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Westcott's Plant Disease Handbook

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ISBN-10: 1402045840

ISBN-13: 9781402045844

Edition: 7th 2008

Authors: R. Kenneth Horst

List price: $409.00
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Westcott's Plant Disease Handbook, 7th Edition, should be useful to anyone with a keen interest in gardening including but 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: 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 This book also provides useful cross references, indexes, illustrative plates of 34 key diseases, and 40 black and white illustrations of other diseases.
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Book details

List price: $409.00
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 4/18/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1318
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.25" long x 2.15" tall
Weight: 4.4
Language: English

How to Use This Book
Introduction
Garden Chemicals and Their Application
Fungicides
Bactericides
Nematicides
Virocides
Applying the Chemicals
Spraying vs Dusting
Mixing the Chemicals
All-Purpose Sprays and Dusts
Integrated Pest Management
Classification of Plant Pathogens
Fungi
Bacteria
Viruses, Viroids, Phytoplasmas
Nematodes
Plant Diseases and Their Pathogens
Anthracnose
Bacterial Diseases
Black Knot
Blackleg
Black Mildew
Blackspot
Blights
Blotch Diseases
Broomrapes
Cankers and Diebacks
Club Root
Damping-Off
Dodder
Downy Mildews
Fairy Rings
Fruit Spots
Galls
Leaf Blister and Leaf Curl Diseases
Leaf Scorch
Leaf Spots
Lichens
Mistletoe
Molds
Needle Casts
Nematodes
Nonparasitic Diseases
Powdery Mildews
Rots
Rusts
Scab
Scurf
Slime Molds
Smuts
Snowmold
Sooty Mold
Spot Anthracnose
Virus, Viroid, Phytoplasma - Pathogens and Diseases
White Rusts
Wilt Diseases
Witchweed
Host Plants and Their Diseases
Host Plants
Land-Grant Institutions and Agricultural Experiment Stations in the United States
Glossary
Selected Bibliography
Index