The book "Betelvine Cultivation and Management of Diseases" is first of its kind by an Indian author. It contains an uptodate, critical, most recent information of the principles underlying study in the field of Piper betle. Its chapters deal with almost all aspects of betelvine and allied fields involving new trends of research in disease control and related areas. This book will be of great help to post graduate students of botany, plant pathology, agriculture, microbiology as a text book and very useful for research worker, teachers, scientists and cultivators of the country and abroad who are engaged in understanding the problems on a multidisciplinary topic of betel vine (Piper betle L.) crop and its applied fields as a reference book. At present no published literature on the betel vine cultivation is available.
The need of a text book as well as reference in this field was a pressing one since there is no book of this type for the students on the betel vine cultivation, medicinal aspects, diseases and there management.
In this book author describes and illustrates almost all aspects with full detail of betel vine, standard method of cultivation and cultivation methods of some important states of the country. Botanical and taxonomic study, varies, utilization, medicinal, industrial uses, marketing, exporting, economics of diseases, current control measures, general and taxonomic study of Phytophthora. Detailed survey of the fields of almost all the growing areas of India and most recently developed disease control measures, with new trends is an important feature of this book.