1st Edition

Plant Pathogens Detection and Management for Sustainable Agriculture

    354 Pages 23 Color & 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    354 Pages 23 Color & 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    354 Pages 23 Color & 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    Addressing the most critical issues in the management of emerging diseases throughout the world, experts in plant pathology from internationally renowned institutes share their research and examine key literature. They look at both traditional pathology and advanced biotechnological and molecular diagnosis, and integrated management practices.

    This book is divided into four parts, covering viral and fungal disease detection and management, nematode diseases and management, bio-control, and biotechnological approaches and impact of climate change. The authors look at the challenges of crop protection against diseases caused by plant pathogens for the most economically important crops. The establishment and management of plant diseases using conventional and eco-friendly methods are discussed with an emphasis on the use of beneficial microbes and modern biotechnological approaches.

    Part 1: Viral and Fungal Disease and Management

    1. Viral Diseases of Okra in Ghana and Their Management

    Elvis Asare-Bediako

    2. Current and Prospective Approaches for Plant Virus Diseases Detection

    Touseef Hussain and Quazi Mohd. Imranul Haq

    3. Virus Afflictions of Anticancerous Medicinal Plant Catharanthus roseus (L.)G. Don

    Deepa Srivastava and K.Shukla

    4. Important Diseases of Papaya1and Their Integrated Disease Management

    Diganggana Talukdar, Utpal Dey, and G. P. Jagtap

    5. Fungal Diversity under Different Agri-Systems and Its Beneficial Utilization in Plant Health Management


    6. Mycoflora Associated with Paddy Varieties

    Shveta Malhotra

    7. Plant Disease Detection and Management: An Overview

    S. M. Yahaya

    Part 2: Nematode Diseases and Management

    8. Role of Biological Agents for the Management of Plant Parasitic Nematodes

    Aamir Raina et al.

    9. Principles and Concepts of Integrated Nematode Management in Major Crops

    B. S. Sunanda and Ravulapenta Sathish

    Part 3: Bio-Control

    10. Lichens: A Novel Group of Natural Biopesticidal Sources

    Vinayaka S. Kanivebagilu and Archana R. Mesta

    11. Antimicrobial Peptides from Biocontrol Agents: The Future Wave in Plant Disease Management

    Vivek Sharma and Richa Salwan

    Part 4: Biotechnological Approaches and Impact of Climate Change

    12. Plant Disease Management Using Biotechnology: RNA Interference

    Naresh Pratap Singh and Vaishali

    13. Engineering Plastid Pathways: An Environment Friendly Alternative for In-Planta Transformation

    Bhavin S. Bhatt and Achuit K. Singh

    14. Impact of Meteorological Variables and Climate Change on Plant Diseases

    A. K. Misra et al.


    Pradeep Kumar, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Forestry, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (deemed to be University-MHRD, Government of India), Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh, India. He has presented at various national and international conferences, and published books, book chapters, and over 50 research and review articles.

    Ajay K. Tiwari, PhD, is a Scientific Officer at the Uttar Pradesh Council of Sugarcane Research, Shahjahnapur, India. He has published research and review articles, book chapters, and edited books. He has submitted more than 150 nucleotide sequences of plant pathogens to GenBank. He is Managing Editor of the journal Sugar Tech and Chief Editor of the journal Agrica.

    Madhu Kamle, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Forestry, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh, India. She also worked as an International Research Professor at the School of Biotechnology, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan, Republic of Korea. Dr. Kamle has published research papers, book chapters, and an edited book.

    Zafar Abbas, PhD, is Senior Associate Professor and Chairman in the P. G. Department of Botany at G. F. College (M. J. P. Rohilkhand University) in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. He has 40 years of research experience in plant and crop physiology, with a specialization in plant nutrition. He has attended several national and international seminars and conferences, authored and edited several books, and published over 30 journal articles.

    Priyanka Singh, PhD, is the Scientific Officer of the Uttar Pradesh Council of Sugarcane Research, Shahjahanpur, India. She has worked at the Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research and has many years of research experience, and has organized training programs. She serves as Managing Editor for the journal Sugar Tech and as Executive Editor for the journal Agarica. Dr. Singh has authored books, book chapters, and research papers, as well as annual reports.