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Apple Scab: Biology, Epidemiology, and Management

William E. MacHardy 
APS  1996  



hardcover  545 pages, 38 color photographs  ISBN 0890542066      £90.00
A thorough look at the current knowledge of apple scab, as well as future challenges to research and management. Learn about how fungicides and IPM techniques can be used for disease management.

This book is an ideal reference on apple scab for plant pathologists, graduate students, instructors, extension specialists, pest management specialists, crop consultants, agrochemical research and field personnel, and apple growers.

Table of Contents

Financial Sponsors; Acknowledgements; Preface; Definition and Use of Selected Terms; Overview;

Part 1: Biology;
The Disease; The Pathogen; Venturia Inaequalis Genetics and Inheritance; Inheritance of Resistance to Venturia Inaequalis; Ontogenic Resistance to Scab in Malus; Pathogen Development and Host Tissue Reaction; Physiological Responses to Infection; Pathogen Nutrition; Solute Transport in Veins of an Infected Leaf; Host Metabolism and Proposed Defense Mechanisms;

Part 2: Epidemiology
Modes of Overwintering; Factors Affecting the Saprophytic (Sexual) Phase of Ventura Inaequalis; Ascospore Productivity and Ascospore Dose; Models to Predict Ascospore Maturity; Seasonal Pattern of Ascospore Maturation and Discharge; Ascospore Discharge; Ascospore Dispersal and Deposition; Environmental Factors Influencing Ascospore Viability and Germination; Environmental Factors Influencing Conidium Production, Viability, Dissemination, and Germination; Environmental and Biological Factors That Influence Foliar Infection During Periods of Continuous Wetness; Environmental and Biological Factors That Influence Foliar Infection During Periods of Discontinuous Wetness; Environmental and Biological Factors that Influence Fruit Infection; Environmental and Biological Factors that Influence the Incubation Period;

Part 3: Management
A Brief History of Apple Scab Control: 1880-1990; Fungicide Uses in Apple Scab Control: Traditional Roles; The Development of Resistance to Fungicides; Sanitation Practices: Strategies and Potential in Apple Scab IPM; Cornerstones of Integrated Pest Management: Disease Thresholds; Cornerstones of Integrated Management: Crop Loss Assessment and Disease Assessment; Cornerstones of Integrated Management: Monitoring and Modeling Tree Growth and Development and Weather Conditions; Cornerstones of Integrated Management: Monitoring and Modeling Tree Growth and Development and Weather Conditions; Apple Scab Simulation Models; Integrating Practices to Manage Apple Scab; Integrating Scab Management into Apple IPM and Crop Production Programs

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