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Integrated Nematode Management in Horticultural Crops

P Parvatha Reddy (Author)
Synopsis Nematodes continue to threaten horticultural crops throughout the world, particularly in tropical and sub-tropical regions.  Estimated overall average annual yield loss of the world’s major horticultural crops due to damage by plant parasitic nematodes is 13054%.  Monetary losses due to nematodes on 10 horticultural corps, six of which are life sustaining were estimated at US $ 19.37 billion annually based on 1984 production figures and prices.  The farmer in his anxiety to contain the nematode pest may resort to indiscriminate use of nematicides posing hazed to the environment.  Since the horticultural produce especially fruits and vegetables are consumed afresh, consumers expect residue-free produce both for internal and export markets. In this context, developing 'Integrated Nematode Management (INM)' strategy is the challenge before the nematologists. The present book is an attempt which comprehensively deals with both principles and practices of INM.  The first part deals with the principles of INM covering aspects such as introduction, role of nematodes in horticulture, interactions with other micro-organisms and nematodes in horticulture, interactions with other microorganisms and nematode management options such as regulatory, physical, cultural, chemical, biological and integrated methods including host resistance. The second part deals with practices for nematode management in horticultural crops such as fruit, vegetable, ornamental, medicinal, aromatic, plantations, spice and tuber crops. This book is a practical guide to practicing farmers of horticultural crops. Further, it is a useful reference to policy makers, research and extension workers and students. The material can also be used for teaching undergraduate and post-graduate courses. 
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About the author

P Parvatha Reddy

Dr. P. Parvatha Reddy obtained his Ph.D. degree jointly from the University of Florida, USA and the university of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore.  Dr. Reddy served as the Director of the prestigious Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) at Bangalore from 1999 to 2002 during which period the Institute was honoured with "ICAR Best Institution Award".  He also served as the Head, Division of Entomology and Nematology at IIHR. Dr. Reddy has over 237 scientific publications to his credit, which also include six books on "Plant Nematology".  "A Treatise on Phytonematology", "Integrated Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems", "Advances in IPM for Horticultural crops", "IPM in Horticultural Crops: Emerging Trends in New Millennium" & "Organic Farming for Sustainable Horticulture: Principles & Practices".  Dr. Reddy served as a member of the Research Advisory Committee of the National Centre for Integrated Pest Management, New Delhi; the National Research Centre for Citrus, Nagpur and the Project Directorate of Biological Control, Bangalore.  He also served as a Member of the ICAR Scientific Panel for Nematology, Member of the QRT to review the progress of AICRP on Nematodes and AINRP on Betelvine.  He is the Honorary Fellow of the Society for Plant Protection Sciences, New Delhi.  Dr. Reddy has been awarded with the prestigious "Association for Advancement of Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems Award" by Association for Advancement of Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems, Bangalore; "Prof. H.M. Shah Memorial Award" by Nematological Society of India, New Delhi and "Hexamar Agricultural Research and Development Foundation Award" by Plant Protection Association of India, Hyderabad.

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Title Integrated Nematode Management in Horticultural Crops
Format Hardcover
Date published: 26.03.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788172335236
length xi+300p., Tables; References; Index; 26cm