This book, "Modern Practices for Pest Management in Vegetable Crops" deals with exhaustive information on various pests of vegetable crops and their sustainable pest management strategies. The book contains 10 chapters namely, Ecologically based pest management, Eco-friendly pest management in vegetable crops under protected condition, Vectors in vegetable crops and their management, Nematodes and mites problem in vegetable crops and their eco-friendly management method, Rodent management in different vegetable crops and Molecular pest management in vegetable crops. The book is timely for the students, scholars, extension workers, plant protection specialists, teachers, policy makers and growers dealing with insects, birds, nematodes, rodents. The book aims to fill the gaps by giving the critical analysis of different eco-friendly and novel management strategies having bearing on horticulture sustainability and environmental safety.
Tamoghna Saha, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Entomology at Bihar Agricultural University (BAU), Sabour, Bhagalpur, Bihar and having more than five years of experience in teaching (Undergraduate and Post-graduate), research, extension and training. He is the major advisor of two M.Sc. (one completed and one pursuing) and Co-advisor around eight students in Post Graduate programme. His expertise lies on Insect Toxicology, Economic Entomology and Host Plant Resistance. His research currently covers survey and surveillance of key pests and diseases of major crops in Bihar, eco-friendly management on fruit flies and molecular characterization of brinjal shoot and fruit borer. Recently he has released two technologies for management of insect pests on vegetable crops. Dr. Saha is presently associated with All India Coordinated Research Project on Vegetable Crops where he is catering a large no of entomological field trials. He received post graduation in entomology from University Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad and acquired doctorate from Bidhan Chandra KrishiVishwavidyalaya, Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal. Dr. Saha has published many research papers, review articles and book chapters in various national and international journals. He is also an active member of editorial board of different national and international journals. Dr. Saha is a Life Fellow of Entomological Society of India. Anil, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Entomology at Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, India for the last 4 years wherein his research mainly focuses on biological control of insect-pests. His expertise lies on Insect Toxicology and Biological control. He is also supporting as co-investigator in the project on Gamma rays induced sterility in fruit fly. Additionally, he is actively engaged in Under Graduate and Post Graduate teaching programmes. The university has recognized him as the member of Research Advisory Groups on Crop Protection and Natural Resource Management, and Editorial Board for various in-house publications. He is active reviewer for three referred journals of national and international reputes. Recently, he has been awarded with Best Teacher's Award by the university.
Dr Anil received his Master's and Doctoral degrees from Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, Palampur, India. He also served as Senior Research fellow for more than two years and gained scientific acumen on insect-pest management under protected cultivation. He has guided 02 students for their Master's research and has published 13 research articles, 5 edited books, 07 book chapters and 16 popular articles.
Dr. Nithya Chandran, PhD, is a Scientist (Entomology) at Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, India is having more than two year of experience in teaching (under graduate and post graduate), research and extension. Her expertise lies on Insect Biosystematics especially on Coleopteran group and Pollinators. Dr. Nithya received post-graduation in Entomology from University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad and acquired doctorate in Entomology from Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi. She has various research papers, review paper and book chapters published in National and International Journals. Dr. Nithya has recently recognized by ?Young Scientist Award?, 2015 from Society from Scientific Development in Agriculture and Technology.
Dr. Tarak Nath Goswami, Ph.D is an Assistant Professor (Entomology) at Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, India is having more than 5 years of experience in teaching (under graduate and post graduate), research, extension and training. His research is focused on ecological based pest management approaches including biological control in various crops. In addition to his involvement in AICRP on Linseed and Rice, he is perusing as PI of the project entitled 'Studies on ecological based strategies for sustainable management of mustard aphid' and also associated with projects like on mass production of indigenous biological control agents, management of red banded mango caterpillar etc. He is acting as the member of Crop Improvement Research Advisory Group of the University. He is having credit of involvement in developing two rice varieties and one linseed variety in this short span of career. He has been awarded a training slot of 19 days at International Rice Research Institute, Philippines. Dr Goswami received his Master's and Doctoral degrees from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia.