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Westcott's Plant Disease Handbook

Horst, R. Kenneth

Originally published by Springer, New York

7th ed. 2008, XIV, 1318 p. 90 illus. eReference.

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  • 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.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Garden chemicals - Host plants - Integrated pest management - Plant diseases - Plant pathogens

Related subjects » Agriculture - Life Sciences - Plant Sciences

Table of contents 

Introduction.-
Garden Chemicals and Their Application.-
Classification of Plant Pathogens.-
Plant Diseases and Their Pathogens.-
Host Plants and Their Diseases.-
List of Land Grant Institutions and Diagnostic Laboratories.-
Glossary.-
Selected Bibliography.-
Index.

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