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Applied Entomology: Insect Pests of Fruit Crops, Vegetables, Spices and Condiments and their Management (Volume 3)

V. Nandagopal (Editor) Jagadiswari Rao (Editor) Anand Prakash (Editor)
Synopsis In this book, an attempt has been made to compile up-to-date information on the insect pests of different fruits, vegetables and spices crop groups through 18 contributory chapters written by the competent authors working on the specific crops from different Research Institutions/Universities of the country. The eighteen chapters are divided in to three sections in different categories of crops like fruits (Section-A), vegetables (Section-B) and spices (Section-C). In each chapter, insect pests have been delt with special reference to their damage, biology and management aspects in Indian context. This book will serve source for all available information on this subject and will be of great importance for the students, teachers and researchers and those interested in protecting the fruits, vegetables and spices crops from the ravages of the insect pests.
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About the authors

V. Nandagopal

Dr. V. Nandagopal graduated in B.Sc (Ag) and M.Sc., (Ag) in Agricultural Entomology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. His Ph.D. programme was on pheromone was on pheromone research in collaboration with Natural Resources Institute. London. He is presently working as senior scientist in the Division of Entomology, central Rice research Institute (ICAR), Cuttack. After working at the sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore, he moved to the National research centre for Groundnut, Junagadh, through ARS and worked for 20 years on pheromones research, development and extension on the insects of groundnut. He has worked in the field of biology, pheromone technology with strong interest in behavioral biology of insects. He published his findings in national and International journals.  

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Anand Prakash

Anand Prakash, FES, is a Scientist ‘EI’ in the Plant Taxonomy and Biodiversity Division in the National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), Lucknow. He is serving NBRI for the last 12 years. During the period, he worked out research projects like, ‘Survey of Plant Resources of Rajaji National Park, Dehra Dun, Uttar Pradesh’ and ‘Ethnobotanical Studies of Tribal and Aboriginal Populations of Uttar Pradesh’. Earlier, he served as Research Asstt. (Bot) in the Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India. New Delhi for three years. He has participated and served as Scientist, ‘EXPLOGAR-96’ a plant exploratory mission to the Valley of Flowers in the Garhwal Himalayas organized by NCC Directorate, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. He has published one book, ‘Flora of Rajaji National Park, Uttaranchal and 37 research papers in different National & International Scientific Journals on Plant Taxonomy, Ethnobotany, Biodiversity, Medicinal Plants & Conservation. Besides, he is life member of Societies of Ethnobotanists of India and has been awarded ‘Fellow of the Society of Ethnobotanists (FES)’. He is also a life member of Kaul Science Foundation, Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy, and Association for Plant Taxonomy (APT).

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Title Applied Entomology: Insect Pests of Fruit Crops, Vegetables, Spices and Condiments and their Management (Volume 3)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 23.08.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
length 308p., Plates; Tables.