"...this book matches really good descriptions with more than 100 excellent visuals... even amateur mycologists would find the text fairly easy to understand; the color images are high resolution and very helpful and informative; an added bonus is the extensive glossary at the end... [The book] will be most useful to plant pathologists and those involved in commercial production of this important crop plant, of course, but may be enjoyed by the great many hobbyists and botanists as well."—FUNGI
This book is now available in four different formats!
Coffee Leaf Rust, also known as Roya in Central and South American countries, is a fungus that has been grabbing headlines in recent years for its devastating effect on coffee crops—totaling more than $1 billion in losses since 2012, according to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
In addition to Coffee Leaf Rust, there are many other diseases—as well as insects, mites, and nematodes attacking coffee crops. These disorders have hurt growers, as well as consumers, making coffee beans more scarce and, in turn, more expensive than ever across the world.
Enter Compendium of Coffee Diseases and Pests, written by the foremost plant pathologists and entomologists studying coffee pests today. This new book is an essential tool that will help users involved in coffee crop production to identify and minimize the effects of a wide range of diseases and insect pests that afflict coffee plants, as well as employ general crop management strategies based on the best research available.
The book’s scientific editors Alvaro L. Gaitán, Marco A. Cristancho, Bertha L. Castro Caicedo, Carlos A. Rivillas, and Gabriel Cadena Gómez from Centro Nacional de Investigaciones de Café (Cenicafé) bring together coffee researchers from around the world with decades of experience to produce a book that will help the international coffee community diagnose and manage nearly 50 diseases, pests, and disorders of coffee plants for years to come.
Part one of this compendium covers infectious diseases caused by viruses, phytoplasmas, bacteria, fungi, nematodes, as well as an alga. Part two includes an extended overview of coffee pests. Part three discusses nutritional deficiencies and physiological disorders that may be mistaken for plant diseases. Throughout the book, more than 100 vivid, high quality color photographs help guide users to an accurate diagnosis.
In one place, this easy-to-use essential reference summarizes the current understanding of diseases and pests affecting coffee plantations worldwide. It provides invaluable information to plant pathologists, extension personnel, growers, educators, students, regulatory agents, and other practitioners interested in the diagnosis and management of coffee pests.
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