The necessity of a book which gives a comprehensive account of new topics along with latest information on established topics in phytopathology has been felt ever since the significance of an interdisciplinary approach has been realized. The purpose of this book is to provide facts so that the readers are introduced to the details of the newer aspects in phytopathology as well as recent information on a few major existing aspects. It comprehensively deals with of some fresh, less discussed topics like Plant Pathology in the ';Omics' Era, Plant Disease Diagnostic Kits, Plant Quarantine and Pest Risk Analysis, Biosafety and Biosecurity, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and World Trade Organization (WTO) in relation to Phytopathology, Nanotechnology in Plant Disease Management and Innovations in Teaching, Research and Extension in Plant Pathology.
N.G. Ravichandra :- N.G. Ravichandra completed his M.Sc. (Agri.) from the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, in 1983. He obtained his Ph.D. in Nematology from the same University in 1988. He is working as a Nematologist under AICRP (Nematodes) in the department of Plant Pathology, USAS, GKVK, Bangalore.N.G. Ravichandra is teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. He has published about 92 research papers in journals of national and international repute on various aspects of plant-parasitic nematodes, including chapters in several books.