Biotic Stress Resistance In Millets by I. K. DasBiotic Stress Resistance In Millets by I. K. Das

Biotic Stress Resistance In Millets

byI. K. DasEditorP. G. Padmaja

Paperback | August 11, 2016

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Biotic Stress Resistance in Milletspresents 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.



  • Establishes basic concepts of host resistance providing foundational insight
  • Synthesizes past biotic stress resistance research with the latest findings to orient research for future strategies for plant protection
  • Focuses exclusively on host plant resistance on all major diseases and pests of millets
  • Presents data and strategies that are globally applicable as millets gain importance as a health food
Dr IK Das is a Principal Scientist in Plant Pathology at the ICAR- Indian Institute of Millets Research, Hyderabad, India. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Agricultural from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya, West Bengal in 1991. He did his M. Sc in Mycology and Plant Pathology and Ph. D in Plant Pathology from the premier ...
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Title:Biotic Stress Resistance In MilletsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:246 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:August 11, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128045493

ISBN - 13:9780128045497

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction to Millets

Chapter 1. Millets, Their Importance, and Production Constraints

Part II: Diseases and Insect Pest Resistance

Chapter 2. Disease Resistance in Sorghum

Chapter 3. Disease Resistance in Pearl Millet and Small Millets

Chapter 4. Insect Pest Resistance in Sorghum

Chapter 5. Insect Pest Resistance in Pearl Millet and Small Millets

Part III:Strigaand Weeds

Chapter 6.Striga: A Persistent Problem on Millets

Chapter 7. Weed Problem in Millets and Its Management