Plant Protection in Tropical Root and Tuber Crops, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015

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336 p. · 17.8x25.4 cm · Hardback

This book is a compilation of information on insect, mite, vertebrate pests and fungal, bacterial, viral, mycoplasma, nematode diseases of tropical root and tuber crops such as cassava, sweet potato, yams, taro, Amorphophallus, yam bean and tannia. The book highlights the distribution, symptoms and damage, biology, survival and spread of each pest and describes management methods. It also sheds light on different eco-friendly pest management strategies including physical, cultural, chemical, biological, host resistance and integrated methods. The book is written in a lucid style using easy-to-understand language and offers adoptable recommendations involving eco-friendly control measures. It serves as a useful reference source for policy makers, research and extension workers, practicing farmers and students. The material can also be used for teaching post graduate courses in state agricultural universities.

1. Tropical Root and Tuber Crops: An Overview.- 2. Cassava, Manihot esculenta.- 3. Sweet Potato, Ipomoea batatas.- 4. Taro, Colocasia esculenta.- 5. Yams, Dioscorea spp..- 6. Chinese Potato, Solenostemon rotundifolius.- 7. Elephant Foot Yam, Amorphophallus paeoniifolius.- 8. Yam Bean, Pachyrrhizus erosus.- 9. Achira, Canna edulis.- 10. Winged bean, Psophocarpus tetragonolobus.- 11. Tannia, Xanthosoma sagittifolium.- 12. Enset, Ensete ventricosum.- 13. Arrowroot, Maranta arundinacea.- 14. Crepe Ginger, Cheilocostus speciosus.- 15. The Way Forward.

Focuses on integrated pest management in tropical root and tuber crops

Elaborates comprehensively on most recent developments and novel concepts in the field of crop protection  

Will serve as a useful reference material for a wide gamut of readers: from policy-makers, researchers, extension workers to students; also meant for practicing farmers in controlling pest problems in tropical root & tuber crops