Almond and Walnut: Cultivation, Diseases and their Management
Shahid Ahamad, G N Bhat and Muneeshwar Sharma
  • ISBN : 9789388317634
  • year : 2020
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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Almond has been grown in India mostly in the hilly areas of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. Attempts were made to extend its cultivation in the subtropical areas. A walnut is that part of any tree of the genus Juglans (Family Juglandaceae), particularly the Persian or English walnut , Juglans regia used for food after being processed while green for pickled walnuts or after full ripening for its nutmeat. The aim of this work is to present a new supervision and control scheme that has been implemented in an almond and walnut orchard. The book contains chapters on Almond: Bacterial Diseases, Fungal Diseases, Nematodes, Parasitic, Viral Diseases, Phytoplasmal Diseases, Parasitic Higher Plants, Miscellaneous Diseases and Disorders, Insects and Mites; Walnut: Bacterial Diseases of Walnut, Fungal Leaf Spots of Walnut , Nematodes, Viral Diseases, Insects and Mites of Walnuts , Miscellaneous Diseases of Walnuts , Walnut Toxicity , Integrated Pest Management of Postharvest Insect Pests of Walnuts , Integrated Pest Management Plan for Walnut Production, Integrated Weed Management in Walnut, Soil Solarization: Nonpesticidal Method for Controlling Diseases, Nematodes, and Weeds . We trust that those interested in almond and walnut cultivation will find the information in this book useful and stimulating. This book is intended for students , teachers, and almond and walnut growers.We hope that academics throughout the world interested in developing tropical crops will also find use for this book. About the Author: Dr. Shahid Ahamad, presently working as Chief Scientist (Plant Pathology) at Directorate of Research in Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Jammu (Chatha)-180009, J.&K., India. Earlier he served as Jr. Scientist (Plant Pathology), Sr. Scientist/ Programme Coordinator in KVKs and Dy. Director Research. He is also working as Nodal Officer, PME Cell. His research interests are plant diseases management, maize pathology, organic farming and research management. He is working as Reviewers, Editorial members in different society of national and international repute Research in Environment & Life Science (Lucknow), Food Journal of Agriculture & Environment (Finland), Current Plant Biology, Elsevior etc. He served many Scientific Societies in different capacity viz. Councilor (2012-15) SPPS, IARI, New Delhi; Zonal President of IPS (NZ) in 2017. He Conferred Fellow, Society of Plant Protection Sciences (2005) IARI, New Delhi & Fellow, Indian Phytopathological Society in 2015. He is working as Organizing Committee Members and delivered invited lectures in different International Conference/Symposia/Seminars viz. Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Thailand, U.K. etc. He wins many national and international awards viz. Young Achiever Awards-2011; Distinguished Service Awards (2012); Scientist of the Year Award (2013) and Eminence Scientist Award (2018), PP Singhal Memorial Award (2018) for his outstanding contributions in the field of Plant Pathology. As an academician, he has published more than 200 publications in national and international reputed journals/ magazines /Newspapers/Souvenir Chapters etc. including 10 books in different aspects of agriculture/Plant Pathology. He is having 21 years of experience in research, extension and teaching activities in the field of Plant Pathology in general and agriculture in particular. Dr. G.N. Bhat, retired as Professor & Head, Division of Plant Pathology, SKUAST-Kashmir. Earlier Dr. Bhat has been worked as Associate Director Research, Regional Rice Research Station, Khudwani for a period of 5 years. Dr. Bhat has rendered 37 years in Agriculture Production Deptt./ SKUASTKashmir. He has published more than 75 publications in various International /national journals. He worked in various fields in University viz. ICAR projects in maize, apple scab and walnut & almond diseases. He has contributed in the evolution of 3 scab resistant varieties in apple, 3 blast resists in rice. He guided 6 Ph.D. students and 12 M.Sc. students as major advisor. Dr. Muneeshwar Sharma, is working as Scientist (Plant Protection) at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Poonch of SKUAST-Jammu since July 2014. He did his graduation in Agriculture (B.Sc. Ag. {Hons.}) from M.D.S. University, Ajmer (Rajasthan) completed his Master’s in Plant Pathology and Nematology from Allahabad Agriculture Institute (Deemed University), Naini and Ph.D. degree in Plant Pathology from Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Jammu (J&K). He qualified National Eligibility Test conducted by ICAR in Plant Pathology Discipline (2014). He has several publications to his credit which includes research papers, technical bulletins, extension folders, practical manuals and two books published in reputed national/international journals and publishing houses. He is also a recipient of “Young Scientist Associate Award” in the year 2014, by the Society for Scientific Development in Agriculture and Technology, Meerut for his outstanding work in the field of Plant Pathology. He is also having a vast experience in the management of Insect, Pest and diseases of various cereals, vegetables and fruit plants. He has more than 100 TV talks (Prasar Bharti) and 15 radio talks (AIR) to his credit.