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The volume covers the management of perennial and annual crop diseases including stone fruit and apple diseases, grapevine and fruit crops phytoplasma, Phytophthora on citrus, chestnut diseases, esca complex on grapevine and Rosellinia necatrix root rot. Also included are models for potato late blight management, Sclerotinia on carrot, rusts and cotton and rice diseases alongside DNA fingerprinting diagnostics, and management through endophytes and metabolites.
Contributors. Preface. Section I. Diseases of perennial crops. 1 Integrated management of stone fruit diseases. 2. Towards a sustainable, integrated management of apple diseases. 3. Management and ecology of phytoplasma diseases of grapevine and fruit crops. 4. Management of citrus diseases caused by Phytophthora spp. 5. Biological control and management of chestnut diseases. 6. The esca disease complex. 7. Integrated management of Rosellinia necatrix root rot on fruit tree crops. Section II - Diseases of annual crops. 8. Simulation models for potato late blight management and ecology. 9. An example of integrated forecasting system for Phytophthora infestans on potato. 10. Integrated pest management of bacterial fruit blotch of cucurbits 11. Integrated management of tomato bacterial spot. 12. Integrated management of Verticillium wilt of tomato. 13. New progress in the integrated management of Sclerotinia rot of carrot. 14. Integrated management of key diseases of cotton and rice. 15. Biological and integrated means to control rust diseases. Section III - Advances in management tools. 16. DNA fingerprinting methods for microbial pathogens: application to diagnostics, taxonomy and plant disease management. 17. Endophytic fungi for pest and disease management. Index.