Type: Book

Understanding and minimising fungicide resistance


Dr Francisco J. Lopez-Ruiz leads the Fungicide Resistance Group at the Centre for Crop and Disease Management (CCDM). Based in the School of Molecular and Life Sciences at Curtin University, Australia, the Fungicide Resistance Group has made major contributions towards the management of fungicide resistance in several key plant pathogens. Dr Lopez-Ruiz has published widely on the molecular mechanisms of fungicide resistance and its detection.



Publication date:

26 September 2023

Length of book:

420 pages

ISBN-13: 9781801461986

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The emergence of fungicide resistance is a major challenge facing agriculture. With increasing regulation and costs limiting the development of new fungicides, farmers remain reliant on a relatively small group of working fungicides, many of which are decreasingly effective as major crop disease pathogens develop resistance to them.

Understanding and minimising fungicide resistance provides an authoritative review on the wealth of research on understanding the development of fungicide resistance in agricultural crops and the establishment of preventative measures which can be implemented to limit its spread and the consequent impact of disease on yields. This collection includes ways of understanding and preventing resistance to key groups of fungicides, such as SBI, Qol, SDHI and OSBPI.

What others are saying...

“This new book provides a comprehensive coverage of the issue of fungicide resistance in agriculture. The content of the chapters in Part one is well supported by the inclusion of several case studies – written by representatives from the scientific community and the chemical industry – in Part two which detail recent advances in understanding resistance to key groups of fungicides. Edited by a leading name in the field and featuring contributions from a very impressive list of international experts, the volume promises to be an excellent reference for the future management of fungicide resistance.”(Lise Nistrup Jørgensen, Senior Scientist, Aarhus University, Denmark)

Table of contents

  • Part 1 Understanding and managing resistance
  • 1. How pathogens develop resistance to fungicides: an overview: Richard Oliver, University of Nottingham, UK;
  • 2. Molecular evolution and mechanisms of fungicide resistance in plant pathogenic fungi: Laetitia Chartrain and James K. M. Brown, John Innes Centre, UK;
  • 3. Tracking the development of fungicide resistance: Francisco J. Lopez-Ruiz, Curtin University, Australia;
  • 4. Crop disease control efficacy and selection for resistance: two sides of the same coin?: Frank van den Bosch, ADAS High Mowthorpe, UK; Stephen Parnell, The University of Warwick Wellesbourne, UK; and Neil Paveley, ADAS High Mowthorpe, UK, UK;
  • 5. Fungicide resistance risk assessment: Mike Grimmer, ADAS Boxworth, UK;
  • 6. Good practice in minimising the development of fungicide resistance in crop pathogens: Neil Paveley, and Frank van den Bosch, ADAS High Mowthorpe, UK;
  • 7. Fungicide resistance: Evolutionary questions and practical implications Nichola Hawkins, NIAB, UK;
  • 8. The role of Extension in fungicide resistance management: Guido Schnabel, Clemson University, USA; and Phillip M. Brannen, University of Georgia, USA;
  • 9.Key challenges in developing new fungicides: Gregory M. Kemmitt, Corteva Agriscience™, UK;

  • Part 2 Case studies: resistance in key groups of fungicides
  • 10.Understanding resistance to sterol biosynthesis inhibitor fungicides: Andreas Mehl, Bayer AG, Crop Science Division, Germany;
  • 11.Quinone outside inhibitor fungicide resistance: selection patterns and the current situation: Stefano F. F. Torriani and Helge Sierotzki, Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Switzerland;
  • 12.Understanding resistance to succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor fungicides: Wesley Mair, Centre for Crop and Disease Management, Curtin University, Australia;
  • 13.Understanding resistance to Anilinopyrimidine fungicides: Seiya Saito and Chang-Lin Xiao, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Sciences Center, USA;
  • 14.Understanding resistance to oxysterol binding protein inhibitor fungicides: Jean-Luc Genet, Corteva Agriscience, France;