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Integrated Pest and Disease Management in Greenhouse Crops : Developments in Plant Pathology - Ramon Albajes

Integrated Pest and Disease Management in Greenhouse Crops

Developments in Plant Pathology

By: Ramon Albajes (Editor), Maria Lodovica Gullino (Editor), Joop C. van Lenteren (Editor), Yigal Elad (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st January 2000
ISBN: 9780792356318
Number Of Pages: 545

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The International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), established in 1962, is an intergovernmental organization of 13 countries: Albania, Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey. Four institutes (Bari, Italy; Chania, Greece; Montpellier, France; and Zaragoza, Spain) provide postgraduate education at the Master of Science level. CIHEAM promotes research networks on Mediterranean agricultural priorities, supports the organization of specialized education in member countries, holds seminars and workshops bringing together technologists and scientists involved in Mediterranean agriculture and regularly produces diverse publications including the series Options Mediterraneennes. Through these activities, CIHEAM promotes North/South dialogue and international co-operation for agricultural development in the Mediterranean region. Over the past decade, the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza has developed a number of training and research-supporting activities in the field of agroecology and sustainability of agricultural production systems. Some of these activities have been concerned with the rational use of pesticides and more particularly with the implementation of integrated control systems in order to gain in efficacy and decrease both the environmental impact and the negative repercussions for the commercialization of agricultural products.

`As an additional asset, each of the chapters has been written by renowned specialists with a wide practical experience, giving the book a strong applied bias. This makes the book an invaluable tool for students and professionals in the field of research and practical implementation of integrated crop protection in greenhouses. The editors say:"It is our sincere belief that no text published to date has offered such diverse yet integrated approach to pestand disease control in greenhouse crops. A statement I can fully subscribe to.' Plant Science, 160 (2001)

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Setting the Stage: Characteristics of Protected Cultivation and Tools for Sustainable Crop Protection
Major Pests and Diseases in Greenhouse Crops
Viral Diseases
Fungal and Bacterial Diseases
Insect and Mite Pests
Nematodes
Tools for IPM in Greenhouses
Principles of Epidemiology, Population Biology, Damage Relationships and Integrated Control of Diseases and Pests
Sampling and Monitoring Pests and Diseases
Managing the Greenhouse, Crop and Crop Environment
Host-Plant Resistance to Pathogens and Arthropod Pests
Disinfestation of Soil and Growth Media
Pesticides in IPM: Selectivity, Side-Effects, Application and Resistance Problems
Decision Tools for Integrated Pest Management
Biological and Microbial Control of Greenhouse Pests and Diseases. IV(A) Biological and Microbial Control of Arthropod Pests
Evaluation and Use of Predators and Parasitoids for Biological Control of Pests in Greenhouses
Biological Control of Whiteflies
Biological Control of Mites
Biological Control of Aphids
Biological Control of Thrips
Biological Control of Leafminers
Current and Potential Use of Polyphagous Predators
Mass Production, Storage, Shipment and Quality Control of Natural Enemies
Microbial Control of Pests in Greenhouses
Commercial Aspect of Biological Pest Control in Greenhouses
Biological Control of Soilborne Pathogens
Biological Control of Diseases in the Phyllosphere
Genetic Manipulation for Improvement of Microbial Biocontrol Agents
Production and Commercialization of Biocontrol Products
Evaluation of Risks Related to the Release of Biocontrol Agents Active against Plant Pathogens
The Role of the Host in Biological Control of Diseases
Implementation of IPM: Case Studies
Implementation of IPM: From Research to the Consumer
Tomatoes
Cucurbits
Strawberries
Sweet Peppers
Ornamentals
Index
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ISBN: 9780792356318
ISBN-10: 0792356314
Series: Developments in Plant Pathology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 545
Published: 31st January 2000
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 26.04 x 17.15  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.02