Biotic stress resistance in Millets /

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Imprint:London, UK : Academic Press is an imprint of Elsevier, 2016.
Description:1 online resource (247 pages)
Subject:Millets -- Disease and pest resistance.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Agronomy -- Crop Science.
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Other authors / contributors:Das, I. K.
Padmaja, P. G.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:Biotic Stress Resistance in Millets presents an important guide to the disease and pest-related challenges of this vital food crop. Biotic stresses are one of the major constraints for millet production, but newly emerging and forward-thinking problems with disease and insect pests are likely to increase as a result of changing weather, making this an imperative book on best practices. Current strategies are mainly through the development of resistant cultivars, as the use of chemicals is cost-prohibitive to many of those producing millet in developing countries where it is of most value as a food source. This book explores non-chemical focused options for improving plant resistance and protecting crop yield. This single-volume reference will be important for researchers, teachers and students in the disciplines of Agricultural Entomology, Plant protection, Resistance Plant Breeding and Biotechnological pest management.
Other form:Print version: Biotic stress resistance in Millets. London, UK : Academic Press is an imprint of Elsevier, 2016 9780128045497 0128045493
Table of Contents:
  • Front Cover; Biotic Stress Resistance in Millets; Copyright Page; Contents; Contributors; Preface; I. Introduction to Millets; 1 Millets, Their Importance, and Production Constraints; 1.1 Introduction; 1.1.1 Origin and Distribution; 1.1.2 Area, Production, and Productivity; 1.2 Importance of Millets; 1.2.1 Dryland Agriculture; 1.2.2 Food and Nutritional Security; 1.2.3 Bioenergy Production; 1.2.4 Climate Resilient Agriculture; 1.3 Major Production Constraints; 1.3.1 Biotic Constraints; 1.3.2 Abiotic Constraints; 1.3.3 Socioeconomic Factors; 1.4 Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References.
  • II. Diseases and Insect Pest Resistance2 Disease Resistance in Sorghum; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Disease, Biology, and Epidemiology; 2.2.1 Fungal Diseases; Panicle diseases; Grain mold; Head blight; Ergot; Smuts; Foliar diseases; Anthracnose; Downy mildew; Rust; Leaf blight; Leaf spots; Root and stalk diseases; Charcoal rot; Fusarium stalk rot; 2.2.2 Bacterial Diseases; 2.2.3 Viral Diseases; 2.3 Host-Plant Resistance; 2.3.1 Screening for Resistance.
  • Grain mold2.3.1.2 Ergot; Smut; Anthracnose; Foliar diseases; Downy mildew; Charcoal rot; Bacterial diseases; Viral diseases; 2.3.2 Sources of Resistance; 2.3.3 Mechanisms of Resistance; 2.3.4 Genetics of Resistance; Qualitative resistance; Quantitative resistance; 2.3.5 Utilization of Host Resistance; Conventional breeding; Molecular breeding; Transgenic; 2.4 Conclusions; 2.5 Future Research Need; Acknowledgments; References; 3 Disease Resistance in Pearl Millet and Small Millets.
  • 3.1 Introduction3.2 Pearl Millet; 3.2.1 Disease, Biology and Epidemiology; Fungal diseases; Foliar diseases; Panicle diseases; Bacterial diseases; Viral diseases; 3.2.2 Host-Plant Resistance; Screening for resistance; Resistant sources and utilization; Genetics of resistance; Mechanisms of resistance; 3.3 Small Millets; 3.3.1 Disease, Biology and Epidemiology; Fungal diseases; Foliar diseases; Panicle diseases; Root and stalk diseases; Bacterial diseases.
  • Bacterial leaf spot3. Bacterial blight; Bacterial leaf streak; Viral diseases; Ragi severe mosaic; Ragi mottle streak; Ragi streak; 3.3.2 Host-Plant Resistance; Nature of resistance; Screening for resistance; Resistant sources and utilization; Genetics of resistance; Mechanisms of resistance; Physical basis; Biochemical basis; 3.4 Conclusions; 3.5 Future Priorities; References; 4 Insect Pest Resistance in Sorghum; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Pest Biology; 4.2.1 Seedling Pests.