‘Bottom-Up’ technology for Wasteland Development, IPM & Safe Use of Pesticides and Herbicides, Organic Farming, Biotechnology, Soil Health Management, Microbial Interventions, Agri-Inputs Management, Benefits of Precision Farming, Crop Diversification in Agri-Horticulture, Adoption of Crops to Problem Soils, Re-Greening or Ever Greening the Green Revolution, Farm Research and Challenges with Areas of Focus, Vision 2020 : Agriculture & Horticulture, Livestock & Fishery Production and Some Key Points of ICM, the Organic Food Dilemma etc. The subjects have been distributed in nine Chapters of the book. Colour Plates have been given to focus the performance of ICM studies. The book shall be helpful for everyone, fighting for a greener vision and mission of the developing countries like ours, for producing better quality & quantity of crop yield & providing better nutrition & balanced diet for the people.  ..more


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Diseases of Spices and their Biological Control
Rishikesh Meena
Spices are being used ever since the ancient civilizations of India, Mesopotamia and China. Spices denote all the aromatic or pungent substances of vegetable origin. They are used in original or grounded form for imparting flavour, aroma and pungency to food. Spices constitute an important group of agricultural commodity, which is virtually indispensable in culinary art. They are well known as appetizers or preservatives. Many of these have rich medicinal properties and are used in pharmaceutical industry especially in the preparation of ayurvedic medicines, perfumery, cosmetic products, religious rituals etc. The protection of plant from pathogens include some biological controls (fungal and bacterial antagonists) but mainly the chemical control measures, that is, the use of chemicals for foliar sprays and dusts, seed treatments and control of post harvest diseases of the produce. Biological control involves protection of plants from pathogens by development of antagonistic microorganisms at the infection site before or after infection takes place. The present book “Diseases of Spices and their Biological Control” incorporates the biocontrol of Chilli leaf curl diseas, Coriadrum stem gall disease, Powdry mildew disease of fenugreek, Wilt and blight disease of cumin and Leaf spot disease of turmeric. Biological control methods aim at improving the resistance of the host or at favouring microorganisms, antagonistic to the pathogen.Hence this method can be used to control the disease. Not only virus incidence and severity was reduced but the growth of plants and yields were also increased. The book will be useful to students, researchers, plant pathologistys, botanists and Agriculturists working in the field of pathology and Biological Control.  ..more


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Biofertilizers and Biopesticides
H.C. LakshmanChannabasava A.
The content of this book is designed to provide basic and practical information in the areas of agricultural sciences for sustainable development and ecofriendly practices. The subject matter of this book has been conceived and presented with aim as an introductory source to the sustainable agriculture to bring the awareness about the essential functional microbial life in the soil and emerging trends and approaches in the field of agricultural sciences. The book contains three sections presented in a lucid manner, emphasising the eco-friendly approaches towards sound environment. Overview to first and second sections, and detailed information on importance, cultural and treatment methods of biofertilizers such as mycorrhizae, Azotobacter, Azospirillum, Rhizobium, Blue green algae and biopesticides of bacteria, fungi and viruses are included. This book also includes information on bioherbicides, vegetable oils and botanicals as grain protectants. In addition a list of biofertilizers and biopesticides industries and number of annexure are included under section three which provides basic information and procedures relating to quality control and registration guidelines which are vital to the proper utilization and maintenance of biofertilizers and biopesticides. Biofertilizers and Biopesticides is a comprehensive book useful for students, researchers, scientists, farmers including policy makers following concepts of sustainable agricultural.  ..more

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