About The Book
About the Book Vegetables scenario is changing very fast. The advent of plant Molecular biology, Genetic Engineering and the introduction of gene into vegetable plant has resulted in a remarkable and rapid shift in vegetable practices. The basic-purpose of second revised Edition is to update the Material which is now more than 10 years old. As a result the chapters in the earlier edition have been revised and expanded and a new chapter on the Genetic engineering of vegetable Crops for the Insect pest Management is added. The phenomenal growth of vegetable during the last ten years and the diversity adopted have made this Science truly and Integrated one. The involvement of interdisciplinary trend as well as the modern and newly evolved pest control methods made it necessitate to revise the first edition. Comprehensive Account of each pest is given along with recommended control measures. Wherever necessary line Drawing or Colour plate of the insect/disease/nemotades is incorporated to provide A Clear Picture of the concerned pest. The Vegetables are the potential crops for Improving Nutrition and to provide food security. Vegetable being rich source of nutrients can Play significant role for improving the nutritional intake. With the advent of modern Technologies such as improved varieties, hybrid production, integrated pest management, protected cultivation; scenario of vegetable production in India is changing at a fast rate. There is an exhaustive Bibliography that includes the latest references on pesls of vegetable crops and their control. Appendices give further information on insecticide residues, tolerance Limits and safe waiting period after insecticidal application. Insects reported from other parts of the World but not yet intercepted from India have been also listed. Nutritive and other Values of the vegetables have also been given. The Book is designed for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of economic entomology, plant Pathology and Nematology as well as plant protection. It will serve guide to all the professors and Teachers of Agricultural Universities and also for the progressive cultivators, orchardists and plant protection workers. It is a must for the shelf of every library, scientific or otherwise.