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Cover for Recent advances in the management of fungal pathogens of fruit crops.

Fruits constitute a rich source of sugars, vitamins, minerals and medicinally important compounds like flavonoids, which prevent cancer and cardiovascular diseases. These are eaten as a dessert or processed into jams, jellies, ice creams and drinks; grapes are dried to make raisins. The science of...

Author(s)
Arun Arya
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936037)
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Cover for Mechanism of action in arbuscular mycorrhizal symbionts to control fungal diseases.

Currently, the world over, especially in developing countries, maintenance of soil fertility and control of plant diseases have become crucial issues in meeting the biomass needs for food, fodder and fuel, as well as preserving a clean environment. An ideal fertile soil is characterized not only by ...

Author(s)
Arun Arya; Chitra Arya; Renu Misra
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936037)
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Cover for Biological control of plant diseases: an overview and the <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Trichoderma</i> system as biocontrol agents.

Biocontrol is the reduction of inoculum density or disease-producing activities of a pathogen in its active or dormant state by one or more microorganisms, accomplished naturally. Research on biological control agents has utilized naturally occurring saprophytic soil fungi to compete with and/or...

Author(s)
Abhishek Tripathi; Neeta Sharma; Nidhi Tripathi
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936037)
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Cover for Management of fungal pathogens - a prerequisite for maintenance of seed quality during storage.

Storage of seed is essential for any seed programme to sow the crop in the next season, to maintain buffer stock as an insurance against crop failure in times of drought, excessive rainfall or other natural calamities, to maintain parental lines for the production of hybrid seed, to conserve...

Author(s)
Anuja Gupta
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936037)
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Cover for Some important fungal diseases and their impact on wheat production.

Wheat, an important cereal crop, is cultivated worldwide and is second highest in production, just after maize. Due to the increasing world population, there is need for a 40% increase in wheat production to meet global food requirements. Wheat production is diminished mainly by biotic and abiotic...

Author(s)
Aakash Goyal; Rajib Prasad
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936037)
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Cover for Management of fungal plant pathogens.

This book provides an overview of our current knowledge of some plant-pathogen interactions in economically important crops, emphasizing the importance of pathogenic fungi on fruits, cereals, postharvest crops and the establishment of plant diseases and drawing together fundamental new information...

Author(s)
Arya, A.; Perelló, A. E.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936037)
Type
Book
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Cover for Botanicals in agricultural pest management.

The overzealous and indiscriminate use of most of the synthetic fungicides has created different types of environmental and toxicological problems. The ultimate aim of recent research in this area has been the development of alternative control strategies to reduce dependency on synthetic...

Author(s)
Ashok Kumar; Priyanka Singh; Dubey, N. K.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936037)
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Cover for Exploitation of botanicals in the management of phytopathogenic and storage fungi.

Plants are known to contain a number of secondary substances like phenols, flavonoids, quinines, essential oils, alkaloids, saponins, steroids, etc. Some of these plant-based metabolites have antimicrobial properties and are toxic to phytopathogens. They are also repellant to insects and have...

Author(s)
Pramila Tripathi; Shukla, A. K.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936037)
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Cover for Postharvest technology - yeast as biocontrol agents: progress, problems and prospects.

Storage losses of fruits in India are high owing to temperature and humidity conditions. Losses in fruits are estimated to vary between 20 and 30%, valued at nearly 8000 crores annually, depending on the fruit variety and the postharvest handling system. The application of fungicides to fruits...

Author(s)
Neeta Sharma; Pallavi Awasthi
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936037)
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Cover for Population biology and management strategies of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Phytophthora sojae</i> causing <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Phytophthora</i> root and stem rots of soybean.

Soybean is an important oilseed crop; it is also the richest source of protein. Root and stem rot pathogen Phytophthora sojae can reduce yield by up to 40%. Symptoms, disease cycle and genetic diversity of P. sojae are described. The paper is a valuable document listing molecular markers and the...

Author(s)
Zhang ShuZhen; Xue, A. G.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936037)
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