Biological Control of Crop Diseases

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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.

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Blending theory with practices employed around the world, this reference provides information on the biological control of diseases in twelve major crops, with particular attention to the daily challenges of crop management. It specifically considers the use of host plant resistance through transgenics and induced systemic resistance as a part of biological control. The control of diseases in rice, wheat, cotton, tobacco, peanut, sugarcane, potato, soybean, tomato, apple, citrus fruits, and turfgrass are addressed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

1 Principles of Biological Control 1
2 Biological Control of Rice Diseases 11
3 Transgenic Plants for the Management of Plant Diseases: Rice, a Case Study 33
4 Biological Control of Wheat Diseases 65
5 Biological Control of Cotton Diseases 87
6 Biological Control of Tobacco Diseases 111
7 Biological Control of Peanut Diseases 131
8 Biological Control of Sugarcane Diseases 161
9 Biological Control of Potato Pathogens 179
10 Biological Control of Soybean Diseases 191
11 Biological Control of Tomato Diseases 225
12 Biological Disease Control in the Production of Apple 263
13 Biological Control of Postharvest Diseases of Citrus Fruits 289
14 Biological Control of Turfgrass Diseases 313
15 Implementation of Biological Control of Plant Diseases in Integrated Pest-Management Systems 339
16 Biocontrol Agents in Signaling Resistance 355
17 Comprehensive Testing of Biocontrol Agents 387
18 Formulation of Biological Control Agents for Pest and Disease Management 421
19 Future Trends in Biocontrol 443
Index 449
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