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Abiotic Disorders of Landscape Plants
Author: Laurance R. Costello

This manual contains a wealth of information to help you diagnose abiotic disorders in landscape plants – disorders caused by environmental, physiological or other nonbiological factors.

You’ll learn how to diagnose injury symptoms from over 20 different abiotic agents including water deficit, nutrient deficiencies, salinity, pH, sunburn, air pollution, herbicide and other chemical phytotoxicities, mechanical injuries, lightning, wind, and hail. You’ll also learn how to develop a step-by-step diagnostic strategy.

Included are strategies, techniques, and tools you can use in diagnosing plant problems, common injury symptoms and their abiotic causes, and plant traits that can resemble abiotic disorders.

Illustrated with 319 color photographs and 38 tables, this book is a "must-have" for the library of every landscape professional.

Publication Number: 3420 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-58-7 Copyright Date: 2003 Length: 242 pp.

Price: $35.00
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Compendium of Apple and Pear Diseases
Edited by A.L. Jones and H.S. Aldwinckle

International in scope, this book discusses diseases and disorders of all significant cultivars. Simply match the symptoms on your plants with one of the book's color photographs. Then refer to the corresponding text which describes the related symptoms, causes, cycles, and control practices.

1990; 125 pages; 8 1/2" x 11" softcover; 170 color photographs; 26 black and white photographs and illustrations ISBN 0-89054-109-4

Price: $34.98
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Compendium of Bean Diseases
Edited by Howard F. Schwartz, James R. Steadman, Robert Hall, and Robert L. Forster

"...highly recommended to every plant pathologist, especially those active in extension work." -- Journal of Phytopathology

“This compendium is a very good source of scientific and practical information on diseases of beans. The way it is organized makes the compendium easy to consult, even by non-specialists, and very useful for disease diagnosis and to provide immediate information on the causal organism and its life cycle and epidemiology. Thus, it will be of great use for all scientists, students and agriculturalists interested in the study and cultivation of beans.” -- Nematologia Mediterranea

"...has a disease-for-dummies feel to it with hints for disease diagnosis such as illustrations of the diseased crop in the field, specific location of the disease on the plant, and symptom definitions with illustrations such as shriveled leaves versus wrinkled, bubbled leaves." -- Mycologist's Bookshelf

"The second edition of the Compendium of Bean Diseases provides a much appreciated update and expansion after 14 years with the aim of providing an international overview over biotic and abiotic diseases of Phaseolus beans…the international scope of the compendium is of great importance.” -- European Journal of Plant Pathology

“…very informative and excellently written and illustrated compendium…this book will be of great interest to bean growers, plant protection specialists, diagnostic clinicians and all others interested in recognition or management of bean plants diseases.” -- The Journal of Plant Protection Research

2005; 8.5” x 11” soft cover; 120 pages; 201 images; ISBN 0-89054-327-5; (1 lb.); Item No. 43275

Price: $65.00
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Compendium of Beet Diseases and Pests, Second Edition
Edited by Robert M. Harveson, Linda E. Hanson, and Gary L. Hein

Compendium of Beet Diseases and Pests, Second Edition is a complete revision of the first edition and is updated and expanded to provide current and relevant beet (Beta vulgaris L.) production problems in one comprehensive volume. This revision was authored by 28 scientists affiliated with 14 different institutions or organizations, and contains nearly 400 images throughout, approximately 80% of which are new to this volume.

This second edition has been significantly expanded and is organized into several major sections, including a new introduction with brief histories of beet production, botany, and breeding. The remainder of the book is divided into 5 major parts: biotic disorders, abiotic disorders, postharvest deterioration of sugar beet, major insect and arthropod pests, and newly emerging issues. The description of each disease includes a general account of its importance and world distribution, symptoms, causal organism or agent, disease cycle and epidemiology, management, and selected references.

2009; 8.5” x 11” softcover; 160 (est.) pages; 289 color images; 10 black and white images; ISBN 978-0 89054-365-8; (2 pounds); Item No. 43658

Price: $65.00
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Compendium of Blueberry and Cranberry Diseases
Edited by Frank L. Caruso and Donald C. Ramsdell

A thorough look at diseases and disorders, as well as insect-related problems that mimic disease symptoms. Protecting your crop from disease couldn't be simpler. Just match the symptoms on your plants with one of this book's color photographs. Then refer to the index to learn more about prevention, causes, cycles, and control.

