CONTENTS:- Part I: General: I. The nature of Fungi; II. The food of Fungi; III. Life history of parasitic fungi; IV. The causation of disease of fungi; V. The principles of the control of plant disease. Part II Special diseases: VI. Cereals; VII. Pulse crops; VIII. Vegetables, Root crops and Oil- Seeds; IX. Dye, drug and spice crops; X. Fibres; XI. Diseases of sugarcane; XII. Disease of Tea Chapter; XIII. Diseases of Coffee; XIV. Disease of rubber.
This book is the first treatise on diseases of plants in the then British India, which now includes India, Pakistan and Bangla Desh. A general account of fungi is followed by descriptions of nearly 200 important diseases of filed and plantation crops for each disease, an illustrated account is given of the distribution, damage, symptoms, casual organisms and control measures.