Economic and Ecological Values of Resistant Plants

  • A. K. Chakravarthy
  • E. V. Jose Luis
  • S. Onkara Naik
  • B. Rajkumar


As a sole method, resistant cultivars help keep the population of key pests under check. Resistant cultivars under field conditions can obviate the need for application of insecticides. Resistant cultivars can well combine with natural enemies, cultural practices, mechanical and physical devices/barriers, microbial, insecticides, and molecular and biotechnological tools. Proven examples are provided in this chapter that successfully combines resistant varieties with other methods in pest management, conferring ecological and economic values.


Resistant variety Integration Economic benefits Ecological value 



Authors are thankful to the authorities of Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru, ICAR, New Delhi, and Plant Protection Entomology and Nematology and Chemistry Units, Agriculture Research Organization, Volcani Centre, Israel, for encouragement and facilities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. Chakravarthy
    • 1
  • E. V. Jose Luis
    • 2
  • S. Onkara Naik
    • 1
  • B. Rajkumar
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Entomology and NematologyICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural ResearchBengaluruIndia
  2. 2.Developer of a Productive ChainTacnaPeru
  3. 3.School of Atmospheric Stress ManagementICAR-National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management (NIASM)Malegaon/BaramatiIndia

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