1995; 8 1/2" x 11" softcover; 87 pages; 193 color photographs; 73 black and white illustrations ISBN 0-89054-1736

Price: $59.00
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Compendium of Brassica Diseases
Author: APS

This highly anticipated color guidebook is a thorough, authoritative, and practical reference for anyone who needs to diagnose and manage disease problems in brassica crops destined for vegetable markets, seeds, oil, and condiments.

Fifty-nine international disease experts contributed to the coverage of more than a dozen brassica crops: Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Kohlrabi, Greens, Asian Mustard Greens, Chinese Broccoli (Chinese Kale), Chinese Cabbage, Horseradish, Radish, Turnip, Rutabaga, Oilseed Rape (Canola, Rapeseed), and Culinary or Condiment Mustards.

This compendium will be essential for extension scientists working in agriculture and horticulture and for other advisors, including individuals in regulatory agencies, as well as those in the private sector dealing with seed and fungicide retail and with disease scouting. The book is also useful for brassica crop growers, plant pathology and ag science teachers, students, research scientists, and plant breeders.

Binding: Paper Copyright: 2006 Edition: 1st

Price: $59.00
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Compendium of Chickpea and Lentil Diseases and Pests

Compendium of Chickpea and Lentil Diseases and Pests is the first ever comprehensive treatise of diseases and insect pests affecting two crops that play an important role in ensuring food and nutritional security to millions of people, particularly in arid and semiarid regions of the world. It is the result of work of more than 80 expert scientists from 12 countries.

This compendium is a field guide on diagnosis and management of diseases, insect pests, and noninfectious disorders of chickpea and lentil. It covers diseases caused by fungi, nematodes, viruses, bacteria, phytoplasmas, parasitic weeds, and insect damage. It also provides diagnostics and treatments for noninfectious disorders including nutrient deficiencies and toxicities, herbicide injuries, and environmental problems like heat stress, waterlogging, and cold injury. A helpful section on the theory and practice of disease and pest management utilizing cultural practices, epidemiology, and population genetics is included.

This new compendium is a ready-reference book for growers, diagnosticians, extension specialists, and crop protection scientists and students. Worldwide regulatory agencies and international agriculture organizations will utilize this color guide as a trusted resource for many years to come.

Price: $79.00
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Compendium of Chrysanthemum Diseases
Edited by R. Kenneth Horst and Paul E. Nelson

This essential reference contains 56 color photographs and accompanying text for identification, prevention, diagnosing, and controlling chrysanthemum diseases. Diseases are arranged according to casual agents for easy reference. Infectious diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses, viroids, phytoplasmas, and nematodes are covered first followed by noninfectious diseases caused by physiological problems, environmental imbalances, air pollution, pesticide toxicity, and nutritional deficiencies and toxicities. A glossary, index, and selected references are also included.

1997; 8 1/2" x 11" softcover; 88 pages; 58 color photographs; 40 black and white illustrations ISBN 0-89054-177-9

Price: $65.00
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Compendium of Conifer Diseases
Edited by Everett M. Hansen and Katherine J. Lewis

Includes contributions from 36 international forest pathology experts.

1997; 128 pages; 170 color photographs; 13 black and white illustrations ISBN 0-89054-183-3

Price: $65.00
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Compendium of Cotton Diseases, Second Edition
Edited by T. L. Kirkpatrick and C. S. Rothrock

Compendium of Cotton Diseases, Second Edition provides practical, up-to-date information on the diagnosis and control of cotton diseases worldwide. This new edition begins with an overview of the origin and evolution of cultivated cotton and a description of the growth and development of the plant, which is fundamental in disease diagnosis and effective management strategies. Expanded disease sections include detailed pathogen descriptions, characteristic symptoms that occur, the disease cycle, and control information. Includes twice as many color photographs as the first edition.

Additional improvements include:

-greater attention to noninfectious disorders, including nutritional disorders, herbicide injury and toxicity, and environmental stresses.
-sections on common disease interactions, host plant resistance to pathogens, and general principles of disease management in integrated production systems.

This useful reference is ideal for growers, crop consultants, researchers, extension agents, students, teachers, libraries, and anyone who works with cotton.

2001; 8 1/2” x 11” softcover; 100 pages (est.); 115 color photographs; 32 black and white illustrations; ISBN 0-89054-279-1

Price: $59.00
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Compendium of Flowering Potted Plant Diseases
By Margery L. Daughtrey, Robert L. Wick, and Joseph L. Peterson

Because many potted plant species are typically produced with one operation, it is especially challenging for the grower to be thoroughly informed regarding all the potential disease problems. Regular monitoring should be conducted with full awareness of the diseases important to each crop.

