Plant Science & Botany

Biopesticides and Bioagents
Novel Tools for Pest Management

Editor: Md. Arshad Anwer

Biopesticides and Bioagents

Published. Available now.
Pub Date: September 2017
Hardback Price: $169.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771885195
E-Book ISBN: 978-1-315-36555-8
Pages: 418pp w/Index
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: 11 color and 4 b/w illustrations

Insects, diseases, and weeds cause an almost 30% yield loss per annum in agricultural production, resulting in an increased consumption of pesticides by 20% per annum throughout the world. This comprehensive volume book looks at the status of biopesticides and biocontrol agents in agriculture. It will be a critically important reference work, providing basic facts and studies on new and current discoveries of the role of biopesticides and bioagents in integrated pest management (IPM). The book is broken into four main sections, covering

  • the status of biopesticides and biocontrol agents in agriculture
  • plant health-promoting biocontrol agents
  • parasitoids and predators
  • genetically modified crops and Bacillus thuringiensis, and phytochemicals in biocontrol
The volume provides information regarding new advances in microbial, biochemical, and genetically modified and organic nanoparticles in integrated pest management.

Biopesticides and Bioagents: Novel Tools for Pest Management should find a prominent place on the shelves of agriculture and plant scientists, microbiologists, biotechnologists, plant pathologists and entomologists working in academic and commercial agrichemical situations, and in the libraries of all research establishments and companies where this exciting subject is researched, studied, or taught.

  • Provides an overview of biopesticides and bioagents as a tool in integrated pest management
  • Covers merging technologies of the subject
  • Examines the sustainability of the technology
  • Presents future directions in effective pest management to ensure safety of the environment

1 Status of Biopesticides and Biocontrol Agents in Agriculture: An Overview
Md. Arshad Anwer

2 Trichoderma: An Impeccable Plant Health Booster
Najam Waris Zaidi and Uma Shankar Singh
3 Aspergillus niger: A Phosphate Solubilizing Fungus as Biocontrol Agent
Md. Arshad Anwer, Kundan Singh, and Raj Narain Singh
4 Fluorescent Pseudomonads: A Potential Bio-Control Agent Against Plant Diseases
Kahkashan Arzoo, Erayya, and Nishant Prakash

5 Entomoathogenic Fungi: Introduction, History, Classification, Infection Mechanism, Enzymes, and Toxins
Waheed Anwar, Ahmad Ali Shahid, and Muhammad Saleem Haider
6 Entomopathogens and Their Mass Production and Application
Kalmesh Managanvi and Ramanuj Vishwakarma
7 Entomopathogenic Nematodes: An Emerging Biocontrol Agent for Insect Pests
Rashid Pervez and Santhosh J. Eapen
8 Role of Insect Viruses in the Management of Insect Pests
Chandra Shekhar Prabhakar, Amit Choudhary, Jaipal Singh Choudhary, Pankaj Sood, and Pawan Kumar Mehta

9 Trichogramma: An Egg Parasitoid in Insect-Pest Management
Tarak Nath Goswami, Anil, Tarak Brambha Maji, Pranab Barma, and Shree Niwas Ray
10 Coccinellids in Insect Pest Management: Problems and Prospects
Pranab Barma, Suprakash Pal, and Tarak Nath Goswami
11 Chrysopid: A Potential Bio-Control Agent
Nithya Chandran and Tamoghna Saha

12 Genetically Modified Crops for Insect Pests and Disease Resistance
Tushar Ranjan, Sangita Sahni, Bishun Deo Prasad, and Vijay Kumar Jha
13 Bacillus thuringiensis and Insect-Pests’ Management
Anil, Lokender Kashyap, Tarak Nath Goswami, Vikas Kumar Patel, and Ramesh Kumar Sharma
14 Role of Phytochemicals in Insect Pests’ Management
Tamoghna Saha, Nithya Chandran, and Shyambabu Sha

About the Authors / Editors:
Editor: Md. Arshad Anwer
Assistant Professor-cum-Jr. Scientist, Department of Plant Pathology, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour-Bhagalpur, Bihar, India

Md. Arshad Anwer, PhD, is currently Assistant Professor-cum-Jr. Scientist in the Department of Plant Pathology at Bihar Agricultural University (BAU), Sabour-Bhagalpur, Bihar, India. He is engaged in developing low-cost biopesticides that have increased shelf life. His areas of interest include the development of preliminary information of economically important pathogens associated with maize and the ability to recognize key diseases and their hot spots through survey and surveillance of major crops under agro-ecological condition. He is also working on panama wilt of banana and host specificity of plant pathogen, evaluation of biocontrol agents against wilts of several crops, and establishment of sick-plots for studies on several soil borne plant pathogens. He is associated with more than eight research groups at BAU, Sabour, including maize research team, viz. organic farming, host parasite research groups, bacteriology, mycology research group, biopesticides and bio-fertilizer research groups.

He teaches undergraduate as well as postgraduate students and has published 24 peer-reviewed research papers as well as one book and seven book chapters, mostly in publications from the USA, UK and Italy.

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