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Compendium of Sweetpotato Diseases, Pests, and Disorders

By: Christopher A Clark (Editor), Donald M Ferrin (Editor), Tara P Smith (Editor), Gerald J Holmes (Editor)

160 pages, 325 colour & b/w photos, tables

American Phytopathological Society

Paperback | Jan 2013 | Edition: 2 | #207804 | ISBN-13: 9780890544105
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Compendium of Sweetpotato Diseases, Pests, and Disorders, Second Edition arrives as sweetpotato production is increasing dramatically in the United States, expanding to states that have not traditionally produced the crop, and as sweetpotato is being adopted as a critical source of vitamin A in many countries around the world. Nearly 50% longer than the previous edition, this is the most comprehensive book ever published describing the many diseases, insect pests, nutrient disorders, herbicide damage, and other disorders affecting the world's seventh most important food crop.

The second edition contains 325 color photographs (an increase of 243 compared with the previous edition) depicting the diagnostic symptoms of these diseases and disorders. These features make Compendium of Sweetpotato Diseases, Pests, and Disorders invaluable to growers, extension specialists, and diagnosticians in their efforts to accurately identify diseases and disorders they find on sweetpotatoes and to develop strategies to manage these problems.

Compendium of Sweetpotato Diseases, Pests, and Disorders provides the most up-to-date and authoritative information available on each disease prepared by leading experts in each discipline.Each section has a comprehensive list of the critical research publications that will allow researchers to quickly dive into work on diseases that may be new to them.

The insect section is completely new. The virus section has been entirely rewritten to reflect the vast progress made in the last 25 years in understanding sweetpotato virus diseases. The nutrient disorder and herbicide injury sections have been completely rewritten and illustrated using photographs of symptoms produced under carefully controlled conditions to assure complete accuracy. The nematode section has been co mpletely rewritten and every section provides the most recent information available.


Importance and Utilization of Sweetpotato
What’s in a Name?
The Sweetpotato Plant
Cultivation and Storage
Sweetpotatoes as Ornamental Plants

Part I. Infectious Diseases
General Disease Management in Sweetpotato
Diseases Caused by Bacteria
Streptomyces Soil Rot (Pox)
Bacterial Stem and Root Rot
Bacterial Wilt
Sweetpotato Little Leaf
Other Bacterial Diseases
Diseases Caused by Fungi
Plant Bed Diseases
Sclerotial Blight
Rhizoctonia Stem Canker
Sclerotinia Rot
Slime Molds
Foliar Diseases
Alternaria Leaf Spot and Leaf Petiole and Stem Blight
Cercospora and Pseudocercospora Leaf Spots
Chlorotic Leaf Distortion
Leaf and Stem Scab
Phyllosticta Leaf Blight (Phomopsis Leaf Spot)
Red Rust
Septoria Leaf Spot
White Rust
Other Foliar Diseases
Field and Storage Diseases
Black Rot
Charcoal Rot
Circular Spot
Foot Rot
Fusarium Root Rot and Stem Canker and Surface Rot
Fusarium Adventitious Root Rot
Fusarium Wilt
Geotrichum Sour Rot
Mottle Necrosis
Phymatotrichum Root Rot
Sclerotinia Rot
Violet Root Rot
Storage Rots
Rhizopus Soft Rot
Java Black Rot
Dry Rot
Punky Rot
Blue Mold Rot
Alternaria Rot
Gray Mold Rot
Animal Toxins in Infected Sweetpotatoes
Floral, Seed, and Seedling Diseases
Diseases Caused by Nematodes
Root-Knot Nematode
Reniform Nematode
Lesion Nematode
Stem Nematode (Brown Ring)
Burrowing Nematode
Spiral Nematode
Sting Nematode
Stubby-Root Nematode
Diseases Caused by Viruses
Important Virus Diseases of Sweetpotato
Chronic Chlorotic Spotting
Internal Cork
Russet Crack
Sweet Potato Virus Disease and Other Virus Complexes
Detection and Identification of Sweetpotato Viruses
Sweet potato feathery mottle virus
Sweet potato virus G
Sweet potato virus 2
Sweet potato latent virus
Sweet potato mild speckling virus
Sweet potato mild mottle virus
Sweet potato chlorotic stunt virus
Other Sweetpotato Viruses
Sweet potato chlorotic fleck virus
Sweet potato C-6 virus
Sweet potato leaf speckling virus
Sweet potato collusive virus
Sweet potato ringspot virus
Other Viruses Isolated from Sweetpotato
Cucumber mosaic virus
Epidemiology and Management of Sweetpotato Virus Diseases

Part II. Insect Pests
General Pest Management in Sweetpotato
Integrated Pest Management in Sweetpotato
Sweetpotato Insect Pests
Sweetpotato Weevil
Wireworms, Diabrotica and Systena (WDS) Complex
Flea Beetles and Leaf Beetles
White Grubs
Whitefringed Beetles
Sugarcane Beetle
Vine Borers
Foliar Insects
Insect Vectors

Part III. Noninfectious Disorders
Herbicide Injury
Causes of Herbicide Injury
Diagnosis of Herbicide Injury
Nutrient Disorders
Diagnosis of Nutrient Disorders
Nutrient Requirements of Sweetpotato
Nutrient Deficiencies
Nutrient Toxicities
Somatic Mutations
Disorders Caused by Adverse Environments
Field Environments
Storage Environments

Part IV. Disorders of Unknown Etiology
False Broomrape
Subcutaneous Roots
Alligator Skin
Internal Necroses
Leaf Vein Spot


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