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Brown rot: causes, detection and control of Monilinia spp. affecting tree fruit

Code: 9781838799014
Imre Holb, University of Debrecen and Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

Chapter synopsis: Monilinia spp. cause economically important fungal diseases of pome and stone fruits. This chapter focuses on the four main Monilinia/Monilia species that is Monilinia fructicola, M. laxa, M. fructigena and M. polystroma. The chapter concentrates on general and specific features of the four brown rot fungi in relation to their impact on fruit hosts and to the integrated disease management. The chapter covers brown rot-related yield loss and its impact on fruit crops, the characteristics of causal organisms and the disease’s major fruit hosts and host resistance. The chapter goes on to describe brown rot symptoms on specific plant parts, methods for rapid and reliable identification and detection of the disease, and disease cycles and spread. The chapter considers possibilities for brown rot disease warning, and discusses disease management options. Finally, the chapter looks ahead to future trends in brown rot research.

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Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Yield loss and impact on crops 3 Causal organisms of brown rot 4 Major fruit hosts and host resistance to brown rot 5 Symptoms 6 Identification and detection 7 Disease cycle and epidemiology 8 Disease warning for brown rot 9 Implications for prevention and management of brown rot 10 Conclusion and future trends 11 Acknowledgements 12 Where to look for further information 13 References

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