Pests of Vegetables: 2nd Fully Revised and Enlarged Edition

by Nripendra Laskar, Hirak Chatterjee & Supriya Biswas
ISBN: 9789395319263 | Binding: Hardback | Pages: 588 | Language: English | Year of Publishing: 2023
Length: 152 mm | Breadth: 38 mm | Height: 229 mm
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The pest problems in vegetable cultivation are now changing in a dynamic fashion in close association with the change in cropping system and the environment. Considering the ill effects of hard-to-degrade synthetic chemical pesticides, integrated approaches are the only answer to combat such a complex and delicate problem that comprises host plant resistance, cultural, biological management strategies in association with safe pesticidal chemicals.

The book is an exhaustive effort to elaborating the host range, distribution, marks of identification, bionomics of the pests, protected cultivation, host plant resistance, biological control, pesticide residue problem and measures to mitigate which has been presented by the experts from different Institutes of repute from all over India.

The book is useful for students, professor and teachers of horticulture, plant protection, acarology as well as nematology. This will also serve as guide to progressive farmers, extension workers, plant protection specialists as well as policy makers. It will surely be a treasure of information and must for the shelf of every library.

Nripendra Laskar, Professor of Agricultural Entomology completed his B. Sc. (Ag.) and M. Sc. (Ag.) in Agricultural Entomology degree with specialisation in Economic Entomology from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Visvavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal and qualified NET organised by ASRB, ICAR, New Delhi in 2000. He obtained his Ph. D. Degree from Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal. Dr. Laskar has 20 years of research, teaching and extension experience in his concerned field of specialisation.

He has successfully guided a number of students in both M. Sc. and Ph.D. level and presently working on Tephritids of economic importance and Beekeeping. He has published more than 40 research papers in different journals of National and International repute, 14 book chapters, 05 books and several popular articles. He  is the member of a number of scientific societies in India and member of editorial  board of the “Journal of Agriculture and Technology” and Editor of a half yearly bengali magazine of agriculture, folk culture and literature, “Ujaan”. In addition, Dr. Laskar is presently acting as the Principal Investigator of 05 research projects.  He has attended and presented scientific findings on Agricultural Entomology in different National and International Seminar, Symposium and Conferences.

Hirak Chatterjee, Professor and Head, Department of Plant Protection, Palli Siksha Bhavana (Institute of Agriculture) Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan and Nodal Officer of NISAGENET, ICAR, New Delhi has obtained B.Sc. (Ag) and M.Sc.(Ag) degree from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Visvavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia and Ph.D. degree from Uttar Banga Krishi Visvavidyalaya, Pundibari, Coochbehar. He was awarded “Crop Research” award (2005) for his contributions in the field of sustainable insect-pest management and microbial control of insect-pests of vegetable crops. Dr. Chatterjee has 25 years experience of teaching, research, and extension and served in different capacities under BCKV, UBKV and Visva-Bharati. He has published more than 75 research papers in International and National Journals of repute and several technical bulletins on “Eco-friendly pest management strategies” of some important vegetable crops. He has written several book chapters and guided 12 M.Sc. (Ag.) and 5 Ph. D. students. In addition he has been the Principal Investigator and Co-investigator of two major International projects funded by AVRDC, Taiwan and DFID, London respectively, which won the International recognition upon its successful implementation.

Supriya Biswas is devoted in Agriculture particularly in Agricultural Entomology. He passed B. Sc. (Ag.) from Post Graduate College, Ghazipur (affiliated to the VBS Purbanchal University, Jaunpur) and M Sc. (Ag.) in Agricultural Entomology from Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari, Cooch Behar, West Bengal. He completed Ph.D in Agril. Entomology (Major in Economic Entomology) from Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya. He has qualified NET conducted by ASRB (ICAR) New Delhi. Dr. Biswas has published 26 research papers, 02 book chapters and 04 popular articles. He has the distinction of having attended and presented papers at several National and International Seminars / Symposium. Dr. Biswas also has membership of different National and International Scientific Societies.

      1.   Pest Management and Biosystematics - Nripendra Laskar

      2.   Pests of Brinjal (Eggplant) and Their Management - Rajesh Kumar and Avijit Kumar Dutta

      3.   Pests of Cucurbitaceous Vegetables and Their Management - Nripendra Laskar and Adrish Dey

      4.   Pests of Potato and Their Management - Amitava Konar

      5.   Pests of Okra and Their Management - H. P. Misra

      6.   Pests of Tomato and Their Management - Hirak Chatterjee

      7.   Pests of Cruciferous Vegetables and Their Management - S. M. Abdullah Mandal

      8.   Pests of Chillies and Their Management - Sunil Kumar Ghosh and Adrish Dey

      9.   Pests of Leguminous Vegetables and Their Management - Tamoghna Saha

    10.   Pests of Sweet Potato and Their Management - Nripendra Laskar

    11.   Pests of Drumstick (Moringa) and Their Management - Nithya Chandran, Tamoghna Saha and Roshna Gazmer

    12.   Pests of Curry Leaf and Their Management - Nithya Chandran

    13.   Pests of Coriander and Their Management - Supriya Biswas

    14.   Pests of Leafy Vegetables and Their Management - Sudeshna Karmakar

    15.   Pests of Elephant Foot Yam and Their Management - Sudarshan Chakraborty

    16.   Pest Management of Vegetables Under Protected Cultivation Practices - Tamoghna Saha, Nithya Chandran and S. N. Rai

    17.   Integrated Pest Management Technologies for Vegetable Crops - Umasankar Nayak and Nripendra Laskar

    18    Nematode Parasites of Vegetable Crops and Their Management - Kusal Roy and Shimpy Sarkar

    19.   Mite Pests of Vegetables and Their Management - Supriya Biswas and Moulita Chatterjee

    20.   Biological Control in Vegetable Pest Management - Bharathi T. Meena

    21.   Insecticide Residues in Vegetables - Partha Pratim Choudhury

    22.   Host Plant Resistance in Integrated Pest Management of Vegetables - Nripendra Laskar and Rajesh Kumar

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