Progress in Biological Control

Biological Management of Diseases of Crops

Volume 2: Integration of Biological Control Strategies with Crop Disease Management Systems

Authors: Narayanasamy, P.

  • Discussion on the biological activities of both biotic and abiotic bioagents under natural field conditions is presented with several illustrations only in this book, providing a significant benefit and opportunity to the audience to have complete information from a single source
  • Information on the biological management of postharvest diseases, weeds and vectors of diseases that form additional sources of inoculum and various procedures followed for formulation and commercialization of bioproducts is included in this book to provide additional advantage to the audience
  • Presentation of case studies of integrating different biological control strategies compatible with crop production systems for the effective management of diseases caused by microbial pathogens is yet another attempt to make the book to be more useful to the readers who cannot find this aspect in any other book
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Biological management of diseases of crops is influenced by the nature of interactions between the pathogens and other organisms and the plants. Due to development of resistance in pathogens to fungicides and bactericides, determination of compatibility of biotic biocontrol agents with chemicals is essential for selecting strains of biocontrol agents (BCAs) showing resistance to chemicals to effectively restrict use of the chemicals. Microbial plant pathogens and the antagonists present in the soil and on the plant surfaces are influenced by various cultural practices. It is possible to reduce disease incidence and intensity by crop sanitation and using  appropriate rotational crops. Application of physical techniques involving the use of heat, solarization and irradiation has potential to reduce the pathogen population or weaken the potential of pathogens present in the seed, planting materials and soil.

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“Narayanasamy provides a comprehensive discussion of the importance of biological management of plant pathogens in order to feed an ever-expanding population. … Volume 2, Integration of Biological Control Strategies with Crop Disease Management Systems, contains seven chapters covering both cultural and physical methods related to biological management, developing and commercializing BCAs, and biological management in agriculture and horticulture. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners.” (R. Frederiksen, Choice, Vol. 51 (7), March, 2014)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Narayanasamy, P.

    Pages 1-7

  • Cultural Practices Influencing Biological Management of Crop Diseases

    Narayanasamy, P.

    Pages 9-56

  • Physical Techniques for Biological Crop Disease Management

    Narayanasamy, P.

    Pages 57-105

  • Biological Control of Microbial Plant Pathogens in Alternative Sources of Infection

    Narayanasamy, P.

    Pages 107-127

  • Development of Formulations and Commercialization of Biological Products

    Narayanasamy, P.

    Pages 129-187

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Hardcover $209.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biological Management of Diseases of Crops
Book Subtitle
Volume 2: Integration of Biological Control Strategies with Crop Disease Management Systems
Authors
Series Title
Progress in Biological Control
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6377-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6377-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6376-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9319-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 364
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