Ramalingam Radhakrishnan

Karpagam Academy of Higher Education

Dr. R. Radhakrishnan was born in India in 1982. He has received several research awards and fellowships during his Ph.D. and made a significant contribution in ‘Application of magnetic field on the improvement of crop plants’. His research was honored by the Chinese Academy of Science by giving him financial support to present his findings in an International Conference held in China. Professionally, he was employed as a post-doctoral researcher, research professor and assistant professor in difference South Korean universities and research institutes. Currently, he is employed as an Assistant Professor in Department of Microbiology, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore, India. His major research finding is the utilization of microbes or elicitors to improve the crop plant growth under environmental stress conditions and biological weed control. He published more than 80 research and review papers as the main author in internationally reputed journals, several abstracts in conference proceedings, and four review papers in plant physiology and proteomics books. He also edited a volume 'Biological Approaches for Controlling Weeds' published by IntechOpen.

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Latest work with IntechOpen by Ramalingam Radhakrishnan

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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