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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
1 Plant diseases - an introduction Heidi Martin Martin, Heidi 1
2 Common diseases of vegetable crops Graham Stirling Stirling, Graham 15
3 Asian vegetables Barry Conde Conde, Barry 35
4 Asparagus Bob Davis Davis, Bob 45
5 Bean Heidi Martin Martin, Heidi 51
6 Beetroot and silver beet Heidi Martin Martin, Heidi 67
7 Brassicas (crucifers) Heidi Martin Martin, Heidi 73
8 Capsicum (pepper) Murray Sharman Sharman, Murray 87
9 Carrot Denis Persley Persley, Denis 99
10 Celery Denis Persley Persley, Denis 107
11 Cucurbits Heidi Martin Martin, Heidi 113
12 Eggplant (aubergine) Heidi Martin Martin, Heidi 139
13 Ginger Graham Stirling Stirling, Graham 143
14 Herbs and speciality crops Denis Persley Persley, Denis 149
15 Lettuce Cherie Gambley Gambley, Cherie 167
16 Onion and related crops (garlic, leek, shallot) Barbara Hall Hall, Barbara 179
17 Parsnip Desmond Auer Auer, Desmond 193
18 Pea Heidi Martin Martin, Heidi 197
19 Potato Denis Persley Persley, Denis 203
20 Rhubarb Denis Persley Persley, Denis 227
21 Sweet corn Denis Persley Persley, Denis 231
22 Sweetpotato Eric Coleman Coleman, Eric 239
23 Tomato Denis Persley Persley, Denis 245