This book is an essential reference to preventing, diagnosing, and controlling diseases of most flowering potted plants. Complete pathogen descriptions, excellent color photos, and step-by-step advice will make this ideal for the grower and diagnostician alike.

1995; 8 1/2" × 11" softcover; 90 pages; 60 black and white photographs and illustrations; 248 color photographs ISBN 0-89054-202-3

Price: $55.00
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Compendium of Grape Diseases
Of interest to everyone who works with grapes. Includes sections on cultural practices and selection of planting material.

Table of Contents Introduction; Pathogens of Grape, The Family Vitaceae and Vitis Speciation, Grapevine Structure and Growth Stages, Historical Significance of Diseases in Grape Production Part 1: Diseases Caused by Biotic Factors Fruit and Foliar Diseases Caused by Fungi; Powdery Mildew, Downy Mildew, Botrytis Bunch Rot and Blight, Black Rot, Phomopsis Cane and Leaf Spot, Anthracnose, Rotbrenner, Bitter Rot, White Rot, Ripe Rot, Macrophoma Rot, Angular Leaf Spot, Diplodia Cane Dieback and Bunch Rot, Berry Rots and Raisin Molds, Rust; Minor Foliage Diseases; Leaf Blight, Leaf Blotch, Zonate Leaf Spot, Septoria Leaf Spot, Other Minor Foliage Diseases; Wood and Root Diseases Caused by Fungi; Eutypa Dieback, Esca and Black Measles, Black Dead Arm, Armillaria Root Rot, Phymatotrichum Root Rot, Verticillium Wilt, Dematophora Root Rot, PhytophthoraCrown and Root Rot, Grape Root Rot Diseases Caused by Bacteria and Bacterialike Organisms; Crown Gall, Bacterial Blight, Pierce's Disease; Grapevine Yellows Diseases; Flavescence Doree, Bois Noir and Vergilbungskrankheit, Other Grapevine Yellows Diseases Caused by Viruses and Viruslike Agents; Fanleaf Degeneration, Tomato Ringspot Virus Decline, Tobacco Ringspot Virus Decline, Peach Rosette Mosaic Virus Decline, Leafroll, Corky Bark, Rupestris Stem Pitting, Other Virus and Viruslike Diseases; Nematode Parasites of Grape; Root-Knot Nematodes, Dagger and Needle Nematodes, Lesion Nematodes, Citrus Nematode, Miscellaneous Ectoparasitic Nematodes

Author: APS Binding: Paperback Copyright: 1988 Edition: 1st Publisher: APS

Price: $49.98
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Compendium of Hop Diseases and Pests
Edited by Walter Mahaffee, Sarah Pethybridge, and David H. Gent

Compendium of Hop Diseases and Pests is a comprehensive and authoritative account of diseases and pests of hop as well as numerous other disorders and injuries that impact this valuable specialty crop. This compendium is a practical reference for anyone interested in healthy, high-quality hop, which in addition to brewing, is showing promise for use in sugar processing and as a preservative in ethanol production and for its potential use as an antimicrobial additive in animal feed.

More than 140 color images are presented with expert scientifically peer-reviewed descriptions of the identifying characteristics of disease and pest symptoms and their causal agents. This book also provides an overview of the taxonomy and botanical traits of the genus Humulus. It provides insight into cone uses and chemistry, methods for hop production, and an extensive list of hop cultivars and their characteristics. The description of each disease or pest includes a general account of its importance and world distribution, symptoms, causal organism or agent, disease cycle and epidemiology, management, and selected references. The references document the descriptions and provide resources for additional information.

2009; 8.5” x 11” softcover; 112 pages; 147 color images; 6 black and white images; ISBN 978-0-89054-376-4; (1 pound); Item No. 43764

Price: $69.00
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Compendium of Lettuce Diseases
by R. Michael Davis, Krishna V. Subbarao, Richard N. Raid, Edward A. Kurtz

This compendium covers the diseases and disorders of crisphead, romaine or cos, butterhead, and leaf lettuce (all types of Lactuca sativa L.).

Publisher: American Phytopathological Society Pub. Date: November 1997 ISBN-13: 9780890541869 104pp Series: Compendium of Plant Disease Ser.

