Mizuho Nita

Virginia Tech

Mizuho Nita is an assistant professor and extension grape pathologist of Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), and located at AHS Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center at Winchester, VA. His academic interest is in the applied plant pathology and plant disease epidemiology. He uses various statistical and analytical tools to characterize behaviors of a pathogen in the field, in order to use the information for the development of biologically and environmentally sound disease management tools. At Virginia Tech, he engages in a range of research and extension activities, including epidemiological studies of grapevine associated viruses and grape ripe rot pathogens, exploration of cultural and chemical means of disease management, and development of novel extension tools.

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This book comprised of three sections that focus various aspects of fungicide usages and its consequences. In the eight-chapter first section, authors discuss implementation of Integrated Plant Disease Management on a wide array of crops grown in different parts of the world: wheat productions in Argentina and in the US; corn, cotton and Eucalyptus productions in Brazil; rice productions in India; peanut productions in the southern US; and pine seedling nurseries in Serbia. The second section is composed of two chapters that explore the possibility of natural products as fungicides. The final section discusses two interesting and important topics on the fungicide-fungus interaction that can influence the implementation of plant disease management practices, fungicide resistance and hormesis.

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