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Plant Diseases: Biocontrol Management

Sampat Nehra (Editor)
Synopsis The damage caused by plant diseases has affected man all through the ages. The scientific principles involved in plant disease control, however, came to light only with our understanding of the microbial nature of the diseases and the life cycle of the pathogens. The scientific approach to the problem has yielded fruitful results of great significance, mainly through the various control methods to combat various enemies of crop plants. Plant Diseases: Biocontrol Management incorporates critical review articles on plant diseases caused by fungi, bacteria and nematodes and their management practices. This volume contains 21 chapters covering articles on: Eco-friendly management of bacterial diseases; Advances in leaf rot and its management in coconut; Fungal diseases of forest tree species and their management; Wilt disease complex of pigeon pea and its management; Diseases and interaction study in mulberry; Thermophilic fungi and their biotechnological applications; Control of aflatoxigenic fungi, etc. Articles on Herbal species as antimicrobials and Effect of agricultural practices on native AM fungi have added to the value of the book. Exhaustive information regarding nematode diseases and their management, namely, Entomopathogenic nematodes used as biocontrol; Management of nematodes by soil solarisation; Biocontrol agents; Plant Quarantines and Integrated Management Practices; Root knot on forage and cucurbitaceous crops, etc. have been compiled. This book will be highly beneficial to students, teachers and research workers in the field of Plant Pathology, Nematology, Plant Protection, Botany and Agricultural Sciences.
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About the author

Sampat Nehra

Dr. (Ms) Sampat Nehra, Ph.D., F.M.A., F.B.S, Research Associate, Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, has a brilliant academic career standing first in all examinations. She received her Ph.D. in 2001 on the topic 'Integrated Management of Root-K not Nematode, Meloidogyne incognita Associated with Ginger' under the able supervision of Prof. P.C. Trivedi. Presently, she is working as Research Associate in the CSIR project entitled 'Application of VAM fungi in the management of root-knot nemotode, M. incognita, in bajra', sanctioned to Prof. Trivedi. Dr. Sampat has published more than 30 research papers and review articles in journals of repute. She has edited one book entitled Plant Diseases: Biocontrol Management. Her current major interest includes taxonomy of AM fungi and biocontrol of plant parasitic nematodes using AM fungi. She as selected as Best Research Student at State level by the Indian Science Congress Association, Jaipur Chapter, for the years 2003 and 2004. She is a recipient of merit certificate for best papers presentation in the Indian Botanical Society conference held in Bareilly (2002); awarded by Indian Science congress Association for best poster presentation at annual meeting held at Bangalore (2003) and Chandigarh(2004); and by Indian Phytopathological Society (2004). She is a member of seven reputed scientific societies of India. She was elected as Fellow of Mendelian Academy of Sciences and Indian Botanical Society. She has actively participated in more than 25 national seminars and presented her research work.

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Bibliographic information

Title Plant Diseases: Biocontrol Management
Author Sampat Nehra
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8179101088
length xxxvi+411p., Figures; Tables; Plates; Index; 25cm.