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.
Table of ContentsEnrichment, Conservation, and Management of Biological Control by Resident Soil and Plant-Associated Microorganisms: Biological Control of Plant Parasitic Nematodes; F.L. Lamberti, A. Ciancio. Biological Control with Introduced Soil and Plant-Associated Microorganisms: Biological Control of Damping-Off Diseases with Seed Treatments; T.C. Paulitz. Strategies for Greater Use and Commercialization of Biocontrol: A Customized Approach to Biological Control of Wheat Root Diseases; R.J. Cook. Molecular Biology and Genetic Improvement of Biocontrol Agents: Induced Resistance Using Pathogens and Nonpathogens; J. Kuc, N.A. Strobel. Biocontrol, Formulation, Delivery, Tracking, and Regulation of Natural and Modified Control Agents: Systems for Efficient Delivery of Biocontrol Agents to Soil; D.R. Fravel. 57 additional articles. Index.