Diseases of Herbaceouls Perennials
Mark L. Gleason, Margery L. Daughtrey, Ann R. Chase, Gary W. Moorman, and Daren S. Mueller
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Book 296 pp ISBN 9780890543740
CD-ROM 700+ Images ISBN 9780890543757
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Special features include:
- Over 700 color images of diseases commonly found on herbaceous perennials
- Up-to-date information on important diseases to watch for
- A primer on the different categories of plant diseases and how they are managed
- Symptom descriptions to help the reader tell major diseases of perennials apart
- The basic cultural requirements of each plant
- Encyclopedic arrangement (alphabetically, plant-by-plant)
Diseases of Herbaceous Perennials is a beautifully illustrated, practical, scientifically
reviewed reference book that will help you identify and solve plant disease problems specific
to these valuable ornamental plants. As the popularity of herbaceous perennials in the landscape continues
to rise, there is a demand for more information on how to produce and grow these striking plants successfully.
The new Diseases of Herbaceous Perennials Image CD (compatible with Mac and PC operating systems
for personal use only - for library or multiuse, request a proforma invoice) is the perfect companion to the Diseases of Herbaceous Perennials book.
It contains all 700+ color images from the book. Use these high quality images in presentations and lecture
handouts to provide unmistakably clear examples of the diseases of herbaceous perennials.
Easily browse through 700+ images by disease, plant, or caption. Then, simply save images to your desktop
and paste into your presentation[s]. Captions are included with images as well as on a separate page
allowing searches by specific words or phrases. The CD includes a resources folder that contains
a list of captions and an alphabetical index of diseases and disorders.
Overall this package covers common diseases of more than 150 popular perennials. Extensive information is
included in this new book, arranged alphabetically by plant and accompanied by hundreds of fine
color photographs to assist in accurate disease diagnosis. Short descriptions of the cultural conditions that will
help these plants remain healthy and thrive are given for each host plant. Tips are provided to assist
growers and gardeners in managing challenging diseases. This guide includes extensive color illustrations
of diseases commonly found on herbaceous perennials in landscapes and nursery production. Accurate
color images assist the reader in correctly distinguishing between disease and insect problems and leads
to correct disease diagnosis when faced with a bewildering array of symptoms.
The aim of this book is to help readers to recognize the major diseases of herbaceous
perennial ornamentals and to manage them effectively. It will be valuable to commercial plant producers
and retailers, landscape managers, professional, home, and master gardeners, and the many advisors and
extension professionals that serve the green industry. Professional plant diagnostic labs, plant health
inspectors, and plant industry salespeople will find this book an essential aid for properly identifying
new plant diseases such as downy mildew on rudbeckia, as well as the classic plant problems such as
Botrytis blight on peony. To assist those new to the concepts of plant disease, supplementary
information is included on the different kinds of micro-organisms that can cause contagious plant
problems. References are provided for further reading and a glossary is available to help readers
understand unfamiliar terms. Anyone who loves perennials will be able to use this book.
This book consists of three sections.
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The first section describes basic strategies
for diagnosing and managing disease of herbaceous perennials. It explains why Integrated
Pest Management is important and outlines some helpful practices to keep diseases in check.
The second section includes short profiles of 12 major types of diseases that attack herbaceous perennials.
This section helps readers understand how different types of disease-causing agents live and act,
and how best to protect plants against them.
The third and main section of the book is organized alphabetically by the
genus of each perennial plant, which helps readers quickly find information for a particular
plant of interest.
A Common Name to Latin Name Index is included to help those that are unfamiliar
with the Latin names of plants. Photos of some of the major diseases of each genus
are combined with text descriptions.
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