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    NEUHERBERG B. MUENCHEN: INST. F. STRAHLENHYGIENE D. BUNDESGESUNDHEITSAMTES
    (ISH-Heft, 137)  
    Call number: WN620:54
    Keywords: RADIOISOTOP / DOSIMETRIE ; Cytologie / Radiobiologie ; DNS / Radiobiologie ; Nucleosom
    Pages: 87, 10 S.
    ISBN: 3-89254-080-2
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    Keywords: Life sciences ; Agriculture ; Plant Ecology ; Botany ; Plant Diseases ; Entomology ; Life sciences ; Plant Sciences ; Agriculture ; Entomology ; Plant Pathology ; Plant Ecology ; Springer eBooks
    Description / Table of Contents: Section I Introduction -- 1. Introduction -- Section II Fruit Crops -- 2. Tropical Fruit Crops -- 3. Sub-tropical Fruit Crops -- 4. Temperate Fruit Crops -- 5. Semi-arid Fruit Crops -- Section III Vegetable Crops -- 6. Solanaceous Vegetable Crops -- 7. Bulbous Vegetable Crops -- 8. Cruciferous Vegetable Crops -- 9. Malvaceous Vegetable Crops -- 10. Root Vegetable Crops -- 11. Leguminous Vegetable Crops -- 12. Cucurbitaceous Vegetable Crops -- 13. Leafy Vegetable Crops -- Section IV Ornamental, Medicinal, Aromatic and Tuber Crops -- 14. Ornamental Crops -- 15. Medicinal Plants -- 16. Aromatic Crops -- 17. Tuber Crops -- Section V Plantation and Spice Crops -- 18. Plantation Crops -- 19. Spice Crops -- Section VI Transfer of Crop Protection Technology and Conclusions -- 20. Transfer of Crop Protection Technology and Conclusions -- References.-℗ Subject Index
    Abstract: Through ‘Green Revolution’ in late 1960s, India achieved self-sufficiency in food production, but still the country has not achieved self-sufficiency in production of horticultural crops. Most of the growth in food production during the green revolution period is attributed to the use of higher levels of fertilizers and pesticides which are continuing to destroy stable traditional ecosystems. The challenge before the crop protection scientist is to increase yields from the existing land without harming the environment and resource base. This can be achieved by adopting eco-friendly Biointensive Integrated Pest Management (BIPM) strategy. BIPM incorporates ecological and economic factors into agricultural system design and decision making, and addresses public concerns about environmental quality and food safety. The benefits of implementing BIPM can include reduced chemical input costs, reduced on-farm and off-farm environmental impacts, and more effective and sustainable pest management. An ecology-based IPM has the potential of decreasing inputs of fuel, machinery, and synthetic chemicals-all of which are energy intensive and increasingly costly in terms of financial and environmental impact. Such reductions will benefit the grower and society. The present book deals with the most recent biointensive integrated approaches for pest management utilizing components such as bioagents [predators, parasitoids and pathogens (bacteria, fungi, viruses)], botanicals (biofumigation, oil cakes, FYM, compost, crop residues, green manuring and other organic amendments), arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, physical methods (hot water treatment of planting material, soil solarization), cultural methods (crop rotation, summer ploughing, fallowing, intercropping, pruning, mulching, spacing, planting date, trap cropping, etc.), biorational chemicals (pheromones) and resistant cultivars. This book can serve as a useful reference to policy makers, research and extension workers, practicing farmers and students. The material can also be used for teaching post-graduate courses
    Pages: XVI, 277 p. 147 illus., 142 illus. in color. : online resource.
    ISBN: 9788132218449
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    Call number: W190:4
    Pages: iii, 117 p.
