Biocontrol Potential and its Exploitation in Sustainable Agriculture

Crop Diseases, Weeds, and Nematodes

  • R. K. Upadhyay
  • K. G. Mukerji
  • B. P. Chamola

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. P. Vidhyasekaran, R. Velazhahan, P. Balasubramanian
    Pages 1-8
  3. A. K. Saxena, K. K. Pal, K. V. B. R. Tilak
    Pages 25-37
  4. S. B. Chincholkar, B. L. Chaudhari, S. K. Talegaonkar, R. M. Kothari
    Pages 49-70
  5. R. K. Walia, R. Vats
    Pages 155-172
  6. R. K. Walia, S. B. Sharma, R. Vats
    Pages 173-186
  7. Rajni Gupta, K. G. Mukerji
    Pages 199-205
  8. K. P. Jayanth
    Pages 207-221
  9. M. V. Reddy, B. Srinivasulu, T. Pramila Devi
    Pages 239-249
  10. S. S. Gnanamanickam, K. Krishnamurthy, A. Mahadevan
    Pages 267-278
  11. K. Manibhushanrao, U. I. Baby
    Pages 279-286
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 287-294

About this book


Plant based biotechnology has come to represent a means of mitigating the problems of global food security in the twenty-first century. Products and processes in agriculture are increasingly becoming linked to science and cutting edge technology, to enable the engineering of what are in effect, designer plants. One of the most successful , non-chemical approaches to pest management and disease control is biological control, which seeks a solution in terms of using living organisms to regulate the incidence of pests and pathogens, providing a natural control' while still maintaining the biological balance with the ecosystem.
This volume, (the first of two), addresses the different types of biocontrol for different pests, namely, crop diseases, weeds and nematodes, and details the biology of both the pest and its enemies, which is vital for efficient use of biological control. The book has numerous contributors who are authorities in their fields, and would be an asset to those who have interest in sustainable agriculture and crop productivity.


Fungi biotechnology ecosystem food security microorganism plant pathogens protein sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • R. K. Upadhyay
    • 1
  • K. G. Mukerji
    • 2
  • B. P. Chamola
    • 2
  1. 1.FaridabadIndia
  2. 2.University of DelhiDelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6889-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4209-4
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