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Management of fungal plant pathogens.

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This book provides an overview of our current knowledge of some plant-pathogen interactions in economically important crops, emphasizing the importance of pathogenic fungi on fruits, cereals, postharvest crops and the establishment of plant diseases and drawing together fundamental new information on their management strategies based on conventional and eco-friendly methods, with an emphasis on th...


Chapter 21 (Page no: 275)

Occurrence of Pyrenophora tritici-repentis causing tan spot in Argentina.

Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is currently considered as one of the most important crops worldwide. It can be affected by several diseases. However, only a limited number of them, like 'tan spot' resulting from the fungus produced by Pyrenophora tritici-repentis, cause serious problems to the crop and may be given special attention. Tan spot has significant economic consequences. In recent years, the incidence of the disease has increased in many areas where wheat is cultivated, becoming a serious problem by causing losses of up to 70%. It has been found in a lot of countries worldwide: North Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas (USA), Canada, Australia, Asia, Pakistan, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, France, Denmark and Belgium. This disease has increased its incidence, prevalence and severity, particularly in the whole of the South Cone region in the last few years: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay and Uruguay. Tan spot is one of the most destructive and widespread problems of wheat production in Argentina. In this chapter, we summarize the knowledge of many and diverse contributions and we highlight what is known and unknown about the disease.

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Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Recent advances in the management of fungal pathogens of fruit crops. Author(s): Arun Arya
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 14) Botanicals in agricultural pest management. Author(s): Ashok Kumar Priyanka Singh Dubey, N. K.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 28) Deleterious effects of fungi on postharvest crops and their management strategies. Author(s): Ogaraku, A. O.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 36) Exploitation of botanicals in the management of phytopathogenic and storage fungi. Author(s): Pramila Tripathi Shukla, A. K.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 51) Use of plant extracts as natural fungicides in the management of seedborne diseases. Author(s): Bello, G. D. Sisterna, M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 69) Resistance to Septoria leaf blotch in wheat. Author(s): Simón, M. R.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 78) Barley and wheat resistance genes for Fusarium head blight. Author(s): Stenglein, S. A. Rogers, W. J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 92) Sustainable management of rice blast (Magnaporthe grisea (Hebert) Barr): 50 years of research progress in molecular biology. Author(s): Nandy, S. Mandal, N. Bhowmik, P. K. Khan, M. A. Basu, S. K.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 109) Postharvest technology - yeast as biocontrol agents: progress, problems and prospects. Author(s): Neeta Sharma Pallavi Awasthi
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 121) Biological control of plant diseases: an overview and the Trichoderma system as biocontrol agents. Author(s): Abhishek Tripathi Neeta Sharma Nidhi Tripathi
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 138) Physiological specialization of Ustilaginales (Smut) of genera Bromus, Zea and Triticum in Argentina. Author(s): Astiz Gassó, M. M. Molina, M. del C.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 149) Status and progress of research in endophytes from agricultural crops in Argentina. Author(s): Larrán, S. Mónaco, C.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 162) Effect of tillage systems on the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi propagule bank in soils. Author(s): Schalamuk, S. Cabello, M. N.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 171) Mechanism of action in arbuscular mycorrhizal symbionts to control fungal diseases. Author(s): Arun Arya Chitra Arya Renu Misra
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 183) Role of fungal endophytes in plant protection. Author(s): Gond, S. K. Verma, V. C. Mishra, A. Kumar, A. Kharwar, R. N.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 201) The rust fungi: systematics, diseases and their management. Author(s): Patil, M. S. Anjali Patil
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 217) Etiology, epidemiology and management of fungal diseases of sugarcane. Author(s): Esh, A. M. H.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 231) New and emerging fungal pathogens associated with leaf blight symptoms on wheat (Triticum aestivum) in Argentina. Author(s): Perelló, A. E.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 245) Diseases of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) and their control measures, with special emphasis on fungal diseases. Author(s): Acharya, S. N. Thomas, J. E. Prasad, R. Basu, S. K.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 263) Fungal diseases of oilseed crops and their management. Author(s): Adiver, S. S. Kumari
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 291) Epidemiological studies on Septoria leaf blotch of wheat in Argentina. Author(s): Cordo, C. A.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 311) Review of Thecaphora amaranthicola M. Piepenbr., casual agent of smut on Amaranthus mantegazzianus pass. Author(s): Noelting, M. C. I. Sandoval, M. C. Gassó, M. M. A. Molina, M. C.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 318) Population biology and management strategies of Phytophthora sojae causing Phytophthora root and stem rots of soybean. Author(s): Zhang ShuZhen Xue, A. G.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 329) Management of fungal pathogens - a prerequisite for maintenance of seed quality during storage. Author(s): Anuja Gupta
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 345) Controlling root and butt rot diseases in Alpine European forests. Author(s): Gonthier, P.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 362) Some important fungal diseases and their impact on wheat production. Author(s): Aakash Goyal Rajib Prasad

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Laboratorio de Biología Funcional y Biotecnología, CEBB, Facultad de Agronomía de Azul, Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2010
  • ISBN
  • 9781845936037
  • Record Number
  • 20103095006