Biotic Stress Resistance in Millets Paperback / softback
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 246 pages
- Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Publication Date: 01/12/2016
- Category: Agronomy & crop production
- ISBN: 9780128045497