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Modern Crop Protection Compounds, 2nd Revised and Enlarged Edition, 3 Volume Set

Wolfgang Kramer (Editor), Ulrich Schirmer (Editor), Peter Jeschke (Editor), Matthias Witschel (Editor)
ISBN: 978-3-527-32965-6
1608 pages
January 2012
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This one-stop reference for everyone working in the agrochemical business is the leading reference in the field, with first-class authors from all major crop protection companies, including Bayer, Dow, Syngenta and BASF. In three volumes, one each on herbicides, fungicides and insecticides, it provides up-to-date information on the chemical properties, mode of action, range of application, industrial-scale synthesis and commercial products. The new edition has been updated and expanded by more than 50 new compounds and their mechanisms, for a complete picture of agrochemicals introduced since 1990.
A truly comprehensive source of top quality information.
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Table of Contents

HRAC, Classification of Herbicides and Resistance Development
Acetohydroxyacid Synthase Inhibitors (AHAA /
Herbicides with Bleaching Properties
New Auxin Mimics as Herbicides
Herbicides Disturbing the Synthesis of Very Long Fatty Acids
Inhibitors of Cellulose Biosynthesis
Safeners for Herbicides
Genetically Modified Herbicide Resistant Crops
Acetyl-CoA Carboxylase Inhibitors
Photosynthesis Inhibitors: Regulatory Aspects, Reregistration in Europe, Market Trends and New Products
New Aspects of Plant Regulators

FRAC Mode of Action Classification and Resistance Risk of Fungicides
Fungicides Acting on Oxidative Phosphorylation
Fungicides Acting on Amino Acids and Protein Synthesis
Fungicides Acting on Signal Transduction
Fungicides Acting on Cell Division
Sterol Biosynthesis Inhibitors
Carboxylic Acid Amide (CAA) Fungicides
Fluopicolide, A New Oomycetes Fungicide Inducing Perturbation of the Cytoskeleton
Melanin Synthesis in Cell Wall
Fungicides with Unknown Mode of Action
Recently Introduced Powdery Mildew Fungicides
Newst Aspects of Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors -
Host Defence Inducers

IRAC, Insectile Resistance and Mode of Action Classification of Insecticides
Insect Molting and Metamorphosis
Chitin Synthesis
Midgut -
Transgenic Crops Expressing Bacillus Thuringiensis Cry Proteins
Metabolic Processes
Nervous System
New Unknown Mode of Action
Insecticides Affecting Calcium Homeostasis
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Author Information

Wolfgang Krämer gained his PhD in organic chemistry from the TU Stuttgart (Germany) in 1968, after which he joined the Institute of Textile Chemistry at Stuttgart University, bevore moving to Bayer Plant Protection as lab leader in plant protection research in 1970. Between 1984 and 1990 he was Head of Global Chemistry Fungicides, and Head of Insecticide Chemistry thereafter.Retired since 2005, Dr. Krämer has over 250 patent applications and publications to his name.

Ulrich Schirmer received his PhD in organic chemistry from Stuttgart University (Germany) in 1973, and subsequently carried out his postdoc at Paris-Orsay (France). He joined BASF in 1974, eventually becoming Senior Vice President responsible for plant protection research for chemical synthesis, process development and biological R&D. Since 2003, he has been working as a freelance consultant to start-ups in the fields of biotechnology, chemistry and agriculture. Dr. Schirmer is author and co-author of more than 100 patent applications and scientific publications.

Peter Jeschke gained his PhD in organic chemistry at the University of Halle/Wittenberg (Germany), after which he moved to Fahlberg-List Company (Germany) to pursue agrochemical research before going to the Institute of Neurobiology and Brain Research, German Academy of Sciences. In 1989 je joined Bayer as lab leader in animal health research and eight years later he took a position at the Bayer Crop Protection Business Group, where he is currently Head of Research Pest Control Chemistry 2. Since 2011, he is honorary professor at the University of Düsseldorf (Germany).
Prof. Dr. Jeschke has more than 180 patent applications and scientific publications to his name.

Matthias Witschel received his PhD in organic chemistry in 1994 at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany). After his post-doctoral stay at Stanford University, California (USA), he started in 1996 at BASF in herbicide research, where he is now Principal Scientist in the Global Research Herbicides, Agricultural Products, based in Ludwigshafen (Germany). Dr. Witschel is the author and co-author of over 160 patents and scientific publications.
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“Modern crop protection compounds is a comprehensive source of accumulated information about modern agrochemicals and the research that led to their use in agriculture.”  (Chemistry & Industry, 1 October 2012)

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