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​New Book Provides Diagnostic, Management Aid for Soybean Pests

St. Paul, Minn. (December 2015)—Soybeans are one of the world’s most significant crops…with an equally significant list of yield-robbing diseases, insect pests, and disorders.

The Compendium of Soybean Diseases and Pests, Fifth Edition is a new and practical reference that helps users identify and manage these yield-robbing threats to soybean crops.

This new edition has a broader scope than its four previous editions, which have sold more than 30,000 copies worldwide. The book helps users scout and treat a full range of major and minor pests, including diseases, insect pests, and abiotic stresses and disorders. Nearly 240 images are included in the book to help make diagnosis easier.

Coverage includes:

  • Diseases and pests caused by biotic factors, such as prokaryotes, fungi and oomycetes, nematodes, viruses, and seed and postharvest pathology
  • Major insect pests, such as soybean aphids, bean leaf beetles, caterpillars, kudzu bugs, and more
  • Disorders caused by abiotic factors, including weather-related stresses, mineral deficiencies, toxicities, and injuries from chemicals and pollutants
  • Strategies for disease management, including biological enhancements, cultural practices, host-plant resistance, and pesticide use

The Compendium of Soybean Diseases and Pests, Fifth Edition also includes an introduction that provides background information about the history and growth of the soybean plant along with a contemporary discussion of the importance of soybean pathogens and pests in the world’s chief soybean-producing countries. 

Several appendices help the reader identify pathogens of soybeans, insects associated with soybean, and hosts of soybean pathogens. A comprehensive glossary and index are provided, as well.

The Compendium of Soybean Diseases and Pests, Fifth Edition is the authoritative guide for researchers, growers, and other professionals in agribusiness, consulting, extension, and regulatory. This book is particularly useful for scientists who need an authoritative reference on diseases and practitioners who need or provide management recommendations.

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Book Specifications and Data

©2015; 8.5” × 11” softcover; 201 pages; 237 color images; 23 black and white images; 3 pounds; ISBN 978-0-89054-473-0

This book is published by The American Phytopathological Society (APS) and may be purchased for $119 plus S&H from APS PRESS. It is also available for discounted bulk purchases in packs of 10 or 25 for distribution to state and county extension staff, growers, or students and colleagues.

Review copies of Compendium of Soybean Diseases and Pests, Fifth 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 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.