March 5, 2009
St. Paul, Minn. (March 5, 2009)—Compendium of Hop Diseases and Pests is a comprehensive and authoritative account of diseases and pests of hop as well as numerous other disorders and injuries that impact this valuable specialty crop. This compendium is a practical reference for anyone interested in healthy, high-quality hop, which in addition to brewing, are showing promise for use in sugar processing and as a preservative in ethanol production and for potential use as an antimicrobial additive in animal feed.One hundred and forty-seven images are presented with scientifically peer-reviewed descriptions of the identifying characteristics of disease and pest symptoms and their causal agents. This book provides insight into cone uses and chemistry, methods for hop production, and an extensive list of hop cultivars and their characteristics. The description of each disease or pest includes a general account of its importance and world distribution, symptoms, causal organism or agent, disease cycle and epidemiology, management, and selected references.Compendium of Hop Diseases and Pests assists in the diagnosis of hop diseases and pests in the field, laboratory, or diagnostic clinic and provides recommendations for management of hop diseases and pests. This compendium will be useful to plant pathologists, entomologists, nematologists, crop production specialists, growers, diagnostic clinicians, students, regulatory agents, crop consultants, agribusiness representatives, educators, researchers, and others interested in the recognition or management of hop diseases and pests throughout the world. This book may be purchased for $65 plus S&H (USD) from The American Phytopathological Society. To order this book go to the APS PRESS online store at www.shopapspress.org or call toll-free 1.800.328.7560 U.S.A. and most of Canada or +1.651.454.7250 elsewhere. The Compendium of Hop Diseases and Pests includes the following sections: Part I: Introduction; Part II: Infectious/Biotic Diseases - Diseases Caused by Fungi and Oomycetes, Diseases Caused by Viruses and Viroids, Diseases Caused by Nematodes, Diseases Caused by Bacteria and Phytoplasma; Part III: Arthropod Pests; Part IV: Post-Harvest Disorders and Diseases; Part V: Non-Infectious Abiotic Disorders; Glossary; and Index. 2009; 8.5” x 11” softcover; 112 pages; 147 color images; 6 black and white images; ISBN 978-0-89054-376-4; (1 pound); Item No. 43764; $65NOTE: Digital artwork of the book’s cover is available by contacting Ashley Armstrong firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify if the artwork will be used for print or electronic media.