St. Paul, Minn. (March 5, 2009)—Compendium of Beet Diseases and Pests, Second Edition is a complete revision of the first edition and is updated and expanded to provide current and relevant information on beet production problems into one comprehensive volume. This revision was authored by 28 scientists affiliated with 14 different institutions or organizations, and contains nearly more than 300 new images.This second edition has been significantly expanded and is organized into several major sections, including a new introduction with brief histories of beet production, botany, and breeding. The remainder of the book is divided into 5 major parts: biotic disorders, abiotic disorders, postharvest deterioration of sugar beet, major insect and arthropod pests, and newly emerging issues. The description of each disease includes a general account of its importance and world distribution, symptoms, causal organism or agent, disease cycle and epidemiology, management, and selected references. Although emphasizing sugar beets, the information will also pertain to problems associated with other forms of beets, including fodder, table (red) beet, and Swiss chard. This compendium will be useful to field workers, diagnosticians, plant pathologists, extension specialists, agronomists, entomologists, vegetable horticulturalists, and master gardeners. 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 or call toll-free 1.800.328.7560 U.S.A. and most of Canada or +1.651.454.7250 elsewhere. Compendium of Beet Diseases and Pests, Second Edition includes the following sections: Part I: Biotic Disorders: - Disease Development, Foliar Diseases Caused by Fungi and Oomycetes, Root Diseases Caused by Fungi and Oomycetes, Diseases Caused by Viruses and Viruslike Entities, Diseases Caused by Bacteria and Mollicutes, Nematode Parasites of Sugar Beet; Part II: Abiotic Disorders - Nutritional Disorders, Herbicide Issues in Beet, Other Disorders; Part III: Postharvest Deterioration of Sugar Beet; Part IV: Major Insect and Arthropod Pests – Root Feeders, Leaf and Crown Feeders; Part V: Newly Emerging Issues Affecting Production - Fungicide Resistance in Cercospora beticola, Multiple Root Disease Complexes, New Diseases of Unknown Importance; Glossary; and Index. 2009; 8.5” x 11” softcover; 148 pages; 289 color images; 10 black and white images; ISBN 978-0-89054-365-8; 2 pounds; Item No. 43658; $65 NOTE: 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.