Modern Crop Protection Compounds

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  • Book
  • 1848 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The leading reference on this topic has just got better. Building on the success of the previous two editions, all the chapters have been updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, and new chapters have been added on picolinic acids, oxathiapiprolin, flupyradifurone, and other topics.

This third edition presents the most important substance classes of modern agrochemicals, with one volume each for herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides. The international team of first–class authors from such renowned crop science companies as Bayer, Dow, Syngenta, and BASF, address all crucial aspects from the general chemistry and the mode of action to industrial–scale synthesis, as well as from the development of products and formulations to their application in the field.

A comprehensive and invaluable source of timely information for all of those working in modern biology, including genetics, biochemistry and chemistry, and for those in modern crop protection science, whether governmental authorities, researchers in agrochemical companies, scientists at universities, conservationists, or managers in organizations and companies involved in improvements to agricultural production.
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HRAC Classification of Herbicides and Resistance Development

Acetohydroxyacid Synthase Inhibitors (AHAS /


Protoporphyrinogen–IX–Oxidase Inhibitors

Herbicides with Bleaching Properties

New Synthetic Auxin Mimics

Herbicides Disturbing the Synthesis of Very Long Chain Fatty Acids

Inhibitors of Cellulose Biosynthesis

Safeners for Herbicides

Genetically Modified Herbicide Resistant Crops

Microtubulin Assembly Inhibitors (Pyridines)

Acetyl–CoA Carboxylase Inhibitors

Photosynthesis Inhibitors: Regulatory Aspects, Re–Registration in Europe, Market Trends, and New Products

New Aspects of Plant Growth 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 Mitosis and Cell Division

Sterol Biosynthesis Inhibitors

Carboxylic Acid Amide (CAA) Fungicides

Fluopicolide: A New Anti–Oomycetes Fungicide

Melanin Synthesis in Cell Wall

Fungicides with Unknown Mode of Action

Recently Introduced Powdery Mildew Fungicides

Newest Aspects of Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors –


Host Plant Defence Inducers

Oxysterol binding protein Inhibitors (Oxathiapiprolin)




IRAC: Insecticide Resistance, and Mode of Action Classification of Insecticides

Insect Moulting and Metamorphosis

Chitin Biosynthesis

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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Peter Jeschke gained his PhD in 1986 in organic chemistry at the University of Halle/Wittenberg (Germany), after which he moved to Fahlberg–List Company (Germany) to pursue agrochemical research before moving to the Institute of Neurobiology and Brain Research, German Academy of Sciences. In 1989 he joined Bayer in Animal Health Research and eight years later he took a position at the Bayer Crop Protection Business Group, where he is currently Research Fellow in Small Molecule Research Pest Control Chemistry 2 at Bayer CropScience AG. Since 2011, he has been honorary professor at the University Düsseldorf (Germany). Prof. Dr. Jeschke is an Associate Editor for "Pest Management Science" of the Society of Chemical Industry (UK) and he has more than 215 patent applications and publications to his name.

Matthias Witschel gained his PhD in 1994 with Prof. H.–J. Bestmann at the University of Erlangen–Nürnberg, on the total synthesis of petasines. During his education, he also worked as a visiting researcher in the groups of Prof. L. E. Overman, Irvine (USA), and Prof J.–M. Lehn, Paris (France). After his post–doctoral stay as a Feodor–Lynen–fellow in the group of Prof. B. M. Trost, Stanford, working on Vitamin D synthesis, he started in 1996 at BASF in herbicide research, where he is now principal scientist in global herbicide research, based in Ludwigshafen (Germany). Dr. Witschel is the author and co–author of over 200 patents and scientific publications.

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, before 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.
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