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Biotic Stress Resistance in Millets

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by I. K. Das
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Biotic Stress Resistance in Millets by I. K. Das

Biotic Stress Resistance in Millets presents an important guide to the disease and pest-related challenges of this vital food crop. Biotic stresses are one of the major constraints for millet production, but newly emerging and forward-thinking problems with disease and insect pests are likely to increase as a result of changing weather, making this an imperative book on best practices.

Current strategies are mainly through the development of resistant cultivars, as the use of chemicals is cost-prohibitive to many of those producing millet in developing countries where it is of most value as a food source. This book explores non-chemical focused options for improving plant resistance and protecting crop yield.

This single-volume reference will be important for researchers, teachers and students in the disciplines of Agricultural Entomology, Plant protection, Resistance Plant Breeding and Biotechnological pest management.

  • Establishes basic concepts of host resistance providing foundational insight
  • Synthesizes past biotic stress resistance research with the latest findings to orient research for future strategies for plant protection
  • Focuses exclusively on host plant resistance on all major diseases and pests of millets
  • Presents data and strategies that are globally applicable as millets gain importance as a health food

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Ebook Details
Pages: 246
Size: 9.4 MB
Publisher: Academic Press
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 2370007589173 (DRM-EPUB)
9780128045800 (DRM-PDF)

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