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By: P Chowdappa(Editor)
293 pages, colour photos, tables
Phytophthora, 'Plant destroyer', is known worldwide for the devastating plant disease epidemics caused and continuing even after 170 years of Irish potato famine. The destruction of horticultural crops began in India in 1914 when E.J. butler reported coconut bud rot. This book provides bounty of knowledge on Phytophthora diseases of horticultural crops in India at one edifice. Chapters include impacts of Phytophthora on horticultural crops and their identification, epidemiology, management and future perspectives on fungicide resistance, biological control and combating exotic Phytophthora. This book is a valuable source for researchers, extension specialists and policy makers.
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