Diseases, Pests and Disorders of Potatoes

Diseases, Pests and Disorders of Potatoes : A Colour Handbook

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Covering the most important pathogens, this handbook provides clear, concise descriptions of the symptoms and cycles of diseases and disorders, and the pests that commonly prey on potato crops, their distribution and importance, and advice on their control. The text is illustrated with some 235 superb color photographs of affected crops to aid in the rapid and accurate identification of disease. It provides a practical reference for professionals and students involved with potato production, handling, and storage worldwide.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 12.95mm | 703g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 250 Illustrations, color
  • 1840760214
  • 9781840760217
  • 835,234

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Covering the most important pathogens, this handbook provides clear, concise descriptions of the symptoms and cycles of diseases and disorders, and the pests that commonly prey on potato crops, their distribution and importance, and advice on their control. The text is illustrated with some 235 superb colour photographs of affected crops to aid in the rapid and accurate identification of disease. "The Colour Handbook "provides a practical reference for professionals and students involved with potato production, handling and storage worldwide.
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Table of contents

Contents Potato Disease, Pest and Disorder Diagnostics 1 Bacterial Diseases 2 Fungal and Fungal-like Diseases 3 Viral and Phytoplasma Diseases 4 Nematodes 5 Insects and other Pests 6 Non-infectious Disorders: chemical, nutritional & physical; environmental; physiological Glossary Index Diseases and Pests covered: * Potato early blight * Gray mould * Black dot * Ring rot * Blackleg * Soft rot * Pit rot * Dry rot and wilt * Violet root rot * Silver scurf * Aster yellows * Witches broom * Pocket rot * Gangrene * Pink rot * Potato late blight * Skin spot * Spraing * Mild Mosaic * Sev. Mosaic * Net Necrosis * Watery wound rot * Leak, Brown rot * Stem canker * Black Scurf * White mould * Powdery scab * Common scab * Wart * Spraing * Verticillium wilt
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About Stuart Wale

Stuart Wale, SAC Aberdeen, UK Nigel Cattlin, Holt Studios International, UK
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