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Compendium of Ornamental Palm Diseases and Disorders

Handbook / Manual

Series: Compendium of Plant Disease Series

By: ML Elliott(Editor), TK Broschat(Editor), JY Uchida(Editor), GW Simone(Editor)

69 pages, 237 colour photos, 3 b/w illustrations

American Phytopathological Society

Paperback | Dec 2004 | Edition: 2 | #160601 | ISBN: 0890543143
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The Compendium of Ornamental Palm Diseases and Disorders provides current information on diseases and disorders affecting palms during nursery production and later in the landscape. With the help of 237 color images, detailed descriptions, and treatment methods, readers will learn to visually identify and treat diseases and disorders that affect the health and beauty of these important ornamental plants.

Palms lose their beauty, and sometimes die, for numerous reasons – not all caused by diseases. The goal of Compendium of Ornamental Palm Diseases and Disorders is to help readers separate, for example, leaf spots caused by a disease vs. leaf spots caused by a nutritional deficiency; death caused by a bud rot vs. death caused by lightning; or leaf shredding caused by a disease vs. leaf shredding caused by wind. The ability to determine the cause is critical to selecting successful control measures, which can vastly vary.

This ambitious treatment of an economically important host is presented in the popular APS Compendium format with new high quality photographs, up-to-date diagnostic and treatment information, and references provided for each topic. An introduction on palm morphology and biology are added in addition to new diseases and enhanced detail. Readers will find data on distribution of pathogens within the United States and worldwide, descriptions of laboratory techniques including information on pathogen isolation and maintenance techniques, a list of potential hosts for each pathogen, and step-by-step treatment methods for diseases and disorders.

Compendium of Ornamental Palm Diseases and Disorders is applicable to any geographic location where palms are grown, whether indoors or outdoors, and will be valuable for a wide range of readers, including nursery growers, extension professionals, plant pathologists, horticulturists, landscape professionals, diagnosticians, arborists, landscape consultants, landscape architects, botanical garden professionals, palm researchers, and palm hobbyists.

"The range of diseases covered is very comprehensive and covers most of the major diseases affecting palms. As one would expect from the compendium series this is an excellent book and should be an essential addition for diagnostic labs and for anyone with an interest in diseases of palms. It would also be an excellent purchase for anyone seriously involved in the propagation and cultivation of palms as it is an extremely practical guide to the diseases and disorders."
– Australasian Plant Pathology Society

"It provides a quick and easy visual dictionary as an aid to identifying palm maladies [...] a useful reference for botanists, horticulturalists, landscapers and nurserymen [...] one of the best sources of information on the subject."
Magazine of Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia


Palm Anatomy and Growth Palm Species
Diseases and Disorders of Palms

Part I. Infectious Diseases
Diseases Caused by Algae
Algal Leaf Spot
Diseases Caused by Bacteria
Bacterial Blight
Bacterial Bud Rot
Sudden Decline
Diseases Caused by “fungi”
Annellophora Leaf Spot
Bipolaris and Exserohilum Leaf Spots
Botrytis Leaf Spot and Blight
Calonectria Leaf Spot (Cylindrocladium Leaf Spot)
Colletotrichum Leaf and Fruit Spot
Diamond Scale
Fusarium Wilt: Canary Island Date Palm Wilt, Date Palm Wilt (Bayoud Disease), Oil Palm Wilt
Ganoderma Butt Rot (Basal Stem Rot)
Gliocladium Blight (Pink Rot)
Graphiola Leaf Spot (False Smut)
Pestalotiopsis Diseases
Phytophthora Diseases
Pseudocercospora and Cercospora Leaf Spots
Rachis Blight
Stigmina Leaf Spot
Tar Spot
Thielaviopsis Black Scorch Disease (Stem Bleeding, Dry Basal Rot, Heart Rot)
Diseases Caused by a Phytoplasma
Lethal Yellowing
Diseases Caused by Viruses and Viroids
Cadang-cadang and Tinangaja
Viral Diseases
Coconut Foliar Decay
Viral Diseases Caused by Potyviruses
Diseases Caused by Nematodes
Red Ring
Burrowing Nematode
Other Nematodes
Diseases Caused by Protozoans
Hartrot and Marchitez Sorpresiva

Part II. Physiological Disorders
Nutritional Disorders
Boron Deficiency
Boron Toxicity
Calcium Deficiency
Chlorine Deficiency
Copper Deficiency
Copper Toxicity
Fluoride Toxicity
Iron Deficiency
Magnesium Deficiency
Manganese Deficiency
Molybdenum Deficiency
Nitrogen Deficiency
Phosphorus Deficiency
Potassium Deficiency
Sulfur Deficiency
Zinc Deficiency
Other Physiological Disorders
Air Pollution
Cold Injury
Excessive Water Uptake
Foliar Salt Injury
Hapaxanthic Flowering
Herbicide Toxicity
High Soil Soluble Salts
Improper Planting Depth
Lightning Injury
Power Line Decline
Root Suffocation
Water Stress
Wind Damage

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