Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Plant Diseases

Current Threats and Management Trends

Edited by Snježana Topolovec-Pintaric

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture

Plant pathogens, the causal agent of infectious plant diseases, influence our lives more than just as an economic impact through yield lost. The study of plant pathogens has given rise to the development of new sciences, new technologies for plant breeding, and the agrochemical industry for pesticide developments. Yet, all our actions and efforts to suppress or eradicate them constantly pressures these various organisms to evolve and adapt for survival. Therefore today, when facing climate changes, accelerated transport of plants and plant products, and world population growth, we have to ask quo vadis phytopathology. Like Alice in Wonderland “If we wish to go anywhere we must run twice as fast as that” so we need to constantly broaden our knowledge. However, today’s literature abounds with knowledge about plant pathogens. Hence, this book intends to present to the reader all the latest material and knowledge about plant pathogens, changes or refinements in plant disease epidemiology, and new approaches and materials used for plant pathogen control. Hopefully, this book will be of interest to those working within the field and looking for an up-to-date introduction. We hope it also interests students and thereby, will influence the future development of phytopathology and our better coexistence with plant pathogens.

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Plant DiseasesCurrent Threats and Management TrendsEdited by Snježana Topolovec-Pintaric

Published: April 15th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.80762

ISBN: 978-1-78985-116-8

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-115-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78984-698-0

Copyright year: 2020

Books open for chapter submissions

6888 Total Chapter Downloads

8 Crossref Citations

19 Dimensions Citations


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1. Downy Mildew of Basil: A New Destructive Disease Worldwide

By Snježana Topolovec-Pintarić and Katarina Martinko


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2. Nanophytovirology: An Emerging Field for Disease Management

By Avinash Marwal and R.K. Gaur


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3. Aspects in Tobamovirus Management in Intensive Agriculture

By Elisheva Smith and Aviv Dombrovsky


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4. Plant Metabolites in Plant Defense Against Pathogens

By Xóchitl S. Ramírez-Gómez, Sandra N. Jiménez-García, Vicente Beltrán Campos and Ma. Lourdes García Campos


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5. Sisal Bole Rot: An Important but Neglected Disease

By Valter Cruz-Magalhães, Jackeline Pereira Andrade, Yasmim Freitas Figueiredo, Phellippe Arthur Santos Marbach and Jorge Teodoro de Souza


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6. Impact of Climate Change on Plant Diseases and IPM Strategies

By Sahar Abdou Zayan


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7. Asymptomatic Phytoplasma Reveal a Novel and Troublesome Infection

By Philip Donkersley, Farley W.S. Silva, Murilo S. Alves, Claudine M. Carvalho, Abdullah M. Al-Sadi and Simon L. Elliot


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8. Emerging Bacterial Disease (Leaf Scald) of Sugarcane in China: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Management

By Muralidharan Govindaraju, Yisha Li and Muqing Zhang


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9. Choosing an Adequate Pesticide Delivery System for Managing Pathogens with Difficult Biologies: Case Studies on Diplodia corticola, Venturia inaequalis and Erwinia amylovora

By Srđan G. Aćimović, Danielle K.H. Martin, Richard M. Turcotte, Christopher L. Meredith and Isabel A. Munck


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10. Management of the Cacao Swollen Shoot Virus (CSSV) Menace in Ghana: The Past, Present and the Future

By George A. Ameyaw


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11. Emergence of Benzimidazole- and Strobilurin-Quinone Outside Inhibitor-Resistant Strains of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides sensu lato, the Causal Fungus of Japanese Pear Anthracnose, and Alternative Fungicides to Resistant Strains

By Nobuya Tashiro, Youichi Ide, Mayumi Noguchi, Hisayoshi Watanabe and Mizuho Nita


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12. Biological Control of Citrus Canker: New Approach for Disease Control

By Sonia Villamizar and Juan Carlos Caicedo


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