English | 2009 | ISBN-10: 1405169478 | 280 pages | PDF | 3 MB
The control of diseases in crops is still largely dominated by theuse of fungicides, but with the increasing incidence of fungicideresistance, plus mounting concern for the environment resultingfrom excessive agrochemical use, the search for alternative,reliable methods of disease control is gaining momentum.
The purpose of this important book is to examine the developmentand exploitation (or potential for exploitation) of a range ofnon-chemical approaches to disease control, with a focus on theneed for a greater understanding of crop ecology as the basis foreffective disease control in the field. Chapters in the book,written by international experts in the subject area, includecoverage of:
biological control methods
the exploitation of tolerance
and the use of bacteriophages
Carefully edited by Professor Dale Walters, widely respected forhis work in the area of crop protection, Disease Control inCrops is an essential reference book for plant pathologists,microbiologists, plant and agricultural scientists and cropprotection specialists, including those working within, andproviding consultancy to, the agrochemical industries. Libraries inall universities and research establishments where biologicalsciences and agriculture are studied and taught should have copiesof this timely publication on their shelves.