Leafy Vegetable Crops

  • P. Parvatha Reddy


Economic importance and losses, symptoms/damage, pre-disposing factors, epidemiology, survival and spread, and biointensive integrated management of insect and mite pests, fungal, bacterial, viral/mycoplasma diseases, nematode pests, and disease complexes of leafy vegetable crops (lettuce, asparagus, and drumstick) using physical methods, cultural methods, botanical pesticides, chemical pesticides, bioagents, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, and host resistance are discussed.


Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungus Mycorrhizal Fungus Fusarium Oxysporum Integrate Management Fruit Yield 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Former DirectorIndian Institute of Horticultural ResearchBangaloreIndia

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