19-NOV-2018: Book on Bio-intensive Approaches in Plant Disease Management released at AMU
Aligarh, November 19: A book, "Bio-intensive Approaches: Application and Effectiveness in Plant Diseases Management" jointly edited by Prof Mujeebur R. Khan, Prof AN Mukhopadhyay, Prof RN Pandey, Dr MP Thakur, Dr Dinesh Singh, Prof MA Siddiqui, Dr Md. Akram and Dr Z Haque was released by Prof Tariq Mansoor, Vice Chancellor Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and Prof Appa Rao Podile, Vice Chancellor University of Hyderabad at the Inaugural Session of the IPS-AMU National Conference organized by the Department of Plant Protection, AMU recently.
It is published by Today and Tomorrow Publishers, New Delhi on behalf of the Indian Phytopathological Society, I.A.R.I, New Delhi. It narrates that plant diseases are one of the major biotic factors, which destroy at least 10-20% of crop produce during pre and post-harvest stages. Farmers apply high doses of pesticides to control pests and diseases, but the treatments often fail to give an economic return because of late application and/or poor quality of the pesticide.
The book, "Bio-intensive Approaches::Application and Effectiveness in Plant Diseases Management? presents elaborated and updated information on non-chemical and integrated methods of pests and plant disease management. The volume embodies 25 chapters covering major diseases of agriculturally important crops, highlighting the application and effectiveness of bio-intensive methods of their management, especially biological and cultural methods as well as the biotechnological and nano-technological tools.
The book, containing 630 pages with color photographs, is dedicated to Prof. Abrar Mustafa Khan in recognition of his contribution to the science of Plant Pathology.
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