With contributions from more than 30 internationally renowned experts, this book combines coverage of theory with coverage of global practices. Highlighting the day-to-day challenges of organic crop management for cost-effective real-world application, the book explores the biological control of diseases in 12 major crops. It focuses on the use of host plant resistance through transgenics and induced systemic resistance as a part of biological control. Topics covered include the role of biocontrol agents for signalling resistance, effective ecofriendly alternative to combat bacterial, fungal, and viral infestation, and transgenic crops in disease management.
1. Principles of Biological Control 2. Biological Control of Rice Diseases 3. Transgenic Plants for the Management of Plant Diseases: Rice, a Case Study 4. Biological Control of Wheat Diseases 5. Biological Control of Cotton Diseases 6. Biological Control of Tobacco Diseases 7. Biological Control of Peanut Diseases 8. Biological Control of Sugarcane Diseases 9. Biological Control of Potato Pathogens 10. Biological Control of Soybean Diseases 11. Biological Control of Tomato Diseases 12. Biological Disease Control in the Production of Apple 13. Biological Control of Postharvest Diseases of Citrus Fruits 14. Biological Control of Turfgrass Diseases 15. Implementation of Biological Control of Plant Diseases in Integrated Pest-Management Systems 16. Biocontrol Agents in Signaling Resistance 17. Comprehensive Testing of Biocontrol Agents 18. Formulation of Biological Control Agents for Pest and Disease Management 19. Future Trends in Biocontrol