1st Edition

Diseases of Horticultural Crops: Diagnosis and Management Volume 1: Fruit Crops

Edited By J. N. Srivastava, A. K. Singh Copyright 2022
    480 Pages 10 Color & 49 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    480 Pages 10 Color & 49 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    Plant diseases cause serious threats to the successful cultivation of horticultural crops, resulting in huge losses in their yields. These plant diseases are known to affect horticultural crops at various growth stages and reduce the yield as well as quality of fruits and vegetables. Diseases also cause subsequent postharvest transit and storage losses. This 4-volume set provides the latest diagnostic information along with effective management solutions to the problems of diseases of field crop plants caused by phytopathogens.

    In volume 1, each chapter includes an introduction, disease symptoms, causal organisms, disease cycles, epidemiology, and management of economically important plants. With contributions from national scientists who are engaged in teaching, research, and extension services who share their experiences here, the chapters explore apples, amla (or Indian gooseberry), avocado, Indian bael, banana, Indian jujube, citrus, grapes, guava, hazelnut, and more.

    The volumes provide an abundance of information for understanding and managing plant diseases, with emphasis on diagnostic techniques. The collection includes:
    Volume 1: Fruit Crops
    Volume 2: Vegetable Crops
    Volume 3: Ornamental Plants and Spice Crops
    Volume 4: Important Plantation Crops, Medicinal Crops, and Mushrooms

    1. Current Status of Apple Scab Disease and Management Strategies in Uttaranchal Himalayas 

    K. P. Singh and J. Kumar 

    2. Important Diseases of Apple (Malus domestica L.) and Their Management 

    Anamika Jamwal, J. N. Srivastava, and Upma Dutta 

    3. Aonla (Emblica officinalis Gaertn.): Key Diseases and Its Management 

    S. K. Maheshwari, Hare Krishna, and Lokesh Kumar 

    4. Avocado (Persea americana Mill.) Diseases and Their Management 

    Priti S. Sonavane and V. Venkataravanappa 

    5. Important Diseases and Disorders of Bael (Aeglemormelos L.) and Management Strategies 

    K. Jayalakshmi, J. Raju, S. Raghu, and Priti S. Sonavane 

    6. Current Status of Banana (Musa paradisiaca L.) Diseases and Their Management 

    Kavi Sumi, Susanta Banik, and Pezangulie Chakruno 

    7. Ber (Ziziphus mauritiana Lamk.): Key Diseases and Their Management 

    S. K. Maheshwari, Hare Krishna, and Shakti Khajuria 

    8. Major Diseases of Citrus and Their Management 

    N. M. Gohel, B. K. Prajapati, and J. N. Srivastava 

    9. Integrated Management of Citrus Canker Disease (Xanthomonas axonopodis Pv. Citri

    Amar Bahadur and J. N. Srivastava 

    10. Status and Strategies for Managing Quick Decline/Tristeza Disease of Citrus in India   

    J. N. Srivastava, A. K. Singh, Rakesh Kumar Sharma, and Prashant Bakshi 

    11. Important Diseases of Grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) and Their Management 

    S. T. Ingle, J. N. Srivastava, and R. S. Shete 

    12. Guava (Psidium guajava): Key Diseases and Their Management 

    Manoj Kumar Kalita and J. N. Srivastava 

    13. Major Diseases of Hazelnut (Corylus avellana L.) and Their Management 

    Sonika Jamwal, Upma Dutta, and J. N. Srivastava 

    14. Important Diseases of Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lank.) and Management Strategies 

    K. Jayalakshmi, J. Raju, S. Raghu, and Priti S. Sonavane 

    15. Important Diseases of Karonda (Carissa carandas Linn.) and Their Management 

    Priti S. Sonavane and V. Venkataravanappa 

    16. Diseases and Physiological Disorder Spectrum in Litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.)/Longan (Dimocarpus longan Lour.) and Their Management 

    J. N. Srivastava, A. K. Singh, Rakesh Kumar Sharma, and V. B. Singh 

    17. Major Diseases of Coorg Mandarin (Citrus reticulata) and Their Management 

    V. Venkataravanappa and Priti S. Sonavane 

    18. Mango (Mangifera indica L.) Diseases in India: Perspective and Management Strategies 

    Ashish Kumar, K. K. Sharma, and Sharad Bisen 

    19. Status and Strategies for Managing Mango (Mangifera indica L.) Diseases 

    Pezangulie Chakruno, Susanta Banik, and Kavi Sumi 

    20. Muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.): Major Diseases and Their Management 

    S. K. Maheshwari, B. R. Choudhary, A. K. Verma, and Shakti Khajuria 

    21. Important Diseases of Papaya (Carica papaya L.) and Their Management 

    B. K. Prajapati and N. M. Gohel 

    22. Important Diseases of Walnut (Juglans Regia L.) and Their Management 

    Saba Banday, Efath Shahnaz, Roman Nissar, and Nasreen Fatima 

    23. Watermelon [Citrullus Lanatus (Thunb) Mansf.]: Key Diseases and Their Management 

    S. K. Maheshwari, Ramyashree Devi, B. R. Choudhary, P. P. Singh, and B. R. Khatri 


    J. N. Srivastava, PhD, has over 20 years of experience in teaching undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD classes on plant pathology as Associate Professor cum Senior Scientist at Bihar Agricultural University, India, and as Assistant Professor/Jr. at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agriculture Sciences and Technology, India. In addition to teaching and research, he is also engaged in various agriculture extension activities, such as farm advisory services, and has acted as principal investigator and co-principal investigator for several projects on biological control/integrated disease management. A prolific author, Dr. Srivastava has published many research papers in both Indian and international journals, book chapters, extension articles, practical and technical bulletins, and leaflets.

    A. K. Singh, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Division of Plant Pathology at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu and Kashmir, India. He has been engaged for more than 12 years in teaching (both undergraduate and postgraduate levels) and research and is involved in the transfer of technology through different extension activities. He has published more than 30 research papers in national and international journals, one practical manual, and several book chapters and popular articles and has presented many research papers at international, national, and regional symposiums and seminars.