Since the era of the Green Revolution, a majestic growth in crop yield rejuvenated an increase in the quantity of staple foods. Still, insects are one of the significant barriers to achieve the goal properly. Rice is the principal staple food in the world. Approximately 14% of the crop productivity of this staple is misplaced by insect pests. It is very much essential to control pests to ensure the global human population for uninterrupted delivery of rice in their plates. Host Plant Resistance has excellent compatibility with chemical, biological, and cultural pest management tactics or practices. This book provides a good deal of currently available information on rice and its cultivation requirements in brief, major insect pests that cause harm in the way of success in harnessing proper yield, role of host plant resistance in rice integrated pest management, collection, evaluation and utilization of insect resistant germplasm, mechanisms of resistance in major insect pests as well as breeding of insect resistant cultivars and finally rice breeding and gene deployment strategies. We hope this book will be helpful and of great interest to the students, teachers and researchers engaged in the field of entomology, plant breeding and genetics, agronomy and biotechnology.
Sourav Sen, M.Sc. (Ag.) Research Scholar (ICAR PG Scholar), Department of Entomology, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat-785013, Assam, India. Mr. Sen is pursuing his M.Sc. (Ag.) in Entomology from Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam as an ICAR PG Scholar. He has published several full length papers in different peer-reviewed journals. Besides, he has also published several popular articles and one book chapter. He has qualified ICAR AIEEA (PG) in “Entomology and Nematology” subject group in 2019. He has also been awarded with “Best Article Award” and “Innovative Article Award” for his two popular articles. Now, he is engaged in his M.Sc. research work on stingless bee under AICRP on Honey bees and Pollinators in AAU, Jorhat, Assam.
Mainak Barman, Ph.D. Research Scholar (CSIR Fellow), Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia-741252, West Bengal, India. Mr. Barman is pursuing his Ph.D. in Genetics & Plant Breeding from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal as a CSIR Fellow. He has published several full length research and review papers in different prestigious national and international peer-reviewed journals. Besides, he has contributed one book, many book chapters and technical articles. He has been awarded with “Innovative Article Award” and “Best Article Award” for his articles. He has qualified ICAR AIEEA (PG) in Plant Science, Joint CSIR-UGC NET in Life Sciences with the award of Fellowship and GATE in Life Science. He has also been honoured with “Young Plant Breeder Award-2020” and “Kalp-Best Student of the Year Award-2021”. Akarsh V, M.Sc. (Ag.) Research Scholar (ICAR PG Scholar), Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur-848125, Bihar, India.
Mr. Akarsh completed his B.Sc. (Agriculture) from University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru. Currently, he is pursuing his M.Sc. (Ag) from Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Bihar as an ICAR PG Scholar. He has a brilliant academic career throughout. He has qualified ICAR AIEEA (PG) in Plant Science subject group in 2019. He has keen interest in Genetics and Plant breeding activities, through which intended to uplift nation and mankind.
Dr. Satish Kumar Singh, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur-848125, Bihar, India. Dr. Singh joined Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University in the year 2007 and has been involved in teaching and research works of the University. He was a recipient of Gold Medal for securing 1st position during his M.Sc. (Ag.) programme and UGC-JRF & SRF during his Ph.D. programme both pursued from Institute of Agricultural Sciences, B.H.U., Varanasi, India. His four varieties of wheat and two varieties of small millets have been released for commercial cultivation in Bihar. He has released five technologies in the field of seed science, small millets and wheat research. He has guided six M.Sc. students as major guide and more than forty students as co-guide. Dr. Singh handled eight externally funded projects as PI and Co-PI. He has visited Germany to get training on ‘Application of molecular markers in genetic resources of finger and foxtail millets at University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. Dr. Singh has published more than 60 papers in journals of international & national repute. Further, he has published several books, practical manuals, book chapters, extension booklets, pamphlets, bulletins and popular articles.