Raspberries and blackberries are a perennial favorite among consumers. Unfortunately, they are also a favorite host crop for pests. Protect your plants with the most up-to-date and comprehensive resource available: the Compendium of Raspberry and Blackberry Diseases and Pests, Second Edition. This completely revised edition helps users quickly identify and manage raspberry and blackberry diseases, insect pests, and abiotic orders with practical management information and more than 200 high-quality images for diagnosis. It is your best defense against pests and disorders that threaten the health and yields of these two popular bramble plants, from the roots and crown to their flowers, fruits, and leaves. This important new book reflects the latest practices for managing diseases in organic and high-tunnel production systems. Pest coverage is wide and applicable to many of the world’s growing regions for these crops. The second edition also covers new diseases and viruses that have been identified since the first edition and adds 50 pages as well as 50 additional symptom images.
The domestication of grapes dates back five thousand years ago and has spread to nearly all continents. In recent years, grape acreage has increased dramatically in new regions, including the United States of America, Chile, Asia (China and India), and Turkey. A major limiting factor to the sustained production of premium grapes and wines is infections by viruses. The advent of powerful molecular and metagenomics technologies, such as molecular cloning and next generation sequencing, allowed the discovery of new viruses from grapes. To date, grapevine is susceptible to 64 viruses that belong to highly diverse taxonomic groups. Recently, two new disease syndromes have been recognized: Syrah decline and red blotch. Losses due to fanleaf degeneration are estimated at $1 billion annually in France alone. Other diseases including leafroll, rugose wood, Syrah de cline and red blotch can result in total crop loss several years post-infection. This situation is further exacerbated by mixed infections with multiple viruses and other biotic as well as adverse abiotic environmental conditions, such as drought and winter damage, causing even greater destruction. The book builds upon the last handbook (written over twenty years ago) on the part of diagnostics and extensively expands its scope by inclusion of molecular biology aspects of select viruses that are widespread and economically most important. This includes most current information on the biology, transmission, genome replication, transcription, subcellular localization, as well as virus-host interactions. It also touches on several novel areas of scientific inquiry. It also contains suggested directions for future research in the field of grapevine virology.
More than 90 plant pathology experts have collaborated to update one of the most popular APS PRESS Compendia of all time. Compendium of Corn Diseases, Third Edition is completely rewritten and includes more than twice the information as the previous edition. This guide is the most up-to-date resource available for identifying and controlling diseases and disorders of corn. Everything is new, with special attention given to updating symptoms, pathogen descriptions, literature citations, and newly important diseases. With 177 color photographs, nearly all of them new, the third edition offers more than twice the color images as before. State-of-the art color reproduction and high quality detailed images make this a must-have resource for anyone working with corn.
This comprehensive book examines how mineral nutrition affects plant disease. Minerals improve the overall quality and health of plants. Knowing how each individual mineral affects a plant is beneficial for efficiency in production and sustaining the ecosystem. From a plant pathology perspective, Mineral Nutrition and Plant Disease brings the discussion of plant disease diagnosis and management to a new level. Mineral nutrients are important in production agriculture and horticulture because they can often be the first line of defense against plant diseases. It is an area of knowledge that can be misunderstood or overlooked in the study of diseases and their diagnosis. This reference succeeds in organizing what we know and explaining the interactions at work. Mineral Nutrition and Plant Disease is the first book to successfully combine two important plant science disciplines, nutrition and pathology, to provide current information on theoretical aspects of nutrition in disease physiology while contributing a wealth of basic practical information for obtaining immediate disease suppression with specific fertilizers.
Illustrated Genera of Imperfect Fungi, Fourth Edition is an update of the classic reference that mycologists and others interested in imperfect fungi have relied upon for decades. It provides comprehensive information for recognizing, identifying, and learning various aspects of the reproductive and somatic morphologies of imperfect fungi. Its practical use in the identification of imperfect fungi makes it an essential tool.
Citrus Tristeza Virus Complex and Tristeza Diseases is a comprehensive title on controlling and managing citrus tristeza virus (CTV), which causes complex disease syndromes in citrus. This book includes a description of the disease and its history as well as information about diseases caused by the virus and the management of the disease in different countries. This book will be of interest to plant pathologists, plant virologists, horticulturists, and graduate students in plant pathology and related sciences.
Section one addresses the commonly occurring infectious fungal diseases of alfalfa, grouped by leaves and stems, lower stems and crowns, and crowns and roots. This section also provides information on bacterial and mollicute diseases, diseases caused by viruses, and those caused by nematodes. The parasitic flowering plant dodder is also discussed. Section two covers arthropod (insect) pests, detailing their life cycles, damage, identifying features, and management. This section describes arthropods that feed on foliage, including many kinds of aphids and caterpillars, crickets, grasshoppers, leafminers, plant bugs, spittlebugs, and weevils. Root and seed pests are given special sections, as is a livestock pest, the blister beetle. Section three, titled ‘Noninfectious Diseases and Abiotic Conditions,’ discusses the effects and management of genetic variations and abnormalities, herbicide injury, high-temperature flooding injury, nutrient deficiencies and toxicities, foliar freeze injury, and winter injury. The appendix presents an updated list of common names of diseases of alfalfa caused by microbes, nematodes, and viruses, as well as arthropod insect pests of alfalfa.
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of virology, Tobacco Mosaic Virus: One Hundred Years of Contributions to Virology is an anthology of this past century`s classic papers written about tobacco mosaic virus and its impact in the field of virology and related studies. A historical perspective shows an appreciation for this important virus and how these classic experiments have led to our current understanding of all types of viruses today.
Exercises in Plant Disease Epidemiology, Second Edition provides basic topical background information of each exercise together with suggestions for further reading. This information, along with classroom instruction, will make possible the practical implementation of the exercises and help build confidence and benefit the individuals concerned. All exercises are supported by software that is either public domain or commonly available commercially, allowing greater accessibility for students and users overall. For further aid to accessibility, the book’s Appendix includes information on all the commonly used software.
This book is significant because it is the definitive resource on viruses that infect the plant species that make up the most important food crops in the world – Poaceae (Gramineae) – which include barley, maize, rice, rye, sorghum, sugarcane, triticale, wheat, forage, ornamental, and lawn. This grass family is among the largest of all plant families consisting of approximately 700 genera and 10,000 species. Nearly twenty percent of plant viruses are known to infect graminaceous hosts resulting in significant agricultural economic losses. The Poaceae are one of the most important plant families in terms of the number of species, worldwide distribution, ecosystems and as ingredients of human and animal food. It is not surprising that they support many parasites including more than 100 severely pathogenic virus species, of which new ones are being regularly described. This book results from the contributions of 150 well-known specialists and presents for the first time an in-depth look at all the viruses (including the retrotransposons) infesting one plant family.