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.
Covering the key techniques used when working with fungal plant pathogens, this practical manual deals with recognition of disease symptoms, detection and identification of fungi and methods to characterise them well as curation, quarantine and quality assurance.The book is unique in its practical focus, providing an overview of both traditional and emerging methods and their applications, and detailed protocols on completion techniques such as microscopy, PCR, ELISA, freeze drying and DNA storage. Fungal Plant Pathogens provides a valuable guide to investigating fungal plant diseases and interpreting laboratory findings.
Part I outlines the infectious diseases that affect tomato—including those caused by fungi and oomycetes, bacteria, phytoplasmas, viruses, and viroids—along with postharvest diseases and disorders and diseases caused by nematodes. Part II covers arthropod pests: namely, mites, insects, and “worm” pests. Part III examines noninfectious diseases, disorders, and damage: namely, physiological diseases, nutritional disorders, herbicide damage, and genetic diseases. Part IV, which discusses diseases of undetermined etiology, has been reorganized to adopt the format used elsewhere in the book.
This colorful guidebook is essential for ensuring early detection of disease and insect symptoms in order to implement control measures to maximum yields and product quality. It is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in healthy apple and pear production, including plant pathologists, entomologists, pomologists, extension agents, master gardeners, horticulturists, IPM practitioners, pesticide applicators, agrochemical professionals, private consultants, and growers.