    ISBN: 9781782166801
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    Keywords: Medicine ; Oncology ; Toxicology ; Biomedicine ; Cancer Research ; Pharmacology/Toxicology ; Springer eBooks
    Pages: : digital
    ISBN: 9781441905079
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    Keywords: Life sciences ; Agriculture ; Plant Ecology ; Plant Pathology ; Plant physiology ; Sustainable development ; Life sciences ; Agriculture ; Plant Pathology ; Sustainable development ; Plant physiology ; Plant Ecology ; Springer eBooks
    Description / Table of Contents: 1. Agro-Ecological Pest Management – An Overview -- 2. Conservation Tillage -- 3. Crop Residue Management and Organic Amendments -- 4. Biofumigation -- 5. Fertilizer Management -- 6. Agro-forestry -- 7. Cover/Green Manure Cropping -- 8. Intercropping -- 9. Trap Cropping -- 10. Companion Planting -- 11. Habitat Management -- 12. Stimulo-Deterrent Diversion Strategy -- 13. Cultural Approaches -- 14. Weed Manipulation -- 15. Crop Rotation -- 16. Plant Breeding -- 17. Cultivar Mixtures/Multiline Cultivars -- 18. Allelopathy -- 19. Precision Agriculture -- 20. The Way Forward
    Abstract: This book outlines a new paradigm, €œÁgro-ecological Intensification of Crop Protectioń€, which reduces negative impacts on the environment and enhances the provision of ecosystem services. It discusses the use of ecologically based management strategies to increase the sustainability of agricultural production while reducing off-site consequences, highlighting the underlying principles and outlining some of the key management practices and technologies required to implement agro-ecological pest management. It also comprehensively explores important topics like stimulo-deterrent diversion strategy, precision agriculture, plant breeding, nutrient management, habitat management, cultural approaches, cultivar mixtures/multiline cultivars, crop rotation, crop residue management, crop diversity, cover crops, conservation tillage, biofumigation, agro-forestry, and addition of organic matter. This timely book promotes the rapid implementation of this technology in farming community around the globe. It is a valuable resource for the scientific community involved in teaching, research and extension activities related to agro-ecological pest management as well as policymakers and practicing farmers. It can also be used for teaching post-graduate courses
    Pages: XVIII, 339 p. 102 illus., 67 illus. in color. : online resource.
    ISBN: 9789811043253
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    Keywords: Life sciences ; Agriculture ; Plant Ecology ; Conservation biology ; Ecology ; Plant physiology ; Sustainable development ; Life sciences ; Agriculture ; Sustainable development ; Conservation Biology/Ecology ; Plant Ecology ; Plant physiology ; Springer eBooks
    Description / Table of Contents: 1. Protected Cultivation -- 2. Greenhouse Technology -- 3. Crop Protection.-℗ 4.℗ Disinfestation Of Soil And Growth Media For Management Of Soil-Borne Diseases -- 5. Biological Control Of Plant Pathogens -- 6. Compost In Disease Management -- 7. Grafted Vegetables For Management Of Soil-Borne Pathogens -- 8. Biorational Pest Management -- 9. Drip Chemigation For Insect Pest Management -- 10. Selective Pesticides In IPM -- 11. Plant Diseases And Their Management -- 12. Fungal Diseases And Their Management -- 13. Bacterial Diseases And Their Management -- 14. Viral Diseases And Their Management -- 15. Nematode Diseases And Their Management -- 16. Insects Pests And Their Management -- 17. Aphids And Their Management -- 18. Thrips And Their Management -- 19. Whiteflies And Their Management -- 20. Pest And Predatory Mites -- 21. Strawberry -- 22. Tomato -- 23. Bell Pepper -- 24. Cucumber -- 25. Cole Crops -- 26. Lettuce -- 27. Rose -- 28. Carnation -- 29. Gerbera -- 30. Chrysanthemum -- 31. Gladiolus -- 32. Lilies -- 33. Orchids -- 34. Anthuriums -- 35. The Way Forward
    Abstract: This book focuses on pests (insect and mite) and diseases (fungal, bacterial, viral and nematode) in protected horticulture (fruits, vegetables and ornamentals) using physical, cultural, chemical, biological, host resistance, and integrated methods. It opens with chapters describing the setting in which integrated pest and disease control operates, i.e., the greenhouse and its environment. Subsequent chapters present the basic strategies and tactics of different control methods including integrated control, with special reference to greenhouse crops. Further chapters include the different facets of biological pest and disease control – its scientific bases, its development in practice, its commercialization and quality control. The concluding chapters of the book highlight the present status of integrated pest and disease control for the most important greenhouse crops (fruits, vegetables and flower crops) worldwide. The book’s final chapter explores future challenges for researchers assigned to identify non-pesticide methods and integrate sustainable pest management technologies that can contribute to increased productivity, such as breeding for durable resistance, biological control and devising integrated methods that will have minimal adverse environmental and social impacts. Among productivity-enhancing technologies, protected cultivation has a tremendous potential to increase the yield of vegetables and flower crops by severa l fold. Pests and diseases are one of the major challenges to protected cultivation. Year-round warm temperatures and relatively high humidity together with abundant food make the protected environment of greenhouses highly attractive to pests and diseases. Nevertheless, very little attention has been paid to the manipulation of greenhouse environments expressly to avoid disease epidemics and insect infestations, which together can easily account for 30% of crop losses. This book will be of immense value to all members of the scientific community involved in teaching, research and extension activities on protected horticulture. It also offers a useful reference guide for policymakers and practicing farmers, and can be used as a textbook for postgraduate courses
    Pages: XXX, 434 p. 279 illus., 112 illus. in color. : online resource.
