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Plant Protection in Tropical Root and Tuber Crops

  • Focuses on integrated pest management in tropical root and tuber crops

  • Elaborates comprehensively on most recent developments and novel concepts in the field of crop protection

  • Will serve as a useful reference material for a wide gamut of readers: from policy-makers, researchers, extension workers to students; also meant for practicing farmers in controlling pest problems in tropical root & tuber crops

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Tropical Root and Tuber Crops: An Overview

    • P. Parvatha Reddy
    Pages 1-15
  3. Cassava, Manihot esculenta

    • P. Parvatha Reddy
    Pages 17-81
  4. Sweet Potato: Ipomoea batatas

    • P. Parvatha Reddy
    Pages 83-141
  5. Taro, Colocasia esculenta

    • P. Parvatha Reddy
    Pages 143-192
  6. Yams, Dioscorea spp.

    • P. Parvatha Reddy
    Pages 193-233
  7. Chinese Potato, Plectranthus rotundifolius

    • P. Parvatha Reddy
    Pages 235-251
  8. Elephant Foot Yam, Amorphophallus paeoniifolius

    • P. Parvatha Reddy
    Pages 253-266
  9. Yam Bean, Pachyrhizus erosus

    • P. Parvatha Reddy
    Pages 267-279
  10. Achira, Canna edulis

    • P. Parvatha Reddy
    Pages 281-291
  11. Winged Bean, Psophocarpus tetragonolobus

    • P. Parvatha Reddy
    Pages 293-303
  12. Tannia, Xanthosoma sagittifolium

    • P. Parvatha Reddy
    Pages 305-312
  13. Enset, Ensete ventricosum

    • P. Parvatha Reddy
    Pages 313-318
  14. Arrowroot, Maranta arundinacea

    • P. Parvatha Reddy
    Pages 319-322
  15. Crêpe Ginger, Cheilocostus speciosus

    • P. Parvatha Reddy
    Pages 323-324
  16. The Way Forward

    • P. Parvatha Reddy
    Pages 325-329
  17. Back Matter

    Pages 331-336

About this book

This book is a compilation of information on insect/mite/vertebrate pests and fungal/bacterial/viral/mycoplasma/nematode diseases of tropical root and tuber crops such as cassava, sweet potato, yams, taro, Amorphophallus, yam bean and tannia. The book highlights the distribution, symptoms and damage, biology, survival and spread of each pest and describes management methods. It also sheds light on different eco-friendly pest management strategies including physical, cultural, chemical, biological, host resistance and integrated methods. The book is written in a lucid style using easy-to-understand language and offers adoptable recommendations involving eco-friendly control measures. It serves as a useful reference source for policy makers, research and extension workers, practicing farmers and students. The material can also be used for teaching post graduate courses in state agricultural universities.     

Keywords

  • Fungal/Bacterial/Viral Diseases
  • Insect/ Mite/Nematode Pests
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Tropical Root and Tuber Crops
  • Tuber Crop Protection

Authors and Affiliations

  • Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore, India

    P. Parvatha Reddy

About the author

Dr. P. Parvatha Reddy obtained his Ph. D. degree jointly from the University of Florida, USA and the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore.

Dr. Reddy served as the Director of the prestigious Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) at Bangalore from 1999 to 2002 during which period the Institute was honored with “ICAR Best Institution Award”. He also served as the Head, Division of Entomology and Nematology at IIHR and gave tremendous impetus and direction to research, extension and education in developing bio-intensive integrated pest management strategies in horticultural crops. These technologies are being practiced widely by the farmers across the country since they are effective, economical, eco-friendly and residue-free. Dr. Reddy has about 34 years of experience working with horticultural crops and involved in developing an F1 tomato hybrid “Arka Varadan” resistant to root-knot nematodes.

Dr. Reddy has over 250 scientific publications to his credit, which also include 30 books. He has also guided two Ph.D. students at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore.

Dr. Reddy is serving as Chairman, Research Advisory Committee (RAC), Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi; Member, RAC of National Centre for Integrated Pest Management, New Delhi; Member of the Expert Panel for monitoring the research program of National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) in the theme of Horticulture including Pest Dynamics and Pollinators; and Senior Scientific Advisor, Dr. Prem Nath Agricultural Science Foundation, Bangalore. He had also served as Member of the Research Advisory Committee of the National Research Centre for Citrus, Nagpur and the Project Directorate of Biological Control, Bangalore. He served as a Member, QRT to review the progress of the Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Trivandrum; AICRP on Tuber Crops; AICRP on Nematodes and AINRP on Betel vine. He is the Honorary Fellow of the Society for Plant Protection Sciences, New Delhi; Fellow of the Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi and Founder President of the Association for Advancement of Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems (AAPMHE), Bangalore.

 Dr. Reddy has been awarded with the prestigious “Association for Advancement Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems Award”, “Dr. G.I. D’Souza Memorial Lecture Award”, “Prof. H.M. Shah Memorial Award” and “Hexamar Agricultural Research and Development Foundation Award” for his unstinted efforts in developing sustainable, bio-intensive and eco-friendly integrated pest management strategies in horticultural crops.

Dr. Reddy has organized “Fourth International Workshop on Biological Control and Management of Chromolaena odorata”, “National Seminar on Hi-tech Horticulture”, “First National Symposium on Pest Management in Horticultural Crops: Environmental Implications and Thrusts” and “Second National Symposium on Pest Management in Horticultural Crops: New Molecules and Biopesticides”.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Plant Protection in Tropical Root and Tuber Crops

  • Authors: P. Parvatha Reddy

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-81-322-2389-4

  • Publisher: Springer New Delhi

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer India 2015

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-81-322-2388-7

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-81-322-3571-2

  • eBook ISBN: 978-81-322-2389-4

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVIII, 336

  • Number of Illustrations: 59 b/w illustrations, 198 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Agriculture, Sustainability, Plant Ecology, Plant Pathology

Buying options

eBook USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-81-322-2389-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)