Insects and Diseases of Australian Potato Crops

Insects and Diseases of Australian Potato Crops

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Insects and Diseases of Australian Potato Crops is the only reference for commercial potato growers in Australia and New Zealand. The potato industry has invested a significant amount of money on research into pest and disease control and it is important that the information generated by this research can be used by the industry. Advisors working in the private and government sectors of this important primary industry will find this to be a comprehensive reference work and essential field guide. Insects and Diseases of Australian Potato Crops features: - detailed information on insects and diseases in a simple, easy-to-use reference book - extensive use of photographs to assist in the identification of the most common pests, diseases and beneficial species - current information on insect and disease management - grower information about IPM which will assist growers in avoiding costly mistakes caused through misidentification of insects and diseases Correct identification of insects and diseases is essential to obtain good control and this is even more important where growers want to use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to minimize pesticide use. Key researchers, industry advisorsshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 195.6 x 216.9 x 5.1mm | 149.69g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0522850219
  • 9780522850215
  • 1,735,683

About Paul A. Horne

Dr Paul Horne has been involved with helping farmers control insect pests in potato crops with IPM since 1987. Dr Rudolf de Boer is a senior plant pathologist with Agriculture Victoria and has run research projects on control of potato diseases for over 10 years. Denis Crawford is a professional photographer who has a special interest in photographing insects.show more