Diseases of Vegetable Crops in Australiaby Denis Persley, Tony Cooke, Susan House
Pub. Date: 07/28/2010
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
This is an extensively revised and expanded edition of a previous publication that was a standard reference for the Australian vegetable industry. Authors from across Australia provide essential information about the/i>
Diseases of Vegetable Crops in Australia provides a diagnostic guide and a key reference for diseases affecting vegetable crops in Australia.
This is an extensively revised and expanded edition of a previous publication that was a standard reference for the Australian vegetable industry. Authors from across Australia provide essential information about the important diseases affecting most vegetables grown across Australia’s diverse horticultural production areas.
The book includes an account of the causes of plant diseases and the principles underlying their control. It provides an overview of important diseases common to many Australian vegetable crops. Causal pathogens, symptoms, source of infection, how the diseases are spread and recommended management are described for 36 major and specialty crops. Special reference is made to exotic diseases that are biosecurity threats to Australian vegetable production.
The text is supported by quality color images to help growers diagnose diseases.
This handbook is for growers, their consultants and managers, horticulturists, plant pathologists, plant protection diagnosticians, integrated pest management specialists, educators, students and agribusiness representatives, as well as the enthusiastic home gardener and hobby farmer.
• Written in a straightforward style with a minimum of scientific terms
• Introductory chapter outlines the causes of diseases and principles of management
• Each disease is extensively illustrated with high quality color photographs. Over 190 pages of color plates
• Contains a comprehensive glossary and provides up-to-date sources of further information
Table of ContentsForeword
1) Plant Diseases: An IntroductionDenis Persley and Heidi Martin
2) Common Diseases of Vegetable CropsDenis Persley and Graham Stirling
3) Asian VegetablesLeanne Forsythe, Len Tesoriero and Barr Conde
4) AsparagusChristine Horlock and Bob Davis
5) BeanDenis Persley and Heidi Martin
6) Beetroot and Silver BeetHeidi Martin
7) Brassicas (Crucifers)Denis Persley and Heidi Martin
8) Capsicum (Pepper)Denis Persley, Heidi Martin and Murray Sharman
9) CarrotDenis Persley
10) CeleryBob Davis and Denis Persley
11) CucurbitsDenis Persley, Chrys Akem and Heidi Martin
12) Eggplant (Aubergine)Heidi Martin
13) GingerKen Pegg and Graham Stirling
14) Herbs and Specialty CropsHeidi Martin and Denis Persley
15) LettuceHeidi Martin, Denis Persley and Cherie Gambley
16) Onion and Related Crops (Garlic, Leek, Shallot)Denis Persley and Barbara Hall
17) ParsnipElizabeth Minchinton and Desmond Auer
18) PeaHeidi Martin
19) PotatoHeidi Martin, Rudolf De Boer, John Thomas and Denis Persley
20) RhubarbJohn Thomas and Denis Persley
21) Sweet CornDenis Persley
22) Sweet PotatoDenis Persley and Eric Coleman
23) TomatoHeidi Martin, John Thomas and Denis Persley
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