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Crop Diseases and Their Management

Integrated Approaches, 1st Edition

Edited by Gireesh Chand, Santosh Kumar

Apple Academic Press

295 pages | 63 B/W Illus.

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Description

This important and comprehensive book is designed to provide information on crop diseases and how to manage those diseases. Covering a multitude of crops and diseases, the book presents integrated approaches on managing diseases that affect such crops as:

  • Cereal and crop plants, such as maize, pigeon pea, chickpeas, and urd/mung beans
  • Oil seed crops, such as groundnut, soybeans, and linseed
  • Horticultural crops, such as citrus, onions, garlic, cucurbitaceae, Colocasia, roses, Stevia rebaudiana, betelvine, jute, and sunhemp

The book thoroughly covers the symptoms, causes, disease cycles, and management approaches for many diseases that affect useful agricultural crops.

Edited by two professors and researchers with years of experience in teaching on crop diseases, this book is suitable for students in agricultural sciences and helps to cover the recently modified course curricula in India that increases coverage of crop diseases. Crop Diseases and Their Management is also a handy reference for plant protection experts, vegetable specialists, horticultural officers, and extension workers.

Table of Contents

Preface

Cereal and Pulse Crops

Diseases and Management of Maize

R. P. Singh, Mamta Singh, and Dinesh Singh

Diseases of Pigeon Pea (Cajanus cajan L. Millsp.) and Their Management

Ajay Kumar, Mahesh Singh, and Gireesh Chand

Diseases of Pigeon Pea (Cajanus cajan L. Millsp.) and Their Management

Anil Kumar, Santosh Kumar, Sanjay Kumar, and Birendra Kumar

Diseases of Urd/Mung Bean Crops and Their Management

Sangita Sahni, Bishun D. Prasad, and Sunita Kumari

Oil Seed Crops

Groundnut Diseases and Their Management

Santosh Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Amarendra Kumar, and Gireesh Chand

Diseases of Soybean and Their Management

Sunil Kumar

Diseases of Linseed and Their Management

Sunil Kumar

Horticultural Crops

Nutritional Disorders of Citrus and Their Management

J. N. Srivastava, P. K. Sharma, Upma Dutta, and Rakesh Kumar

Fungal Diseases of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.) and Their Integrated Disease Management (IDM)

C. P. Khare, Sushma Nema, J. N. Srivastava, V. K. Yadav, and N. D. Sharma

Recent Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of Major Diseases of Onion and Garlic in India

R. K. Mishra, M. D. Ojha, V. S. Pandey, and R. B. Verma

Damping-Off Disease of Seedling in Solanaceous Vegetable: Current Status and Management Strategies

Kanika Pagoch, J. N. Srivastava, and Ashok Kumar Singh

Downy Mildew of Cucurbits and Their Management

C. P. Khare, J. N. Srivastava, P. K. Tiwari, A. Kotesthane, and V. S. Thrimurthi

Diseases of Colocasia Crop and Their Management

R. C. Shakywar, M. Pathak, and K. M. Singh

Diseases of Rose Crop and Their Management

R. C. Shakywar, K. S. Tomar, and R. K. Patidar

Use of Stevia Rebaudiana and Its Diseases With Management

K. K. Chandra

Major Diseases of Betelvine and Their Management

Prabhat Kumar, Shivnath Das, Ajit Kumar Pandey, and Santosh Kumar

General Issues

Diseases of Makhana and Their Management

Sangita Sahni, Bishun D. Prasad, and Sunita Kumari

Diseases of Jute and Sunhemp Crops and Thier Management

Santosh Kumar, V. K. Singh, A. N. Tripathi, and Prabhat Kumar

Mesta Pathosystems: An Overview

A. N. Tripathi, R. K. De, P. N. Meena, V. Ramesh Babu, Y. R. Meena, S. Kumar, and V. K. Singh

Characterization of Species and Parasitism in the Genus Alternaria

Udit Narain, Sandhya Kant, and Gire

Index

About the Editors

Gireesh Chand, PhD, is currently associate professor-cum senior scientist in the Department of Plant Pathology at Bihar Agricultural University, India. He was previously assistant professor at N. D. University of Agriculture and Technology, Faizabad, India. His research specialization is in the study of molecular plant pathology of crop diseases and their management. He has a decade-long career dedicated to teaching undergraduate and postgraduate classes, research, and extension activities and has guided several MSc and PhD theses. He is the author or co-author of six books on plant pathology and has published numerous research papers, book chapters, and popular articles. He has presented many research papers at national and international seminars and symposia. With research specialization in the study of molecular plant pathology of crop diseases and their management, he has led more than 10 research projects.

He received his PhD in plant pathology from C. S. Azad University of Agriculture and Technology in Kanpur. India. He has received a number of awards and honors, including the P. R. Verma Award (2000), a PhD Research Fellowship, Best KVK Award (2005), SPPS Fellow Award (2009), ISHA Best Student-Guide Award (2010), Prof. M. J. Narsingham Award (2011), Young Scientist Award (2013), Best Paper Presentation Award (2014), and the Excellence in Teaching Award (2014). He visited Beijing, China, through the International Financial Support Scheme (2013) by DST, New Delhi.

Santosh Kumar, PhD, is presently working as assistant professor-cum-junior scientist in the Department of Plant Pathology, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur, India. He received his PhD in plant pathology from G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India. Dr. Kumar was awarded Senior Research Fellowship, IARI, New Delhi, Rajiiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) through the University Grant Commission (UGC), New Delhi, during the PhD program. He has taught many undergraduate and postgraduate courses and is actively involved in teaching activity. He received a Young Scientist Award (2015) from Bioved, Allahabad. He has published many research papers, review papers, book chapters, and popular articles in international and national journals. He has also published one book and two extension bulletins on mushroom production. He has attended and presented at several national and international symposia and has received several best poster awards. His research interests include management of diseases of pulses and rice, biocontrol, and mushrooms.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General