Ramalingam Radhakrishnan

Jamal Mohamed College, Affiliated to Bharathidasan University

Dr. Ramalingam Radhakrishnan was born in India. He has received several research awards and fellowships during his Doctor of Philosophy studies and he has made a significant contribution in ‘Application of magnetic field on improvement of crop plants’. His research was honored by the Chinese Academy of Science providing financial support to present his findings in an international conference held in China. Professionally, he has been employed as a post-doctoral researcher, research professor, and assistant professor in India and South Korean universities and research institutes. His major research finding is the utilization of microbes or elicitors to improve the crop under environmental stress conditions and biological weed control. He has published several research and review papers (No. 59) as main author in reputed journals, books, and conferences.

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Weed populations in agriculture are a major cause of yield loss. Conventionally, crop rotation and tillage practices limit the number of weed flora. Several chemical herbicides are being applied to control weed growth, but the long-term use of those chemicals does not effectively control weeds, due to the development of resistant germplasms, which cause hazardous effects in living organisms. The global interest in organic farming endorses the alternative way of weed control against chemical herbicides. Recently, biological agents have been added to integrated weed management strategies. Several studies reveal that plant extracts, bacteria, fungi and their products effectively control weed seed germination and growth. The aim of this book is to discuss the current understanding of bioherbicides and strategies to weed control.

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