This book focuses primarily on diseases that are caused by pathogens. Chapters dealing with the general principles of the causes, diagnosis and control of vegetable crop diseases are followed by crop-based chapters. Each disease entry includes a brief introduction to the disease, detailed description of disease symptoms, information on the pathogen and disease development, and suggestions on how to manage the problem. Top quality color photos illustrate the book throughout. This book will be useful to a range of professionals including research and extension plant pathologists; diagnosticians and plant lab personnel; teachers of agriculture and related subjects; university students in agriculture and related fields; commercial farmers, vegetable producers, and farm managers; agriculturalists in the fields of seed production, vegetable breeding, agrichemicals, pest control, marketing, and other subjects; government and regulatory persons dealing with agriculture; serious gardeners and hobbyists.

Key Features

- Crop based organisation for easy diagnosis. - High quality color photos - 444 color illustrations, 5 tables


Professionals and students in Crop Protection, Plant Pathology, Agriculture, Horticulture, as well as growers and farmers


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© 2007
Academic Press
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About the authors

Steven Koike

Affiliations and Expertise

Plant Pathology Farm Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension - Monterey County, USA


"The handbook is for researchers, scientists, technicians and educators in plant pathology and agriculture, as well as pratical, field-oriented information of use to farmer, field personnel and the agricultural industry." -VEGETABLES WEST, JAN 2007 "The layout has a fresh, appealing look; the text is well organized with a good balance between completeness and conciseness, and the photos are amazing. I think this book will soon be the new standard vegetable pathology reference." - Anthony P. Keinath, Professor & Vegetable Pathologist, Clemson University, Charleston, SC, U.S.A.