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Fungicides in crop protection
Hewitt, H. G.
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Wallingford, Oxon, UK ; New York, NY : CAB International, [1998]

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vii, 221 : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Plant pathogenic fungi cause significant damage to the world's crops each year. Although now often used as part of a general integrated pest management strategy, chemical fungicides remain the prime method of control, and new fungicides continue to be developed by agrochemical companies, particularly as pathogens develop resistance to existing formulations. This book, accessible to undergraduate and graduate students, provides a concise and balanced review of fungicides and their application to crop protection. An unusual feature is the inclusion of ideas from the manufacturing industry, including discussions of the global market for fungicides and of the discovery and development process. The volume also considers the perspectives of the farmer and the consumer. Major topics addressed include fungicide mode of action, resistance, legislation governing fungicides, and the use of biotechnology and natural products.

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Pest control is big business, and fungicides, along with insecticides and herbicides, play a major role in conserving the production potential of crop plants. Hewitt's insightful, well-referenced work lucidly presents how we came to rely on fungicides, how they work, why they fail, how they are regulated, and what the future may hold for these materials. The chapters on fungicide discovery and performance are especially well illustrated with useful tables and figures. Public concern with pesticide use, industry's position on this matter, and how developed, developing, and underdeveloped societies use fungicides are also addressed in a balanced way. Scientific and social aspects of fungicides are blended sufficiently to give the book a broad appeal. Suitable for all levels of readers. M. K. Harris; Texas A&M University

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 The Fungicides Market
3 Fungicide Discovery
4 Fungicide Performance
5 Fungicide Resistance
6 Natural Products and the Biological Control of Crop Disease
7 Legislation
8 Summary: Trends in Fungicide Use