Bio-Intensive Approaches: Application and Effectiveness in Plant Disease Management

By: Mujeebur R. Khan,R.N. Pandey
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ISBN: 9788170196242
Year: 2019
Binding: Hardbound

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Global production of food has tremendously increased during the last couple of decades due to advancement and continuous improvement in crop production technology. However, plant diseases continue to invade agricultural crops and inflict substantial crop damage in the tune of 15- 25% yield decline. In view of huge yield loss caused by plant diseases. substantial improvement in crop protection technology has also taken place. but it has largely confined to synthetic chemicals. It was presumed that pesticides offer a reliable solution of plant diseases, but realization of adverse effects of chemicals and the development of new pathogenic races, have exposed the limitation of pesticides. Increasing awareness towards residual accumulation in food and subsequent toxic effects on human beings have led to increasing disregard to pesticide-ridden food materials. Under this situation, the need for a sustainable plant protection system, such as a bio-intensive approach consisting of non-chemical means has been realized during the last decade. In fact, by and large, the biointensive approach is age-old method of growing healthy crops, but the existing recurring problems of pests and diseases in agricultural crops has necessitated its exploitation and integration with modern plant protection technology to: enhance its effectiveness. With these objectives, the present book has been compiled presenting disease problems and their management in agricultural crops so as to highlight the effectiveness and application of bio-intensive approaches in plant diseases management. In the present book, important diseases, as well as crops, were identified in view of current national priorities and disease scenario, and experts in the relevant fields were invited to contribute chapters. The present book contains twenty-five chapters which provide comprehensive information on various aspects of the diseases and their management through one or a combination of bio-intensive tools.

We are, in fact, highly thankful to the plant protection fraternity of the country for responding overwhelmingly to our invitation to contribute a chapter. Further, we are grateful to them for preparing the chapter at a short invitation, and also for bearing with us and cooperating in revising the chapters as well as clubbing their proposals in a case of duplication, We greatly appreciate the untiring help rendered by our all students, especially Mr Faheem Ahamad, Mrs Tanveer Fatima Rizvi, Mr Rafeeq 

Kasim Abdu Mohammed, Mr Rahul Kumar Sharma, Mr Mohammad Akram, and Mr Irfan Ahmad, and also Dr Rizwan Ali Ansari.

Dr. Mujeebur Rahman Khan

Crashuated, PG and Ph.D. in Plant Pathology & Nematology from Aligarh Muslim University, and Post Doc. at NC State University, Califomis Deptt. of Food & Agriculture, USA and Commonwealth Institute of Parasitology, UK Serving as Professor & Chairman, Department of Plant Protection, AMU. Contributed over 250 research publications/ review articles, 9 books, 2 patents and 6 major research projects, guided 11 Ph. D. and 39 M.Sc. students. Recipient of H.L, Chakraborti (SCA) Outstanding Scientist (SPSS); H.M. Shah Memorial (NSI), B.B. Mundkur (IPS) awards and fellowship of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences MEZ Zonal President, IPS (2018) and Editor, Indian Phytopath

Dr. Amar Nath Mukhopadhyay

Educated at College of Agriculture, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and University of New Castle, UK; served as Prof. & Head Plant Pathology, Gujarat Agric. University, Anand; Dean, College of Agric. GB Pant Agriculture University, Pantnagar, Vice-Chancellor, Assam Agric. University, Jorhat; and Director General, Tea Research Association. Also served as Editor-in-Chief & President of Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology, President, Indian Science Congress (Agric.). President, Indian Phytopathological Society and honored with IPS Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 and fellow of the National Academyof Agricultural Sciences.

Dr. Ram Narain Pandey

Dr. Pandey, former Professor & Head, Department of Plant Pathology. B.A. College of Agriculture, AAU, Anand, (Gujarat) did PG and UG teaching: guided 15 M.Sc. and Ph. D. students. Contributed 35 research papers, 3 Books, 10 reviews, 5 book chapters, 5 bulletins, 5 manuals, 65 popular articles. He was PI of 28 projects; organized 7 Winter Schools, Symposium, Conferences, Workshops etc.; President, Indian Phytopathological Society (2018) and awarded with FPSI, ISPRD, FSMP, Jeersannidhi Award etc.

Dr. M.P. Thakur

Graduated, PG and Ph. D. (Plant Pathology) from JNKVV, Jabalpur. Served as Professor, Head (Twice) and Dean at JNKVV, SKS CARS, Rajnandgaon and SK CARS, Kawardha, Director, Extension Services at Raipur and Director, Instruction/Controller of Examination till date. Elected as President of IPS in 2018 and Editor of IPS. Recipient of K.C. Mehta and Manoranjan Mitra Award, Visiting Fellowship of SAAS, Shanghai (China) and ICRISAT. Published 5 books, 102 research papers, over 100 review /popular articles and guided 38 PG/Ph.D. Thesis.

Dr. Dinesh Singh

Obtained PG (Ag.) and Ph. D. from Institute of Agricultural Sciences, BHU, Varanasi; Presently serves as Principal Scientist, Division e Plant Pathology, ICAR- IARI, New Delhi. He has guided 3 Ph. D. and 2 M. Sc. contributed 115 research papers, 14 books, 60 book chapters and over 50 popular articles; and awarded with SPPS Fellow, Dr. M.M. Alam Medal, Young Scientist Associate Award, FIPS

Dr. Mansoor A. Siddiqui

Graduated, PG, Ph.D. in Botany and D. Sc. in Plant Pathology Nematology from Aligarh Muslim University. Serving as Professor a the Department of Botany, AMU, Aligarh. He has over 32 years teaching and research experience; supervised 9 Ph.D, 5 M.Phil and 23 M.Sc students; contributed 126 research papers/articles; attended about 30 national/international conferences; and awarded with FPSI, FNSI, FBS and FBRS. Served as Vice President of Nematological Society of India (2013-15).

Dr. Mohd. Akram

Graduated and PG from Aligarh Muslim University and Ph.D. form GBPUAT, Pantnagar. Serving as Principal Scinetist IIPR, Kanpur. Guided 20 M. Sc. Students; published 55 research papers, 10 book chapters and 5 technical bulletins; and awarded with Young Scientist Award-2003 (NAAS), Science Award-2004 (CSTUP), LBS Young Scientist Award-2006 (ICAR); and received training at Cornell University, USA through Indo-US Norman E. Borlaug Fellowship- 2007.

Dr. Ziaul Haque

Graduated, PG and Ph. D (Plant Pathology & Nematology) from Aligarh Muslim University. Serving as Guest Teacher in B.Sc. Agriculture Programme, AMU, Aligarh. Contributed over 30 research articles. He has worked as Research Scientist at PI Industries, Fellow at NIF-India, Senior Research Fellow at NBAIM, Mau, India; Research Associate at NIPHM, Hyderabad.