This color guidebook is a thorough, authoritative, and practical reference for anyone who needs to diagnose and manage disease problems in brassica crops destined for vegetable markets, seeds, oil, and condiments. Fifty-nine international disease experts contributed to the coverage of more than a dozen brassica crops: Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Kohlrabi, Greens, Asian Mustard Greens, Chinese Broccoli (Chinese Kale), Chinese Cabbage, Horseradish, Radish, Turnip, Rutabaga, Oilseed Rape (Canola, Rapeseed), and Culinary or Condiment Mustards. The book covers diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, mollicutes, viruses, and nematodes, as well as noninfectious damage to brassica crops such as herbicide injury, nutrient deficiencies, postharvest disorders, genetic abnormalities, and environmental damage. Plant pathologist-reviewed color photographs provide diagnostic guidance, and current approaches to disease management are provided at the end of each section. The disease sections are preceded by a helpful introduction to the taxonomy of the various Brassica species and the genetic relationships of this extraordinarily diverse group of plant types. Brassicas are widely cultivated throughout the world as leaf or root vegetable crops, for vegetable oil production, as fodder crops for livestock feeding, or as condiments and spices. They are increasingly important economic crops, and knowledge of their diseases is critical as is evidenced by the disease problems associated with the large increase in global production of both vegetable and oilseed brassicas. This compendium will be essential for extension scientists working in agriculture and horticulture and for other advisors, including individuals in regulatory agencies, as well as those in the private sector dealing with seed and fungicide retail and with disease scouting. The book is also useful for brassica crop growers, plant pathology and ag science teachers, students, research scientists, and plant breeders.
A companion to the Compendium of Brassica Diseases, the Brassica Diseases Image CD is part of the image collection series and contains all 339 images from the compendium. Use these high quality images in PowerPoint™ presentations and lecture handouts to provide unmistakably clear examples of disease symptoms.Easily browse through images categorized by causal agent. Simply save images to your desktop and then paste into your PowerPoint™ presentation. Captions are included with images as well as in a separate text file for easy insertion into presentations and documents. Detailed diagnostic information on diseases and disorders can be found in the book, Compendium of Brassica Diseases, along with step-by-step treatment methods.
Related Titles: Compendium of Brassica Diseases and Brassica Diseases Image CD
"...highly successive, authoritative and practical reference guide for persons engaged in diagnosing and managing plant disease problems."-- Journal of Plant Protection Research
“…provides useful information to everyone who is interested in this problem. The purpose of this compendium is to provide a thorough, authoritative, and practical reference for anyone who needs to diagnose and manage disease problems in brassica crops has been perfectly achieved. It can also serve as a good manual for teaching activities.”-- Czech Mycology
“…a useful “shelf guide” on brassica diseases for brassica agronomists, pathologists, advisors, students, and breeders.”-- Australian Plant Pathology
“The editors and contributors of Compendium of Brassica Diseases, an international contingent of experienced researchers, accomplish their objective to “provide” a thorough authoritative, and practical guide for…diagnosing and managing disease problems in brassica crops destined for vegetable markets, seeds, oil, and condiments the world over. Academic, research, and special libraries should consider the purchase of this highly recommended volume.”-- Journal of Agricultural & Food Information“This book cannot be missing in any mycology collection.”-- Inoculum
"Producers, crop advisors, researchers, integrated pest management program specialists, teacher, and students interested in brassica will benefit from this compendium. Highly recommended." -- CHOICE
“…a good source of scientific information on diseases of brassicas. It is well organized, easy to consult, and provides immediate information on the casual organism and its epidemiology.”-- Nematologia Mediterranea “… provides a thorough, authoritative and practical reference guide for people engaged in diagnosing and managing disease problems in brassica crops…”-- CABI Organizaion
“Another excellent Compendium in the series by APS. A must for all plant pathologists, extensionists, farmers and even gardeners.”-- Fungal Diversity
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