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Crop Protection Ecofriendly Approaches

Author Name : P. Parvatha Reddy


  • Publisher : Studium Press LLC
  • Edition : 1st
  • ISBN 10 : 1-933699-91-4
  • Page no : 365
  • Publication Year : 2012

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intensive farming system warranted the use of high doses of chemical fertilizers, herbicides and plant protection chemicals which have damaged the soil health (soil flora and fauna), productivity and also sustainability. Pesticides cause soil pollution and adversely affect useful microflora and fauna which interact with pathogens at the soil-root interface. Therefore, lack of sustainability in production in recent years has encouraged researchers to look for eco-friendly and safer ways of pest management. The information on eco-friendly pest management (insect, mite and nematode pests. bacterial, fungal and viral diseases) in horticultural crops (fruits, vegetables, plantation, spice, tuber, ornamental, medicinal and aromatic crops) is very much scattered. There is no book at present which comprehensively and exclusively deals with the above aspects on horticultural crops. The present book deals with eco-friendly pest management practices using regulatory, physical, cultural, botanical, biological, semiochemicals, host resistance, integrated methods and novel approaches [biotechnological approaches, biofumigation, variety mixtures, disguising the leaf surface, avermectins, bacteriophages, bio-priming of seeds, non-pathogenic strains, plant defense activators, plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR), soil solarization, strobilurin fungicides, RNA interference (RNAi), pathogenesis-related proteins (PRs), fusion protein-based biopesticides and seed mat technology]. The book is illustrated with excellent quality photographs enhancing the quality of publication. The book is written in lucid style, easy to understand language along with adoptable recommendations for enhancing the productivity. This book can serve as a practical guide to practicing farmers of horticultural crops. Further, it is a useful reference to policy makers, research and extension workers and students. The material can also be used for teaching post-graduate and under-graduate courses.
Title Crop Protection Ecofriendly Approaches
Table of Content Preface. Introduction: Changing Scenario of Biotic Stress. Impact of Climate Change. Indiscriminate Use of Pesticides. Problems Associated with Use of Chemical Pesticides. Ill Effects of Endosulfan on Human Beings in Kerala. Need for Ecofriendly Pest Management. Eco-friendly Pest Management Options: Regulatory Methods. Mechanical and Physical Methods. Cultural Methods. Host Resistance. Biological Methods. Botanicals. Semiochemicals. Integrated Methods. Novel Approaches. Regulatory Methods: Plant Quarantine. Pests of Quarantine Importance. Enacting Plant Quarantine. Suggestions for Transfer of Plant Genetic Resources. Seed Certification. Mechanical and Physical Methods: Heat Treatment. Cold Treatment. Physical Barriers. Irradiation. Washing Process. Mechanical Control. Light/Sticky Traps. Use of Nylon Net. Plastic Mulching. Banding of Fruit Trees. Wrapping of Individual Fruits. Generation of Smoke. Cultural Methods: Crop Rotation. Trap Cropping. Intercropping. Cover Cropping. Green Manure Cropping. Barrier Cropping. Strip Cropping. Mulching. Deep Summer Ploughing. Fallowing. Flooding. Use of Pest-Free Planting Stock. Influence of Fertilizers. Sowing Practices. Sanitation/Removal or Destruction of Infected Plants. Stalking/Training. Resistant Standard Plants. Botanicals: Advantages of Botanical Pesticides. General Traits of Botanical Pesticides. Botanical Pesticides. Green Manures. Mulching with Crop Residues. Organic Amendments. Sugars. Antagonistic Plants. Pest Management Using Botanicals. Future Emphasis of Botanical Pesticides. Biological Methods: Advantages of Biological Control Agents. Types of Biological Control. Pest Management Using Biocontrol Agents. Development of Mixed Formulations of Biocontrol Agents. Mass Multiplication. Formulation. Shelf Life. Application. Increasing Efficiency of Biocontrol Agents. Areas Requiring Attention of Scientists and Policy Makers. Host Resistance: Screening of Germplasm. Mechanism of Resistance. Pest Resistant Varieties of Horticultural Crops. Semiochemicals: Allelochemicals. Pheromones. Uses of Pheromones in IPM. Specific Uses of Pheromones in IPM. Miscellaneous Uses of Pheromones in IPM. Conclusions. Integrated Methods: Integrated Pest Management. Biointensive Integrated Pest Management. Case Studies. Novel Approaches: Biotechnological Approaches. Biofumigation. Variety Mixtures. Disguising the Leaf Surface. Avermectins. Bacteriophages. Bio-Priming of Seeds. Non-Pathogenic Strains. Plant Defense Activators. Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR). Soil Solarization. Strobilurin Fungicides. RNA Interference (RNAi). Pathogenesis-Related Proteins. Fusion Protein-Based Biopesticides. Seed Mat Technology. References. Subject Index
Page No. 365
Author's Name P. Parvatha Reddy
Publisher Studium Press LLC
Year Of Publication 2012
ISBN 10 1-933699-91-4
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book size(hei) 10.1
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