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Description - Crop Diseases and Their Management by Gireesh Chand

This important and comprehensive book is designed to provide information on crop diseases and how to manage those diseases. Covering a multitude of crops and diseases, the book presents integrated approaches on managing diseases that affect such crops as: * Cereal and crop plants, such as maize, pigeon pea, chickpeas, and urd/mung beans * Oil seed crops, such as groundnut, soybeans, and linseed * Horticultural crops, such as citrus, onions, garlic, cucurbitaceae, Colocasia, roses, Stevia rebaudiana, betelvine, jute, and sunhemp The book thoroughly covers the symptoms, causes, disease cycles, and management approaches for many diseases that affect useful agricultural crops. Edited by two professors and researchers with years of experience in teaching on crop diseases, this book is suitable for students in agricultural sciences and helps to cover the recently modified course curricula in India that increases coverage of crop diseases. Crop Diseases and Their Management is also a handy reference for plant protection experts, vegetable specialists, horticultural officers, and extension workers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781771882705
ISBN-10: 1771882700
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 295
Imprint: Apple Academic Press Inc.
Publisher: Apple Academic Press Inc.
Publish Date: 20-Apr-2016
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Gireesh Chand

Gireesh Chand, PhD, is currently associate professor-cum senior scientist in the Department of Plant Pathology at Bihar Agricultural University, India. He was previously assistant professor at N. D. University of Agriculture and Technology, Faizabad, India. His research specialization is in the study of molecular plant pathology of crop diseases and their management. He has a decade-long career dedicated to teaching undergraduate and postgraduate classes, research, and extension activities and has guided several MSc and PhD theses. He is the author or co-author of six books on plant pathology and has published numerous research papers, book chapters, and popular articles. He has presented many research papers at national and international seminars and symposia. With research specialization in the study of molecular plant pathology of crop diseases and their management, he has led more than 10 research projects. He received his PhD in plant pathology from C. S. Azad University of Agriculture and Technology in Kanpur. India. He has received a number of awards and honors, including the P. R. Verma Award (2000), a PhD Research Fellowship, Best KVK Award (2005), SPPS Fellow Award (2009), ISHA Best Student-Guide Award (2010), Prof. M. J. Narsingham Award (2011), Young Scientist Award (2013), Best Paper Presentation Award (2014), and the Excellence in Teaching Award (2014). He visited Beijing, China, through the International Financial Support Scheme (2013) by DST, New Delhi. Santosh Kumar, PhD, is presently working as assistant professor-cum-junior scientist in the Department of Plant Pathology, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur, India. He received his PhD in plant pathology from G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India. Dr. Kumar was awarded Senior Research Fellowship, IARI, New Delhi, Rajiiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) through the University Grant Commission (UGC), New Delhi, during the PhD program. He has taught many undergraduate and postgraduate courses and is actively involved in teaching activity. He received a Young Scientist Award (2015) from Bioved, Allahabad. He has published many research papers, review papers, book chapters, and popular articles in international and national journals. He has also published one book and two extension bulletins on mushroom production. He has attended and presented at several national and international symposia and has received several best poster awards. His research interests include management of diseases of pulses and rice, biocontrol, and mushrooms.