Price: $55.00
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Compendium of Ornamental Foliage Diseases
By A.R. Chase

Covers diseases of palms, ferns, ivies, cacti, and dozens of other ornamentals.

1987; 114 pages; 133 color photographs; 65 black and white photographs and illustrations ISBN 0-89054-077-2

Price: $65.00
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Compendium of Pea Diseases, and Pests, Second Edition
Edited by John M. Kraft and Frank L. Pfleger

First published 15 years ago, Compendium of Pea Diseases, Second Edition covers new and updated information to diagnosis and control of pea diseases. Contributions from worldwide authorities in pea disease research make this new edition the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to pea diseases available. Included in this edition is new and extensive coverage on herbicide and insect feeding injury, fertilizer deficiencies and toxicities, seed vigor, and seed health, as well as updated information on pea-pathogenic virus and bacterial genomes, and sources of resistance to virus diseases. Practical and easy-to-use, the 107 color photographs and the Guide to the Identification of Pea Diseases in the Field will help anyone who works with peas. The updated information provided in this reference will aid in the management of pea diseases worldwide and help ensure the health of this important crop.

This resource is ideal for growers, crop consultants, agronomists, plant scientists, extension workers, teachers, students, county agents, libraries.

  • 2001; 8 ½” x 11” softcover
  • 110 pages (est.)
  • 107 color photographs
  • 14 black and white illustrations
  • ISBN 0-89054-269-4

Price: $59.00
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Compendium of Peanut Diseases
Edited by N. Kokalis-Burelle, D. M. Porter, R. Rodríguez-Kábana, D. H. Smith, P. Subrahmanyam

Compendium of Peanut Diseases, Second Edition is a guide to the identification, diagnosis, and control of peanut diseases and disorders. Bringing together color photographs and authoritative information in a single volume, this convenient compendium is a valuable resource for peanut growers and crop consultants around the world.

First published in 1984, this compendium has become a standard guidebook for the peanut industry. The new edition is reorganized and it includes many revisions and updates. New features include a section on genetic modification as well as additional color photographs and illustrations.

The contributors are an international group that includes 50 peanut experts from the United States, India, The Peoples Republic of China, Malawi, Australia, Israel, and South Africa. They offer advice on diseases and disorders found in each of the world's major peanut-growing regions.

Detailed descriptions of 55 peanut diseases are the core of the book. Covering diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, nematodes, and viruses, these descriptions present detailed information on symptoms, causal organisms, disease cycle, control, host range, transmission, detection, and epidemiology. In addition to diseases, the compendium also describes peanut disorders caused by environmental stress, insects and arthropods, and parasitic flowering plants. Other sections of the compendium cover beneficial organisms, organisms with an undetermined relationship to peanuts, disease management strategies, genetic modification, and a listing of disease and insect resistant cultivars currently available for use by growers and breeders.

1997; 94 pages; 198 color photographs; 81 black and white photographs and illustrations ISBN 0-89054-218-X

Price: $59.00
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Compendium of Pepper Diseases
by Kenneth L. Pernezny (Editor), John F. Murphy (Editor), Pamela D. Roberts (Editor), Natalie P. Goldberg (Editor)

Whether they are called peppers, chiles, paprika, or ajis, plants in the genus Capsicum, are among the most important spice and vegetable commodities worldwide because they are used in so many different types of food. Like other crops, peppers are afflicted with diseases, disorders, and pests that can reduce fruit quality and yield.

The Compendium of Pepper Diseases provides a comprehensive presentation of the important pepper diseases of the world. With the help of 122 color photographs and thorough descriptions of pathogens, this valuable reference enables readers to easily identify diseases on the basis of symptoms and formulate field and laboratory diagnoses of diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses, parasitic angiosperms, and nematodes.

Readers will also learn about the geographical distribution and impact of each disease, control measures, and epidemiological aspects of diseases as well as gain knowledge on plant health problems associated with arthropods, nutritional deficiencies, herbicide injuries, and other abiotic causes. This compendium also includes sections discussing the botany of pepper, current production practices, and postharvest damage to pepper fruit.

