Westcott's Plant Disease Handbook / Edition 7

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*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 Recent research on diseases that are now known to be caused by virus-like (viroids) and mycoplasma-like organisms (phytoplasmas) instead of viruses Westcott's Plant Disease Handbook, 7th Edition, should be useful to anyone with a keen interest in gardening. This includes, but is 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: (1) Significant taxonomic changes in fungi, bacteria, viruses and nematodes, (2)Recently discovered diseases and new hosts for previously known plant-pathogens, (3) Changes in chemicals and pesticides and changes in regulations governing their use, (4) 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. Written for: Plant Pathologists, diagnostic laboratories, consultants, cooperative extension agents and specialists, gardeners, botanical gardens, landscape architects, florists, nurserymen, seed and fungicide dealers, pesticide applicators, arborists, plant pathology classrooms

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Editorial Reviews

**** Previous edition cited in BCL3. First published in 1949, this authoritative guide continues to offer professionals and home gardeners the latest diagnostic and disease-control information on some 1,200 host plants and some 2,400 diseases that affect trees, shrubs, vines, flowers, and vegetables grown in home gardens. World- wide in scope, but concentrating on the continental US, it includes color plates of 34 key diseases and 40 b&w illustrations of other pathogens. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
From the reviews of the seventh edition:

"Horst (Cornell) has revised and updated this handbook periodically ... and it continues to be a fine reference for hobbyists and professionals. ... this handbook is a necessary resource for those interested in plant diseases and their control. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels." (L. M. Delserone, Choice, Vol. 46 (3), November, 2008)

"‘Westcott’s Plant Disease Handbook’ is one of the bibles for plant pathologists, since it provides the reader with a huge amount of information. … the reader will find many details about plant diseases and their causal agents. … this book can be recommended as a unique reference work for everybody professionally working as a gardener or plant pathologist." (Andreas Kortekamp, European Journal of Horticultural Science, Vol. 73 (6), 2008)

"This notable reference encompasses the whole of plant pathology, dissecting the subject with flair and substance. … Although botanists and botanical researchers comprise the obvious target market for Westcott’s Plant, this text would … also be indispensable to florists and nursery operators as a general reference." (The Electric Review, January/February, 2009)

"Westcott’s Handbook … a standard work of reference in any library dealing with plant subject material. … The layout of the page is crystal clear and there are 90 illustrations including 16 colour plates showing damaged plants and fruits. … specialist organizations such as botanic gardens and research institutes should have access to a copy … ." (Marilyn Mullay, Reference Reviews, Vol. 23 (1), 2009)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402045844
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 6/28/2008
  • Edition description: 7th ed. 2008. Corr. 3rd printing 2008
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 1332
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Horst received his BS degree from Ohio University in Plant Science in 1957; his MS and Ph.D. degrees from Ohio State University in Plant Pathology in 1959 and 1962 respectively. He was Director of the Plant Pathology Laboratory at Yoder Bros. in Barberton, Ohio, 1962-1968. In 1968 he was appointed Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology at Cornell University. He subsequently became Associate Professor in 1974 and Full Professor in 1980. In addition to research, teaching and extension responsibilities, he also served as advisor for masters and doctoral students. He has authored or co-authored more than 230 articles which include books, book chapters and invitational papers, and has guest lectured nationally and internationally. Horst wrote the 4th, 5th and 6th editions of Westcott's Plant Disease Handbook, the 1st edition of the Compendium of Rose Diseases, the Compendium of Chrysanthemum Diseases and the recently published 2nd edition of the Compendium of Rose Diseases and Pests. He is presently President and CEO of H&I Agritech, Inc., which develops biocompatible (environmentally safe) pesticides for disease and pest control.

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Table of Contents

Garden Chemicals and Their Application.-
Classification of Plant Pathogens.-
Plant Diseases and Their Pathogens.-
Host Plants and Their Diseases.-
List of Land Grant Institutions and Diagnostic Laboratories.-
Selected Bibliography.-

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