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Groundnut Entomology

V. Nandagopal (Editor) K. Gunathilagara (Editor)
Synopsis There is a full chapter for each of the major insects that cause havoc in the cultivation and storage of groundnuts. The first chapter deals with the insects and non-insects of groundnut and their occurrence in different groundnut zones. The second chapter deals with the ecology of the major insects, and the fifteenth is on nematodes. The sixteenth chapter was on rodents in detail. A chapter on virus vector has been allotted which is a exhaustive in nature. Botanicals, biocontrol and pehromonoes have been dealt separately in each chapter. The chemical control of the major insects have been dealt separately. Extensive literatures and explanations were given on IPM in Indian situation. There is a chapter on breeding for insect resistance in groundnut by active young scientists. Pesticides application technique has received a separate chapter. Forecasting and forewarning of the major insects were dealt by the experts in the field. Finally, a young scientists gave a detailed accounts on the extension of the technologies developed and their status under field conditions.
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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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K. Gunathilagara

Dr. K. Gunathilagara graduated in B.Sc (Ag), M.Sc., (Ag) and Ph.D in Agricultural Entomology, in the department of Agricultural Entomology, tamil nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. All through his studies he was a meritorious students. Now working as professor of Agricultural Entomology, Department of Agricultural Entomology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. He has contributed research findings both in National and International Journals of repute. 

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Bibliographic information

Title Groundnut Entomology
Format Hardcover
Date published: 06.10.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8189304429
length xii+570p., Tables; Figures; References; Maps; 25cm.