An In-Depth Look at the Most Important Foliar Disease of Sugar Beet
September 17, 2010
St. Paul, Minn. (September 17, 2010)-APS PRESS, the publishing arm of The American Phytopathological Society, has published a new book focused on the foliar disease of significant economic importance to sugar beet, cercospora leaf spot.
Cercospora Leaf Spot of Sugar Beet and Related Species is the first book to merge past and current research efforts with coverage of the biology and comprehensive management of the disease.
This important title is organized in three sections. The first provides an introduction to cercospora and includes the basic ecology and epidemiology of the disease. It outlines the basic history and describes the growth of cercospora which is now the most important foliar disease of sugar beet. The second section describes the biology of cercospora beticola, including taxonomy, ecology, epidemiology, and toxins. Extensive information on breeding and resistance is also contained in this section. The third section is devoted to management, providing growers and extension personnel techniques to identify, understand and control this disease.
This book may be purchased for $159 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 USA/Canada or +1.651.454.7250 elsewhere.
Cercospora Leaf Spot of Sugar Beet and Related Species includes 26 chapters under the following section headings: Introduction to Cerecopora¾A Brief History of Cercospora Leaf Spot of Sugar Beet and Ecology and Epidemiology of Cercospora beticola; Biology of Cercospora beticola¾Taxonomy; Ecology and Epidemiology; and Toxins of Cercospora; Management of Cercospora Leaf Spot of Sugar Beet¾Traditional and Novel Breeding for Host Plant Resistance; Fungicide Resistance; and Disease Management.
©2010 APS PRESS; 7” x 10” hardcover; 296 pages; 14 color illustrations; 76 black and white illustrations; 29 tables; 2 pounds; ISBN 978-0-89054-387-0; Item No. 43870.
NOTE: Digital artwork of the book’s cover is available by contacting Ashley Armstrong. Please specify if the artwork will be used for print or electronic media.