Bio-intensive approaches: Application and effectiveness in plant diseases management (2018)

Book 1

Editors:Mujeebur R. Khan, A.N. Mukhopadhyay, R.N. Pandey, M.P.Thakur, Dinesh Singh, M.A. Siddiqui, Mohd. Akram and Ziaul Haque
Price :5995.00
ISBN:81-7019-624-0 (India); 1-55528-448-5 (USA)

About the Book

Plant diseases are one of the major biotic factors, which destroy around 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. This situation warrants evolving appropriate plant protection strategies so as to minimize pesticide input in agriculture, and to make the plant protection strategies economical and ecofriendly. In this direction, bio-intensive approaches may work as an effective and alternate option to chemical pesticides, and may offer economical and sustainable solutions of plant disease problems. 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 present book shall serve as an important reference source and would provide field orientated and detailed information, highly useful to students, scientists, faculties, entrepreneurs, industrialists, planners and others intend to devise and develop bio-intensive modules for management of diseases in food and medicinal crops.


  1. Recent advances in bio-intensive management of soil borne pathogens in maize - Rakesh Mehra, Vimla Singh, Meena Shekhar and Arvind Kumar (1-32)
  2. Cultural approaches for the management of fungal diseases in vegetable crops - Monica Sharma, B. Anjaneya Reddy and S.K. Gupta (33-54)
  3. Microbial intervention in advanced management of soil borne plant diseases - Sahar Murmu (55-78)
  4. Prospects of fungal and bacterial endophytes in the management of soil borne diseases - S. Lalitha, L. Manjunatha, R. Jagadeeswaran, R. Santhakumari and S. Nithyapriya (79-93)
  5. Scope and effectiveness of biofumigation for the management of soil borne diseases - Gopireddy Bindu Madhavi, R. Gopi and Shikha Thakur (95-122)
  6. Role of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria for the management of soil borne diseases of
  7. oilseed crops - Gururaj Sunkad, H. Deepa and Khadarbi (123-140)
  8. Induce resistance in plants: A noble approaches in plant disease management - Amar Bahadur and D.P. Awasthi (141-162)
  9. Chitin and its derivatives for eco-friendly management of crop pests and diseases - K.P. Singh, T. Aravind, C.S. Karibasappa and Devanshu Dev (163-182)
  10. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and their effectiveness against soil borne diseases - Vineeta Singh, R Naveenkumar and A. Muthukumar (183-199)
  11. Role of molecular techniques, transgenic plants and microorganisms for managing viral diseases of plants - Shabbir Ashraf, Sabiha Saeed, Nasreen Musheer, Anam Choudhary and Arshi Jamil (201-223)
  12. Nanotechnology, a tool for reducing pesticide input in plant protection - Mujeebur Rahman Khan and Tanveer Fatima Rizvi (225-242)
  13. Sheath blight disease of rice and its management through host resistance and biological approaches - Mujeebur Rahman Khan, Ziaul Haque and Faheem Ahamad (243-372)
  14. Bio-intensive approaches for management of Fusarium wilt of pulse crops - Naimuddin, Mujeebur Rahman Khan, Brinchi K. Sarma, R.K. Mishra, Mohammad Akram, Reshu, Rizwan Ali Ansari and S Meshram (273-302)
  15. Dry root-rot disease of chickpea and its biointensive methods of management - Mujeebur Rahman Khan, Uzma Khan, Fayaz A. Mohiddin and Rahul Kumar Sharma (303-332)
  16. Bio-intensive approaches in the management of fungal diseases of oil yielding crops - Nidhi Didwania, K.N. Gupta, Surbhi Gupta and Rajni Bisen (333-356)
  17. Bio-intensive management for soil borne diseases in cucurbitaceous crops - Dinesh Singh, Abhijeet Shankar Kashyap, Amit Kumar Kesharwani and Sakshi Tomar (357-380)
  18. Application of PGPR’s for the management of fungal diseases in horticultural crops - Ashwini Marotirao Charpe (381-407)
  19. Variability among the Phytophthora and its microbial management - Jhilmil Gupta, Mujeebur Rahman Khan and Bir Pal Singh (409-433)
  20. Strategies for management of Phytophthora diseases in citrus in India - R.M. Gade and R.S. Lad (435-451)
  21. Fungal diseases of tuberous medicinal plants and their management using microbiome - Mohammad Zuhaib, Mujeebur Rahman Khan and Shabbir Ashraf (453-473)
  22. Bio-intensive management of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary causing white rot disease in crop plants - R.U. Khan, Devesh Pathak, Vaibhav Pratap Singh, Safdar Kaiser Hasmi and Sibte Sayyeda (475-502)
  23. Major viral diseases of pulse crops and their bio-intensive management - Mohammad Akram, Naimuddin, Sabiha Saeed and Astha Singh (503-535)
  24. Entomopathogenic fungi: potential tool for biological control of plant diseases - Dipali Majumder, Lipa Deb and Pranab Malakar (537-567)
  25. Biocontrol mechanism of plant diseases - S.K. Tripathi and Radha Singh (569-584)
  26. Application and effectiveness of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in plant disease management - A. Sajeena, K.S. Meenakumari, K. Sreepavan and Deepthi S. Nair (585-609)