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Cover for Fruit diseases.

This chapter covers the pathogenicity, symptoms, epidemiology and management (through chemical, biological and cultural control methods, and disease resistance) of anthracnose (caused by Glomerella cingulata and Colletotrichum acutatum), Alternaria rot (caused by Alternaria alternata), stem-end...

Author(s)
Prusky, D.; Kobiler, I.; Miyara, I.; Alkan, N.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934897)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biotechnological aspects of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Trichoderma</i> spp.

This chapter focuses on some of the biotechnological applications of the genus Trichoderma in agriculture and the environment. The Trichoderma-pathogen interactions (competition, antibiosis and mycoparasitism) are discussed. Some strategies used to obtain new and better antagonistic strains of ...

Author(s)
Rincón, A. M.; Benítez, T.; Codón, A. C.; Moreno-Mateos, M. A.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935344)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Insight into <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Fusarium</i>-cereal pathogenesis.

Fusarium is one of the most important genera of plant pathogenic fungi, causing diseases including blights, wilts, root and stem rots on a wide variety of economically important cereal crops. The ability to grow both as a saprophyte and a pathogen provides an important strategy for Fusarium to...

Author(s)
Rajagopal Subramaniam; Nasmith, C. G.; Harris, L. J.; Ouellet, T.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935740)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diseases and their management.

This chapter reviews the important fungal and nematode diseases of lentil and their management. The important foliar diseases include Ascochyta blight, rust, Botrytis grey mould, anthracnose, Stemphylium blight and powdery mildew, and important soilborne diseases are Fusarium wilt, Sclerotinia stem ...

Author(s)
Chen, W. D.; Basandrai, A. K.; Daisy Basandrai; Banniza, S.; Bayaa, B.; Buchwaldt, L.; Davidson, J.; Larsen, R.; Rubiales, D.; Taylor, P. W. J.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934873)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diseases of peach caused by fungi and fungal-like organisms: biology, epidemiology and management.

This chapter focuses on the epidemiology and management of blossom, foliage and fruit diseases (brown rot, jacket rot and green fruit rot, shot hole, scab, rust, peach leaf curl and powdery mildew), trunk and scaffold diseases (silver leaf disease, Leucostoma canker, fungal gummosis, and...

Author(s)
Adaskaveg, J. E.; Schnabel, G.; Förster, H.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933869)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Between emerging and historical problems: an overview of the main toxigenic fungi and mycotoxin concerns in Europe.

Contamination by toxigenic fungi and their mycotoxins of agricultural products grown in Europe is a problem, and dramatic differences in environmental conditions in various European countries significantly influences the distribution of toxigenic fungi and related mycotoxicological risks. Emerging...

Author(s)
Logrieco, A. F.; Moretti, A.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pre- and postharvest management of aflatoxin in maize: an African perspective.

Pre- and postharvest contamination of aflatoxin in maize is a major health deterrent for people in Africa where maize production has increased dramatically. This chapter highlights management options for pre- and postharvest toxin contamination in maize. Sound crop management practices are an...

Author(s)
Hell, K.; Fandohan, P.; Ranajit Bandyopadhyay; Kiewnick, S.; Sikora, R.; Cotty, P. J.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Prevention of ochratoxin A in grapes and wine.

Ochratoxin A has been frequently detected in grapes and its derived products since 1996, with contamination limits fixed by the European Commission for dried vine fruits, wine and grape juice to protect consumers. Ochratoxin A is produced in vineyards, primarily by Aspergillus carbonarius....

Author(s)
Battilani, P.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Etiology and management of aflatoxin contamination.

Aflatoxins are potent poisons that contaminate crops in warm regions worldwide and reduce health and economic welfare in several portions of Africa. Crops are contaminated in two phases: (i) Aspergillus species infect crops during development; and (ii) after maturation contamination builds during...

Author(s)
Cotty, P. J.; Probst, C.; Jaime-Garcia, R.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for How much biocontrol is enough?

The onion industry in New Zealand incurs severe losses from white rot disease caused by the soil-borne pathogen Sclerotium cepivorum. This fungus produces hardy resting structures called sclerotia, which can remain in soil for many years. A fungal agent Trichoderma atroviride LU132 was shown to...

Author(s)
Stewart, A.; McLean, K.; Hunt, J.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932657)
Type
Book chapter

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