Diseases of Sugarcane

Author: C. Ricaud
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444597670
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An extensive volume of Sugarcane Diseases and their World Distribution (Vol. I) was published by Elsevier under the auspices of the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists in 1961. The present volume was intended to be a new edition of the book, but so many changes were required that a new book was needed. Only three chapters have been kept with slight amendments. The other chapters have been completely re-written. In fact with changes in importance of major diseases, four diseases previously treated have been left out; on the other hand, three new topics have been included in the new book, two new diseases and a chapter on sugarcane quarantine. The first chapter gives a brief account of the anatomy, morphology and physiology of the sugarcane plant to facilitate terminology and especially for a better appreciation of the effect of disease on the growth of the crop. Diseases are extensively treated as in Volume I, with a very good description of their symptoms and variation under different conditions and severity, all well illustrated by black and white figures and in a set of colour plates at the end of the book which will prove of valuable help for identification. The causal agents of the diseases are described giving synonyms, cultural characteristics, isolation methods and present knowledge on race variation, an aspect on which there has been quite an advance in knowledge since Volume I was published. New techniques of diagnosis are also given. Advances in research on the diseases over the last 25 years are well covered and supported by an extensive bibliography at the end of each chapter. The book has been edited by people having first hand experience in the field and in research on these diseases. Authors have been selected from among the most knowledgeable all over the sugar cane world, especially with due regard to the importance of the different diseases in their countries. The book should prove of immense value to those concerned with practical aspects of plant disease control in the field: pathologists, agronomists and crop specialists, including consultants, to those concerned with quarantine of the crop, for university lectures and students, and research scientists. In a pre-publication review D.J. Heinz and S.A. Ferreira of the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association stated: ``Much has changed and new information generated since the original version of this book was published in 1961. This new edition incorporates most of it, providing both the laboratory and field sugarcane pathologist a complete and authoritative guide to the major sugarcane diseases of the world. It is the best single book available on sugarcane diseases.''

Management of Fungal Plant Pathogens

Author: Arun Arya
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1845936043
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book provides an overview of our current knowledge of some plant-pathogen interactions in economically important crops, emphasizing the importance of pathogenic fungi on fruits, cereals, postharvest crops and the establishment of plant diseases and drawing together fundamental new information on their management strategies based on conventional and eco-friendly methods, with an emphasis on the use of microorganisms and various biotechnological aspects of agriculture, which could lead to sustainability in modern agriculture. The book examines the role of microbes in growth promotion, as bioprotectors and bioremediators, and presents practical strategies for using microbes in sustainable agriculture. In addition, the use of botanicals vis-a-vis chemical pesticides is also reviewed. Contributions on new research fields such as mycorrhizas and endophytes are included. The book also examines in different chapters host-pathogen interactions in the light of the new tools and techniques of molecular biology and genetics.

Sugarcane Pathology

Author: Govind P. Rao
Publisher: Science Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781578081783
Format: PDF, ePub
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"contains critical reviews and research articles written by distinguished sugarcane pathologists from all over the world. In addition, it serves as an exhaustive and up to date compendium of references on various aspects of bacterial and nematode diseases."--BOOK JACKET.

Sugar Cane Cultivation and Management

Author: H. Bakker
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461547253
Format: PDF, ePub
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This volume is intended for reference by the commercial sugar cane grower. Disciplines are covered for the successful production of a sugar cane crop. A number of good books exist on field practices related to the growing of sugar cane. Two examples are R.P. Humbert's The Growing of Sugar Cane and Alex G. Alexander's Sugarcane Physiology. Volumes of technical papers, produced regularly by the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, are also a source of reference. Perhaps foremost, local associations, such as the South African Sugar Technologists' Association, do excellent work in this regard. In my forty-five years of experience with the day-to-day problems of producing a satisfactory crop of sugar cane, deciding what should be done to produce such a crop was not straightforward. Although the literature dealing with specific subjects is extensive, I tried to consolidate some of the material to provide the man in the field with information, or an overview of the subject matter.

Biological Control of Crop Diseases

Author: Samuel S. Gnanamanickam
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203910955
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With contributions from more than 30 internationally renowned experts, this book combines coverage of theory with coverage of global practices. Highlighting the day-to-day challenges of organic crop management for cost-effective real-world application, the book explores the biological control of diseases in 12 major crops. It focuses on the use of host plant resistance through transgenics and induced systemic resistance as a part of biological control. Topics covered include the role of biocontrol agents for signalling resistance, effective ecofriendly alternative to combat bacterial, fungal, and viral infestation, and transgenic crops in disease management.

