Management of Resistance in Plant Pathogens

  • J. D. Gilpatrick


Crop losses from plant diseases caused by fungi, nematodes, bacteria and other agents have been estimated to be about 12% of the total world food production (Glass, 1976). The control of diseases with chemicals is an important component of modern crop production technology. These chemicals reduce crop losses from diseases and allow the production of crops in areas or times when they normally could not be grown economically. Of the pesticides used to control plant diseases, fungicides are largest in volume, followed be nema-ticides and bactericides.


Powdery Mildew Plant Pathogen Botrytis Cinerea Stone Fruit Cross Resistance 
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  • J. D. Gilpatrick
    • 1
  1. 1.New York State Agricultural Experiment StationCornell UniversityGenevaUSA

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