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Biopesticides in Sustainable Agriculture Progress and Potential

Opender Koul (Editor) G.S. Dhaliwal (Editor) Sucheta Khokhar (Editor) Ram Singh (Editor)

The careful balance of mass production and use of sustainable practices need to be better understood and promoted to feed the ever expanding population. Biopesticides have made some impact during last few decades but there is still a lot that can be done to promote the adoption of the environmentally friendly and yield enhancing crop inputs. Main strategies should involve biopesticides with low/no residue brand, supportive legislation as an incentive to research and development, promote the benefits of biopesticide use, draw the correlation between sustainability and biopesticides. The endeavour in this book has been in this direction, specifically to correlate the biopesticide concept in sustainable agriculture based on various economically important crops. This book emphasizes the role of various biopesticides in the protection of various crops like rice, maize, pulses, oilseeds, cotton, sugarcane, vegetables, fruits, tobacco, spice crops, tuber crops, coconut, tea, forest plantations and stored products. There has definitely been progress but several constraints like variable performance under field conditions, maintenance of quality standards, regulatory procedures and less interest by big industrial houses need to be addressed. The present book is an attempt to evaluate the scope of biopesticides in sustainable agriculture of various crops in order to contemplate the progress and constraints and suggest a future roadmap for potential use of biopesticides.

Contents: 1 Biopesticide Based Integrated Pest Management for Sustainable Agriculture/G. S. Dhaliwal, Opender Koul, Sucheta Khokhar and Ram Singh. 2 Current Status and Potential of Biopesticides in Pest Management in Rice/Gururaj Katti. 3 Biopesticides in Maize Pest Management: Progress and Potential/ Pradyumn Kumar and S. B. Suby. 4 Current Status and Potential of Biopesticides in Pest Management in Pulses/Hem Saxena and P. Duraimurugan. 5 Current Status and Potential of Biopesticides in Pest Management in Oilseeds/H. Basappa and R. K. Patil. 6 Biopesticides in Insect Pest Management in Cotton/ Vijay Kumar, P. S. Shera and A. K. Dhawan. 7 Current Status and Potential of Biopesticides in Management of Sugar Cane Insect Pests/Saroj Jaipal. 8 Current Status and Potential of Biopesticides in Pest Management in Vegetable Crops/Ram Singh and Sucheta Khokhar. 9. Biopesticides in Management of Fruit Pests: Progress and Potential/M. Mani and D. R. Sharma. 10 Biopesticides in Tobacco Pest Management: Problems and Prospects/U. Sreedhar, S. Gunneswara Rao and V. Krishnamurthy. 11 Status of Biological Control of Pest and Disease Management in Spice Crops/Y. R. Sarma, S. Devasahayam, A. Kumar and R. Aravind. 12 Biological Control of Insect Pests of Tuber Crops/C. A. Jayaprakas, R. S. Sreerag, E. R. Harish and L. Ragesh. 13 Current Status and Potential of Biopesticides in Diseases Management with Special Reference to Coconut Root Wilt/N. Srinivasan. 14 Status of Potential Biocontrol Components for Integrated Management of Forest Insect Pests in India/Nitin Kulkarni. 15 Role of Biopesticides in Tea from a Japanese Perspective: Viral Control of Tea Pests in Japan and the Effects of Virus Infection on Domestic Endoparastioids/Madoka Nakai. 16 Current Status and Potential of Biopesticides in Pest Management of Stored Products/C. Durairaj, M. Kalyanasundaram and T. Bharathimeena. Subject Index.

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About the authors

G.S. Dhaliwal

G.S. Dhaliwal is Professor of Ecology in the Department of Entomology at the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India. He did his Ph.D. from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi in 1972, where he was awarded the Gurprasad Pradhan Gold Medal. He remained Postdoctoral Fellow at the International Rice Research Institute, Manila, Philippines for two years. A member of the world Food Prize nominating Academy, Dr. Dhaliwal is Fellow of the National Environmental Science Academy (NESA), society of Pesticide Science India, society of Plant Protection Sciences and Entomological Society of India. Honored with the Best Scientist Award of NESA, he is the founder President of the Indian Society for the Advancement of Insect Science and Society of Biopesticide sciences India, President of the Indian Ecological Society as well as Vice-President of the Indian Society of Allelopathy and Society of Pesticide Science India. He has authored/edited more than 30 books on different aspects of pest management, environment and sustainable agriculture.

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Ram Singh

Ram Singh is Professor of Entomology at CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India. He did his Ph.D. from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, in 1985. He was awarded the European Commission Post-doctoral Fellowship (1991-1992) and FAO Postdoctoral Training Fellowship (1998) when he worked on various aspects of insect-plant interactions at the Horticulture Research International, Wellesbourne, United Kingdom. A Fellow of the royal Entomological Society, London, he is the recipient of University Gold Medal and Aspee Gold Medal, from HAU, Hisar. He has published more than 90 papers in national and international journals of Scientific repute, and presented his work at several international conferences in India, Netherlands, Scotland and United Kingdom.

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Title Biopesticides in Sustainable Agriculture Progress and Potential
Format Hardcover
Date published: 05.05.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788172338657
length x+474p.,