About the Book :
This book is the first Indian publication on these branches of agricultural/biological sciences. It is an attempt to present a compact source of information about all the possible technical terms of entomology, plant pathology and nematology gathered form the vast and widely scattered sources of literature. The book contains about 6500 words on Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology given alphabetical order. To make it more exhaustive, terms from allied sciences like veterinary and medical sciences have also been included. The terms on various aspects of these branches like morphology, anatomy, physiology, and taxonomy, etc. have been defined in a simple and lucid language, with examples where ever necessary. Some of the important insect pests, diseases and nematodes, especially those occurring in India and Asia have also been explained. Care has been taken for including recent nomenclature of various Species. The Plurals for most of the words have invariably been given and cross references of the words or their interrelationships with each other have also been mentioned. The coined names, chemical names and trade names of commonly used insecticides and fungicides have been given at the same place to avoid confusion. In case of words having more than one explanations, all the meanings have been cited at the same place. This dictionary will be of immense use to the students, teachers, research workers and others in understanding these highly technical and intricate branches of science. It will also serve a ready source of information for persons dealing with these subjects not only in Agricultural sciences but in basic sciences of Botany and Zoology also.
About Author :
O.P. Singh is Associate Professor of Entomology in Jawaharlal Nehru Agricultural University, Sehore campus. He has about 24 years of teaching and research experience in various capacities and has extensively worked on insect pests of important crops. His work on soybean pests has earned wide recognition world over. Dr. Singh is already author of 4 books entitled "Soybean Ke Keet" (Asian Publishers) "Insect Pests of Soybean in India" (International Book Distributors), "Soybean" (Agro- Botanical Publishers) and Vistas in Insect Pests and Diseases of Soybean in India (Int. Book Dist.); and has published over 200 papers in reputed journals of India and abroad. He is receipient of Dr. Rajendra Prasad Award of I.C.A.R. Dr. Singh is member and Fellow of many learned societies of the country and is in the Editorial Board of many journals.
S.K. Srivastava is Associate Professor of Plant Pathology at Sehore campus of Jawaharlal Nehru Agricultural University. Dr. Srivastava is deeply associated with the research and teaching of Mycology and Plant Pathology from the last 23 years. He has worked on diseases of different crops and has special interest on mustard, sugarcane and soybean diseases. He has published about 75 research papers in Indian and foreign journals of repute and is also author of two books entitled 'Soybean' and "Vistas in Insect Pests and Diseases of Soybean in India" with Dr. Singh . He is co-receipient of Dr. Rajendra Prasad Award of I.C.A.R. He is fellow of many professional societies of the country, and is on the panel of referees of many journals.