The book presents strategies for the management of crop diseases, and explores means of integrating various strategies to achieve desired levels of suppression. It describes methods of preventing introduction of microbial pathogens, cultural practices that suppress pathogen populations, alternative soil treatments, resistant cultivars, biocontrol agents, biotechnology for improvement of disease resistance, and crop disease management using chemicals. The introductory chapters review the characteristics of microbial pathogens and the diagnosis of crop diseases caused by them.
Table of Contents
Microbial Plant Pathogens: Introduction; Characteristics of Microbial Pathogens; Characteristcs of Crop Diseases Plant-Pathogen Interaction: Pathogenecity and Host Defense; Crop Disease Diagnosis; Assessment of Crop Loss Caused by Microbial Pathogens Crop Disease Management: Principles and Practices; Principles of Crop Disease Management; Methods of Preventing Introduction of Microbial Pathogens; Cultural Practices for Crop Disease Management; Physical and Chemical Techniques for Crop Disease Management; Host Resistance to Microbial Plant Pathogens; Biocontrol Agents for Crop Disease Management; Biotechnology for Improvement of Crop Disease Resistance; Crop Disease Management Using Chemicals; Integrated Disease Management