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Spiders in Rice: A Research Review
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Singh, Amandeep et al

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Imprint :  Daya Publishing House
Year :  2020
 

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ISBN: 9789388173179
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Spiders are least explored non-chemical alternative in insect-pest control. Spiders are often confused with other long-legged insects and mistakenly feared as poisonous. This book provides an introduction to the spiders covering its physical characteristics, behaviour and physiology, neurobiology, reproductive characteristics, habits, habitats, prey, relationships to human beings and various challenges faced in rice cropping with special emphasis on its insect pests and role of spiders as an effective biocontrol agent. Along with as a biocontrol agent, spiders also act as an important detrivores agent and play an important role in food web and overall ecology of the rice field. Spiders are described with simple text and full-colour illustrations.
With indiscriminate use of pesticides, spiders are facing threat and populations are decreasing reducing its pest control ability. Hence, there is urgent need to conserve this generalist predator by providing artificial shelters, promoting bio-rational control methods and restricting use of chemicals in the rice fields. This book is an asset for students, teacher and researchers of plant pathology, agronomy, entomology, zoology, crop protection as well as person engaged in spiders in rice

Preface v
Contributors
vii
1. Rice Cropping System and its Challenges 1
Amandeep Singh, Randeep Singh and Mandeep Kaur
2. Insect Pests of Rice 7
Kapila Mahajan, Amandeep Singh and Randeep Singh
3. Brief about Spiders 15
Amandeep Singh and Randeep Singh
4. Suppresion of Rice Brown Plant Hopper by Spiders 33
Mandeep Kaur, Amandeep Singh, Randeep Singh and Kiranjot Kaur
5. Ecological Importance of Spiders 37
Gurbax Singh, Amandeep Singh, Mandeep Kaur and Kiranjot Kaur
6. Ecology of Spiders in Rice Fields 47
Amarinder Singh, Amandeep Singh, Mandeep Kaur and Gurbax Singh
7. Conservation of Natural Enemies 57
Maninderjit Singh, Amandeep Singh and Randeep Singh
8. Spiders as Detrivores 69
Amandeep Singh, Abhinay Thakur, Kapila Mahajan and Mandeep Kaur
9. Reduction of Insect Pest Densities by Spiders 75
Amandeep Singh, Ripudaman Parihar and Randeep Singh
10. Can Spider Be Effective Biocontrol Agent 83
Kiranjot Kaur, and Amandeep Singh
11. Effect of Pesticide on Spiders 85
Amandeep Singh, Jyoti Mahajan and Randeep Singh
Index 95

Amandeep Singh is presently working as Assistant Professor at Khalsa College, Gardhiwala, Hoshiarpur, India. He did his B.Sc. (Agriculture) from Khalsa College Amritsar and went for M.Sc. (Entomology) at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. His field of research interest is apiculture such as bee behaviour, bee pathology, bee toxicology, bee parasitology, bee ecology etc. He has a good teaching experience and guided five M.Sc. entomology students as an advisor for their research work. Moreover, he has a number of publications like research papers, book chapter and abstracts in national and international journals of repute.
Randeep Singh is currently working as Assistant Professor and In-Charge, Crop Protection Division, PG Department of Agriculture of Khalsa College Amritsar. He did his M.Sc. (Zoology) and M.Phil (Zoology with specialization in entomology) from Department of Zoology, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. His area of interest is Insect control, insect physiology and insect biochemistry. He has 8 years of teaching and research experience.
Dr Mandeep Kaur is presently working as Assistant Professor at Kanya Maha Vidayala, Jalandhar. She did her Ph.D. in Zoology (with specialization in Entomology) from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. She has 7 years experience in research and teaching. She has 6 publications in National and International reputed journals and books. She published 11 abstracts in national and international conferences. She got Best poster presentation award at 4th International Science Congress.

   

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