A Color Atlas of Diseases of Lettuce and Related Salad Crops

1st Edition


  • Dominique Blancard
  • H. Lot
  • B. Maisonneuve
  • Description

    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.

    Key Features

    -Over 500 superb large colour photos and diagrams -Systematic cross referencing for accurate diagnosis -Factfiles of pathogenic organisms for biological characteristics and control -513 color photos, 22 color diagrams


    Growers and Crop Consultants, Scientists, instructors and students in: Agriculture, Agronomy, Biology, Horticulture, Mycology and Plant Pathology, Gardeners

    Table of Contents

    Preface Introduction Part 1 – Diagnosing parasitic and non-parasitic diseases affecting Lettuce Location of symptoms within the crop and on diseased plants Abnormalities and damage on leaves and head Damage and abnormalities on leaves in contact with the soil and/or underground organs Part 2 – Main features of pathogenic agents Methods of protection Fungi Bacteria Phytoplasma Viruses Nemotodes Summary of methods for controlling Lettuce bio-aggressors in nurseries and crops Appendix Information about Lettuce and its resistance to pathogenic agents, Introduction, Lettuce and similar species, Types of Endive Index Glossary Bibliography/references


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    © 2006
    Academic Press
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