Biological Control of Microbial Plant Pathogens

Biological Control of Microbial Plant Pathogens

by R. Campbell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521340888

ISBN-13: 9780521340885

Pub. Date: 04/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The biological ways in which diseases of plants, caused by pathogenic microbes can be controlled without the use of chemical pesticides is the subject of this book. The basis of biocontrol (in microbiology, ecology, and plant pathology) is described and many examples of control measures in commercial use or development are given. There is increasing interest in

Overview

The biological ways in which diseases of plants, caused by pathogenic microbes can be controlled without the use of chemical pesticides is the subject of this book. The basis of biocontrol (in microbiology, ecology, and plant pathology) is described and many examples of control measures in commercial use or development are given. There is increasing interest in biocontrol from the general public, environmentalists and the major world agrochemical companies, and this easily read text presents recent developments in the subject. The book provides the necessary references and literature citations to allow a more detailed investigation of particular diseases or control systems to be made. This is an important book that will be especially helpful to graduate and undergraduate students in botany, biology, microbiology, plant pathology, agriculture, horticulture, crop science and related courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521340885
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction to plant pathology and microbial ecology; 2. Historical and commercial background and methodology of biological control; 3. Biocontrol on leaf surfaces; 4. Biocontrol of stem diseases; 5. Biocontrol of diseases of roots; 6. Biocontrol of diseases of flowers and fruit; 7. Biocontrol of diseases of seeds and seedlings; 8. Conclusions and perspectives.

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