Plant pathogenic fungi cause devastating damage to crop production worldwide. The growing global population necessitates reduced crop losses to improve food security, and the control of fungal plant pathogens is vital to help maintain food production. Providing a concise and balanced review of fungicides used in crop protection, this book describes the science of fungicide use, selection and resistance within the context of farming situations. Major updates and additions reflecting the emergence of two new classes of fungicides (strobilurins and SDHI) and the increased incidence of fungicide resistance are included in this new edition, which also discusses legislative requirements to reduce fungicide applications, and current trends in fungicide use.
Richard Oliver, Curtin University, Australia H G Hewitt, University of Reading, UK
a: Preface to the First Edition b: Preface to the Second Edition 1: Introduction 2: Plant Pathology and Plant Pathogens 3: The Fungicides Market 4: Fungicide Discovery 5: Fungicide Performance 6: Fungicide Resistance 7: Strategy and Tactics in the Use of Fungicides 8: Legislation and Regulation 9: The Future Prospects for Fungicides and Fungal Disease Control