diseases worldwide are responsible for billions of dollars worth of
crop losses every year. With less agrochemicals being used and less new
fungicides coming on the market due to environmental concerns, more
effort is now being put into the use of genetic potential of plants for
pathogen resistance and the development of induced or acquired
resistance as an environmentally safe means of disease control.
This comprehensive book examines in depth the development and
exploitation of induced resistance.
review current knowledge
of the agents that can elicit induced resistance, genomics, signalling
cascades, mechanisms of defence to pests and pathogens and molecular
tools. Further chapters consider the topical application of inducers
for disease control, microbial induction of pathogen resistance,
transgenic approaches, pathogen population biology, trade offs
associated with induced resistance and integration of induced
resistance in crop protection. The book concludes with a consideration
of socio-economic drivers determining the use of induced resistance,
and the future of induced resistance in crop protection.
Sustainable Approach to Crop Protection
edited by Dale Walters, Adrian Newton and Gary Lyon
Publishing , 2007.