Edited and authored by 39 professionals with international expertise in pepper pathology in several unique production areas and in diverse areas of pathogen expertise, the Compendium of Pepper Diseases will prove invaluable to growers, extension agents, county agents, crop production specialists, researchers, plant pathologists, horticulturists, agronomists, agribusiness professionals, educators, students and anyone interested in the diagnosis or management of diseases of pepper crops throughout the world.
2003; 8½” × 11” Softcover; 88 pages; 122 color illustrations; 6 black and white illustrations; ISBN 0-89054-300-3;

Price: $69.00
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Compendium of Potato Diseases, Second Edition
Edited by Walter R. Stevenson, Rosemary Loria, Gary D. Franc, and D. P. Weingartner

Compendium of Potato Diseases, Second Edition includes up-to-date information on diseases and disorders affecting potatoes worldwide. Since its first publication 20 years ago, key pathogens and management practices have greatly expanded, and the international importance of many pathogens has changed. Strengthened with nearly 200 color photographs, this practical reference will help growers and their advisors in the field make accurate diagnoses and improve disease control. Includes many diagrams that further illustrate symptoms and causal agents of diseases. This new edition covers the most current information available on potato diseases and provides easy-to-understand descriptions of diseases. Growers, crop consultants, extension agents, researchers, students, teachers, and everyone who works with potatoes will find this reference useful for studying, diagnosing, and managing potato diseases.

2001; 8 1/2” x 11” softcover; 144 pages; 193 color photographs; 83 black and white illustrations; ISBN 0-89054-275-9

Price: $69.00
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Compendium of Rhododendron and Azalea Diseases
Edited by D.L. Coyier and M.K. Roane

Includes a section on insect pests as well as a thorough examination of major diseases and disorders.

1986; 88 pages; 8 1/2" x 11" softcover; 80 color photographs; 12 black and white illustrations; ISBN 0-89054-075-6

Price: $49.00
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Compendium of Rice Diseases
Edited by R.K. Webster and P.S. Gunnell

International in scope, this compendium pulls together hard-to-find information on more than 75 diseases and disorders.

1992; 86 pages, 138 color photographs ISBN 0-89054-126-4

Price: $65.00
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Compendium of Sorghum Diseases, Second Edition
Edited by R.A. Frederiksen and G.N. Odvody

Use the updated information and 122 color photographs in Compendium of Sorghum Diseases, Second Edition to prevent, diagnose, and control sorghum diseases. Major revisions were made in the sections covering ergot and diseases caused by Fusarium species. Up-to-date coverage on the recent advances made in sorghum diseases caused by viruses, bacteria and selected fungi is included. The section on abiotic diseases is particularly significant considering the extensive acreage of sorghum grown in poor soils and hot, dry climates

New developments covered in the second edition allows users to follow current pathogen terminology with the inclusion of updated smut fungi names and gain insight into the ongoing investigation of the taxonomic relations of fungi such as Fusarium spp. and Colletotrichum spp.

In addition to the comprehensive coverage of more than 60 diseases and disorders, this book includes a section on beneficial microorganisms associated with sorghum, and a ready reference to insect and mite problems.

Compendium of Sorghum Diseases, Second Edition is ideal for growers, crop consultants, plant scientists, extension specialists, educators, students, county agents and others interested in sorghum disease diagnosis and control.

2000; 8½" x 11" softcover; 129 pages; 122 color photographs; 32 black and white illustrations; ISBN 0-89054-240-6

Price: $65.00
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Compendium of Soybean Diseases, Fourth Edition
by Glen Lee Hartman (Editor), James B. Sinclair (Editor), J. C. Rupe (Editor)

Compendium of Soybean Diseases, 4th Edition combines the finest qualities of best-selling previous editions with updated and new sections, making it a thorough, authoritative and practical reference. Revisions to the 4th Edition include five new sections on different leaf spot diseases, an updated section on sudden death syndrome and many new color photographs. Soybean growers and crop advisors worldwide will find this color guidebook indispensable for preventing, diagnosing and controlling more than 100 diseases and disorders of soybean.

Publisher: American Phytopathological Society Pub. Date: January 1999 ISBN-13: 9780890542385 128pp Series: Compendium of Plant Disease Ser. Edition Description: 4TH

Price: $55.00
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Compendium of Stone Fruit Diseases
by D. F. Ritchie (Editor), E. I. Zehr (Editor), G. W. Bird (Editor), K. Uriu (Editor), J. K. Uyemoto (Editor)

Includes information on apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums, prunes, sweet cherries, and sour cherries.

Publisher: American Phytopathological Society Pub. Date: July 1995 ISBN-13: 9780890541746 122pp Series: Compendium of Plant Disease Ser.

