The book is fabricated exclusively for M.Sc. (Agri.) and Ph.D. degree programmes in Plant Pathology subject, for all the universities of Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Sericulture and the rest similar streams of Botany. A particular course, “Chemicals in Plant Disease Management” is a compulsory subject in these degree programmes. However, the book solely caters to the students of Plant Pathology, as it covers a wide range of topics related to chemicals used to control plant diseases, viz., Agrochemicals used in plant disease management: Current scenario; History and development of agrochemicals ;Formulations, application and phytotoxicity of agrochemicals; Classification and modes of action of agrochemicals; Registration and regulation of agrochemicals; Safe handling and use of agrochemicals; Compatibility and persistence of agrochemicals; Pollution and hazards by agrochemicals; New generation fungicides.
Since the book is first of its kind, it shall be well received by the students, faculty, policy makers, private / Government pesticide industries, NGO’s, State Government Departments of Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, and Sericulture. Apart from students who are appearing for U.G./P.G. entrance examinations in various universities, several competitive examination like ARS, NET, SRF, JRF, IAS, KAS, etc., progressive farmers /planters, Seed companies, will also be benefited by the book.
i. This would be the first book on agrochemicals in recent times. There is a gap of almost 30 years since the publication of last book on the subject occurred in 1986.
ii. At present, there is no book available on this particular topic, covering the whole syllabus prescribed by the ICAR on agrochemicals.
iii. This book covers the entire syllabus prescribed by the ICAR for the coursesin P.G. programmes on Plant Pathology.
iv. Latest developments in chemicals used in plant disease management have been added, updated, and presented in a detailed manner.
v. Serviceable tables, illustration, figures, and data are provided for an effective understanding by both the students and the faculty.
vi. Appendices on “Read the Label” and “Preparation of spray volume” are provided.
vii. Detailed glossary of key words used, has been given for important and frequently occurring topics.
viii. Exhaustive bibliography for further reading is also provisioned