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Seed Borne Diseases: Ecofriendly Management

 
Arun Arya (Author) Cecilia Monaco (Author)
Synopsis Indian agriculture has witnessed spectacular advances in agricultural production in the last few decades. This was possible through Green Revolution in mid 60s leading to the country's remarkable achievement in food grains and edible oil production. Seed has always been regarded as the most vital, basic, and critical input in agriculture. It is interesting to note that today seed demand of only 10% farmers is met. Efforts are needed to provide good quality certify seeds to farmers. In recent years the awareness for seed health has increased among the growers, traders, and consumers. In post-GATT era and with emergence of WTO, seed health has assumed the global concern. Infection of seed borne pathogens results into seed rots, seedling decay, pre and post emergence mortality, distortion, discoloration, reduced seed size and shrivelledness of seeds. Their study and identification is primarily required to achieve satisfactory control. The book will be of great help to students, researchers, and people engaged in seed production activities. In this book, information about different seed borne diseases is presented in 20 chapters. There is an urgent need to find out effective, alternative methods of diseases control, which are less harmful to human beings and environment. There are chapters dealing with botanical pesticides and quarantine regulations. A chapter describes molecular aspects involved in seed borne diseases. The contents are divided into two parts (I) Seed borne diseases and (II) Wilt and Foliar Diseases and their control methods. Ecofriendly measures to control seed borne diseases are dealt in detail. The book provides comprehensive and integrated information on management of seed health written by experts in the field. It will be especially useful for students and young people involved in seed testing, seed industry as well as in teaching. Besides Agriculture Universities, the book will be useful for all others offering courses related to Phytopathology and Seed Technology.
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About the author

Arun Arya

Dr. Arun Arya got his basic training in Mycology and Plant Pathology from University of Allahabad under the guidance of Prof. Bihari Lal. He started his career as Lecturer in Microbiology in Gurukul Kangri University, Hardwar in 1985. Working at present as Reader in Botany, M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara has a vast experience of teaching at graduate and post graduate levels. He has published 71 research papers dealing with Fungal taxonomy, physiology, pathology and biodeterioration. He is a popular science writer, and has also published a book on Tropical Fruits: Diseases and Pests. Recipient of Young Scientist award from DST, New Delhi. Dr. Arya has presented his findings at XV International Botanical Congress at Yokohama, Japan. He is Fellow of Indian Botanical Society and Indian Phyto-pathological Society.

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Title Seed Borne Diseases: Ecofriendly Management
Format Hardcover
Date published: 27.10.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8172334680
length x+328p., Tables; Figures; Plates.