The use of chemicals in agriculture and home gardens has become an area of concern due to improper use and negative environmental effects. Environmentally Safe Approaches to Crop Disease Control addresses alternative approaches for managing crop diseases. It gives a balanced overview of state-of-the-art environmentally safe approaches to crop disease control and discusses the latest trends.

part I|62 pages

Environmental Aspects

chapter 1|32 pages

The Influence of Environment on the Development and Control of Disease

ByJacob C. Bauernfeind, H. Alastair McCartney

chapter 2|30 pages

Ecological Approaches to Disease Control

ByMark A. Boudreau, Christopher C. Mundt

part II|30 pages

Chemical Control

chapter 3|28 pages

Use of Chemical Measures

ByRon A. Hamlen, Bernard Labit, John A. Bruhn, Mark J. Holliday, Constance M. Smith, Clayton A. Shillingford

part III|68 pages

Biological Control

chapter 4|17 pages

Bacteria for Biological Control of Plant Diseases

ByPaul A. Backman, Mark Wilson, John F. Murphy

chapter 5|28 pages

Fungal Control Agents

ByR. S. Mehrotra, K. R. Aneja, Ashok Aggarwal

chapter 6|22 pages

Viral Control Agents

ByCharles M. Rush, John L. Sherwood

part IV|60 pages

Physiological Aspects

chapter 7|14 pages

Constitutive Barriers and Plant Disease Control

ByDov Prusky

chapter 8|23 pages

Induced Resistance to Disease

ByRay Hammerschmidt, Elizabeth K. Dann

chapter 9|20 pages

Plant Breeding

ByMartin L. Carson

part V|94 pages

Cultural Practices

chapter 10|20 pages

Sanitation, Eradication, Exclusion, and Quarantine

ByAnn B. Gould, Bradley I. Hillman

chapter 11|40 pages

Agronomic Measures

ByCharles M. Rush, Giovanni Piccinni, Robert M. Harveson

chapter 12|32 pages

Physical Methods of Soil Sterilization for Disease Management Including Soil Solarization

ByRobert J. McGovern, Robert McSorley

part VI|72 pages


chapter 13|16 pages

Tissue Culture

ByJoyce M. Van Eck, Franzine D. Smith

chapter 14

Genetic Engineering

ByMarc Fuchs, Dennis Gonsalves