Global Perspectives on the Health of Seeds and Plant Propagation Material

  • Maria Lodovica Gullino
  • Gary Munkvold

Part of the Plant Pathology in the 21st Century book series (ICPP, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. General Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Heather E. Simmons, Gary P. Munkvold
      Pages 3-15
    3. Theresa A. S. Aveling
      Pages 17-28
    4. Françoise Petter, Muriel Suffert, Madeleine McMullen, Daminen Griessinger, Anne-Sophie Roy
      Pages 29-46
    5. M. Lodovica Gullino, Giovanna Gilardi, Angelo Garibaldi
      Pages 47-56
  3. Detection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Norman W. Schaad, Carmen N. Mortensen, Jianqiang Li, Jianjun Feng, Laixin Luo, Angelo Mazzaglia et al.
      Pages 59-66
    3. Giovanni Vannacci, Sabrina Sarrocco, Angelo Porta-Puglia
      Pages 67-85
  4. Seed Treatments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Gary P. Munkvold, Clifford Watrin, Monika Scheller, Ronald Zeun, Gilberto Olaya
      Pages 89-103
    3. Eckhard Koch, Steven J. Roberts
      Pages 105-123
    4. M. Lodovica Gullino, Giovanna Gilardi, Angelo Garibaldi
      Pages 125-136

About this book


This volume continues the series of books on  “Plant Pathology in the 21st Century”, and contains the papers given at the 10th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP 2013) held in Beijing, August 25-30, 2013 concerning seed health.

Many pathogens are transmitted throughout infected seeds and propagation material .The fact that propagation material production is very much concentrated in few establishments, favors the quick spread of new diseases throughout seed commercialization. This phenomenon is very much accelerated in a globalized system.

The book covers case studies of contamination, aspects of detection and diagnosis as well as disease management strategies, with special emphasis towards seed treatments with unconventional products.

This book will be useful for all plant pathologists as well as students in advanced courses.


biosecurity diagnostics disease management global trade seeds and propagation material

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Lodovica Gullino
    • 1
  • Gary Munkvold
    • 2
  1. 1.AGROINNOVAUniversità degli Studi di TorinoGrugliascoItaly
  2. 2.Plant Pathology and MicrobiologyIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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