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METHODS AND TECHNIQUES IN PLANT NEMATOLOGY (English): Book by N.G. Ravichandra

METHODS AND TECHNIQUES IN PLANT NEMATOLOGY (English)

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ISBN: 9788120340961    Publisher: PHI LEARNING PVT. LTD-NEW DELHI Year of publishing: 2012     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 616        Language: English
Covering the syllabus prescribed by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, this book deals with a wide range of practical methods and techniques used in Plant Nematology. It has been...Read more
Covering the syllabus prescribed by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, this book deals with a wide range of practical methods and techniques used in Plant Nematology. It has been designed specially to fulfill the needs of both undergraduate and postgraduate students of Agricultural and Horticultural Universities. It includes both basic and applied aspects of Plant Nematology. KEY FEATURES: Includes nematode sampling and extraction techniques from both soils as well as plant tissues. Provides keys to identify major plant parasitic nematodes. Includes techniques of drawing and measuring nematodes, histochemical, biochemical and molecular techniques in addition to important techniques related to Remote Sensing, Electron Microscopy, Microplots, Photomicrography, Culturing, Bioagents, Botanicals, Nematicides, etc. Exclusive chapters on techniques pertaining to specific nematode genus/species and non-specific general techniques applicable to plant nematodes irrespective of the genus/species. Provides tips for the better results, important points to remember, and advantages or disadvantages of the techniques used. Besides UG and PG students, this book will serve the needs of research scholars and scientists engaged in the field of Plant Nematology, Plant Pathology, Soil Microbiology and Entomology. It will also be useful to the officials/field personnel of the agricultural and horticultural departments and others concerned with plant protection.
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About the author: N.G. Ravichandra
N. G. Ravichandra, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra,... Read more
N. G. Ravichandra, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra, Bangalore. He has long-time experience in teaching, research and extension activities in the field of Plant Pathology and Plant Nematology. He has over 129 scientific publications to his credit in national and international journals. He has authored a textbook entitled "Plant Nematology". He is guiding M.Sc. (Agri.) and Ph.D. students specializing in Nematology. He is also an active life member for several professional societies including Nematology Society of India, Indian Phytopathological Society, Society of Mycology & Plant Pathology, National Environmental Science Academy and Institute of Agricultural Technology. Dr. Ravichandra has served as Principal Investigator/Co-Principal Investigator in several research projects funded by DBT and ICAR. He was involved in developing six technologies for the management of root-knot nematodes infecting tomato, brinjal and rice which have been included in Package of Practices of University of Agricultural Sciences (Bangalore) for their use by the farmers.
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