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Diseases of Horticultural Crops: Diagnosis and Management
Volume 4: Important Plantation Crops, Medicinal Crops, and Mushrooms

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ISBN 9781771889926
September 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Apple Academic Press
314 Pages 10 Color & 27 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Diseases of Horticultural Crops: Diagnosis and Management: Volume 4: Important Plantation Crops, Medicinal Crops, and Mushrooms discusses the key diseases, typical symptoms, and management strategies of several economically important plants.

Each chapter presents an introduction along with a detailed account of symptoms, causal organisms, disease cycles, epidemiology, and management of a selection of major plantation crops, medicinal crops, and mushrooms. The book features chapters contributed by eminent professionals in the field, who have incorporated their own experience and knowledge along with an overview of the recent development in their fields. They provide information on the diagnostic tools necessary and management techniques for such plantation crops as areca nut (or betel nut), cocoa (or chocolate), coconut, coffee, and tea; such medicinal crops as isabgol and senna; along with several kinds of mushrooms. The chapters cover key diseases, typical symptoms, and management strategies. The volumes also include photographs that show symptoms of important diseases, which are helpful in disease diagnosis.

This volume is part of the 4-volume Diseases of Horticultural Crops: Diagnosis and Management. Other volumes focus on fruit crops, vegetable crops, and ornamental plants and spice crops. These volumes will be valuable to scientists and researchers, faculty and students, administrators and many others in the discipline of plant pathology but also in other areas of agriculture and allied subjects.

Table of Contents


1. Present Scenario of Diseases in Areca Nut or Betel Nut (Areca catechu L.) and Its Management

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

2. Present Scenario of Betel Vine or Paan (Piper betle L.) Diseases and Its Management

J. N. Srivastava, A. K. Singh, A. K. Singh, and S. R. P. Singh

3. Major Diseases of Cocoa or Chocolate (Theobroma cacao L.) and Its Management

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

4. Coconut (Cocos nucifera Linn.) Diseases and Their Management Strategies

R. Ramjegathesh, L. Rajendran, G. Karthikeyan, and T. Raguchander

5. Important Diseases of Coffee (Coffee arabica L.) and Its Management

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

6. Important Diseases of Tea (Camellia Sinensis L.) and Its Integrated Management

Pezangulie Chakruno, Susanta Banik, and Kavi Sumi



7. Diseases of Isabgol (Plantago ovata Forsk.) and Its Management

N. M. Gohel and B. K. Prajapati

8. Diseases of Senna (Cassia angustifolia M. Vahl.) and Its Management

B. K. Prajapati and N. M. Gohel

9. Diseases and Competitor Molds of Mushrooms and Their Management

Mohsin Ali M Saiyad and J. N. Srivastava



10. Mushroom Diseases and Disorders: Diagnosis and Management

Sachin Gupta, Baby Summuna, Sudheer Kumar Annepu, Moni Gupta, and Upma Dutta

11. Disease and Pest Spectrum in Gorgon Nut (Euryale ferox Salisbury) Crops and Management: The Indian Scenario

J. N. Srivastava, A. K. Singh, and Neeraj Kotwal

12. Plant Disease Management through Plant Product: An Insight

J. N. Srivastava and A. K. Singh

13. Plant Disease Management through Biotechnology Approaches: An Insight

Sudha Jala Kohli and Ashok Kumar Thakur

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J. N. Srivastava, PhD, is currently Associate Professor cum Senior Scientist (Plant Pathology) at Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur, Bihar, India. Formerly, he was Assistant Professor/Jr. Scientist (Plant Pathology) at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agriculture Sciences and Technology, Jammu and Kashmir, India. He has acted as Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator for several projects on biological control/ integrated disease management. In addition to teaching and research, he is also engaged in various agriculture extension activities, such as farm advisory services, including video conferencing, radio and TV talks, vocational training for the rural youth skill, entrepreneurship development programs, farmer training, in-service training, etc. Dr. Srivastava has published many research papers in both Indian and international journals, book chapters, extension articles, practical and technical bulletins, and leaflets. He was the recipient of many awards for achievement and teaching, including an Excellence in Teaching Award (2017), Excellence in Science Communication Award (2017), Distinguished Faculty Award (2017), Eminent Scientist Award (2018), etc. He is a member of many academic and scientific organizations and is associated with many international, national, and provincial scientific, cultural, and academic/educational bodies, while also serving as an editorial board member of the International Journal of Plant Protection. He is also a reviewer for various scientific journals.

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 also involved in the transfer of technology through different extension activities. He has published more than 30 research papers in national and international journals of repute, one practical manual, and several book chapters and popular articles and has presented many research papers at international, national and regional symposiums and seminars. He is a recipient of several prestigious awards for his research contributions. Also he served as a member of the editorial board of Krishi Vikas Patrika, published by the Directorate of Extension, SKUAST of Jammu. He is a member of several societies of plant pathologists in India.