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dc.contributor.authorMathre, Don
dc.contributor.authorCook, R.J.
dc.contributor.authorCallan, N.W.
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-07T20:44:50Z
dc.date.available2014-02-07T20:44:50Z
dc.date.issued1999
dc.identifier.citationMathre, D. E., Cook, R. J. and Callan, N. W. 1999. From discovery to use: traversing the world of commercializing biocontrol agents for plant disease control. Plant Disease 83:972-83.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/3055
dc.description.abstractMicroorganisms play an enormously important role in plant disease control. As naturally occurring resident antagonists, they can be managed or exploited to achieve the desired results. They are responsible for the “crop rotation effect,” which is possibly still the single most important disease management tool used worldwide. On the other hand, the addition of organic materials such as compost, barnyard manure, and green manure is known to intensify the soil-sanitizing benefits of resident antagonists so much that it is sometimes possible to eliminate the need for crop rotation. Entomology is commonly used as the standard for success with biological control agents introduced into the environment. Compared case-for-case, plant pathology is a barely-visible distant second to entomology. In fact, we would have to say it is a distant third, since there are more successful cases with introduced biological control agents of weeds—herbivorous insects and pathogens—than of plant diseases. On the other hand, if we narrow the comparison to biological control with introduced micro-organisms, plant pathology begins to look quite respectable. Examples of biological control sparked the current and much more successful effort with plant-associated microorganisms as agents introduced for biological control of plant pathogens.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Phytopathological Societyen_US
dc.subjectPlant pathologyen_US
dc.subjectAgronomyen_US
dc.titleFrom Discovery to Use: Traversing the World of Commercializing Biocontrol Agents for Plant Disease Controlen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US
mus.citation.extentfirstpage972
mus.citation.extentlastpage983
mus.citation.journaltitlePlant Disease
mus.citation.volume83
mus.identifier.categoryLife Sciences & Earth Sciences
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Agriculture
mus.relation.departmentResearch Centers.en_US
mus.relation.departmentResearch Centers.
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US


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