Price: $55.00
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Compendium of Sweet Potato Diseases
by C. A. Clark, J. W. Moyer

A thorough examination of more than 75 diseases and disorders.

1988; 8 1/2" x 11" softcover; 75 pages; 74 color photographs; 53 black and white photographs and illustrations ISBN 0-89054-089-6

Price: $55.00
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Compendium of Tobacco Diseases
Edited by H. David Shew and George B. Lucas

Includes a separate section on disease management which covers integrated pest management and genetic modification.

1991; 96 pages; 8 1/2" x 11" softcover; 145 color photographs; 38 figures ISBN 0-89054-117-5

Price: $49.00
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Compendium of Tomato Diseases and Pests, Second Edition
Botanically speaking, tomato is a fruit. But by common understanding it is often considered a vegetable as well. Regardless of which term you use, tomato is the most “Googled” fruit and one of the most commonly grown.

Unfortunately, tomato plants are also a common target for many diseases and pests, affecting production for anyone growing the crop, including commercial producers trying to maximize yield and the small scale gardener who wants flawless and flavorful garden fresh tomatoes for salads, cooking, and canning.

Enter Compendium of Tomato Diseases and Pests, Second Edition. The nearly 250 images and associated information in this highly useful and significantly upgraded book allows anyone-from the gardener to professional-to identify, understand, diagnose, and treat more than 60 diseases of tomato occurring throughout the world. This impressive new handbook, written by expert plant pathologists working with this crop, includes nearly 20 new diseases and disorders, including those caused by fungi and oomycetes, bacteria, phytoplasmas, viruses and viroids.

The previous edition of this book was a top-10 best-seller in the Compendium Series and the new edition is even more useful with important coverage of arthropod pests: namely, mites, insects, and “worm” pests. The coverage of pests has been expanded significantly in this edition and includes the addition of 23 color photos from expert entomologists that illustrate these pests and the damage they cause.

This scientifically peer-reviewed information on numerous diseases and pests provides just the right amount of supporting information for users to make accurate decisions for disease and pest control. Throughout the Compendium of Tomato Diseases and Pests, Second Edition, disorders are both illustrated and discussed in sections that follow an easy-to-use and consistent structure: a statement of its importance and distribution, identification of its common signs and symptoms, a description of its causal organism or agent, an explanation of its cycle and epidemiology, and recommendations for management.

This easy format allows the user to quickly identify signs and symptoms of important tomato diseases and pests occurring throughout the world—in the greenhouse, in the field or garden, and in transit to the market.

Individuals with a range of skill and expertise can use this book effectively, including field and greenhouse growers, home and master gardeners, consultants, horticulturalists, extension agents, entomologists, diagnosticians, plant pathologists, educators, and students. Those who work in postharvest channels, including tomato and canning storage facilities will also benefit from Compendium of Tomato Diseases, Second Edition.

Price: $99.00
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Compendium of Tropical Fruit Diseases
Edited by R.C. Ploetz, G.A. Zentmyer, W.T. Nishijima, K.G. Rohrbach, and H.D. Ohr

More than 45 authors present current information on how to identify and control diseases of bananna, coconut, mango, pineapple, papaya, and avocado.

1994; 8 1/2" x 11" softcover; 118 pages; 192 color photographs; 18 black and white figures ISBN 0-89054-162-0

Price: $65.00
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Compendium of Turfgrass Diseases
By Richard W. Smiley, Peter H. Dernoeden, and Bruce B. Clarke

The Compendium of Turfgrass Diseases, Third Edition is devoted entirely to the diagnosis and control of approximately 80 diseases affecting grasses maintained for fine turfs on residential and commercial lawns, sod farms, golf courses, sports fields, bowling greens, cemeteries, and other areas. Since it was first published in 1983, nearly 40,000 copies of the Compendium of Turfgrass Diseases have been distributed all across the world. With information provided and reviewed by more than 40 plant pathologists and turf specialists, this book will help you identify problems quickly and accurately before they become unmanageable and costly to control. When a disease symptom occurs, infected areas of the turfgrass can be matched to one of the illustrations in the book and the accompanying text will provide more about the symptoms, causes, cycles and control of the disease identified.

