1st Edition

Innovative Approaches in Diagnosis and Management of Crop Diseases Volume 2: Field and Horticultural Crops

Edited By R. K. Singh, Gopala Copyright 2022
    476 Pages 18 Color Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    476 Pages 18 Color Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    476 Pages 18 Color Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This book is the second 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. It addresses these disease challenges to commercial field and horticultural crops and their management.

    Innovative Approaches in Diagnosis and Management of Crop Diseases: Volume 2 focuses on recent advances in diagnosis, detection, and management of diseases of specific crops, such as cotton, sesame, rice, wheat, millet, maize, field pea and pigeonpea, ginger and turmeric, guava, aonla, and vegetable cruciferous crops.

    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 this multi-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 informative reviews of crucial research to effectively advance the detection, diagnosis, and management of crop diseases.

    1. Paradigm Shift in Detection of Rice Diseases and Their Management

    Manas Kumar Bag, Prahlad Masurkar, Anuprita Ray, and Rakesh Kumar Singh

    2. Diagnosis and Management of Fungal Diseases of Rice Prevalent in Telangana State, India

    S. Kiran, M. Surekha, and S. M. Reddy

    3. New Insights into the Identification and Management of Wheat Diseases

    T. L. Prakasha, A. N. Mishra, J. B. Singh, S. V. Sai Prasad, and Suresh Chand

    4. Detection and Management Approaches of Bakanae (Foot Rot) Disease in Rice

    Sachin Kumar Jain, Kamal Khilari, and Mukesh Dongre

    5. Biotic and Abiotic Stresses in Cotton Crop in Punjab, India

    Rupesh Kumar Arora and Paramjit Singh

    6. Modern Approaches for Management of Sesame Diseases

    N. Ransingh, B. Khamari, and N. K. Adhikary

    7. Approaches for Diagnosis and Management of Banded Blight in Small Millets

    A. K. Jain, S. K. Tripathi, and R. P. Joshi

    8. Maize Diseases and Their Sustainable Management in India: Current Status and Future Perspectives

    M. K. Khokhar, K. S. Hooda, P. N. Meena, R. Gogoi, S. S. Sharma, Rekha Balodi, and M. S. Gurjar

    9. Recent Advances in Detection, Diagnosis, and Management of Finger Millet Diseases

    Pardeep Kumar, Shrvan Kumar, Jiwan Paudel, and D. P. Singh

    10. Recent Approaches for Diagnosis and Management of Economically Important Diseases of Field Pea (Pisum sativum L.) in India

    Sonika Pandey, R. K. Mishra, Monika Mishra, A. K. Parihar, and G. P. Dixit

    11. Recent Advances in Bio-Intensive Management (BM) of Major Diseases of Pigeonpea in India

    Monika Mishra, R. K. Mishra, Sonika Pandey, U. S. Rathore, Rajesh K. Pandey, and Manjul Pandey

    12. Innovative Approaches in Diagnosis and Management of Diseases in Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) and Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.)

    Ajit Kumar Singh, Devendra Kumar Choudhary, Shrikant Sawargaonkar, and Rakesh Kumar Singh

    13. Diagnosis and Diversity Analysis of Alternaria brassicae and A. Brassicicola in Vegetable Cruciferous Crops

    Pratibha Sharma, Shaily Javeria, Swati Deep, Manika Sharma, and Raja Manokaran

    14. Recent Advances in Diseases Management of Aonla (Emblica officinalis)

    R. K. Prajapati, C. S. Pandey, P. K. Gupta, V. K. Singh, and S. R. Singh

    15. Guava Wilt and Its Management

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


    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.