Disease: pachymetra root rot in sugarcane; dry top rot of sugarcane; common rust of sugarcane - process and prospects. Pathogen: rapid detection of red rot in sugarcane and evaluation of host reaction by ELISA; early and rapid detection of sugarcane smut by immunology methods; taxonomic treatment to cercosporoid fungi causing foliar spots of weed flora of sugarcane crop cercospora fres.; molecular aspects of sugarcane smut disease pathogen. Pathology: biochemistry and physiopathology of rust sugarcane interaction; a biotehcnological approach to study the pathogenesis of eye spot disease of sugarcane; the effect of collectotrichum falcatum on the morphology and yield attributes of sugarcane in Nigeria. Control: morphological characteristics of sugarcane clones, susceptible and resistant to smut; phytopathometry applied to the integrated management of borer-rot complex in sugarcane - a standard diagram to esimate disease severity; phytopathometry applied to the integrated management of borer-rot complex in sugarcane - COMBRO - a software for the selection and training of evaluators; trends in sugarcane fungal diseases control in Thailand; development of herbal volatile fungitoxicant against colletotrichum falcatum; fungitoxic efficacy of some volatile plant products against caeratocystis paradoxa causing pine apple diseas of sugarcane; potentialities of some newly synthesized organophosphorus derivatives as fungicides against sugarcane pathogens.