Bio-intensive Approaches: Application and effectiveness in the management of plant nematodes, insects and weeds (2018)

Book 1

Editors: Mujeebur R. Khan, A.N. Mukhopadhyay, R.N. Pandey, M.P. Thakur, Dinesh Singh, M.A. Siddiqui, Mohd. Akram, Fayaz A. Mohiddin and Ziaul Haque
Year: 2018
Price : 5995.00
ISBN: 81-7019-626-7 (India); 1-55528-449-3 (USA)

About the Book

Pests and diseases are one of the major biotic factors, which destroy around 30-40% 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 sustainable solutions of agricultural pests and diseases. The book, “Bio-intensive approaches: application and effectiveness in the management of plant nematodes, insects and weeds” presents elaborated and updated information on non-chemical and integrated methods of pests and disease management in agricultural crops. 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, insect pests and weeds in food, fibre and medicinal crops.


  1. Microbial management of plant parasitic nematodes - Mujeebur Rahman Khan, B. K. Goswami, Neetu Singh, Mohammad Akram and Irfan Ahmad (1-47)
  2. Effectiveness of cultural practices in the management of plant nematodes - Mansoor Ahmad Siddiqui, Faryad Khan, Taruba Ansari, Mohammad Shariq, Mohd Asif, Amir Khan and Mohd Tariq (49-65)
  3. Nematode problem in vegetable crops and its biomanagement - Mujeebur Rahman Khan, Rizwan Ali Ansari, Tanveer Fatima Rizvi and Rafeeq Mohammad Qasim (67-99)
  4. Plant-parasitic nematode management through molecular approaches: a global overview - Uma Rao and Victor Phani (101-116)
  5. Biological control of plant parasitic nematodes using beneficial soil nematodes - Zakaullah Khan, Bharat Gawade, Jameel Akhtar and S.C. Dubey (117-143)
  6. Biologically based approaches for management of nematode pests of rice - Nethi Somasekhar, Satish N. Chavan and J.S. Prasad (145-169)
  7. Nematode problems in pulses and their management through non-chemical practices - Mujeebur Rahman Khan, Ziaul Haque and Rahul Kumar Sharma (171-198)
  8. Bio-intensive approaches for nematode management in cotton - J. Gulsar Banu (199-223)
  9. Rice root-knot nematode and its management through non-chemical approaches - Ziaul Haque, Mujeebur Rahman Khan and Faheem Ahamad (225-250)
  10. Root-knot nematode infestation in medicinal plants and its biomanagement - Mujeebur Rahman Khan, Rakesh Pandey and Fayyaz A. Mohiddin (251-267)
  11. Catenaria anguillulae Sorokin a facultative endoparasite of nematodes: its current research scenario towards biological control agent of plant parasitic nematodes - Shyam Saran Vaish (269-288)
  12. Potential of entomopathogenic nematodes for the management of plant parasitic nematodes - Mujeebur Rahman Khan, Ziaul Haque, Uzma Khan and Faheem Ahamad (289-316)
  13. Recent trends in biointensive management of insect pests using microbes - O.P. Chaudhary, Rakesh Mehra and Pradeep Dalal (317-342)
  14. Potentiality of endophytes in insect pest management - An overview - D.N. Kambrekar, Shamarao Jahagirdar and P.U. Krishnaraj (343-368)
  15. Coccinellids as biological weapon in integrated pest management - Parvez Qamar Rizvi and Shabistana Nisar (369-395)
  16. Fungal biocontrol agents against agriculturally important invertebrate pests - Lakshman Prasad and Shumaila Shahid (397-425)
  17. Bio-intensive Management of Scirtothrips dorsalis and Polyphagotarsonemus latus on Chilli Crop - Mohammad Shafiq Ansari, Surendra Singh Shekhawat and Rabiya Basri (427-451)
  18. Onion thrips, Thrips tabaci and its bio-intensive management: An overview - Mohammad Shafiq Ansari, Rabiya Basri, Maher Ahmed Moraiet and Surendra Singh Shekhawat (453-477)
  19. Effectiveness of entomopathogenic nematodes in insect pests management - Rashid Pervez (479-514)
  20. Diversity of entomopathogenic nematodes and their effectiveness against fruit flies - Ziaul Haque and Mujeebur Rahman Khan (515-548)
  21. Bio-intensive approaches for management of pests and diseases in small cardamom and black pepper - Dhanya M.K., Rini C.R., Ashokkumar K., Murugan M., Surya R. and Sathyan T. (549-585)
  22. Potential of Zygogramma bicolorata Pallister as biocontrol agent of Parthenium hysterophorussuccesses and challenges - Fazil Hasan, M. Shafiq Ansari, Mukesh Kumar Dhillon, M. Muslim and Aditya Kumar Tanwar (587-619)
  23. Potential mycoherbicides for the management of different weeds - Durga Prasad Awasthi (621-636)
  24. Biosurfactants- Novel applications in crop protection - P.G. Kavitha and P. Ahila Devi (637-655)
  25. Vaccination for edible plants - A new horizon in plant protection method - Srabani Debnath (657-678)