Field and Laboratory Guide to Tree Pathology

Field and Laboratory Guide to Tree Pathology

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This work presents field and laboratory techniques as well as basic information for students, foresters, plant scientists and arboriculturalists on tree disease pathology. It includes historical documentation, taxonomy and terminology for pests and diseases and chapters on tree biology, control strategies and diagnostic techniques. Colour plates are designed to help the reader identify tree pathogens.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 628.22g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • b&w illustrations, colour plates, glossary, index
  • 012103982X
  • 9780121039820

Table of contents

Concepts and Techniques for Understanding, Identifying, And Controlling Tree Diseases: Tree Biology. Sterile Technique. Diagnostic Techniques. Preservation of Diseased Specimens and Pathogens. Models. Symptomatology. General Control Strategies. Diseases Caused By Infectious Agents: Fungi. Foliage Diseases. Vascular Wilt Diseases. Canker Diseases. Rust Diseases. Root Diseases. Discoloration and Decay in Living Trees. Bacterial Diseases. Vascular Bacterial Diseases. Virus Diseases. Nematode Diseases, Diseases Caused By Parasitic Seed Plants. Diseases Caused By Noninfectious Agents: Temperature Extremes. Moisture Extremes. Nutrient Abnormalities. People Pressure Diseases. Field and Laboratory Exercises: Symptoms and Signs. Collection and Identification of Powdery Mildews. Disease Sample Collection. Isolations of Vascular Wilt Pathogens. Detection of Starch Reserves in Trees. Koch's Postulates. Extraction of Nematodes from Soil and Roots. Observations of Mycorrhizae. Development of Crown Gall. Appraisal of Shade Trees. Detection of Hazard Trees. Effects of Salt on Tree Seedlings. Detection of Discoloration and Decay in Wood. Glossary. Index. Figure Captions.
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"I wish I had this concise, compact book when I taught a course in forest pathology three decades ago. My life and that of my students would have been much easier. Who needs this book? I did, for one. It was a quick refresher course on tree diseases. Because it is designed for an introductory course in tree pathology, instructors and students need it. It can be useful to anyone who wants some knowledge about tree diseases."--Thomas F. Geary in JOURNAL OF FORESTRY"This Second Edition has been significantly updated and supplemented. Blanchard and Tattar's primary objective is to provide students with a foundation for understanding the principles, practices, and pathogens involved in tree pathology. A basic reference for professional tree pathologists and arborists."--CHOICE
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