Contains extended idea-oriented essays on topics of current and future interest and importance in the area of plant pathology. These essays include: the role of oxygen radicals in plant disease development; and population structure of plant pathogenic fungi and bacteria.
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The Advances in Plant Pathology series publishes essays on topics of current or future interest and importance to plant pathology. The series strives both to draw insights from relevant biological disciplines into the realm of plant pathology and reveal the general principles of plant pathology to the broad audience of biologists, including undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and teachers.
This volume focuses on issues about plant pathology and sustainability. Chapters point out that good ideas for ecologically sustainable and socially acceptable food and fibre production may be abandoned for short term economic plans. Long term economic vision is needed. A logical place to begin reviewing the pursuit of such a vision is on farms or in forests both ancient and modern. Scientific, ecological, economic and social confines must be tested simultaneously. Chapters have emphasised that farmers and other land managers need to be involved at an early stage to test the practicality and appropriateness of new research or management strategies. Attention is directed to the complex biological interactions governing success in minimising pest or pathogen damage by biological or chemical strategies, benefits and costs to the producer, consequences for the environment of management options and the challenge of defining useful farm or forest indicators of sustainable practices.
"The two editors... have both made important and innovative contributions to the subject and together have a breadth of approach that means that what they choose to put before their readers is likely to be of unusual interest or significance."
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Book Description Academic Press, 1993. Book Condition: Good. *Price HAS BEEN reduced until Monday, July 31 for our ABEBOOKS JULY SALE* 347 pp., hardcover, ex library, else text and binding clean and tight. Bookseller Inventory # ZB531234