Septoria on Cereals
Foliar diseases of cereals caused by Septoria and Stagonospora are now among the most significant causes worldwide of losses in cereal production, ... Show synopsis Foliar diseases of cereals caused by Septoria and Stagonospora are now among the most significant causes worldwide of losses in cereal production, particularly in wheat. Written by leading experts from Europe and the U.S., this volume is a comprehensive survey of Septoria pathogens, the diseases they cause, and strategies for their control. The first part covers the taxonomy and biology of the pathogens, with an emphasis on genetics and mechanisms of variation in populations. Host-pathogen interactions are then considered, including comparisons with other foliar diseases of cereal crops. The third part covers population dynamics and factors determining epidemic development, including diagnosis and gauging disease risk. The book concludes with current work on the control of these diseases by fungicides and host resistance, utilizing novel chemistry, biotechnology, and methods for integrated disease management.