    Edition: 1st ed. 2016.
    ISBN: 9789812879523
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    Keywords: Life sciences ; Agriculture ; Botany ; Plant Diseases ; Entomology ; Life sciences ; Agriculture ; Plant Sciences ; Plant Pathology ; Entomology ; Springer eBooks
    Description / Table of Contents: Section I: Importance of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Potential Role of PGPR in Agriculture -- 3. Pest Management -- 4. Mechanism of Biocontrol -- 5. Mass Production, Formulation, Delivery and Commercialization -- Section II: Pest Management in Fruit Crops -- 6. Tropical Fruit Crops -- 7. Sub-Tropical and Temperate Fruit Crops -- Section III: Pest Management in Vegetable Crops -- 8. Solanaceous Vegetable Crops -- 9. Bulbous, Crucuferous and Malvaceous Vegetable Crops -- 10. Leguminous Vegetable Crops -- 11. Cucurbitaceous Vegetable Crops -- 12. Leafy and Root and Tuber Vegetable Crops -- Section IV: Pest Management in Plantation and Spice Crops -- 13. Plantation Crops -- 14. Spice Crops -- Section V: Pest Management in Ornamental, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops -- 15. Ornamental and Aromatic Crops -- 16. Medicinal Crops -- Section VI: A Road Map Ahead -- 17. Challenges, Future Prospects and Conclusions -- Subject Index
    Abstract: The use of synthetic pesticides has undoubtedly resulted in the achievement of increased crop production. However, in recent times, there has been a considerable pressure on consumers and farmers to reduce or eliminate the use of synthetic pesticides in horticulture, since fruits and vegetables are consumed afresh. This concern has encouraged looking for better alternatives which are cheaper and eco-friendly than synthetic pesticides. It is well known that plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) play an important role in maintaining crop and soil health through versatile mechanisms. There are two main outcomes or effects from beneficial microorganisms: enhanced plant growth and crop protection, both of which represent the two main constraints to agriculture. The information on biomanagement of pests (insect and nematode pests, fungal, bacterial and viral/phytoplasma diseases) of horticultural crops (fruits, vegetables, plantation, spice, tuber, ornamental, medicinal and aromatic crops) using PGPR is very much scattered. There is no book at present which comprehensively and exclusively deals with the above aspects on horticultural crops. The present book deals with biomanagement of pests in horticultural crops in detail using PGPR. The present book is divided into six sections. The first section deals with the importance of PGPR including introduction, potential role of PGPR in agriculture, genera of PGPR, disease management, nematode management, insect pest management, integrated pest management, mechanism of biocontrol, mass production, formulation, delivery and commercialization. Pest management intropical, sub-tropical and temperate fruit crops is dealt in Section II. The third section deals with pest management in Solanaceous, bulbous, Malvaceous, Cruciferous, Leguminous, Cucurbitaceous, leafy and root and tuber vegetable crops. Pest management in plantation and spice crops is in Section IV. Section Vdeals with pest management in ornamental, medicinal and aromatic crops. The last section deals with a road map ahead including challenges, future prospective and conclusions. The book is extensively illustrated with excellent quality photographs enhancing the quality of publication. The book is written in lucid style, easy to understand language along with adoptable recommendations involving eco-friendly components of IPM
    Pages: XIX, 310 p. 219 illus., 146 illus. in color. : online resource.
