Fungicides in Practice

September 2022
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    2nd September 2022
  • ISBN 9781789246902
  • Language English
  • Pages 256 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

This is a guide for practitioners and scientists involved in fungicide research and use. It describes the principles underlying decisions about which fungicides to use, when to apply them, and what dose to use. Readers should be able to successfully interpret the labels and promotional material that comes with fungicides as well the regulatory restrictions that govern their use.

The focus is on broadacre and horticultural crops, such as cereals, vines, soft and pome fruits. Based loosely on the 2014 edition of Fungicides in Crop Protection, this book is significantly altered with new content and major revisions to all chapters.

The contents include:

  • Fungicide markets, discovery and performance
  • Using fungicides to control diseases - seed treatments, foliar treatments, application methods
  • Crop-specific aspects of disease control, with case studies
  • Biological crop protection, and organic cultivation
  • Fungicide resistance
  • Legislation and regulation
The audience comprises growers, agronomists and consultants who have decision making responsibility in broadacre and horticultural crop protection. The book will also appeal to researchers in agro chemical companies and in the public sector research who are involved in fungicide discovery and resistance management.

1: Introduction
2: Plant pathology and plant pathogens
3: Fungicide markets
4: Fungicide discovery
5: Fungicide performace
6: Using fungicides to control diseases
7: Biological crop protection
8: Disease control in organic cultivation
9: Fungicide resistance
10: Legislation and regulation
11: The future

Richard P. Oliver

Richard P. Oliver is John Curtin Distinguished Professor in the Center for Crop Disease Management at Curtin University, Australia. Amongst other honors, Professor Oliver is an Honorary Fellow of the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB), Honorary Professor at Exeter and Nottingham Universities and was previously a Fellow at Rothamsted Research in the UK and a Visiting Professor at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. He is also a past President of the British Society for Plant Pathology.

Janna L. Beckerman

Janna L. Beckerman’s research program is closely integrated with her extension and teaching programs and seeks applied solutions to plant disease problems faced by the growers of Indiana and the Midwest. The diagnosis of plant pathogens, and fungicide resistance, followed by the management of these organisms provides the basis of Dr. Beckerman’s research, which is then used in her extension programs. In this way, her extension program drives her research, and her research underpins her extension program.

fungicides and phytopathology; fungicide modes of action and spectrum; fungicide formulation; fungicide application; fungicide efficacy; fungicide discovery; fungicide legislation; fungicide regulation; fungicide industry; fungicide trials; crop protection products; fungicides and organic agriculture; Biological fungicides; biological control agents