2005; 8.5” x 11” softcover; 167 pages; 298 color illustrations; 41 black and white illustrations; ISBN 0-89054-330-5; (2 lbs); Item No. 43305

Price: $79.00
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Compendium of Umbelliferous Crop Diseases
Compendium of Umbelliferous Crop Diseases provides an international account of umbelliferous crop diseases and practical guidelines for control. The compendium begins with an overview of the origin and domestication of carrots and celery, carrot and celery production, the causes of umbelliferous crop diseases, and information pertaining to breeding for disease resistance. In addition to carrots and celery, diseases of parsnip, cumin, coriander, parsley, caraway, and cilantro are included.

The compendium describes infectious diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, nematodes, viruses, and phytoplasmas as well as noninfectious disorders caused by air pollution, allelopathy, mineral deficiencies and toxicities, pesticide-related injury, and many others. The description of each disease includes a general overview of its importance and world distribution, symptoms, causal organism or agent, disease cycle and epidemiology, control, and selected references. Control measures stress general principles and cultural practices that apply to most growing areas.

This useful reference is ideal for plant pathologists, crop production specialists, growers, diagnostic clinicians, students, regulatory agents, crop consultants, educators, researchers, extension personnel, and others interested in the diagnosis or management of diseases of umbelliferous crops throughout the world.


Price: $55.00
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Compendium of Wheat Diseases and Pests
Compendium of Wheat Diseases and Pests, Third Edition is the definitive publication on diseases of wheat, completely updated since the previous edition published in 1987. Twenty years of advances and new discoveries about wheat diseases are delivered in this new edition, making it the largest compendium ever in the series.

More than 70 contributing plant pathologists and entomologists, all experts in their fields, have contributed to this authoritative compendium. A new section on major insect and mite pests of wheat has been added to make this a truly comprehensive reference. This new third edition is re-designed to be easier to use than ever before. It incorporates 50% more images integrated with the corresponding descriptions of disease symptoms, causes, life cycles, and control practices.

Compendium of Wheat Diseases and Pests, Third Edition is a must-have resource for anyone responsible for helping to ensure a healthy, productive wheat crop, including growers, crop consultants, and agricultural scientists from every discipline.

What’s New in the Third Edition?

32 new chapters – all other chapters are up-to-date
A major section on insects and mites covers 16 of the most important to control
88 more images than the previous edition – nearly all images are new!
90% of the images are in color
70 authors writing chapters in their expertise area

©2010; 8.5” x 11” softcover; 171 pages; 269 images; 2 pounds; ISBN 978-0-89054-385-6

Price: $89.00
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Essential Plant Pathology, Second Edition
By Gail L. Schumann and Cleora J. D’Arcy

Essential Plant Pathology, Second Edition is completely updated with color throughout and is packaged with a new DVD that includes more extras for students and professors alike. The first edition of this best selling textbook was carefully reviewed by subject matter specialists and plant pathology course instructors to help update the content, especially some of the quickly changing molecular aspects of host-parasite interactions. This new edition includes an important new section to teach students about gene silencing using RNA interference.

The authors did not stray from their highly successful original approach. Imagine a plant pathology textbook that introduces and teaches all the key concepts of the science and is readable in a single semester by each and every student in your class. Essential Plant Pathology achieves that goal because it was written with students in mind.

This inviting new edition is written specifically to the introductory plant pathology course level by award-winning educators, Gail Schumann and Cleo D’Arcy. The book is reader-friendly with important terms and concepts clearly identified. Special “Did you know?” boxes will spark student interest by providing cultural and historical facts about plant diseases and every chapter will guide students to recommended resources, study questions, “Words to Know,” Internet research exercises, and DVD exercises.

The new second edition text comes packaged with a dynamic DVD that works hand-in-hand with the popular APSnet Education Center and provides students and their professors with an engaging way to learn and teach plant pathology. This DVD contains many important supplementary materials that can be used without internet access, including: expanded and revised identification exercises, new APSnet Education Center peer-reviewed instructional materials, and new web links for each chapter.

© 2010; 8½” x 11” hardcover; 384 pages

Price: $89.95
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Plant Virology

The seminal text Plant Virology is now in its fifth edition. It has been 10 years since the publication of the fourth edition, during which there has been an explosion of conceptual and factual advances. The fifth edition of Plant Virology updates and revises many details of the previous edition while retaining the important earlier results that constitute the field's conceptual foundation. Revamped art, along with fully updated references and increased focus on molecular biology, transgenic resistance, aphid transmission, and new, cutting-edge topics, bring the volume up to date and maintain its value as an essential reference for researchers and students in the field.

Product Details:
  • ISBN-13: 9780123848710
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 12/21/2013
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1118

Price: $139.95
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