Pest Management in Vegetables Volume 1, 2nd Edition by Kpsrivastava and Dhamo K Butani

Bibliographic Information:
Title: Pest management in vegetables Volume 1
Editor: Kpsrivastava
Dhamo K Butani
Edition: 2nd 
Publisher: Studium Press
Length: 395 pages
Size: 14.1 MB
Language: English

The basic purpose of this new edition is to update the material in
first edition which is now more than 10 years old. As a result, the
chapters in that earlier edition have been revised and expanded and
a new chapter in the 'Genetic engineering of vegetable crops for the
insects pest management' added. The phenomenal growth of vega table
during the last ten years and the diversity of approached adopted
have made this science truly and integrated one. The increased
involvement of interdisplinary trend as well as the modern and newly
evolved pest control methods made it necessited to revise the first
Vegetable senario is changing very fast. The advent of plant
molecular biology, genetic engineering and the introduction of gene
into vegetable plant has resulted in a remarbable and rapid shift in
vegetable practices.
The vegetables are the potential crops for improving nutrition
and to provide food security. Vegetable being rich source of nutrients
can play significant role for improving the nutritional intake. With
the advent of modern technologies such as improved varieties, hybrid
production, integrated pest management, protected cultivation; scenario
of vegetable production in India is changing at a fast rate. The vegetable
production has increased from 75 million tones in 1996-97 to 94 millions
tones, which accounts for about 14.4 per cent of world production.
The per capita consumption of vegetables has also increased from
95 to 175 grams. From 2002 onwards, the country has witnessed of
4.9 per cent increased in area for vegetable cultivation with 49%
increase in production.
Vegetables provide more remuneration to farmers than cereals
and pulses as the vegetables can be grown throughout the year.
Many of the vegetables like spinach, potato, egg plant, pumkin, okra
etc can be grown twice and even thrice in a year if irrigation facilities
are available.

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