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Management of Threatening Plant Diseases of National Importance

D.V. Singh (Editor) A.K. Sarbhoy (Editor) V.P. Agnihotri (Editor)
Synopsis Diseases are one of the major constraints in the profitable cultivation of crops. The destructive role of plant diseases by preventing the realization of maximum yield has become quite difficult in recent years. This is perhaps due to high crop density obtained by using high rate of fertilizers and other agronomic practices is conducive for the multiplication of plant pathogens. The problem is particularly serious in monocropped area. This edited book entitled “Management of Threatening Plant Diseases of National Importance” contains 22 authoritative and thought provoking articles written by reputed plant pathologists of the country. It provides detailed information on the management of various diseases like foliar blights, of maize, ergot of pearl millet, rust and foliar spots of soybean, Phytophthora blight and common scab of potato, red rot of sugarcane, Phytophthora rot of black pepper, rhizome rot of ginger, Sclerotium root rot of sugarbeet, Alternaria blight and white rust of mustard, Macrophomina diseases of plants, fungal and bacterial diseases of mango, guava wilt, etc. The role of mycrrhiza in the control of soil-borne pathogens has been dealt in great detail.
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About the author

D.V. Singh

Dr. D.V. Singh, is Principal Scientist at the Division of Plant Pathology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. He has to his credit over 150 research papers and reviews on various aspects of wheat pathology published in Indian and foreign journals. Besides rusts, smuts and foliar pathogens Dr. Singh is Internationally known for his researches on Karnal bunt. He is co-authors of 5 books on wheat pathology. Dr. Singh is joint recipient of the Rafi Ahmed Kidwai and Sharda Memorial Awards for outstanding work in wheat pathology. Dr. Singh has been elected Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Science and Indian Phytopathological Society. He had advanced training on seed-borne diseases at Danish Govt. Institute of Seed Pathology, Copenhagen, Denmark. Dr. Singh is also associated with the publication of Indian Phytopathology as Editor, Secretary and member of Editorial Board.

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Title Management of Threatening Plant Diseases of National Importance
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1997
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8185048339
length xiii+314p., Tables; Figures; References; Index; 25cm.