Agriculture & Allied Sciences

Crop Diseases and Their Management
Integrated Approaches

Editors: Gireesh Chand, PhD
Santosh Kumar, PhD

Crop Diseases and Their Management

Published. Now available.
Pub Date: May 2016
Hardback Price: $149.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771882705
E-Book ISBN: 9781771882613
Pages: 432 pp w/ index
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: 63 b/w illustrations

This important and comprehensive book is designed to provide information on crop diseases and how to manage those diseases. Covering a multitude of crops and diseases, the book presents integrated approaches on managing diseases that affect

  • cereal and crop plants, such as maize, pigeon pea, chickpeas, urd/mung beans
  • oil seed crops, such as groundnut, soybeans, linseed
  • horticultural crops, such as citrus, onions, garlic, cucurbitaceae, Colocasia, roses, Stevia rebaudiana, betelvine, jute, and sunhemp
The book thoroughly covers the symptoms, causes, disease cycles, and management approaches for many diseases that affect useful agricultural crops.

Edited by two professors and researchers with years of experience in teaching on crop diseases, this book is suitable for students in agricultural sciences and helps to cover the recently modified course curricula in India that increases coverage of crop diseases of crop diseases. Crop Diseases and Their Management is also a handy reference for plant protection experts, vegetable specialists, horticultural officers, and extension workers.

CONTENTS:
Preface
Part 1: Cereal and Pulse Crops
1. Diseases and Management of Maize
R. P. Singh, Mamta Singh, and Dinesh Singh
2. Diseases of Pigeon Pea (Cajanus cajan L. Millsp.) and Their Management
Ajay Kumar, Mahesh Singh, and Gireesh Chand
3. Diseases of Pigeon Pea (Cajanus cajan L. Millsp.) and Their Management
Anil Kumar, Santosh Kumar, Sanjay Kumar, and Birendra Kumar
4. Diseases of Urd/Mung Bean Crops and Their Management
Sangita Sahni, Bishun D. Prasad, and Sunita Kumari

Part 2: Oil Seed Crops
5. Groundnut Diseases and Their Management
Santosh Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Amarendra Kumar, and Gireesh Chand
6. Diseases of Soybean and Their Management
Sunil Kumar
7. Diseases of Linseed and Their Management
Sunil Kumar

Part 3: Horticultural Crops
8. Nutritional Disorders of Citrus and Their Management
J. N. Srivastava, P. K. Sharma, Upma Dutta, and Rakesh Kumar
9. Fungal Diseases of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.) and Their Integrated Disease Management (IDM)
C. P. Khare, Sushma Nema, J. N. Srivastava, V. K. Yadav, and N. D. Sharma
10. Recent Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of Major Diseases of Onion and Garlic in India
R. K. Mishra, M. D. Ojha, V. S. Pandey, and R. B. Verma
11. Damping-Off Disease of Seedling in Solanaceous Vegetable: Current Status and Management Strategies
Kanika Pagoch, J. N. Srivastava, and Ashok Kumar Singh
12. Downy Mildew of Cucurbits and Their Management
C. P. Khare, J. N. Srivastava, P. K. Tiwari, A. Kotesthane, and V. S. Thrimurthi
13. Diseases of Colocasia Crop and Their Management
R. C. Shakywar, M. Pathak, and K. M. Singh
14. Diseases of Rose Crop and Their Management
R. C. Shakywar, K. S. Tomar, and R. K. Patidar
15. Use of Stevia Rebaudiana and Its Diseases With Management
K. K. Chandra
16. Major Diseases of Betelvine and Their Management
Prabhat Kumar, Shivnath Das, Ajit Kumar Pandey, and Santosh Kumar

Part 4: General Issues
17. Diseases of Makhana and Their Management
Sangita Sahni, Bishun D. Prasad, and Sunita Kumari
18. Diseases of Jute and Sunhemp Crops and Their Management
Santosh Kumar, V. K. Singh, A. N. Tripathi, and Prabhat Kumar
19. Mesta Pathosystems: An Overview
A. N. Tripathi, R. K. De, P. N. Meena, V. Ramesh Babu, Y. R. Meena, S. Kumar, and V. K. Singh
20. Characterization of Species and Parasitism in the Genus Alternaria
Udit Narain, Sandhya Kant, and Gire
Index


About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Gireesh Chand, PhD
Associate Professor-cum Senior Scientist, Department of Plant Pathology, Bihar Agricultural University, India

Gireesh Chand, PhD, is currently Associate Professor-cum Senior Scientist in the Department of Plant Pathology at Bihar Agricultural University, India. He was previously Assistant Professor at N. D. University of Agriculture and Technology, Faizabad, India. His research specialization is in the study of molecular plant pathology of crop diseases and their management. He has a decade-long career dedicated to teaching undergraduate and postgraduate classes, research, and extension activities and has guided several MSc and PhD theses. He is the author or co-author of six books on plant pathology and has published numerous research papers, book chapters, and popular articles. He has presented many research papers at national and international seminars and symposia. With research specialization in the study of molecular plant pathology of crop diseases and their management, he has led more than 10 research projects.

He received his PhD degree in plant pathology from C. S. Azad University of Agriculture and Technology in Kanpur. India. He has received a number of awards and honors, including the P. R. Verma Award (2000), a PhD Research Fellowship, Best KVK Award (2005), SPPS Fellow Award (2009), ISHA Best Student-Guide Award (2010), Prof. M. J. Narsingham Award (2011), Young Scientist Award (2013), Best Paper Presentation Award (2014), and the Excellence in Teaching Award (2014). He visited Beijing, China, through the International Financial Support Scheme (2013) by DST, New Delhi.

Santosh Kumar, PhD
Assistant Professor-cum-Junior Scientist, Department of Plant Pathology, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur, India

Santosh Kumar, PhD, is presently working as Assistant Professor-cum-Junior Scientist in the Department of Plant Pathology, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur, India. He received his PhD degree in plant pathology from G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India. Dr. Kumar was awarded a Senior Research Fellowship, IARI, New Delhi, Rajiiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) through the University Grant Commission (UGC), New Delhi, during the PhD program. He has taught many undergraduate and postgraduate courses and is actively involved in teaching activity. He was received a Young Scientist Award (2015) from Bioved, Allahabad. He has published many research papers, review papers, book chapters, and popular articles in international and national journals. He has also published one book and two extension bulletins on mushroom production. He has attended and presented at several national and international symposia and has received several best poster awards. His research interests include management of diseases of pulses and rice, biocontrol, and mushrooms.




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