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Control of Crop Diseases

By: Bill Carlile and Anne Coules

176 pages, 24 colour & 72 b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | May 2012 | Edition: 3 | #195848 | ISBN-13: 9780521133319
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About this book

Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect current and emerging practices, this book explores modern methods of disease control in field and glasshouse crops. It outlines the major crop diseases, with a particular emphasis on those features of symptomology and life cycle that are most relevant to the development of control measures. Modern diagnostic techniques are considered, focusing on developments in nucleic acid and immunological based procedures and their use in plant quarantine and certification schemes. The potential impact of these advances in molecular technology on plant breeding and disease resistance is also covered. Fungicides are a central part of disease control in the EU and, as such, a comprehensive account of their use forms an important part of the text, along with strategies to minimise the incidence of fungicide resistance in pathogen populations. Looking to the future, the book also addresses legislative, environmental and food safety concerns.


Contents

Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the third edition
Trademarks and registered trademarks

1. Introduction
2. Major crop diseases in the UK
3. Diagnosis of disease in crops
4. Eradication, certification and legislation
5. Crop husbandry and cultural practices
6. Production and use of crop cultivars resistant to disease
7. Fungicides
8. Current trends and future prospects

References and further reading
Index


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Biography

Bill Carlile lectured on pesticide selectivity and toxicology for many years at Nottingham Trent University, where he carried out research and contractual work on the mode of action of pesticides and fungicide resistance. From 2005, Bill was Chief Horticultural Advisor to Bord na Mona in Ireland and now acts as Horticultural Advisor to the company.

Anne Coules is a lecturer on Plant Science and Environmental Courses at Nottingham Trent University. Her main research interests are in growing media and plant pathology. Current activity at Nottingham Trent involves commercial horticultural research and trials and she has also worked abroad as an agricultural advisor and consultant plant pathologist.

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