CONTENTS; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Acquaintance with the Equipments and Materials Used in Plant Nematology; 2. Methods of Sampling for Plant Parasitic Nematodes; 3. Techniques of Nematode Extraction; 4. Techniques of Extraction of Nematodes from Plant Tissues; 5. Keys to Identify Major Genera of Plant Parasitic Nematodes; 6. Techniques of Nematode Culturing; 7. Techniques to Test Pathogenicity; 8. Techniques of Handling, Killing, Fixing, Staining and Mounting of Nematodes; 9. Techniques of Preservation and Staining of Nematodes in Plant Tissues; 10. Techniques of Drawing and Measuring Nematodes; 11. Techniques of Histopathology and Histochemistry in Nematology; 12. Photomicrographic Techniques; 13. Electron Microscopic Techniques; 14. Biochemical and Molecular Techniques; 15. Techniques of Biochemical Estimations in Nematode Infected Plant Tissues; 16. Methods of Assessing Crop Losses; 17. Techniques of Nematode Bioassay; 18. Microplot Techniques in Nematological Research; 19. Techniques of Remote Sensing; 20. Techniques Related to the Biological Agents of Nematodes; 21. Techniques Related to Entomo-pathogenic Nematodes (EPN's); 22. Techniques Related to Specific Nematodes; 23. General Techniques; 24. Technique of Soil Solarization; 25. Technique Soil Fumigation; 26. Techniques for Testing Nematicides; 27. Techniques Related to the Use of Botanicals in Nematode Management; Bibliography; Index.
N.G. Ravichandra PhD is Associate Professor AICRP (Nematodes) Department of Plant Pathology UAS GKVK Bangalore and is engaged in teaching research and extension activities in plant pathology. He is also guiding MSc (Agricultural sciences) and PhD students for their research work. Dr. N.G. Ravichandra has over 146 scientific publications to his credit in national and international journals of repute. He has authored two textbooks including a Methods and Techniques in Plant Nematologya' published by PHI Learning. He has also contributed chapters to several textbooks and authored ten books in Kannada on various aspects of plant protection. Also he has edited books and chapters related to plant pathology. Dr. N.G. Ravichandra is an active life member of several professional societies including Nematological Society of India Indian Phyto-pathological Society Society of Mycology & Plant Pathology National Environ-mental Science Academy and Institute of Agricultural Technology. He has undergone several Advanced Training Programmes sponsored by the Department of Biotechnology and ICAR New Delhi and has operated their research projects as Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator. Dr. N.G. Ravichandra was involved in developing six technologies for the management of root-knot nematodes infecting tomato brinjal and rice which have been included in Package of Practices of UAS Bangalore for the use by the farmers.