Pest management for vegetable crops and safety provision for the pollinators is a challenging task in the context to increase vegetable productivity without upsetting the ecological balance. The book Pests and Pollinators of Vegetable and Oilseed Crops aims to integrate and develop pest control strategies by minimizing their impact on beneficial insect species such as natural enemies and pollinators for enhancing fruit production and quality. A detailed account is provided on pests and pollinators of oilseed crops such as Cruciferous, Solanaceous, Umbelliferous, Cucurbitaceous, Malvaceous, Leguminous and Alliaceae. The compilation of this book is unique as it does not deal only with the conventional way of pest management for different crops; it takes into consideration the role of pollinators and their profitable utilization in the larger context of ecologically based pest management and safety of pollinators. An exemplary attempt is made to promote a large, diverse, sustainable and dependable bee pollinator workforce that can meet the challenges of optimizing food production in the twenty-first century and beyond.
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Dr. D. P. Abrol, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences of Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir. He was the Head of the Division of Entomology (August 2008 to February 2015) and Controller of Examinations (2012). He has served several universities in various capacities. He predominately specializes in pest management, honeybee and pollination biology. He has authored 18 books, 12 manuals and published over 250 original research papers in various national and international journals. He is associated with several externally funded collaborative research projects with international organizations of Poland and Switzerland. Professor Abrol is a fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
He has received the Young Scientist Award–1992 conferred by the Jammu and Kashmir State Council for Science and Technology for his outstanding contributions in the field of Agricultural Sciences. Additionally, he also received the Pran Vohra Award–1993, the Professor T. N. Ananthakrishnan Award–1997. He was awarded the Dr. Rajendra Prasad Puruskar–1999 for his Hindi book on beekeeping entitled “Madhumakhi Palan-Sidhant Evam Vidhian’’ and 11th Apicultural Association Award–2010 for his contributions in Apiculture. He is also presented with a gold medal for development of Apiculture in Asia by King Saud University