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Use of Trichoderma in the Management of Diseases in North American Row Crops

  • Shrishail S. NaviEmail author
  • X. B. Yang
Part of the Rhizosphere Biology book series (RHBIO)


North America is a continent having the largest row crop productions in the world. Disease management is critical to ensure the success and profitability of the producers each year. Traditionally, disease management in row crops has been through synthetic fungicides use. The number of biofungicides in market for row crop disease management is relatively few compared with other parts of the world, due to higher regulation standards for environmental protection. In this chapter, we review the current status of biological controls for row crops in which Trichoderma spp. and other biological agents are used. We discuss the major diseases of row crops and yield losses in the United States. A list of biopesticides with Trichoderma spp. as microbial active ingredient is complied with the latest registration by EPA as of July 25, 2018. We also discuss management options (seed treatments and foliar and soil applications) for some of the major diseases of a few row crops using biocontrol agents with a distinct reference to Trichoderma spp.


Biopesticides Trichoderma application Row crops 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plant Pathology and MicrobiologyIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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