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​Compendium of Alfalfa Diseases and Pests, Third Edition

St. Paul, Minn. (October 2014)—Alfalfa is among the world’s most cultivated forage crops, occupying tens of millions of acres of our planet. And like other plants, alfalfa is susceptible to diseases and pests.

A new title from APS PRESS, the Compendium of Alfalfa Diseases and Pests, Third Edition, offers the most comprehensive diagnostic reference guide to date on the many diseases and insect pests of this critically important forage crop.

It includes diagnostic and management information on alfalfa’s nearly 50 infectious and non-infectious diseases, insect pests, and abiotic conditions (like herbicide injury). 

The new edition of this easy-to-use reference boasts:

  • An almost entirely new collection of nearly 250 color images illustrating disease life cycles, behaviors, and symptoms of damage
  • The latest disease management information
  • Coverage of five recently discovered diseases
  • A new section covering alfalfa’s arthropod pests

The Compendium of Alfalfa Diseases and Pests, Third Edition was developed with both researchers and practitioners in mind. As a result, it is an equally invaluable tool for researchers technicians, extension personnel, as well as consultants, growers and their field staffs.  

The book is organized into three sections. The first addresses the commonly occurring infectious fungal, bacterial, viral, nematode, and parasitic diseases of alfalfa. The second section covers arthropod (insect) pests, detailing their life cycles, damage, identifying features, and management. The third section addresses noninfectious diseases and abiotic conditions, such as injuries due to herbicides, flooding, and temperature-related stresses.

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Book Specifications and Data

©2015; 8.5” × 11” softcover; 138 pages; 243 images; 2 pounds; ISBN 978-0-89054-446-4

This book is published by The American Phytopathological Society (APS) and may be purchased for $99 plus S&H from APS PRESS.

Review copies of the Compendium of Alfalfa Diseases and Pests, Third Edition are available. If you are interested in reviewing this book for your publication and can forward a copy of the published review within six months of receiving the book, please send your request with details of your publication to us here (attn: Dawn Wuest).                                         

NOTE: Digital artwork of the book’s cover is available by contacting Dawn Wuest using the contact information provided. Please specify if the artwork will be used for print or electronic media.