History and Recent Trends in Plant Disease Control: An Overview

  • Imran Ul Haq
  • Siddra Ijaz
Part of the Sustainability in Plant and Crop Protection book series (SUPP, volume 13)


Plants are continuously exposed to certain biotic and a biotic stresses, causing serious crop losses every year. Prevailing situation is representing today a serious threat to global food security and safety. Any professional plant pathologist needs to have theoretical as well as practical knowledge and aclear understanding of plant diseases and of the factors involved, knowing how to discover effective control means. This chapter has been designed to provide the reader a brief overview regarding the concept of plant diseases, their diagnosis and the threats they pose to crop production and protection. Here we discuss and focus on basic principles including: plant disease management, conventional and advanced methods of controlling diseases and integration of various control measures, historical perspectives, disease management in the current era, future directions and challenges.


Plant pathology Historical perspectives Principles of plant disease control Recent trends in plant pathology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Imran Ul Haq
    • 1
  • Siddra Ijaz
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Plant PathologyUniversity of Agriculture FaisalabadFaisalabadPakistan
  2. 2.Centre of Agricultural Biochemistry and Biotechnology (CABB)University of Agriculture FaisalabadFaisalabadPakistan

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