Odile Carisse

Dr Carisse obtained a baccalaureate in agronomy in 1987, a master in plant pathology in 1989 and a doctorate in epidemiology in 1992 from McGill University. Dr Carisse works as plant pathologist with Agriculture and AgriFood Canada since 1992. She is section editor for the Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. She is chair of the international committee in plant disease epidemiology. Dr Carisse is an active member of the Canadian, American and International societies of phytopathology. Dr Carisse published over hundred scientific papers, presented numerous conferences to scientists, agronomists and growers. She wrote several field guides, factsheets and book chapters. She is involved in the implementation of a scouting networks for fruit and vegetable diseases management based on molecular detection of airborne inoculum and various risk indicators. Her research topics are: development of forecasting systems and improved management schemes for fruit, grapes and vegetable diseases; molecular detection of fungal plant pathogens and fungicide resistance genes; epidemiology and aerobiology of airborne fungal diseases; and decision making theory for better plant disease management.

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Plant and plant products are affected by a large number of plant pathogens among which fungal pathogens. These diseases play a major role in the current deficit of food supply worldwide. Various control strategies were developed to reduce the negative effects of diseases on food, fiber, and forest crops products. For the past fifty years fungicides have played a major role in the increased productivity of several crops in most parts of the world. Although fungicide treatments are a key component of disease management, the emergence of resistance, their introduction into the environment and their toxic effect on human, animal, non-target microorganisms and beneficial organisms has become an important factor in limiting the durability of fungicide effectiveness and usefulness. This book contains 25 chapters on various aspects of fungicide science from efficacy to resistance, toxicology and development of new fungicides that provides a comprehensive and authoritative account for the role of fungicides in modern agriculture.

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