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Editors: Paula Pérez Rodríguez, Ph.D., Diego Soto-Gómez, and Inmaculada de la Calle, Ph.D. (Laboratory of Hydrology and Geochemistry of Strasbourg (LHyGeS), Université de Strasbourg, and Plant Biology and Soil Science Department, University of Vigo, and others)
Book Description:
Fungi are responsible for a great number of diseases in plants and cause crop loss. The spread of fungal diseases can be controlled by crop management, rotation systems, the use of resistant cultivars and the application of fungicides. Fungicides are often employed by farmers due to their simplicity and efficiency. However, fungicides are expensive, and their effectiveness is reduced when the pathogen develops a resistance. Additionally, the excessive use of fungicides represents a potential risk for the environment and for human health. Apart from their use, the production generates pollution, and the natural degradation of the majority of fungicides is very complex. Due to the high persistence of fungicides, it is important to consider their residues in food. This book attempts to shed light on fungi biology, their ecology and their infection mechanisms; fungicide use and management, from their place in the market until their modes of action; the fungicide effects, the mechanisms of action and the way to increase their efficiency. In addition, other topics are considered such as the appearance of resistance, the causes and the methods employed to prevent or decrease their incidence. Finally, the latest trends in analytical determinations and new technologies are also included, like computer simulations that may help scientists to make predictions and act accordingly. (Nova)

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Table of Contents:

Section I: Introduction (pp. 1-2)

Chapter 1. Introduction to Fungicides: Use, Management and Analytical Determinations (pp. 3-50)
(Paula Pérez-Rodríguez, Diego Soto-Gómez and Inmaculada De La Calle)

Chapter 2. A Mechanical Approach to Fungicidal Agents: Universal and Novel Strategies (pp. 51-68)
(Heejeong Lee and Dong Gun Lee)

Section II: Examples of Different Fungicides (pp. 69-70)

Chapter 3. The Fungicide Pyrimethanil: An Overview of the Current Status, Environmental Fate and Toxicological Studies (pp. 71-112)
(Cristina A. Viegas)

Chapter 4. Complementary Nitrogen Fertilization and Foliar Fungicide on Maize in Southern Brazil (pp. 113-146)
(Fabiano Pacentchuk, Jaqueline Huzar Novakowiski and Itacir Eloi Sandini)

Section III: Fungicide Resistance (pp. 147-148)

Chapter 5. Fungal Resistance to Fungicides in Field Crops: A Growing Problem Worldwide (pp. 149-192)
(Marcelo Aníbal Carmona, Erlei Melo Reis and Francisco José Sautua)

Chapter 6. Computational Simulation as a Tool for Fungicide Resistance Management (pp. 193-210)
(Lucas Henrique Fantin and Marcelo Giovanetti Canteri)

Chapter 7. The Late Blight of Potatoes by the Pseudofungus Phytophthora infestans (Mont.) de Bary: Control Options and Resistance to Fungicides (pp. 211-260)
(Emil Rekanoviæ, Miloš Stepanoviæ and Ivana Potoènik)

Chapter 8. Fungicide Resistance in Mitosporic Fungi Causing Biodeterioration (pp. 261-280)
(I. L. Kuzikova and N. G. Medvedeva)

Section IV: Risk Assessment (pp. 281-282)

Chapter 9. The Biological Efficacy Data for Fungicide Products at the EU Level in the Framework of Regulation (EC) NO 1107/2009 (pp. 283-302)
(Jesús Jiménez-Ruiz)

About the Editors (pp. 303-304)

Index (pp. 305)

Total Pages: 312

      Chemical Engineering Methods and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2018 - March
   ISBN: 978-1-53613-307-3
   Status: AV
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