The 2nd Edition of the book is mainly written for the research workers and students of various Universities, who are interested to use ecofriendly indigenous plant materials in pest management programme. The book provides a brief amount on different plants having pesticidal properties viz., plant taxonomy, geographical distribution, chemical constitutions and their structural formula, their mode of action, procedure for preparation and their safety to non target organisms.
This book will be very useful to graduate/post graduate students of Agriculture as well as Basic science, researchers and extension workers. This book will also be useful to environmentalists who are interested to minimize the use of synthetic chemicals in pest management programme and also for the pesticide formulation industries to develop newer molecules based on phytochemicals. Every attempt has been made to provide necessary information for students and researchers, which is hardly available in other books.
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Dr. D.A. Dodia, presently working as Research Scientist
(Entomology), born on 12th November 1957 in the village of Koth, District
Ahmedabad (Gujarat). He received his B.Sc. (Agri.), M. Sc. (Agri.) and Ph.D.
Degrees from the erstwhile Gujarat Agricultural University, Campus Anand.
He has been associated with Pulses Research Project since fifteen years.
He has developed several pest management modules in pulse crops viz.,
pigeonpea, chickpea, mung bean and cowpea. He is recipient of prestigious
research awards viz., GPFA and Chemet Chemicals Award, sponsored by
Gujarat Pesticide Formulators Association and Chemet Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.
for outstanding research contribution in establishment of IPM module in
chickpea. His fundamental work on host plant resistance in pigeonpea with
special emphasis on bio-chemical bases of resistance is base for developing
resistant genotypes against pod borers in pigeonpea He has published 46 research
papers in various national and international journals. He is in the panel of experts in
Journal of Arid Legumes, published by Society of Arid legumes, CAZRI, Jodhpur.