Tuber 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 tuber crops (sweet potato, elephant foot yam, and colocasia) using physical methods, cultural methods, botanical pesticides, chemical pesticides, bioagents, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, and host resistance are discussed.


Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungus Sweet Potato Leaf Blight Tuber Crop Colocasia Esculenta 
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  1. Palaniswami, M. S. (2002). Advances in integrated approaches for sweet potato weevil management. Proceedings of the International Conference on Vegetables (pp. 304–308). Bangalore: Dr. Prem Nath Agricultural Science Foundation.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Former DirectorIndian Institute of Horticultural ResearchBangaloreIndia

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