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Cover for Management of crop-associated biodiversity above-ground.

This chapter discusses the management of harmful above-ground crop-associated biodiversity (C-AB) pathogens, insect pests and weeds for enhanced food production to meet food security needs. Emphasis were given to initiatives where beneficial C-AB has been successfully manipulated and used to manage ...

Author(s)
Lenné, J. M.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937614)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Some major plant diseases.

A tabulated list of some major plant diseases, along with their common name, causal organism and geographical distribution, is presented.

Author(s)
Lenné, J. M.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994581)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Surveys and sampling.

The structure of disease surveys and protocols for sampling of infected crops are presented. Factors that determine the basic structure of a survey, which include the techniques to be used and the skills required, are mentioned. Tabulated data on disease symptoms associated with likely pathogens...

Author(s)
Holderness, M.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994581)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fungi as plant pathogens.

All aspects of plant pathogenic fungi, including pathogenicity, relationship with the host plant, taxonomy, morphology, control and nomenclature, are reviewed. The teleomorphic states of some common plant pathogens are listed.

Author(s)
Waller, J. M.; Cannon, P. F.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994581)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Bacteria and plant disease.

The major types of plant pathogenic bacteria are listed. The most common plant pathogenic bacteria, their pathogenicity to crops, distinctive characteristics and taxonomical groups, are discussed.

Author(s)
Saddler, G.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994581)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Virus diseases.

A description of a virus and a discussion on viral disease symptoms are presented. The different viruses of fungi are mentioned, and the transmission and spread of viruses are discussed. A summary of the characteristics of some plant virus genera is given. Different procedures for screening or...

Author(s)
Waller, J. M.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994581)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Phytoplasma plant pathogens.

A discussion on phytoplasma and symptoms exhibited by plants infected with this organism are provided. The transmission of phytoplasma, the therapeutic effects of tetracycline antibiotics on a Mollicute disease, phytoplasma disease diagnosis through the use of different molecular biological...

Author(s)
Jones, P.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994581)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Plant parasitic nematodes.

The morphology, classification, life cycle and parasitic habit of plant parasitic nematodes are described. Tabulated data on the distribution and crop hosts of nematode genera and species known to be important pests worldwide are presented. A discussion on symptoms of nematode damage in field soils ...

Author(s)
Bridge, J.; Williams, T. D.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994581)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Weeds.

Discussions on the interactions of weeds with plant pathogens, methods of weed control, such as cultural, physical, biological and chemical, and interactions of herbicides with plant diseases and disease control are presented.

Author(s)
Terry, P. J.; Parker, C.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994581)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Detection and isolation of fungal and bacterial pathogens.

Procedures for detection and isolation of fungi from soil and bacterial pathogens from infected plant tissues are presented. Proper incubation and subculturing are also discussed. The use of spore trapping for investigating the epidemiology of pathogens is mentioned.

Author(s)
Waller, J. M.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994581)
Type
Book chapter

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