    ISBN: 9788132219736
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    Keywords: Life sciences ; Toxicology ; Cardiology ; Biochemistry ; Cytology ; Life sciences ; Cell Biology ; Medical Biochemistry ; Pharmacology/Toxicology ; Cardiology ; Springer eBooks
    Pages: : digital
    ISBN: 9781607613503
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    Keywords: Life sciences ; Science (General) ; Agriculture ; Climatic changes ; Life sciences ; Agriculture ; Climate Change ; Life Sciences, general ; Science, general ; Popular Science, general ; Springer eBooks
    Description / Table of Contents: 1. Introduction -- 2. Causes of Climate Change -- 3. Agriculture as a Source of GHGs -- 4. Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture -- 5. Regional Impacts -- 6. Impacts on Crop Protection -- 7. Impacts on Insect and Mite Pests -- 8. Impacts on Plant Pathogens -- 9. Impacts on Nematode Pests -- 10. Impacts on Weeds -- 11. Impacts on Integrated Pest Management -- 12. Climate Change Adaptation -- 13. Climate Change Mitigation -- 14. A Road Map Ahead
    Abstract: Climate Resilient Agriculture for Ensuring Food Security comprehensively deals with important aspects of climate resilient agriculture for food security using adaptation and mitigation measures. Climatic changes and increasing climatic variability are likely to aggravate the problem of future food security by exerting pressure on agriculture. For the past few decades, the gaseous composition of the earth’s atmosphere has been undergoing significant changes, largely through increased emissions from the energy, industry and agriculture sectors; widespread deforestation as well as fast changes in land use and land management practices. Agriculture and food systems must improve and ensure food security, and to do so they need to adapt to climate change and natural resource pressures, and contribute to mitigating climate change. Climate-resilient agriculture contributes to sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and incomes, adapting and building resilience to climate change and reducing and/or eliminating greenhouse gas emissions where possible. The information on climate resilient agriculture for ensuring food security is widely scattered. There is currently no other book that comprehensively and exclusively deals with the above aspects of agriculture and focuses on ensuring food security. This volume is divided into fourteen chapters, which include the Introduction, Causes of Climate Change, Agriculture as a Source of Greenhouse Gases, Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture, Regional Impacts on Climate Change, Impacts on Crop Protection, Impacts on Insect and Mite Pests, Impacts on Plant Pathogens, Impacts on Nematode Pests, Impacts on Weeds, Impacts on Integrated Pest Management, Climate Change Adaptation, Climate Change Mitigation, and A Road Map Ahead. The book is extensively illustrated with excellent photographs, which enhance the quality of publication. It is clearly written, using easy-to-understand language. It also provides adoptable recommendations involving eco-friendly adaptation and mitigation measures. This book will be of immense value to the scientific community involved in teaching, research and extension activities. The material can also be used for teaching post-graduate courses. It will also serve as a very useful reference source for policy makers
    Pages: XX, 373 p. 76 illus., 53 illus. in color. : online resource.
    ISBN: 9788132221999
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    Keywords: Life sciences ; Agriculture ; Plant Ecology ; Botany ; Plant Diseases ; Sustainable development ; Life sciences ; Plant Sciences ; Plant Ecology ; Sustainable development ; Agriculture ; Plant Pathology ; Springer eBooks
    Description / Table of Contents: 〈p〉Preface -- chapter ℗ 1. introduction.-chapter2. avermectins.-chapter3. bacteriophages.-chapter 4. biofumigation.-chapter 5. biotechnological approaches.-chapter6. bio-priming of seeds -- chapter 7. disguising the leaf surface.-chapter 8. non-pathogenic strains -- chapter 9. plant defense activators.-chapter 10. plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (pgpr).-chapter 11. soil solarization.-chapter 12. strobilurin fungicides.-chapter ℗ 13. variety mixtures/cultivar mixtures/multilines.-chapter 14. biointensive integrated pest management -- chapter 15. pathogenesis-related proteins (prs).-chapter16. other recent advances.-subject index.〈/p〉
    Abstract: 〈p〉In the recent years, the need to increase food production to meet the demands of rapidly increasing population from a limited land resource necessitated the use of intensive farming systems, with the inputs like narrow genetic base, high dose of fertilizers, pesticides, irrigation, monocropping, etc. which led to the development of diseases and pest. The〈b〉 〈/b〉effect of changing global climate, particularly the sharp increase in CO〈sub〉2〈/sub〉 concentration, has increased the susceptibility of plants to pathogens and pests. Because of the chemicalization of agriculture, the age-old eco-friendly pest management practices like sanitation, crop rotation, mixed cropping, adjustment of date of planting, fallowing, summer ploughing, green manuring, composting, etc. are not being practiced, affecting the crops adversely. This has encouraged researchers to look for eco-friendly and novel approaches for pest management.〈/p〉〈p〉The information on recent advances in crop protection (involving bacteria, fungi, nematodes, insects, mites and weeds) is scattered. The book delves upon the most latest developments in crop protection such as avermectins, bacteriophages, biofumigation, biotechnological approaches; bio-priming of seeds; disguising the leaf surface; use of non-pathogenic strains, ℗ plant defense activators, plant growth promoting rhizobacteria, pathogenesis-related proteins, strobilurin fungicides, RNA interference, and variety of mixtures/cultivar mixtures/multilines; soil solarization; biointensive integrated pest management; among several others (fusion protein-based biopesticides, seed mat technology and environmental methods). This book is a ready reference for students, policy-makers, scientists, researchers and extension workers. 〈/p〉〈p〉℗ 〈/p〉
    Pages: : digital.
    ISBN: 9788132207238
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