1st Edition

Biopesticides and Bioagents
Novel Tools for Pest Management

Edited By

Md. Arshad Anwer

ISBN 9781774636763
Published March 31, 2021 by Apple Academic Press
418 Pages 11 Color & 4 B/W Illustrations

USD $54.95

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Book Description

Insects, diseases, and weeds cause an almost 30% yield loss per annum in agricultural production, resulting in an increased consumption of pesticides by 20% per annum throughout the world. This comprehensive volume looks at the status of biopesticides and biocontrol agents in agriculture. It will be a critically important reference work, providing basic facts and studies on new and current discoveries of the role of biopesticides and bioagents in integrated pest management (IPM). The book contains four main sections, covering

  • the status of biopesticides and biocontrol agents in agriculture

  • plant health-promoting biocontrol agents

  • parasitoids and predators

  • genetically modified crops and Bacillus thuringiensis, and phytochemicals in biocontrol

The volume provides information regarding new advances in microbial, biochemical, and genetically modified and organic nanoparticles in integrated pest management.

Biopesticides and Bioagents: Novel Tools for Pest Management should find a prominent place on the shelves of agriculture and plant scientists, microbiologists, biotechnologists, plant pathologists and entomologists working in academic and commercial agrichemical situations, and in the libraries of all research establishments and companies where this exciting subject is researched, studied, or taught.

Table of Contents

Status of Biopesticides and Biocontrol Agents in Agriculture: An Overview

Md. Arshad Anwer

Trichoderma: An Impeccable Plant Health Booster

Najam Waris Zaidi and Uma Shankar Singh

Aspergillus Niger: A Phosphate Solubilizing Fungus as Biocontrol Agent

Md. Arshad Anwer, Kundan Singh, and Raj Narain Singh

Fluorescent Pseudomonads: A Potential Bio-Control Agent Against Plant Diseases

Kahkashan Arzoo, Erayya and Nishant Prakash

Entomoathogenic Fungi: Introduction, History, Classification, Infection Mechanism, Enzymes and Toxins

Waheed Anwar, Ahmad Ali Shahid, and Muhammad Saleem Haider

Entomopathogens and Their Mass Production and Application

Kalmesh Managanvi and Ramanuj Vishwakarma

Entomopathogenic Nematodes: An Emerging Biocontrol Agent for Insect Pests Management

Rashid Pervez and Santhosh J. Eapen

Role of Insect Viruses in the Management of Insect Pests

Chandra Shekhar Prabhakar, Amit Choudhary, Jaipal Singh Choudhary, Pankaj Sood, and Pawan Kumar Mehta

Trichogramma: An Egg Parasitoid in Insect-Pest Management

Tarak Nath Goswami, Anil, Tarak Brambha Maji, Pranab Barma, and Shree Niwas Ray

Coccinellids in Insect Pest Management: Problems and Prospects

Pranab Barma, Suprakash Pal, and Tarak Nath Goswami

Chrysopid: A Potential Bio-Control Agent

Nithya Chandran and Tamoghna Saha

Genetically Modified Crops for Insect Pests and Disease Resistance

Tushar Ranjan, Sangita Sahni, Bishun Deo Prasad, and Vijay Kumar Jha

Bacillus Thuringiensis and Insect-Pests’ Management

Anil, Lokender Kashyap, Tarak Nath Goswami, Vikas Kumar Patel, and Ramesh Kumar Sharma

Role of Phytochemicals in Insect Pests’ Management

Tamoghna Saha, Nithya Chandran, and Shyambabu Sha

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Md. Arshad Anwer, PhD, is currently Assistant Professor-cum-Jr. Scientist in the Department of Plant Pathology at Bihar Agricultural University (BAU), Sabour-Bhagalpur, Bihar, India. He is engaged in developing low-cost biopesticides that have increased shelf life. His areas of interest include the development of preliminary information of economically important pathogens associated with maize and the ability to recognize key diseases and their hot spots through survey and surveillance of major crops under agro-ecological condition. He is also working on panama wilt of banana and host specificity of plant pathogen, evaluation of biocontrol agents against wilts of several crops, and establishment of sick-plots for studies on several soil borne plant pathogens. He is associated with more than eight research groups at BAU, Sabour, including maize research team, viz. organic farming, host parasite research groups, bacteriology, mycology research group, biopesticides and bio-fertilizer research groups.

He teaches undergraduate as well as postgraduate students and has published 24 peer-reviewed research papers including one book and seven book chapters, mostly in publications from the USA, UK and Italy.