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Biofumigation and Solarization for Management of Soil Borne Plant Pathogens

P Parvatha Reddy (Author)
Synopsis The information on biofumigation and solarization for the management of soil borne plant pathogens bacteria fungi, nematodes, insects and weeds in horticultural fruits vegetables plantation spice tuber ornamental medicinal and aromatic crops and other crops cotton wheat tobacco soybean sugar beet and sunflower is very much scattered. There is no book at present which comprehensively and exclusively deals with the above aspects on horticultural and other crops. The present book is divided into two parts. The first part deals with the principles of biofumigation and solarization. The second part deals with crop wise management of soil borne plant pathogens using biofumigation and solarization in horticultural and other crops. The book is illustrated with excellent quality photographs enhancing the quality of publication. The book is written in lucid style easy to understand language along with adoptable recommendations for enhancing the productivity.
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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 Biofumigation and Solarization for Management of Soil Borne Plant Pathogens
Format Hardcover
Date published: 14.07.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8172336974
length viii+432p., Figures; Tables; 24cm.