Tropical Foliage Disorders: A Ball Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

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This practical reference provides professional growers with the tools necessary to make in-the-field identifications of tropical foliage disorders. Listing more than 70 varieties of foliage plants, this guide covers a broad range of disorders, including pest damage, disease, phytotoxicity, and environmental problems. Each disorder listing includes a visual identification, brief description of damage, and solution for treatment, including ecologically benign applications whenever possible. Timely recognition can save a crop or landscape, and this guide is ideal for foliage growers, interior landscapers, educators, and plant retailers.

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Some 350 color photos in this guide illustrate tropical plant problems such as fungal and bacterial diseases, nutritional deficiencies, phytotoxicity, common pests, and cultural problems such as light, moisture, and temperature. Captions give recommendations for cultural, biological, and chemical remedies. The book is useful for commercial growers, interiorscape technicians, and hobbyists. The author is president of a company that provides laboratory testing and consultation for agricultural and horticultural clients. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781883052300
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/2/2002
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 763,505
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynn P. Griffith, Jr., is the author of Tropical Foliage Plants. He lives in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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