The rapid change in the agro-ecosystem leaves a snag in the establishment of harmony the discard of the disturb ecosystem due to wide usage of chemical pesticides, fertilizers, and synthetic plant growth regulation. The long term effect were overlooked hence, boom of the one time become bane for the ecosystem degradation. At the present context, it has become indispensable to look for sustainable crop protection management approaches for disease management and the present book is an effort to this direction. The diseases of economic importance caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses and virus like organisms of each crop are covered, describing their history, distribution, losses incurred, symptoms, latest diagnostic tools, epidemiology and integrated applied management approaches including cultural, chemical, genetic resources, use of bio control agents being adopted world-wide. The layout of each chapter includes a brief introduction and pathogen-wise description of the diseases. Some chapters are vividly illustrated with photographs of typical symptoms, graphs, tables and line drawing to make the subject more interesting and easy to understand for students, Scientists, Planners, Administrators, Growers and other end users with latest pertinent references.
The book contains recent information on IDM, Concepts and Practices in Integrated Plant Diseases Management, Biological Control, Emerging and Threatening Diseases of Plants: Detection, Diagnosis and Management, Diseases of Saffaron and its Management, Fungal Diseases of Zero and its Management, Black Sigatoka: A Threatening Diseases of Banana, Diseases of Walnut and their Management, Fruit Rot of Eggplant and their Management, Die-back of Chili and its Management, Fungal and Viral Diseases of Gladiolus and their Management, BLSB of Maize and its Management, Guava Wilt Complex and its Management, Web Blight of Legume and its Management, Potential Entomopathogenic and Antogonistic Fungi; Fungal Diseases of Apple, IDM on Maize, IDM on Pulses. IDM on Rapeseed-mustard, Diseases of Minor Millets and their Management, Biopesticides, PGPR in Crop Plants Against Pests and Diseases.
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Shahid Ahmad Ph.D. born on July 1, 1972 in a village Gaharauli, The. Maudaha, Distt. Hamirpur, U.P. Dr. Ahmad completed his B.Sc (Ag.) from N.D.U.A.T. Kumarganj, Faizabad in 1994; M.Sc (Ag.) Plant Pathology form C.S. Azad University of Agri. And Technology, Kanpur U.P. in 1996 and Ph.D. (Botany) form CSJM University Kanpur, UP in 2003. He worked as Research Associate with Prof. A.K. Sarbhoy for three years (1997-2000) in the Division of Plant Pathology, I.A.R.I. Pusa, New Delhi. He was appointed as Jr. Scientist (Plant Pathology) in 2001 in the SKUAST-Jammu at Regional Agril. Research Station, Rajouri, J &K During short tenure of ten years, he has published more than 80 publications in his credit. He has published more than 30 research papers in the journals of national and international repute, 20 popular articles in different magazines, 10 book chapters, 1 review/conceptual articles, 7 bulletins, 10 research abstracts and one book. Recently he has been conferred with SPPS Fellow-2005 by the Society of Plant Protection Sciences, Division of Nematology, IARI, New Delhi. Presently he is working as I/c Associate Director Research, RAPS, & I/c Programme Coordinator, KVK, SKUAST-J, Rajouri.