General Concepts in Integrated Pest and Disease Management

Edited by A Ciancio and K G Mukerji 
Springer  2007  

Hardcover  360 pp  ISBN 9781402060601      £148.00
Volume 1 in the series Integrated Management of Plant Pests and Diseases

The first volume of the Integrated Management of Plant Pests and Diseases book series presents general concepts on integrated pest and disease management, organized in three sections. Section one (modeling, management, environment) includes chapters on infection models, resurgence and replacement, plant disease epidemiology and effects of climate change in tropical environments. Followed by two reviews on IPM in post-harvest and carrot crops. The second section (emerging technologies) includes remote sensing and information technology, integrated by reviews on Bacillus thuringiensis and the role of mycorrhizae in IPM.

In the third section (molecular aspects) the management of insect-borne viruses with transmission interference, some novel products for biological control and advances in molecular detection, are discussed.

Written for: Students and extension workers, course work and dissertations in biology, botany, agriculture, horticulture, plant nematology, plant pathology and biotechnology.


  • Introduction.
  • Application of Information Technology in IDM/IPM.
  • Soilborne disease management with Pseudomonas spp.
  • Management of plant diseases through remote sensing and related technologies.
  • Integrated management of insect borne viruses by means of transmission interference as an alternative to pesticides.
  • A review of infection models in disease management.
  • Management of postharvest diseases in fruit crops (sweet cherry, peach, nectarine, apple, pear).
  • A review on integrated pest and disease management using Bacillus-based biocontrol agents.
  • Concepts on genetic manipulation as a tool for IDM/IPS.
  • Plant disease epidemics in IDM.
  • Integrated Management of apple diseases.
  • General concepts in soil pests control in tropical environments.
  • General concepts and advances in the integrated/biological management of plant diseases through remote sensing and related technologies.
  • Concepts of siderophore application in integrated disease management and Rhamnolipid: a novel tensioactive compound for biocontrol application.
  • Mycorrhizae in plant disease management.
  • Pest outbreaks caused by resurgence and replacement.
  • The costs of chemical pest management: the case of Costa Rica.
  • Index.
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