This book attempts to provide to provide concise, critical, synthetic and up-to-date coverage of different aspects of plant disease management. The first eleven chapters are devoted to principles and related aspects and the remining seven to management practices based on them. The book attempts to capture some of the images of such rapidly expanding fields as host-parasite recognition and biotechnology even at the risk of making the subject a bit conceptual. This book is intended to serve as a text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of plant pathology and related disciplines and as a reference source for teachers, researchers, students, and technologists.
Table of Contents
1. The Plant Pathogens 2. Plant Diseases 3. Disease Development 4. Host-Parasite Interaction 5. Principles and Practices of Plant Disease Management 6. Diagnosis of Plant Diseases 7. Survival of Plant Pathogens 8. Dissemination of Plant Pathogens 9. Pathometry-Assessment of Disease Incidence and Loss 10. Epidemiology of Plant Diseases 11. Plant Diseases Forecasting 12. Regulatory Methods 13. Physical Method 14. Biological Control 15. Cultural Practices 16. Host Resistances and Immunization 17. Chemical Control 18. Integrated Pest Disease Management IPM