Spice Crops

  • P. Parvatha Reddy


Symptoms, biomanagement and integrated management of fungal, bacterial and viral diseases, nematode pests, disease complexes and insect pests of spice crops (black pepper, cardamom, ginger, turmeric, vanilla, coriander, cumin and mustard) using PGPR alone or PGPR integrated with physical and cultural methods, botanicals, bioagents and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi are discussed.


Seed Treatment Fusarium Wilt Integrate Management Black Pepper Soil Application 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Parvatha Reddy
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  1. 1.Indian Institute of Horticultural ResearchBangaloreIndia

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