Biological Control of Plant Diseases: Progress and Challenges for the Future

Biological Control of Plant Diseases: Progress and Challenges for the Future

by E.C. Tjamos
     
 

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The papers contained in this book were presented at a NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) held at Cape Sounion, Athens, Greece, 19-24 May, 1991. The twenty-eight more comprehensive papers represent the key subjects of the ARW covered by invited speakers. The thirty-four short papers pre­ sented in a research format are contributions of those invited to…  See more details below

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The papers contained in this book were presented at a NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) held at Cape Sounion, Athens, Greece, 19-24 May, 1991. The twenty-eight more comprehensive papers represent the key subjects of the ARW covered by invited speakers. The thirty-four short papers pre­ sented in a research format are contributions of those invited to participate in the ARW. There was a total of 70 participants from 21 countries. The objectives of the ARW were as follows: to review current knowledge of biological control of plant diseases and plant parasitic nematodes, with emphasis on mechanisms at the molecular, cellular, organismal, and ecosystem level; to examine and expand on current concepts and synthesize new concepts; to identify and prioritize limitations in the use of biological control for plant diseases and nematodes and the scientific research needed to overcome these limitations; and to develop strategies for biological control through management of resident agents or introduction of natural or modified agents.

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The workshop held May 1991, in Athens, Greece heard papers on enrichment, conservation, and management of biological control by resident soil- and plant-associated microorganisms, and by introduced soil- and plant-associated microorganisms; strategies for greater use and commercialization of biocontrol; molecular biology and genetic improvement of biocontrol agents; and formulation, delivery, tracking, and regulation of natural and modified control agents. Ten recommendations and conclusions are summarized, the first one urging NATO countries to increase their efforts in research on biological control for the many plant diseases and plant parasitic nematodes important (and as yet, uncontrollable) in current production systems. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780306442308
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
06/15/1992
Series:
Nato Science Series A: (closed), #230
Edition description:
1992
Pages:
462
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.36(d)

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