Plant diseases cause yield loss in crop production, poor quality of produce, and great economic losses as well. Knowledge of the perpetuation and spread of the pathogens and various factors affecting disease development is an important need. Disease diagnosis is the prime requirement for determining preventive or curative measures for effective disease management. This new 2-volume set, Diseases of Field Crops, helps to fill the need for research on plant diseases, their effects, how they spread, and effective management measures to mitigate their harmful consequences.

The volumes in this set showcase recent advances in molecular plant pathology and discuss appropriate diagnostic techniques for identification of causal agents and diseases, providing the information necessary to establish management strategies. The chapters in these two volumes include detailed description of symptoms, causal organisms, disease cycles, epidemiology, and management techniques of economically important diseases. The volumes explore existing strategies and offer new methods that can be used in an integrated manner and with a comprehensive approach for the management of major diseases of the field crops. Also taken into consideration is the impact of global climate change on the spread and severity of plant diseases.

This volume focuses on a selection of cereal crops or grains for fodder and human food and the diseases that affect them. The crops include rice, maize, wheat, millet, sorghum, jute, and more. Volume 2 covers pulses, oil seeds, narcotics, and sugar crops.

chapter Chapter 1|56 pages

Present Scenario of Diseases in Rice (Oryza sativa L.) and Their Management

ByS. Krishnam Raju, V. Bhuvaneswari, J. Krishna Prasadji, P. V. Satyanarayana

chapter Chapter 2|23 pages

Disease Spectrum in Wheat and Barley Under Different Agro-Ecological Conditions in India and Management Strategies

ByD. P. Singh, Sudheer Kumar, Prem Lal Kashyap

chapter Chapter 3|8 pages

Ug99: Wheat Stem Rust Race: Exploring the World

BySudha Nandni, Devanshu Dev, K. P. Singh

chapter Chapter 4|16 pages

Current Status of Bajra / Pearl Millet Diseases and Their Management

ByRanganathswamy Math, Kottramma C. Addangadi, Durga Prasad Awasthi

chapter Chapter 5|36 pages

Diseases of Maize Crops and Their Integrated Management

ByA. K. Singh, V. B. Singh, J. N. Srivastava, S. K. Singh, Anil Gupta

chapter Chapter 6|11 pages

Brown Stripe Downy Mildew of Maize and Its Integrated Management

ByAshwani K. Basandrai, Daisy Basandrai

chapter Chapter 7|30 pages

Major Diseases of Sorghum and Their Management

ByYogendra Singh, Divya Sharma, Bhupendra Singh Kharayat

chapter Chapter 11|37 pages

Finger Millet or Ragi (Eleusine coracana Gaertn.) Diseases and Their Management Strategies

ByBijendra Kumar, J. N. Srivastava

chapter Chapter 13|18 pages

Kodo Millet or Kodo (Paspalum scorbiculatum L.) Diseases and Their Management Strategies

ByBijendra Kumar, J. N. Srivastava

chapter Chapter 14|7 pages

Little Millet or Gundali or Goudli or Gondola (Panicum miliare L.) Diseases and Their Management Strategies

ByBijendra Kumar, J. N. Srivastava

chapter Chapter 15|25 pages

Present Scenario of Diseases in Cotton and Their Management

ByNiranjan Chinara, Kailash Behari Mohapatra

chapter Chapter 16|49 pages

Disease Spectrum in Jute and Their Management

ByRajib Kumar De

chapter Chapter 17|11 pages

Present Scenario of Diseases in Jute Crops and Their Integrated Management

ByKunal Pratap Singh, J. N. Srivastava

chapter Chapter 18|17 pages

Nematode Diseases of Cereal Crops and Their Management

ByVirendra Kumar Singh, Vivek Singh, Deo Kumar