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Compendium of Sunflower Diseases and Pests

Series: Compendium of Plant Disease Series

By: Robert M Harveson(Editor), Samuel G Markell(Editor), Charles C Block(Editor), Thomas J Gulya(Editor)

140 pages, 277 colour photos, b/w illustrations, and colourmaps, 4 tables

American Phytopathological Society

Paperback | Jul 2016 | #228788 | ISBN-13: 9780890545072
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NHBS Price: £167.00 $215/€182 approx

About this book

This all-new disease and insect compendium for sunflower crops will serve as a vital field guide at universities, extension offices, diagnostic labs, farms, and even homes where sunflowers are grown. It includes nearly 300 images and research-based management recommendations, allowing users to scout, identify, and manage a range of plant diseases and insect pests of sunflowers…whether they're grown for food or décor!

The Compendium of Sunflower Diseases and Pests is organized into major parts that include Biotic Diseases, Insect Pests, Abiotic Diseases and Disorders, and Emerging Issues for Sunflower Production. The history of sunflower production and usage, as well as botany and breeding are also covered. It specifically features:
- Colour photographs of symptoms to accurately identify sunflower disease symptoms, spores, insect pests, and disorders
- Worldwide distribution maps of various plant pathogens that affect sunflower production
- Images and descriptions of life insect life cycles
- Descriptions of plant pathogens and their differences to introduce basic concepts of plant pathology
- An up-to-date glossary of common diseases and their scientific names

This new publication is truly an international effort, authored by 37 expert scientists at institutions from Africa, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.


History of Sunflower Use and Production
   Native Americans
   Leaving North America
   Impact of World War II
   Return to North America
   Introduction of Hybrid Seed
   Current Use and Production
Botany of the Sunflower Plant
   Physical Characteristics
   Growth Cycle
   Sunflower Oil
Breeding of Sunflower Plants
   Approaches to Breeding
   Breeding for Disease Resistance
   Additional Breeding Challenges

Part I. Biotic Diseases
Disease Development
   Biotic Disease
   Abiotic Disease
Pathogens of Sunflower
   Parasitic Plants
Diseases Caused by Fungi and Oomycetes
   Major Foliar Diseases
      Alternaria Leaf Blight and Stem Spot
      Downy Mildew
      Powdery Mildew
      Septoria Leaf Spot
      White Rust
      Other Rusts Caused by Puccinia, Uromyces, and Coleosporium spp.
   Minor Foliar Diseases
      Leaf Smut
      Myrothecium Leaf Spot
      Ramularia Leaf Spot
   Root, Stem, and Stalk Rot Diseases
      Charcoal Rot
      Fusarium Stalk Rot
      Phoma Black Stem
      Phomopsis Stem Canker (Diaporthe/Phomopsis spp. Complex)
      Phymatotrichopsis Root Rot
      Phytophthora Stem/Collar Rot
   Root and Basal Stem Rots
      Diseases Caused by Rhizoctonia solani and Pythium spp.
      Sclerotinia Stem Rot
      Southern Blight
   Head Rot Diseases
      Alternaria Head Rot
      Botrytis Head Rot
      Rhizopus Head Rot
      Sclerotinia Head Rot and Midstalk Rot
   Wilt Diseases
      Fusarium Wilt
      Phialophora Yellows
      Sclerotinia Root Rot, Basal Stalk Rot, and Wilt
      Verticillium Wilt
Diseases Caused by Bacteria
   Apical Chlorosis
   Bacterial Leaf Spot
   Bacterial Stalk and Head Rot
   Bacterial Wilt
   Crown Gall
Diseases Caused by Phytoplasmas
   Aster Yellows
   Sunflower Phyllody Phytoplasma
Diseases Caused by Parasitic Nematodes
   Root-Knot Nematodes
   Root-Lesion Nematodes
   Other Nematodes
Diseases Caused by Viruses
   Pelargonium Zonate Spot
   Sunflower Chlorotic Mottle
   Sunflower Mild Mosaic
   Sunflower Mosaic
   Sunflower Necrosis
   Sunflower Ringspot
Disease Caused by a Parasitic Plant

Part II. Insect Pests
Head Feeders
   Banded Sunflower Moth
   Sunflower Bud Moth
   Headclipping Weevil
   Sunflower Midge
   Sunflower Head Moth
   Sunflower Receptacle Maggot
   Sunflower Seed Maggot
   Sunflower Seed Weevils
Sap Feeders
   Lygus Bugs
   Palestriped Flea Beetle
   Sunflower Beetle
   Thistle Caterpillar (Painted Lady Butterfly)
Stem Borers
   Dectes Stem Borer
   Sunflower Maggot
   Sunflower Stem Weevil

Part III. Abiotic Diseases and Disorders
Genetic Disorders
Environmental Damage and Disorders
Nutritional Disorders
Herbicide Injury

Part IV. Emerging Issues for Sunflower Production
Appearance and Distribution of New Pathogen Races
   Rust Pathogen: Puccinia helianthi
      Determination of Races
      Distribution of Races
   Downy Mildew Pathogen: Plasmopara halstedii
      Determination of Races
      Distribution of Races
   Anticipating Race Changes
Fungicide Insensitivity in the Downy Mildew Pathogen
   Determination of Fungicide Insensitivity
   Fungicide Insensitivity of Plasmopara halstedii
      FRAC Code 4 Fungicides
      FRAC Code 11 Fungicides
Seedborne and Seed-Transmitted Diseases


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