A Color Atlas of Diseases of Lettuce and Related Salad Crops


  • Dominique Blancard, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
  • H. Lot, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
  • B. Maisonneuve, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France

Following the worldwide success of Dr. Blancard's volumes on Tomato Diseases and Cuncurbit Diseases, the author and his colleagues have produced a further indispensable tool for the diagnosis, understanding, and control of parasitic and non-parasitic diseases of lettuce, chicory, and endive. Two sections comprise this essential handbook. The first contains practical analytical text, over 500 color photos and diagrams and includes systematic cross-referencing between similar-looking conditions to help lead the reader to the correct diagnosis. The second section consists of Factfiles describing the pathogenic organisms that affect the crops, their biological charcteristics, and appropriate methods of protection and control. This guide is vital for every scientist, instructor, and student in agriculture, agronomy, biology, horticulture, mycology, and plant pathology, as well as serious gardeners and crop consultants.
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Growers and Crop Consultants, Scientists, instructors and students in: Agriculture, Agronomy, Biology, Horticulture, Mycology and Plant Pathology, Gardeners


Book information

  • Published: May 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-372557-8

Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroductionPart 1 – Diagnosing parasitic and non-parasitic diseases affecting LettuceLocation of symptoms within the crop and on diseased plantsAbnormalities and damage on leaves and headDamage and abnormalities on leaves in contact with the soil and/or underground organsPart 2 – Main features of pathogenic agentsMethods of protectionFungiBacteriaPhytoplasmaVirusesNemotodesSummary of methods for controlling Lettuce bio-aggressors in nurseries and cropsAppendixInformation about Lettuce and its resistance to pathogenic agents, Introduction, Lettuce and similar species, Types of EndiveIndexGlossaryBibliography/references