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Westcott's Plant Disease Handbook - 7th edtion

Edited by Kenneth R Horst 
Springer  2008  



Hardcover  1318 pp  ISBN 9781402045844      £269.00
Incorporates significant taxonomic changes in fungi, bacteria, viruses and nematodes Updated to include recently discovered diseases and new hosts for previously known plant-pathogens Reviews changes in chemicals and pesticides and changes in pesticide regulations Covers integrated pest management and biological control Presents the latest research on diseases caused by virus-like (viroids) and mycoplasma-like organisms (phytoplasmas)

In its revised, improved and expanded 7th Edition, Westcott€s Plant Disease Handbook presents newly discovered diseases and newly identified hosts in the classic format that has won favor with readers at every level of expertise and experience. Dictionary-style entries permit easy access to essential information, and numerous illustrations help identify important diseases. New and updated material includes significant taxonomic changes in fungi, bacteria, viruses and nematodes; recently discovered diseases and new hosts for previously known plant-pathogens; changes in chemicals and pesticides and updates on regulations governing their use; integrated pest management and biological control.

The Handbook offers additional conveniences: useful cross references, indexes, illustrative plates of 34 key diseases, and 40 black and white illustrations of other diseases. This updated edition of a long-trusted resource will serve a broad audience, from amateur backyard gardeners to landscape architects, arborists, florists, nursery professionals and plant scientists.

Written for: Plant Pathologists, diagnostic laboratories, consultants, cooperative extension agents and specialists, gardeners, botanical gardens, landscape architects, florists, nurserymen, seed and fungicide dealers, pesticide applicators, arborists, plant pathology classrooms

Contents

How to Use This Book
Introduction

Garden Chemicals and Their Application
Fungicides, Bactericides, Nematicides, Virocides, Applying the Chemicals, Spraying vs Dusting, Mixing the Chemicals, All-Purpose Sprays and Dusts, Integrated Pest Management

Classification of Plant Pathogens
Fungi, Bacteria, Viruses, Viroids, Phytoplasmas, Nematodes

Plant Diseases and Their Pathogens
Anthracnose, Bacterial Diseases, Black Knot, Blackleg, Black Mildew, Blackspot, Blights, Blotch Diseases, Broomrapes, Cankers and Diebacks, Club Root, Damping-Off, Dodder, Downy Mildews, Fairy Rings, Fruit Spots, Galls, Leaf Blister and Leaf Curl Diseases, Leaf Scorch, Leaf Spots, Lichens, Mistletoe, Molds, Needle Casts, Nematodes, Nonparasitic Diseases, Powdery Mildews, Rots, Rusts, Scab, Scurf, Slime Mold, Smuts, Snowmold, Sooty Mold, Spot Anthracnose, Virus, Viroid, Phytoplasma - Pathogens and Diseases, White Rusts, Wilt Diseases, Witchweed

Host Plants and Their Diseases
Host Plants

Land-Grant Institutions and Agricultural Experiment Stations in the United States
Glossary
Selected Bibliography
Index

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