Diseases of Vegetable Crops in Australia

Diseases of Vegetable Crops in Australia

by Denis Persley, Tony Cooke, Susan House
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0643096388

ISBN-13: 9780643096387

Pub. Date: 07/28/2010

Publisher: CSIRO Publishing

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

Overview

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.

Features
• 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780643096387
Publisher:
CSIRO Publishing
Publication date:
07/28/2010
Series:
Landlinks Press Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Contributors
Acknowledgements
1) Plant Diseases: An Introduction—Denis Persley and Heidi Martin
2) Common Diseases of Vegetable Crops—Denis Persley and Graham Stirling
3) Asian Vegetables—Leanne Forsythe, Len Tesoriero and Barr Conde
4) Asparagus—Christine Horlock and Bob Davis
5) Bean—Denis Persley and Heidi Martin
6) Beetroot and Silver Beet—Heidi Martin
7) Brassicas (Crucifers)—Denis Persley and Heidi Martin
8) Capsicum (Pepper)—Denis Persley, Heidi Martin and Murray Sharman
9) Carrot—Denis Persley
10) Celery—Bob Davis and Denis Persley
11) Cucurbits—Denis Persley, Chrys Akem and Heidi Martin
12) Eggplant (Aubergine)—Heidi Martin
13) Ginger—Ken Pegg and Graham Stirling
14) Herbs and Specialty Crops—Heidi Martin and Denis Persley
15) Lettuce—Heidi Martin, Denis Persley and Cherie Gambley
16) Onion and Related Crops (Garlic, Leek, Shallot)—Denis Persley and Barbara Hall
17) Parsnip—Elizabeth Minchinton and Desmond Auer
18) Pea—Heidi Martin
19) Potato—Heidi Martin, Rudolf De Boer, John Thomas and Denis Persley
20) Rhubarb—John Thomas and Denis Persley
21) Sweet Corn—Denis Persley
22) Sweet Potato—Denis Persley and Eric Coleman
23) Tomato—Heidi Martin, John Thomas and Denis Persley
Glossary
Index

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