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Principles and Practices of Plant Quarantine

M.C. Muthaiyan (Author)

Plant Quarantine deals with alien pest which could become serious threat to our agricultural, horticultural and forest plants. Brief introduction of alien pests such as bacteria, fungi, insects, nematodes, plant viruses, etc. is given in the preliminary chapters, risk factors involved in these pests are analyzed. Various methods available to detect these pests from imported plants and plant material and their elimination procedures are discussed.
The role of legislation containing the alien pests and efforts made by government in implementing the legislative measures are described. The global approach to prevent the spread of pest across international borders and obligation of governments are brought out. The functioning of Plant Quarantine system in India and further strengthening the system are suggested.
Wherever necessary, relevant illustrations are provided. The text, tables and illustrations could be a good reference source, not only for persons engaged in Plant Quarantine organizations but also for the users of plant quarantine services. Plant breeders, traders involved in import of plants material and other organizations concerned with Plant Quarantine may find the guidelines  useful. Exporters/Importers can also util8ize the information provided for smooth export/Import of plant material. This book could also be useful in organizing training programs and could serve as a teaching aid.

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About the author

M.C. Muthaiyan

M.C. Muthaiyan is a Post Graduate in Bombay. Initially, he served as a Research Assistant in Mycology in  Agriculture College and Research Institute, Coimbatore and Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore, Then he was Assistant Mycologist in Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow, After this, he joined as a Plant Pathologist in the Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine and Storage, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India. After serving for more than two decades in the same organization, he retired as Deputy Director (Plant Pathology).
His training in Plant Quarantine from Department of Health, Government of Australia and in Seed pathology from Danish Government Institute for Seed Pathology, Denmark helped him to add good practical experience in Plant Quarantine.
He was a consultant to Asia Pacific Plant Protection Convention of FAO for revision of Plant Quarantine Pests for South East Asia. He has to his credit more than 30 research papers and has co-authored 5 books related to Plant Quarantine.

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Bibliographic information

Title Principles and Practices of Plant Quarantine
Format Hardcover
Date published: 23.06.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788184244076
length x+1150p., Tables; Figures; Bibliography; Index; 28cm.