Diseases of Field Crops and Their Management

Author: T. S. Thind
Publisher: Daya Books
ISBN: 9788170354178
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To Meet The Food Demands Of Ever Increasing Human Population, Agricultural Production Is Being Augmented Through The Use Of New Crop Varieties And Changed Agronomic Practices. These Practices Have Enormously Increased The Incidence Of Several Pests And Diseases. Plant Diseases Cause Serious Threats To The Successful Cultivation Of Agricultural Crops Resulting In Huge Losses In Their Yields. In The Recent Past, Certain Diseases Have Appeared In Epidemic From Endangering Sustainability In Agriculture. The Destructive Potential Of Plant Diseases In Modern Day Agriculture Has Increased Due To The Use Of Cultivars Having Narrow Genetic Base Over Large Areas. Correct Disease Diagnosis Is The Prime Requirement For Recommending Preventive Or Curative Measures For Effective Disease Management. Knowledge Of Perpetuation And Spread Of The Pathogens And Various Factors Affecting Disease Development Is Necessary. All The Available Strategies Must Be Used In An Integrated Manner And A Holistic Approach Needs To Be Developed For The Management Of Major Diseases Of A Crop. Information On Latest Developments In The Understanding And Management Of Plant Diseases Has Been Compiled In This Publication. The Book Deals With Diseases Of Important Cereals, Pulses, Oilseeds, Sugar Crops, Cotton And Fodder Crops Through 23 Chapters. Nematode Problems Of These Crops Have Been Exclusively Discussed In One Chapter While Another Deals With Mycotoxin Contamination In Stored Grains. Coloured Photographs Showing Symptoms Of Important Diseases Are Given To Help In Disease Diagnosis. It Is Hoped That The Book Will Cater To The Needs Of Research Workers, Teachers And Students Not Only In The Discipline Of Plant Patholgy But Also In Other Areas Of Agriculture. Contents Chapter 1: Disease Of Wheat And Their Management By D V Singh, S K Jain, K D Srivastava And R Aggarwal; Chapter 2: Diseases Of Maize And Their Management By R C Sharma; Chapter 3: Diseases Of Rice And Their Management By B Padhi And S Gangopadhyay; Chapter 4: Diseases Of Pearl Millet And Their Management By R P Thakur; Chapter 5: Diseases Of Sorghum And Their Management By S Pande, P S Marley And J M Lenne; Chapter 6: Diseases Of Rapeseed And Mustard And Their Management By G S Saharan; Chapter 7: Diseases Of Groundnut And Their Management By C D Mayee; Chapter 8: Diseases Of Linseed And Sesame And Their Management By Reeti Singh, U C Singh, R K Khare And B L Sharma; Chapter 9: Diseases Of Chickpea And Their Management By Gurdip Singh And Y R Sharma; Chapter 10: Diseases Of Mungbean And Urdbean And Their Management By R A Singh, S N Gurha And A Ghosh; Chapter 11: Diseases Of French Bean And Their Management By A Ghosh, R A Singh And S N Gurha; Chapter 12: Diseases Of Pigeonpea And Fieldpea And Their Management By Vishwa Dhar And R G Chaudhary; Chapter 13: Diseases Of Cowpea And Their Management By Moly Saxena, D R Saxena, M S Bhale And M N Khare; Chapter 14: Diseases Of Soybean And Their Management By D S Singh And K K Pandey; Chapter 15: Diseases Of Lentil And Their Management By D R Saxena, Moly Saxena And M N Khare; Chapter 16: Diseases Of Cotton And Their Management By O M Bambawale, S Raj, M K Meshram And N K Taneja; Chapter 17: Diseases Of Sugarcane And Their Management By Satyavir, Anil Kumar And S K Khirbat; Chapter 18: Diseases Of Sugarbeet And Their Management By S N Srivastava; Chapter 19: Diseases Of Rabi Fodder Crops And Their Management By P P Gupta, Rakesh Kumar, S K Gandhi And R N Arora; Chapter 20: Diseases Of Kharif Fodder Crops And Their Management By P P Gupta, R N Arora And S K Gandhi; Chapter 21: Microbial Spoilage Of Stored Grains And Its Management By R C Sharma And T S Thind; Chapter 22: Mycotoxins In Foodgrains And Their Management By P P Singh, T S Thind, V K Mehan; Chapter 23: Nematode Diseases Of Field Crops And Their Management By H S Gaur And Inderjit Singh.

Current Trends in Plant Disease Diagnostics and Management Practices

Author: Pradeep Kumar
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319273124
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Plant diseases play an important role on our daily lives. Most of plant diseases are visible and are caused by biotic and/or abiotic factors. Symptoms are usually the results of a morphological change, alteration or damage to plant tissue and/or cells due to an interference of the plant’s metabolism. All basic structures of vascular plants are subject to attack by pathogens. The failure in accurate disease diagnosis and management may lead to huge losses in plant production and related commodities, which causes nutritional food scarcity. Typically, the appearance of a biotic symptom will indicate the relatively late stage of an infection and/or colonization of a pathogen. Expert detection, accurate diagnosis, and timely management play a significant role in keeping plants free from pathogens. In this book expert scholars share their research knowledge and key literature which are vital toward the diagnosis of plant diseases across the globe, addressing traditional plant pathology techniques, as well as advanced molecular diagnostic approach.


Author: Fernando Santos
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128025603
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Sugarcane: Agricultural Production, Bioenergy and Ethanol explores this vital source for "green" biofuel from the breeding and care of the plant all the way through to its effective and efficient transformation into bioenergy. The book explores sugarcane's 40 year history as a fuel for cars, along with its impressive leaps in production and productivity that have created a robust global market. In addition, new prospects for the future are discussed as promising applications in agroenergy, whether for biofuels or bioelectricity, or for bagasse pellets as an alternative to firewood for home heating purposes are explored. Experts from around the world address these topics in this timely book as global warming continues to represent a major concern for both crop and green energy production. Focuses on sugarcane production and processing for bioenergy Provides a holistic approach to sugarcane’s potential – from the successful growth and harvest of the plant to the end-use product Presents important information for "green energy" options

Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Sugarcane Volume 2

Author: Philippe Rott
Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Series in Agric
ISBN: 9781786761484
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Sugarcane cultivation faces a range of challenges to improve yields sustainably. This volumes reviews how these challenges can be addressed through developments in breeding as well as better management of pests and diseases.