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Sugarcane Pests and Diseases

T V Sathe (Author) K.P. Shinde (Author) A.L. Shaikh (Author) D.K. Raut (Author)
Synopsis Sugarcane is cash crop in India and Soul of Sugar Industry. It is attacked by several pests and diseases. The present book contains four chapters. The chapter first provides detail information on 38 insect pests of sugarcane, second is devoted for non insect pests and third for vertebrate pests. All above pests are studied with respect to distribution, host records, identification, life cycle, nature of damage and control measures. A special attention is given on sugarcane wooly aphids and white grubs due to their recent outbreak in India. The chapter four illustrates 19 important diseases of sugarcane with respect to historical account, symptoms, casual agents, disease cycle, host plants and control measures. The book is useful guide for farmers, students, teachers and scientists.
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About the authors

T V Sathe

Dr. Sathe Tukaram Vithalrao [M.Sc., Ph.D., Sangit Visharad, IBT (Seri.), F.S.E.Sc., F.I.S.E.C.], Professor in Entomology, Department of Zoology, Department of Zoology, Shivaji University, Kolhapur has teaching experience of 22 years in entomology.  He is contributory teacher for M.Sc. courses in Department of Agrochemicals, Pest Management and Sericulture.  He has published 165 research papers and 22 books viz., Preet Patangachi (drama, 1981), Crop Protection from Insects (Marathi), Sericultural Cropo Protection (1998), Biological Pest Control (2000), Cotton Pests and Biocontrol Agents (2001), Insects Pest Predators (2001), Sericulture and Pest Management (2001), Agrochemicals and Pest Management (2003), Insect Predators and Pest Management (2003), Vermiculture and Organic Farming (2004), Basic Entomology (2005), Fundamentals of Beekeeping (2006), Forest Entomology: A Textbook (2008), etc.  He guided 15 Ph.D. students, completed 4 major research projects (from CSIR, UST, UGC).  He visited Canada (1988), Japan (1988), Thailand (2002, 2004), Spain (2005), France (2005), South Korea (2006), Nepal (2007) for academic work.  He is member of editorial board of several journals in India and involved in T.V. programming of butterflies and moths.  He has published several popular articles in daily newspapers and delivered talks through All India Radio.  He got several prestigious awards "Environmentalists of the Year-2003", "Bharat Jyoti Award-2006", "Jewel of India Award-2006", "Lifetime Education Achievement Award-2006", "Lifetime Achievement Award-2007", "International Gold Star Award-2007", "Eminent Citizen of India Award-2007" etc.  He also got fellowships from several scientific societies.

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K.P. Shinde

Dr. K.P. Shinde (M.Sc., Ph.D.) is Lecturer in DKASC College, Ichalkaranji, Dist. Kolhapur.  He has published twelve research papers in reputed journals.  He has presented several research papers in national and international conferences/workshops/etc.  He visited Spain and France in 2005 for academic work.  He is life member of NESA, New Delhi and associated with local NGOs.

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Title Sugarcane Pests and Diseases
Format Hardcover
Date published: 06.01.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8190678582
length viii+180p.