Compendium of Onion and Garlic Diseases and Pests, Second Edition provides an updated, comprehensive, authoritative, and modern account of onion and garlic diseases and insect pests. It covers over 75 diseases including infectious and noninfectious diseases. The new edition contains nearly 250 color photographs of onion and garlic disease symptoms with expert descriptions of the identifying characteristics of symptoms and their causal agents. In addition to disease coverage, the new edition identifies the crop’s most damaging pests, the symptoms they cause, and methods to control and prevent them.
Disease management practices should be economical and must be compatible with the environment and the production system. Thus, many options for onion and garlic disease management are discussed. The description of each disease includes a general account of its importance and world distribution, symptoms, causal organism or agent, disease cycle and epidemiology, management, and selected references. The references document the descriptions and may be consulted for further information.
This compendium is designed to assist in the diagnosis of onion and garlic diseases and pests, in the field, laboratory, or diagnostic clinic, and to provide recommendations for management of onion and garlic diseases and pests. The compendium will be useful to plant pathologists, entomologists, nematologists, crop production specialists, growers, diagnostic clinicians, students, regulatory agents, crop consultants, agribusiness representatives, educators, researchers, and others interested in the recognition or management of onion and garlic diseases throughout the world.
“…well presented, easy to read, very informative and very well illustrated. It is a useful guide that would be of great help to all those involved in the teaching, study and cultivation of onion and garlic in different countries.”-- Nematologia Mediterranea
“The superb illustrations and photographs are carefully inserted within the text and provide interested readers with outstanding visuals. This volume with be invaluable for commercial growers and backyard onion and garlic growers, as well as for pest management specialists, crop consultants, agricultural agents, graduate students, and professors. Highly recommended.”
“This book provides an updated, comprehensive, authoritative, and modern account of onion and garlic diseases and pests.”-- CABI
“…a lovely book…a must for everyone having anything to do with onions. Congratulations on this excellent job! This should be available in all university libraries and colleges where mycology and plant pathology is taught or researched, also by growers of onion and extentionists.”-- Fungal Diversity
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