Chapter 1. Biocontrol: a sustainable agricultural solution for management of plants diseases.- Chapter 2. Overview of banana pests and diseases and their control through biological approaches.- Chapter 3. Introduction of cyst nematodes- Life cycle to management through biobased amendments.- Chapter 4. Role of potential biocontrol agents for improved health of root and tuber crops.- Chapter 5. Microbial bio-pesticides use in Insect-Pest Management: An overview.- Chapter 6. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) for improved plant health and production.- Chapter 7. Plant-soil-microorganism interaction involved in natural suppression of take all disease.- Chapter 8. Improved practices through biological means for sustainable agricultural production- an reference to roots crops.- Chapter 9. Bacterial plant diseases management: conventional versus modern approaches.- Chapter 10. Glimpse of tuber crop, their diseases and control mechanisms.- Chapter 11. Soil borne fungal diseases and their control in below ground crops.- Chapter 12. PGPR's for crop health in wheat- maize cropping systems in northwest Himalayas.- Chapter 13. Plant microbe interactions: promoting biocontrol of phytopathogens of cereal grains.- Chapter 14. Role of indigenous microbes for the control of major fungal pathogens of turmeric.- Chapter 15. Microbiome role in control of sustenance of rice health and production.- Chapter 16. Host plant resistance: An eco-friendly approach for crop disease management.
Manoj Kaushal, Ph.D. is a Systems Scientist with nearly a decade of teaching and research experience at various national and international institutes. Currently he is working with International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and has associated with CGIAR consortium from more than six years. His research interests include cropping systems, tropical and semi-arid small holder agriculture, microbiome, and agroecologies tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses. Moreover, he has authored more than 50 research papers in peer reviewed journals, and book chapters.Ram Prasad, Ph.D
. is associated with Department of Botany, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari, Bihar, India. His research interests: environmental microbiology, plant-microbe-interactions, sustainable agriculture and nanobiotechnology. Dr. Prasad has more than one hundred seventy-five publications to his credit, including research papers, articles & book chapters and five patents issued or pending, and edited or authored several books. Previously, Dr. Prasad served as Assistant Professor Amity University, India; Visiting Assistant Professor, Whiting School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, United States and Research Associate Professor at School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, China.