The present book is an attempt to analyse the problems and purpose, suitable measures for the effective management of the insect pests, plant diseases and plant parasitic nematodes. An effort has been done to compile possible database information in this book which contains 40 exhaustive and thought-provoking chapters by specialists in plant protection. Fifteen chapters deal with entomological problems as a whole covering chemosterility, transgenic technology, insect pests of mung and urdbean, IPM, modified atmosphere for control of insects in storage, eco-friendly management of potato pests, use of biotechnology tools in pest management and tissue culture and transgenic crops in pest management.Eighteen chapters deal with plant diseases like wilt of chickpea, citrus canker and bacterial diseases of fruit crops. Biocontrol of chickpea with soil pathogens, antifungal activity of essential oils, management of rice diseases through induced resistance crop loss by viral diseases, viral diseases of orchids, Trichoderma spp. for diseases management pathotype, management of red rot in sugar cane, biocontrol agent and mechanisms of action. There are four articles on nematology that highlight eco-friendly management of nematode in vegetables, nematophagous fungi of plant plastic nematodes, biocontrol agents and bacterial antagonists of plant parasitic nematodes.A few chapters are of common interest such as paradigm shift in lac application, seed production in sugar cane, genetic engineering approaches for detoxification and decontamination of pesticides and attraction behaviour of Discolaimus major to prey nematodes. Besides these, three chapters are on importance of weeds, integrated weed management and role of composting in organic farming.This book is very useful and informative for the scientists, teachers, students, scholars, administrators and policy-makers dealing with pest and disease management strategies in particular and plant protection in general.
1. Fusarium Wilt of Chickpea and its Management 2. Paradigm Shift in Applications of Lac 3. CITRUS CANKER RESEARCH: Global Scenario 4. Significance of Transgenic Crops in Pest Management 5. CHEMOSTERILITY: Approach for Insect Pest Management 6. TRANSGENIC TECHNOLOGY: A Modern Weapon in Pest Management 7. Bacterial Diseases of Fruit Crops and their Management 8. INSECT PEST OF MUNGBEAN AND URDBEAN AND THEIR INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT: A Review 9. Integrated Management of Soybean Insect Pests for Sustainable Agriculture 10. MODIFIED ATMOSPHERE: An Alternative to Control Insects in Storage 11. Current Modified Three-tier Seed Production of Sugarcane 12. Eco-friendly Management of Potato Pest 13. FORGOTTEN POLLINATOR: Protecting the Bees from Pesticide Poisoning 14. Prospects of Bio-control Agents against Chickpea Wilt 15. Antifungal Activity of Essential Oils of Ocimum sanctum on Rhizoctonia solani and Fusarium oxysporium 16. Application of Biocontrol Agents for Management of Soil-borne Pathogens 17. Insect Pests of Stored Products and its control with Plant Products 18. Eco-friendly Management of Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Vegetable Crops 19. Use of Biotechnological Tools in Integrated Pest Management 20. Management of Rice Diseases Through Induced Resistance 21. Present Situation of Crop Losses Caused by Plant Virus 22. Present Scenario of Management Strategies of Plant Viral Diseases 23. Nematophagous Fungi in biocontrol of Plant Parasitic Nematodes 24. CURRY LEAF (MURRAYA KOENIGII): Chemistry and its Role in Plant Protection 25. NICOTINE TO NEONICOTINOID: The Most Successful Agrochemicals 26. Genetic Engineering Approaches for Detoxification and Decontamination of Pesticides 27. Nematodes as Bioinsecticides against Vegetables Pests 28. Pest Management by Tissue Culture 29. INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT IN INDIA: Progress, Problems and Prospects 30. VIRUS DISEASES OF ORCHIDS: Diagnosis and Management 31. Trichoderma as bio-control Agent for Disease Management 32. Attraction Behaviour of Discolaimus major to Prey Nematodes and Factors Influencing Attraction 33. Standardization of Pathotype Numbers of Colletotrichum falcatum on Sugarcane 34. Strategies of Combat Challenges for Management of Red not in Sugarcane 35. Use of Biocontrol Agents and their Mechanisms of Action 36. Bacterial Antagonists in Biocontrol of Plant Parasitic Nematodes 37. Weed¬–An Important Pest 38. Integrated Weed Management in Major Field Crops 39. Role of Composting in Organic Farming & Plant Protection Index
D. Prasad :- D. PrasadIndian Agricultural Research InstituteNew DelhiRajvir Sharma :- "Rajvir Sharma is Senior Scientist at IARI, New Delhi. He obtained his Ph.D. (2001) from CCSHAU, Hisar (Haryana). He did post-doctoral research at Jhejiang University, Hangzhou Province, China (2003). He underwent specialized training on Soil Survey and Land Evaluation and Herbicide use (2000). He has number of publications to his credit.He was awarded a Chinese government scholarship in 2002-03 through Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India and also got first prize for best Hindi article offered by IARI for year 2006. He also attended Asian Pacific Weed Science conference in Hochi Minh city in Vietnam (2005). He is Co-PI in two NAIP external funded projects. His specialized area of research is weed science."