Problem of Land Snail Pests in Agriculture: A Study of the Giant African Snail

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Overview

  • Author :P.D. Srivastava
  • Year of Publication :1992
  • ISBN: :9788170224358
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 234
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Agriculture, Geography

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About the Book :

The book lays stress on economic aspects of this snail and gives a long list of is host plants. Possibility of utilization of the snails flesh as feed and fertilizer and for human consumption has also been discussed. Results of the researches conducted by the author and his co workers for 16 years in the Andaman and Delhi, especially the practical approach for the management of this pest, has been given in detail. In the end, suggestions have been made for future work on the land snail problem by the younger generation.


About Author :

P.D. Srivastava born at Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh), had his schooling in his home town after which he moved to Allahabad for higher education. After doing his B.Sc., M. Sc. and D. Phil from the University of Allahabad, he joined the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi (IARI). At IARI, for a few years, he worked on Insect Physiology and Locust Toxicology, However, he has to change his line of work in 1965 and started working on land snail pests especially the giant African snail (the biggest-sized land snail in the world) both at IARI, New Delhi and on the Andamans. He continued to work on this pest till his retirement in December, 1980. The author was selected as a member of Post-Graduate Faculty, from the very inception of the Post-graduate School at IARI in 1958. he took M. Sc. and Ph. D. classes and guided a number of students leading to Master and Doctorate degrees. The author is a Fellow of the Entomological Society of India, New Delhi, Life Member of (i) National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad and (ii) All India Scientific Writers Society, New Delhi. He is also recipient of one of the 1984 Statesman Awards for Rural Reporting.