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Posted 30 January 2013. PMN Crop News.

New APS PRESS Title Covers Fungicide Use on Nearly 20 Field Crops

Source: The American Phytopathological Society Press Release.

St. Paul, Minnesota (January 8, 2013)--Fungicides for Field Crops provides an overview of the current knowledge of fungicides and their use on nearly 20 field crops. This comprehensive book, which includes the contributions of 40 professionals from 20 universities and agricultural organizations, combines past knowledge about fungicides with recent developments. The book highlights the use of fungicides as key tools in the management of important diseases of field crops. Having a more complete understanding of fungicides will inform decision making and help agricultural professionals determine when fungicides should be included as part of a management plan.


Daren S. Mueller and his co-editors have organized the book in a general-to-specific format, making the content accessible to readers of all backgrounds. Parts I, II, and III establish a foundation of knowledge about fungicide use, addressing basic terms and concepts, key factors in decision making, and concerns for fungicide stewardship, respectively. Part IV presents details about using fungicides to manage diseases of 16 field crops. Each crop is treated in a separate section that begins with a discussion of general issues of foliar application and seed treatment and ends with an inclusive table identifying diseases of that crop, including what causes them and how fungicides may be used to treat them. More than 130 color photographs illustrate disease symptoms, show management techniques, and enhance the key concepts described in the text.

Fungicides for Field Crops will serve as a valuable resource for agribusiness professionals, researchers and extension personnel, farmers and crop production advisors, and teachers and students. APS PRESS, the nonprofit publishing imprint of The American Phytopathological Society, the premier society dedicated to high-quality, innovative plant pathology research.

This book may be purchased for $19 plus S&H from APS PRESS. To order this book go to or call toll-free 1-800-328-7560 USA/Canada or +1-651-454-7250 elsewhere.

Karen Ek