Compendium of Beet Diseases and Pests, Second Edition
Edited by Robert M. Harveson, Linda E. Hanson, and Gary L. Hein
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Softcover Book 140 pp ISBN 9780890543658
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- More Images for Accurate Diagnostics! A significantly increased number of images of damage due to
diseases, insects, herbicides, and other abiotic disorders which enables growers, consultants, and extension
specialists to more readily identify problems affecting their crops.
- Easy Identification - Diagnosticians can differentiate among fungal pathogens faster with images depicting
hyphal and spore characteristics.
- Additional Coverage - Information on other beet types (chard, fodder, and table beets) will help vegetable
horticulturists with production problems for this group of crops.
- Emerging Issues Section - Timely descriptions of emerging issues will educate workers on new, potentially
- New Historical Introduction - A new introduction is included containing brief histories of beet production,
botany, and breeding for diseases and insects.
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.
This volume includes significantly updated and timely information concerning rhizomania
and several other new soilborne viral diseases transmitted by Polymyxa betae. It also
includes several emerging production issues of potential concern including development of
fungicide resistant strains of Cercospora betae, root disease complexes, and new diseases such
as black beet scorch and non-traditional Fusarium-associated problems. Special emphasis was
placed on increasing the number of images of plant injury symptoms due to herbicides, nutritional
deficiencies, and pathogens and insects € along with their distinguishing characteristics.
These publications will be useful to field workers,
diagnosticians, plant pathologists, extension specialists, agronomists, entomologists, vegetable horticulturists,
and master gardeners. Although emphasizing sugar beets, the information will also pertain to problems
associated with other forms of beets, including fodder and table (red) beet, and Swiss chard. An extended
effort was made to include images and descriptions of production issues affecting these crops as well.
The new Beet Diseases and Pests Image CD is a companion to the Compendium of Beet Diseases and Pests,
. This CD is a part of the image collection series and contains all 289 color images and 10 black and
white images from the compendium. Use these high quality images in presentations and lecture handouts
to provide clear examples of diseases, pests, and disorders affecting beets.
Easily browse through images categorized by causal agent. Simply save images to your desktop
and then paste into your presentation. Captions are included with images as well as in a separate text file
for easy insertion into presentations and documents.
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