Spiders in Rice: A Research Review

Author:

Amandeep Singh

,

Randeep Singh

,

Mandeep Kaur

Publisher:

ASTRAL INTERNATIONAL (P) LTD.

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Publisher

ASTRAL INTERNATIONAL (P) LTD.

Publication Year 2020
ISBN-13

9789388173179

ISBN-10 9388173171
Binding

Hardcover

Edition First
Number of Pages 106 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 24 X 16 X 1
Weight (grms) 350

Spiders are least explored non-chemical alternative in insect-pest control. Spiders are often confused with other long-legged insects and mistakenly feared as poisonous. This book provides an introduction to the spiders covering its physical characteristics, behaviour and physiology, neurobiology, reproductive characteristics, habits, habitats, prey, relationships to human beings and various challenges faced in rice cropping with special emphasis on its insect pests and role of spiders as an effective biocontrol agent. Along with as a biocontrol agent, spiders also act as an important detrivores agent and play an important role in food web and overall ecology of the rice field. Spiders are described with simple text and full-colour illustrations. With indiscriminate use of pesticides, spiders are facing threat and populations are decreasing reducing its pest control ability. Hence, there is urgent need to conserve this generalist predator by providing artificial shelters, promoting bio-rational control methods and restricting use of chemicals in the rice fields. This book is an asset for students, teacher and researchers of plant pathology, agronomy, entomology, zoology, crop protection as well as person engaged in spiders in rice.

Amandeep Singh

Amandeep Singh is presently working as assistant at Khalsa College, Gardhiwala, Hoshiyarpur, India. He did his B.Sc. (Agriculture) from Khalsa College Amritsar and went for M.Sc. (Entomology) at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. His field of research interest is apiculture such as bee behavior, bee pathology, bee toxicology, bee parasitology, bee ecology etc. He has a good teaching experience and guided five M.Sc. entomology students as an advisor for their research work. Moreover, he has a number of publications like research papers, book chapter and abstracts in national and international journals of repute.

Randeep Singh

Randeep Singh is currently working as Assistant Professor and In- charge, Crop Protection Division, PG Department of Agriculture of Khalsa College Amritsar. He did his M.Sc. (Zoology) and M. Phil ( Zoology with specialization in entomology) from Department of Zoology, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. He has 8 years of teaching and research experience.

Mandeep Kaur

Mandeep Kaur is presently working as Assistant Professor at Kanya Maha Vidayala, Jalandhar. She did her Ph.D. in Zoology (with Specialization in entomology) from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. She has 7 years’ experience in research and teaching. She has 6 publications in National and International reputed journals and books.
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