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Diseases of Oilseed Crops and Their Management

H.K. Singh (Author) R.B. Singh (Author)

To meet the edible oil demands of ever increasing population, agricultural production is being augmented through the use of new crop varieties and changed economic practices. These practices have enormously increased the incidence of several pests and diseases. Plant diseases cause serious threats to the successful cultivation of oilseed crops resulting in huge losses in their yields.

The present book entitled “Diseases of Oilseed Crops and their Management" includes twelve chapters contributed by eminent researchers in their respective fields. This book focuses primarily on diseases and management of groundnut, linseed, castor, safflower, sesame, soybean, sunflower, rapeseed mustard and niger. The symptoms, causal organism, etiology, disease cycle, epidemiology and management strategies of diseases is presented in this book. Besides these, the breeding for disease resistance in Indian mustard and biotechnology for genetic improvement of oilseed crops are also included. We hope that this book will be of immense use to researchers, teachers, students, plant pathologists, consultants and extension functionaries who concerned with the disease management in the field crop. This book is also used as reference cum textbook in the field of plant pathology.

Contents: Foreword. Preface. 1. Diseases of Groundnut and their Management/R.C. Shakywar, M. Pathak and Debashish Sen. 2. Diseases of Linseed and their Management/R.B. Singh, H.K. Singh, Mahesh Singh and Shiwangi. 3. Major Diseases of Castor and their Management/V.S. Verma, Vishal Gupta, Rishu Sharma and Kavaljeet Kaur. 4. Diseases of Safflower and their Management/P. Kishore Varma and Mohan V. Totawar. 5. Major Diseases of Sesame and their Management/Dinesh Rai and H.K. Singh. 6. Soybean Diseases and their Management/Sunil Kumar and H.K. Singh. 7. Major Diseases of Sunflower and their Management/Shailesh Godika, R.P. Ghasolia, Shashikant Goyal and Jitendra Sharma. 8. Diseases of Rapeseed-Mustard and their Management/H.K. Singh, R.B. Singh, Mahesh Singh and Ramesh Singh. 9. Breeding for Disease Resistance in Indian Mustard (Brassica juncea L.)/H.S. Meena, V.V. Singh, P.D. Meena, B.L. Meena, P.K. Rai and Dhiraj Singh. 10. Biotechnology for Genetic Improvement of Oilseed Crops/D.K. Dwivedi, Archana Devi and Preeti Kumari. 11. Biological Management of Oilseed Brassica Diseases/P.D. Meena, Ibandalin Mawlong, H.S. Meena and Ashish Sheera. 12. Major Diseases of Niger and their Management/H.K. Singh, Mahesh Singh, R.B. Singh, J.K. Yadav, K.N. Maurya and M.K. Maurya. Index.

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About the author

R.B. Singh

R.B. Singh is presently Reader Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. He has to his credit 26 books and about 150 research papers. The UNESCO/ISSC (Paris) awarded him 1998 Research and Study Grants Award in Social and Human Sciences. He has also presented papers in international seminars in more than 30 countries related to emerging frontiers of geography like disaster management, GIS, remote sensing, environmental studies, climate variability and urban and regional development.

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Title Diseases of Oilseed Crops and Their Management
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2019
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789351249870
length xiv+284p.