This book is intended to provide a substantive treatment of plant disease management for graduate and undergraduate students in which theoretical and practical elements are combined. Reference is made to specific diseases and control practices to illustrate basic principles or strategies. The section on epidemiology includes a chapter in which arthropod vectors (aphids, leafhoppers, whiteflies, Coleoptera and mites) are briefly discussed, and the section on control includes references to the use of crop varieties with resistance to such vectors, and also contains information on mechanical, cultural, biological and chemical measures that contribute to vector control.

Key Features

The technology of disease management is presented according to epidemiological principles. Sections on diagnosis, epidemiology, environmental factors, disease forecasting, disease control (exclusion, physical, chemical and biological), plant resistance, cultural modifications to suppress epidemics, effects of chemicals and their major groups and uses, and examples of disease management in practice are included. A bibliography and index are appended.

Table of Contents

Contents Preface 1 Introduction to Disease Management The Need for Disease Management Disease Management in Perspective A Guide to Plant Disease Management in Agricultural Systems Selected References 2 Diagnosis Introduction Systematic Approach to Diagnosis Procedures for Diagnosis of Diseases Induced by Biotic Agents Procedures for Diagnosis of Disorders Induced by Abiotic Influences Concluding Comments Selected References 3 Epidemiology: Dynamics of Interacting Pathogen and Host Populations Introduction Pathogen Reproduction and Epidemic Development Models of Epidemic Development Models and Disease Management Strategies Concluding Comments Selected References 4 Epidemiology: Influence of the Biotic Environment Pathogen-Vector Relationships Aphids Leafhoppers Other Arthropods Nematodes Fungi Nonvector-Pathogen Relationships Concluding Remarks Selected References 5 Effect of the Physical Environment Introduction Moisture Effects Temperature Effects Chemicals Concluding Comments Selected References 6 Disease Forecasting: Epidemiological Considerations Epidemiological Bases of Disease Forecasts Forecasts Based on Initial Inoculum or Initial Disease Forecasts Based on Secondary Inoculum Forecasts Based on Both Initial Inoculum and Secondary Cycles Implementation of Disease Forecasts Concluding Comments Selected References 7 Exclusion to Reduce the Amount of Initial Inoculum Quarantines Use of Pathogen-Free Propagating Material Cultural Techniques to Suppress Initial Pathogen Populations Concluding Comments Selected References 8 Physical and Chemical Techniques to Suppress Initial Disease Introduction Physical Techniques to Reduce Initial Inoculum


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