Neem for the Management of Crop Diseases

by Mariappan, V.

ISBN: 9789354611179
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Imprint : Associated Publishing Company
Year : 2022
Price : Rs. 8195.00
Biblio : xii+220p.,figs.,tabls., ref 25 cm

Author Profile

Dr. V. Mariappan had his Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Degree in Agriculture from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. He was a post doctoral fellow at International Rice Research Institute, Manila, Philippines from 1981-1983. He won the Pest Control Council Award at Philippines for the Best Research Pater on Neem for rice tungro virus control. He was also awarded Pesticide India Award for the year 1991. He has put in more than 35 years teaching and research work in Plant Pathology and published more than 170 research papers in reputed journals both here and abroad. He has been associated with Neem research programmes sponsored by worldwide organizations and participated in National, International and World Neem Conferences.

About The Book

“Neem for Management of Crop Diseases’ provides information on the versatile nature of neem in controlling the crop diseases caused by the pathogens like fungi, viruses, bacteria and nematodes. The efficacy of neem on fungal pathogens of crop plants Pyriculaira oryzae, Sarocladium oryzae, Rhizoctonia solani, Helminthospotium oryzae, Cercospora persoat, Cercospora archidicola, Macrophomina solani, Ganoderma lucidum, antiviral activity, insect vector control effect on nematodes etc, have been extensively discussed in the 28 chapters that the volume contains. The usefulness of neem products for the management of crop diseases like blast, sheath rot, brown spot, bacterial leaf blight diseases of rice, charcoal rot of soybean, root rot and wilt of pigeon pea, late leaf spot, early leaf spot and rust diseases of groundnut, term rot of coconut, mycosphaerella leaf spot of cabbage, botryties blast of gali, phyllosticta leaf spot of ginger, rhizome rot, rhizome and capsule rot of small cardamom, post harvest diseases, potato leaf roll virus, leaf crinkle of urdbean, yellow mosaic of urdbean and soybean, nematode disease of soybeen, carrot, banana, grape vine, have been described. The effect of neem on the host, induced resistance have also been dealt with.