Introduction. An introduction to molecular technology. Chemical and biological control. Molecular approaches to the design of chemical crop protection agents. Molecular approaches to the design of biotic crop protection agents. Molecular determinants for resistance to crop protection chemicals. Engineering resistance to diseases, herbicides and pests. Molecular biology and genetic engineering to improve plant disease resistance. Molecular mechanisms - herbicides. Genetic manipulation of crops for insect resistance. Assessment and the impact and performance of transgenic plants. Commercial and legislative aspects. A commercial view of biotechnology in crop protection. Environmental and regulatory aspects of using genetically-modified plants in the field. Environmental and regulatory aspects of using genetically-modified microorganisms in the field.
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