A Colour Handbook of Diseases of Small Grain Cereal Crops
Timothy D. Murray, David W. Parry, Nigel D. Cattlin
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Hardcover 160 pp ISBN 9781840761047
The small grain cereals wheat, barley, oats and rye are cultivated worldwide. They form the foundation
of most agricultural systems and are essential in the manufacture of staple products such as bread, pasta
and fermented beverages. Reflecting the global and economic importance of cereal crops,
the Colour Handbook aims to make identification of diseases afflicting them easier. Covering
40-50 of the most important pathogens in Europe, North America, Japan and Australia, the handbook
contains superb colour photographs accompanied by clear, concise descriptions of diseases with advice
on their control and will be of use to plant health professionals, growers, farmers, and students of agriculture.
Diseases are illustrated at varying stages of development and entries follow an easy-to-use format.
First the pathogens involved and their symptoms are described; next information on the disease cycle is given,
covering epidemiological features and the form taken by the pathogen in different climates.
The section on economic significance deals with effects on yield and the ecosystem, while that
on control advises growers on measures and techniques to combat the outbreak of disease,
including the latest chemical treatments. For each disease, detailed references provide a key
to further reading.
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Introduction: diagnostic guide to cereal disease, 1. Ear and
Grain Diseases Blights: Black chaff (bacterial streak); Head blight; Scab. Bunts/Smuts:
Bunt; Stinking bunt; Dwarf bunt; Karnal bunt; Loose smut; Semi-loose smut; Black loose
smut; False loose smut; Covered smut. Other: Black point; Kernel smudge; Sooty mould;
Ergot. 2. Leaf and Stem Diseases Blights: Bacterial streak (black chaff);
Bacterial Stripe. Mildew: Powdery mildew. Mosaics/Yellows Diseases: Barley stripe mosaic;
Barley yellow dwarf; Barley yellow mosaic; Soilborne wheat mosaic; Wheat streak mosaic;
Wheat yellow mosaic. Rusts: Brown rust; leaf rust; Crown rust; Stem rust; Yellow rust.
Smuts: Flag smut. Spots/blotches: Halo spot; Net blotch; Scald; Leaf blotch; Septoria
leaf blotch; Glume blotch; Spot blotch; Tan spot. Snow Moulds: Pink snow mould; Snow
scald; Speckled snow mould. Stripes: Cephalosporium stripe; Leaf stripe.
3. Stem base and root diseases Fungi: Common root rot; Foot rot; Seedling blight
(spot blotch); Eyespot; Strawbreaker foot rot; Fusarium foot rot; Dryland foot rot; Sharp
eyespot; Take-all. 4. Microscopic Appearance of pathogens. Glossary.
Diagnostic features of cereal diseases. Appendix 2: Worldwide distribution of
cereals and diseases. Index.
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