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Westcott's Plant Disease Handbook / Edition 5

Westcott's Plant Disease Handbook / Edition 5

by R. Kenneth Horst, R Kenneth Horst
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ISBN-13: 9780442318536
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 05/28/1990
Edition description: 5th ed.
Pages: 954
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About 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, 6thand 7th editions of Westcott's Plant Disease Handbook, the 1st edition of theCompendium of Rose Diseases,the Compendium of Chrysanthemum Diseases and the 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.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book     1
Introduction     3
Garden Chemicals and Their Application     11
Fungicides     16
Bactericides     26
Nematicides     28
Virocides     29
Applying the Chemicals     30
Spraying vs Dusting     36
Mixing the Chemicals     37
All-Purpose Sprays and Dusts     39
Integrated Pest Management     40
Classification of Plant Pathogens     43
Fungi     46
Bacteria     64
Viruses, Viroids, Phytoplasmas     68
Nematodes     77
Plant Diseases and Their Pathogens     81
Anthracnose     83
Bacterial Diseases     98
Black Knot     134
Blackleg     137
Black Mildew     139
Blackspot     144
Blights     150
Blotch Diseases     218
Broomrapes     223
Cankers and Diebacks     224
Club Root     268
Damping-Off     270
Dodder     272
Downy Mildews     275
Fairy Rings     284
Fruit Spots     286
Galls     289
Leaf Blister and Leaf Curl Diseases     295
Leaf Scorch     298
Leaf Spots     302
Lichens     366
Mistletoe     367
Molds     372
Needle Casts     375
Nematodes     382
Nonparasitic Diseases     413
Powdery Mildews     439
Rots     455
Rusts     534
Scab     571
Scurf     579
Slime Molds     581
Smuts     582
Snowmold     592
Sooty Mold     594
Spot Anthracnose     596
Virus, Viroid, Phytoplasma - Pathogens and Diseases     602
White Rusts     679
Wilt Diseases     681
Witchweed     698
Host Plants and Their Diseases     699
Host Plants     702
Land-Grant Institutions and Agricultural Experiment Stations in the United States     1147
Glossary     1151
Selected Bibliography     1163
Index     1177

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