Pest Management: Methods, Applications and Challenges

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Tarique Hassan Askary, PhD – Division of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, Wadura (SKUAST-K), Sopore, Jammu & Kashmir, India

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies
BISAC: TEC058000
DOI: 10.52305/VCWF8745

This book contains thirteen chapters focusing on pest management and control. The volume is broadly divided into two parts. Part I contains six chapters that deal with the role of chemicals in pest management. The opening chapter begins with the challenges and opportunities in the application of insecticides. The five additional chapters provide information on the pests of temperate fruits, pulses, spices and rice and the recent advances in their management. The concluding chapter of Part I deals with the utilization of chemicals in plant parasitic nematode management and the challenges faced thereof. In Part II, there are seven chapters devoted to microbes. The first chapter broadly explains the role of biopesticides in pest management, the new developments, challenges and future thrusts in this direction. The emphasis of the subsequent chapters shifts to different biocontrol agents viz., entomopathogenic nematodes, nematophagous fungi, bacteria and baculoviruses. One chapter deals exclusively with the integrated application of entomopathogenic nematodes and chemicals. The last chapter of the book deals extensively with the field application of biopesticides. An attempt has been made to present all important aspects and necessary guidelines for pest management in as simple and lucid a manner as possible with some essential data and nice photographs. This book will help agricultural scientists, research practitioners, extension workers, the farming community and especially those undergraduate and postgraduate students having entomology or nematology as their specialized subject.

Table of Contents

Preface

Part I. Chemicals in Pest Management

Chapter 1. Application of Insecticides for the Management of Insect Pests: Challenges and Opportunities
Ishtiyaq Ahad, M. Parthiban, Danishta Aziz, Afreen Rehman and Jameela Rasool
Division of Entomology, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Chapter 2. Recent Advances in the Pest Management of Temperate Fruit Crops
 Wasim Muzamil Dass1, Hidayatullah Tak1, Ishfaq Majeed1, Aroosa Khalil2, Maheen Khurshid3 and A. R. Ramya3
1
Department of Zoology, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2Division of Fruit Sciences, Faculty of Horticulture, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
3ICAR-Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Chapter 3. Recent Advances in the Pest Management of Pulse Crops
A. G. Sreenivas1, Shobarani1, Rachappa V. Haveri1, G. Poornima1, Vijayalakshmi1, N. M. Sunil Kumar1, Raju G. Tegelli1 and Ishtiyaq Ahad2
1
Department of Agricultural Entomology, University of Agricultural Sciences,
Raichur, Karnataka, India
2Division of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture,
Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir,
Jammu and Kashmir, India

Chapter 4. Insect Pests of Major Spice Crops in Kashmir Valley of India
Akhtar Ali Khan, Baber Parvaiz, Tahmina Mushtaq, Muneer Sofi, S. S. Pathania and Danish Mushtaq Wani
Division of Entomology, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Chapter 5. Recent Advances and Current Status in the Rice Pest Management in Sri Lanka
Disna Ratnasekera1, C. Kudagamage2, Rohan Rajapakse1 and L. K. W. Wijayaratne3
1
Department of Agricultural Biology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka
2Former Director General, Department of Agriculture, Sri Lanka
3Department of Plant Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Puliyankulama, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Chapter 6. Chemicals in the Management of Plant Parasitic Nematodes: Challenges and Opportunities
Nishi Keshari
Department of Nematology, Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar, India

Part II. Microbials in Pest Management

Chapter 7. Prospects of Biopesticides in Pest Management
Tarique Hassan Askary1, Aasha2, Sumaya Mehraj3, Tabassum Ara Khanum4, Ulfat Jan1, Summira Rafiq1,
Waseem Ahmad War1 and Nune Akhil1
1
Division of Entomology, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2Department of Zoology, Shrimati Kamla Devi Gauri Dutta Mittal PG College, Churu, Rajasthan, India
3Department of Zoology, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India
4National Nematological Research Centre, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan

Chapter 8. Entomopathogenic Nematodes in Crop Pest Management: Application Tactics and Challenges
Gitanjali Devi
Department of Nematology, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam, India

Chapter 9. Application of Fungal Biocontrol Agents for the Management of Plant Parasitic Nematodes
K. Sankari Meena1, S. Lakshmi Prasanna1, Tarique Hassan Askary2, R. D. Prasad1 and M. Sujatha1
1
ICAR-Indian Institute of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2Division of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Chapter 10. Field Applications of Bacteria for Plant- Parasitic Nematode Management
Fernando S. Rocha1, Vicente P. Campos2, Maria de Fátima S. Muniz3 and Willian C. Terra2
1Phytopathology Research Laboratory, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
2Department of Plant Pathology, Federal University of Lavras, Brazil
3Agricultural Science Center, Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil

Chapter 11. Success and Failure in Integrated Application of Entomopathogenic Nematodes and Insecticides in Crop Pest Management
Aashaq Hussain Bhat and Jaspher Ewany
Experimental Biology Research Group, Institute of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Chapter 12. Baculoviruses for Insect Pest Management: Applications, Challenges and Opportunities
Mudasir Gani1, Insha Shafi1, Taskeena Hassan2, Mohammad Ayoub Mantoo1,
Mushtaq Ahmad Guroo3, Rakesh Kumar Gupta3 and Kamlesh Bali3
1
Division of Entomology, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir,
Jammu and Kashmir, India
2Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh, India
3Division of Entomology, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Chapter 13. Challenges in Field Application of Biopesticides for Successful Crop Pest Management
Mahfouz M. M. Abd-Elgawad
Plant Pathology Department, National Research Centre, Dokki, Giza, Egypt

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