eBook Westcott's Plant Disease Handbook, 7th Edition

  • R. Kenneth Horst Department of Plant Pathology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
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  • ISBN-10: 1402045859
  • ISBN-13: 9781402045851
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1317 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released August 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007
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Overview

  • 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 changes in regulations governing their use
  • Integrated pest management and biological control
  • Recent research on diseases that are now known to be caused by virus-like (viroids) and mycoplasma-like organisms (phytoplasmas) instead of viruses

    Westcott's Plant Disease Handbook, 7th Edition, should be useful to anyone with a keen interest in gardening. This includes, but is not limited to, botanical gardeners, landscape architects, florists, master gardeners, nurserymen, seed and fungicide dealers, pesticide applicators, arborists, cooperative extension agents, plant pathologists and consultants.

    The seventh edition uses the traditional convenient format of previous editions providing easy access to essential information quickly with special dictionary-type entries on plant hosts and on symptoms.

    New and updated material includes: (1) Significant taxonomic changes in fungi, bacteria, viruses and nematodes, (2)Recently discovered diseases and new hosts for previously known plant-pathogens, (3) Changes in chemicals and pesticides and changes in regulations governing their use, (4) Integrated pest management and biological control.

    This book also provides useful cross references, indexes, illustrative plates of 34 key diseases, and 40 black and white illustrations of other diseases.