Compendium of Brassica diseases /

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Imprint:St. Paul, Minn. : American Phytopathological Society, c2007.
Description:viii, 117 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
Subject:Brassica -- Diseases and pests.
Brassica -- Diseases and pests.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Rimmer, Samuel Roger, 1944-
Shattuck, V. (Vernon), 1953-
Buchwaldt, Lone.
ISBN:9780890543443 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0890543445 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Plant diseases pose a major threat to human-valued resources that can be mitigated by information on how to identify and manage them. Rimmer (Saskatoon Research Centre, Canada) and the coeditors have compiled a series of papers written by 59 international disease experts that address the taxonomy, production, and infectious and noninfectious diseases of Brassica (used for vegetables, seeds, oils, and condiments) worldwide. The organization of this work provides a context where species relationships and management practices provide a foundation for understanding how the knowledge of specific diseases (e.g., diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, mollicutes, viruses, nematodes, environmental effects, etc.) can be applied in production agriculture. The book presents the symptoms, causal organism (or factor), epidemiology, and management of each disease, along with relevant references. Excellent tables, graphs, and color photographs illustrate the text. There are few references later than 2002. This reviewer is not certain whether this reflects a recent diminution of effort or the adequacy of earlier works to capture needed information for such an overview. Producers, crop advisors, researchers, integrated pest management program specialists, teachers, and students interested in Brassica will benefit from this compendium. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readers/libraries. M. K. Harris Texas A&M University

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