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Sugar Tech

Sugar Tech

An International Journal of Sugar Crops and Related Industries

Editor-in-Chief: S. Solomon; G.P. Rao

ISSN: 0972-1525 (print version)
ISSN: 0974-0740 (electronic version)

Journal no. 12355

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Special Issue of Sugar Tech (November/December 2017) 

New Paradigms in Sugarcane Pest Management: Molecular Basis of Pathogenesis, Yield Loss Assessment and Bio-intensive Approaches

Guest Editors: Dr S.N. Sushil and Dr Deeksha Joshi
The importance of sugarcane as a major agro-industrial crop world over is undisputed. Over the years, with advent of novel research findings, the crop has witnessed a sea change in its cultivation techniques. To address these ever growing changes in the sugarcane production system vis-a-vis emerging plant protection issues, pest management strategies also need to undergo revolutionary changes and become much more relevant in the present scenario. While conventional agriculture was previously dominated by chemical use, in recent past, the focus has gradually shifted to integrated pest management (IPM) with particular emphasis on eco-friendly options. IPM as a strategy relies on understanding the importance of integrated use of many tactics rather than employing just one seemingly easy method for control of pests. Moreover, today, we live in a world where use of any crop protection strategy has to fulfil diverse demands, both in terms of its profitability to farmers as well as its societal impact in context of its environmental, regulatory and economic effects. In this scenario, strategies on exploiting inherent plant resistance against pests and use of biological control methods take centre stage. The past decade has seen a quantum jump in the field of genomics, proteomics and transcriptomics. The application of these techniques to understand the dynamics of the host pathogen interaction is essential to speed up the breeding programmes and develop plants with durable resistance. In changing pest scenario, assessment on yield losses along with search for novel biocontrol agents with higher efficacy as well as conservation and augmentation of existing bio agents under natural conditions are essentially going to be the future thrust area for the researchers engaged in plant protection.

Special Issue of Sugar Tech (January/February 2018) 

Special issue on sweet sorghum

The Guest Editors of this Special Issue are: Drs.S. Gopalakrishnan (s.gopalakrishnan@cgiar.org), Geraldine Sanchez (gengsanchez@yahoo.com), Gillian Eggleston (gillian.eggleston@ars.usda.gov) and P. Srinivasa Rao (psrao72@gmail.com).
SCOPE OF THE SPECIAL ISSUE:
As you are aware that sweet sorghum is an efficient biofuel feedstock in terms of water use efficiency, radiation use efficiency and can be used for food, feed, fodder, fuel, fibre and bio-products development. Of late, phytoremediation potential of sweet sorghum has also been reported. Further, many consider it as a resilient and model bioenergy feedstock that has wider adaptation and also a climate change ready smart crop without significant trade-offs on food cycle. In the past, commercial-scale plantations and processing, both on primary and secondary processing, have been reported. The research articles, specialized reviews on different aspects, and success stories of global importance published in “Sugar Tech” will be really imperative and valuable in redefining the R & D needs of the biofuel producing countries. The bottleneck is to develop a well-developed technology involving sweet sorghum along with well-defined policy support is crucial to meet future blending requirements and also to improve rural economy.This special issue is to solicit high quality, original research contributions (articles/reviews/short communications) on different aspects of sweet sorghum – genetics, breeding, physiology, microbiology including PGPR, biotechnology, production, processing, conversion, utilization, phytoremediation of heavy metals, bio-products and policy aspects- so as to provide an authoritative scientific backdrop for informed discussion and debates on sweet sorghum and also share our vision for a scientifically driven growth of sweet sorghum based industries around the globe, albeit current subdued biofuel industry due to lower global crude oil prices.
Interested authors can register and submit online by using the link: www.editorialmanager.com/sute
Upon successful registration to above mentioned website (Editorial Manager), you will be sent an e-mail with instructions to verify your registration. After logging into the author-account in Editorial Manager, you need to click the “Submit New Manuscript” button and then select the article type SI: Novel pathways Sweet Sorghum processing from the drop-down menu.
The last date for submission of the article is October 31, 2017.
In case you face any difficulty while submitting the article, please contact Srikanth Sudharshan: sudharshan.shrikanth@springer.com.

Already available: 

The Sugar Industry of Asian Region 

Guest Editors: S. Solomon, Yang-Rui Li

Volume 18, Issue 6, 2016

Current Scenario of Sugar crops and Integrated Industries in China  

Guest Edior: Prof Yang-rui Li

Volume 17, Issue 1, 2015

Current Scenario of Sugar Crops and Integrated Industries in India 

Volume 16, Issue 2, June 2014

New Innovations on Utilization of Sweet Sorghum and its By-products 

Volume 15, Issue 3, September 2013

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