Plant Protection – Diseases

Nematodes – a destructive for crops

June 14, 2012
By Krishiworld
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Nematodes has the potential of creating wholesale destruction of crops, especially those grown in regions of wide weather fluctuation. In fact, these plant pests sometimes limit the kinds & varieties of crops that can be grown. The damage they cause may sometimes by mistaken for that caused by unfavorable weather. Epidemics may destroy crops...

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Integration of plant disease management practices

June 12, 2012
By Krishiworld
Plant Disease Management

The four basic requirements for management of plant diseases are clean & healthy seeds, clean field or pathogen free soil, prevention of entry of and infection by a pathogen in a standing crop & precautions during harvesting & storage of the produce. An ideal schedule for controlling a disease is to integrate measures covering...

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Plant disease management – Part 2

June 7, 2012
By Krishiworld
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USE OF RESISTANT CULTIVARS Several types of resistant cultivars are now available. When a variety is more resistant to some race of pathogen than to others, the resistance is called vertical. Vertical resistance can be preferred against pathogens, which do not have many races, or in the host, which is not cultivated throughout the...

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Plant disease management – Part 1

June 6, 2012
By Krishiworld
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QUARANTINE :- The best way to control diseases is to exclude them from the area of sphere in which the host plants are being known. This method of exclusion enforced through certain legal measures is commonly known as quarantine. In India, Destructive Insects & Pests Act, was enacted in 1914. Directorate of Plant Protection...

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