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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.
Establishes basic concepts of host resistance providing foundational insight
Synthesizes past biotic stress resistance research with the latest findings to orient research for future strategies for plant protection
Focuses exclusively on host plant resistance on all major diseases and pests of millets
Presents data and strategies that are globally applicable as millets gain importance as a health food