African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6638


Plant protection: Paramount to food security in India

Sanjeev Kumar
  • Sanjeev Kumar
  • Department of Plant Pathology, Office of Dean, Faculty of Agriculture J.N. Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur, MP, India- 482004, India.
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Shivnath Das
  • Shivnath Das
  • Dpartment of Agronomy, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur, Bihar, India- 813210, India.
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Rakesh Deo Ranjan
  • Rakesh Deo Ranjan
  • Department of Plant Physiology, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur, Bihar India- 813210 (Bihar), India.
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Archana Rani
  • Archana Rani
  • Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, J. N. Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur, MP, India- 482004, India.
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  •  Received: 29 June 2015
  •  Accepted: 16 October 2015
  •  Published: 25 February 2016


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Bhardwaj T, Sharma JP (2013). Impact of Pesticides Application in Agricultural Industry: An Indian Scenario. Int. J. Agric. Food Sci. Tech. 4(8):817-822.


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Chaudhary SR, Nair KK, Kumar R, Gogoi R, Srivastava C, Gopal M, Subhramanyam B, Devakumar C, Goswami A (2010). Nanosulfur: potent fungicide against food pathogen, Aspergillus niger. Am. Inst. Phys. Proc. 1276:154-57.


Gopal M, Chaudhary SR, Ghose M, Dasgupta R, Devakumar C, Subrahmanyam B, Srivastava C, Gogoi R, Kumar R, Goswami A (2011a). Samfungin: A novel fungicide and the process for making the same. Indian Patent Application No. 1599/ DEL/2011.


Gopal M, Roy SC, Roy I, Pradhan S, Srivastava C,Gogoi R, Kumar R, Goswami A (2011b). Nanoencapsulated hexaconazole: A novel fungicide process for making the same. Indian Patent Application No. 205.


Gopal M, Kumar R, Goswami A (2012). Nano-pesticides - A recent approach for pest control. J. Plant Prot. Sci. 4(2):1-7.


Kumar S (2010a). Integrated management of maydis leaf blight of maize. Ann. Plant Prot. Sci. 18(2):536-537.


Kumar S (2013b). Trichoderma; A Biological Weapon for Managing Plant Diseases and Promoting Sustainability. Int. J. Agric. Sci. Vet. Med. 1(3):1-16.


Kumar S (2014c). Plant disease management: advances and challenges. Afr. J. Agric. Sci. 9(15):1207-1217.


Kumar S, Gupta OM (2012). Expanding dimension of Plant Pathology. JNKVV Res. J. 46(3):286-293.


Kumar S, Upadhyay JP, Rani A (2009). Evaluation of Trichoderma species against Fusarium udum Butler causing wilt of Pigeon pea. J. Biol. Con. 23(3):329-332.


Kumar S, Upadhyay JP (2003). Compatibility of Rhizobium and Trichoderma in vitro and in vivo. RAU J. Res. 13(1-2):61-64.


Kumar S, Thakur M, Rani A (2014). Trichoderma: Mass production, formulation, quality control, delivery and its scope in commercialization in India for the management of plant diseases. Afr. J. Agric. Res. 9(53):3838-3852.


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Srivastava MP (2005b). Redefining the role and modalities of plant clinic. National Symposium on Plant Disease Diagnosis, Epidemiology and Management (Abstr. P 2). CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar. pp. 21-22.


Srivastava MP (2008). Plant health clinic: Challenges and opportunity – a global vision. An Opening Address in Evening Session 17: Plant Health Clinic, organized by Dr. M. P. Srivastava at 9th International Congress of Plant Pathology, Torino, Italy, 27 August 2008.


Srivastava MP (2009). Role of phytomedicine and plant health clinic in plant health security. Presented in the 3rd International Symposium on Plant Protection and Plant Health in Europe, Berlin, Germany, 14-16 May 2009, In: Feldman F, Alfred D V, Furk C: Crop Plant Resistance to Biotic and Abiotic Factors pp. 222-230.


Srivastava MP (2013). Plant clinic towards plant health and food security. Esci. J. Plant Pathol. 3:193-203.


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