Biocontrol Potential and its Exploitation in Sustainable by P. Vidhyasekaran, R. Velazhahan (auth.), R. K. Upadhyay, K.

By P. Vidhyasekaran, R. Velazhahan (auth.), R. K. Upadhyay, K. G. Mukerji, B. P. Chamola (eds.)

Plant established biotechnology has come to symbolize a way of mitigating the issues of world nutrition safeguard within the twenty-first century. items and methods in agriculture are more and more turning into associated with technological know-how and leading edge know-how, to allow the engineering of what are in impression, fashion designer crops. essentially the most profitable , non-chemical techniques to pest administration and disorder keep watch over is organic keep an eye on, which seeks an answer when it comes to utilizing residing organisms to manage the occurrence of pests and pathogens, delivering a ordinary keep watch over' whereas nonetheless protecting the organic stability with the ecosystem.
This quantity, (the first of two), addresses the different sorts of biocontrol for various pests, particularly, crop illnesses, weeds and nematodes, and info the biology of either the pest and its enemies, that is very important for effective use of organic regulate. The ebook has various members who're experts of their fields, and will be an asset to people who have curiosity in sustainable agriculture and crop productivity.

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To succeed, those manufacturing the biocontrol agents must deliver the knowledge. Indian farmer is conscious of the fact that chemicals adversely affect soil health. It may probably be more important for us to convince our farmers about the ecofriendly and soil rejuvenating nature of biocontrol agents. Addressing the limitations of biocontrol agents up front is critical to setting realistic expectations for product performance. For example, farmers must understand that biocontrol agents application is prone to environment like any other living object, unlike chemicals.

Solan i-induced damping-off of cotton. Cartwright et al. (1995) reported P. cepacia strain 5, 5B producing pyrrolnitrin and phenazine, as a potent biocontrol agent of R. solani, causing stem rot of Poinsettia. P. , 1995). P. cepacia AMMD could control Aphanomyces root rot and Pythium damping-off of four pea cultivars ( King and Parke, 1993). Attention has now been diverted to other genera of bacteria especially nitrogen-fixers, capable of showing antifungal activities. Therefore, there is an ample scope to explore potent biocontrol agents.

This would increase the genetic diversity and will help in controlling different races of the same pathogen, non-target pathogens and better establishment under different edaphic and environmental conditions. Another approach could be to use genetically modified microorganisms. Two or three traits involved in biocontrol like production of antibiotic, siderophore and antifungal volatiles could be combined in an otherwise good colonizer. However, it requires extensive knowledge of the exact mode of action of a biocontrol agent.

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