Septoria on Cereals
Foliar diseases of cereals, especially wheat, caused by Septoria and Stagonospora species are now recognized as among the most significant causes of ... Show synopsis Foliar diseases of cereals, especially wheat, caused by Septoria and Stagonospora species are now recognized as among the most significant causes of losses in cereal production worldwide. In many regions, these diseases have increased in importance in recent years. This book, based on papers presented at the 15th Long Ashton International Symposium held in September 1997, presents a wide-ranging view of the Septoria pathogens, the diseases they cause, and strategies for their control. The book is in three sections. The first part covers the taxonomy and biology of the pathogens, with a major emphasis on genetics and mechanisms generating variation in populations. Host-pathogen interactions are then considered, including comparisons with other foliar diseases of cereal crops. The book concludes with chapters on the control of these diseases by fungicides and host resistance, utilizing novel chemistry, biotechnology, and decision support systems for integrated disease management. Written by leading research workers from Europe and the USA, the book is an up-to-date and essential source of information for advanced students, researchers, advisors, agrochemists and others involved in cereal crop protection.