1st Edition

Innovative Approaches in Diagnosis and Management of Crop Diseases Volume 3: Nanomolecules and Biocontrol Agents

Edited By R. K. Singh, Gopala Copyright 2022
    394 Pages 17 Color & 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    394 Pages 17 Color & 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    394 Pages 17 Color & 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This book is the third of the 3-volume Innovative Approaches in Diagnosis and Management of Crop Diseases, which provides an abundance of new research and information on major diseases of various crops along with new techniques and technology for the detection of plant pathogens along with appropriate management strategies.

    Divided into three volumes and with chapters written by renowned and expert scientists working in different areas of plant pathology, the volumes cover important diseases of crops, incited by bacteria, fungi, viruses, viroids, phytoplasma, and nematodes. This multi-volume set addresses these disease challenges to commercial field and horticultural crops and their management.

    Volume 3: Nanomolecules and Biocontrol Agents explores the use of new ways to prevent and mitigate plant diseases. These include novel green nanotechnologies; biosensors; biological management using phyllosphere-, rhizosphere-, and endosphere-derived biocontrol agents; employing biofumigation techniques; and plant immunization approaches. The book also considers the special challenge of plant disease management under the present climate change scenario.

    Key features:

    • Presents diverse research of leading plant pathologists on detection, diagnosis, and management of crop diseases
    • Shares innovative and emerging techniques for diagnosis and management of major plant diseases
    • Covers a vast array of important crops and their diseases

    Volume 1 of the 3-volume set focuses on the Mollicute class of bacteria. It looks at the detection, diagnosis, and management of phytoplasma diseases and viroids, CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing in plants for virus resistance, next-generation sequencing technologies, and more, while Volume 3 reviews the advances in the uses of nanomolecules and biocontrol agents. Diagnosis and management of biotic stresses play a pivotal role in efficient agriculture production, and together, these volumes of Innovative Approaches in Diagnosis and Management of Crop Diseases provide reviews of crucial research to effectively advance the detection, diagnosis, and management of crop diseases.

    1. Application of Nanotechnology in Management of Various Plant Diseases

    Shalini Tailor, Mukesh Meena, and Avinash Marwal

    2. Nanotechnology: A New Beginning to Mitigate the Effect of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes

    Faryad Khan, Taruba Ansari, Mohammad Shariq, and Mansoor Ahmad Siddiqui

    3. Nanomaterials against Plant Pathogens: An Innovative Approach

    P. Kavitha, K. Rathinabala, P. Anbinsoniya, K. Sathiyadash, K. Rajendran, and V. Karthikeyan

    4. Green Nanotechnology in Agriculture: Plant Disease Diagnosis to Management

    J. U. Vinay, K. S. Iliger, and Chikkannaswamy

    5. Biosensor: A Bioelectronic Device for Myco-Toxins in the Food Processing Industry

    Shrvan Kumar, Dawa Dolma Bhutia, Saroj Belbase, and Jiwan Paudel

    6. Rice Blast Disease and Its Integrated Management

    S. K. Mandal, A. R. Kumari, R. K. Mandal, Barun, and K. B. Chhetri

    7. Management of Soil-Borne Disease in Rice: An Eco-Friendly Approach

    Ahiladevi, P. Rajappan K, and P. Sathya

    8. Diseases of Rice and Rational Approaches for Their Management

    S. K . Tripathi, Radha Singh, and A. K. Jain

    9. Biological Management of Horticultural Crop Diseases Using Phyllosphere-, Rhizosphere-, and Endosphere-Derived Biocontrol Agents

    Nidhi Kumari, Sneha Chaudhary, Shiwali Dhiman, P. K. Shukla, and Gundappa

    10. Exploitation of Biofumigation and Biocontrol Agents for the Management of Soil-Borne Diseases

    G. Bindumadhavi and R. Gopi

    11. Streptomyces: A Versatile Biocontrol Agent against Plant Diseases Perspectives and Their Mode of Action

    E. Rajeaswari, P. Latha, C. Sudhalekshmi, Dileepa, L. Indhumeena, R. Muthukumar, and S. Keerthana

    12. Plant Immunization: An Innovative Approach for Plant Disease Management

    R. Gopi and Bindu Madhavi Gopi Reddy

    13. Use of Host Resistance for Management Wheat Rusts

    A. N. Mishra, K. N. Tiwari, T. L. Prakasha, and S. V. Sai Prasad

    14. Recent Approaches in Diagnosis of Seed-Borne Fungal Pathogens of Major Crops

    Anju B. Sharma

    15. Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) De Bary: A Potential Phytopathogenic Fungi to Crop Plants and Its Management

    Devesh Pathak and Vaibhavpratap Singh

    16. Recent Advances in Plant Disease Management under Climate Change Scenario

    Ram Niwas, Gireesh Chand, and Shivam Maurya


    R. K. Singh, PhD, is Head, Plant Pathology at Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya (RVSKVV), College of Agriculture, Indore, M.P., India. He is esteemed member of national and international research societies and a fellow of the Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development. He has been honored with four awards from national societies. Dr. Singh has guided 25 MSc (Ag) and 3 PhD students on modern integrated areas in biology and has published over 65 research papers along with book chapters, instructional manuals, and popular articles. He has experience in teaching, research, and extension work in agriculture in various capacities for over 20 years. He was PI of a project funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), ICAR, and evaluated several newly evolved agrochemical companies. He is actively working in the detection of plant pathogens and the identification of sources of resistance in chickpea and mungbean. Dr. Singh has developed a molecular plant pathology laboratory for wilt sick plot for chickpea and mushroom cultivation and a value addition laboratory at RVSKVV.

    Gopala, PhD, is affiliated with Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya (RVSKVV), College of Agriculture, Indore, M.P., India. He earned his MSc and PhD degrees in Plant Pathology from IARI, New Delhi, India. He has cleared his exams such as ICAR PGS-JRF and had a IARI merit scholarship for his PhD. He also cleared ICAR NET in 2014. He has received three awards from national societies. During his MSc work, he has developed a new screening technique and rating scale for stalk rot of maize caused by Macrophomina phaseolina. During his PhD work, he has reported new phytoplasma diseases in Cucurbita pepo, bougainvillea, dianthus, petunia, and ornamental kale along with its associated vectors. He has submitted more than 50 sequences to the National Center for Biotechnology Information and received accession numbers. Dr. Gopala has published more than 15 research papers in journals of national and international repute.