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Compendium of Bedding Plant Diseases and Pests

Handbook / Manual
By: Ann R Chase(Editor), Margery L Daughtrey(Editor), Raymond A Cloyd(Editor)
170 pages, 188 colour photos, tables
Compendium of Bedding Plant Diseases and Pests
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  • Compendium of Bedding Plant Diseases and Pests ISBN: 9780890546017 Paperback Sep 2018 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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The 1970s were the heyday of research on bedding plants – a time when both interest and innovation blossomed. But since then, a lot has changed. Many new species and cultivars have been introduced, changes in propagation procedures have resulted in more frequent outbreaks of diseases and infestations of insect pests, and the long-distance exchange of plant materials has facilitated worldwide movement of new and sometimes pesticide-resistant pathogens and arthropod pests. Management strategies have changed significantly, as well, and now include enhanced clean stock production for some crops, more rigorous sanitation practices, and applications of improved chemical pesticides and biological controls.

Compendium of Bedding Plant Diseases and Pests summarizes all the latest research-based information about diseases, disorders, and arthropod pests of annuals grown as bedding plants. The information has been compiled by A. R. Chase, Margery L. Daughtrey, and Raymond A. Cloyd. All three authors have worked extensively with the U.S. greenhouse industry for many years and thus provide a well-informed and practical perspective.

The nature of bedding plant production, in which hundreds of species are grown within one operation, makes it extremely challenging to simultaneously manage the many potential pathogens and arthropod pests. Throughout the production cycle, bedding plants are exposed repeatedly to disease-causing microorganisms, insects, and mites. And then these plants are exposed to even more sources of pests and pathogens when they are moved outdoors into landscapes. Anticipating when, where, and why diseases, disorders, and pest infestations can occur on bedding plants is the key to prevention.

Growers and gardeners will find all of this information in Compendium of Bedding Plant Diseases and Pests. The content is organized into these major parts:
- The Introduction provides an overview of the industry and the issues specific to bedding plant production.
- Part I, Infectious Diseases, is divided into sections on diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, oomycetes, nematodes, viroids, and viruses. More than 75 individual diseases are discussed in terms of their distribution, symptoms, causal agent or organism, disease cycle and epidemiology, and management.
- Part II, Abiotic Diseases and Disorders, addresses stress-induced conditions caused by a number of factors, including air pollution, excess and insufficient light, nutritional imbalances, pesticide toxicity, and water imbalances.
- Part III, Arthropod Pests, begins with an overview of production and management topics specific to insects and mites and then addresses 22 important pests in terms of life cycle, damage, and management.
- Three appendixes provide scientific and common names of more than 100 host plants, common names of diseases and their pathogens, and scientific and common names of insect, mite, and mollusk pests. A glossary and an index provide helpful tools for readers of all interest and knowledge levels.

This in-depth content is enhanced by 188 colour photographs of symptoms and signs of diseases and disorders and of pests and pest damage. These high-quality photos will provide important aids to scouts, help growers to identify problems early (before they spread), and expedite the findings of diagnosticians. In addition, 24 comprehensive tables distil information on topics such as the effectiveness of pesticides against target pathogens and pests. These tables will serve as handy references to assist readers in disease and pest management.

Compendium of Bedding Plant Diseases and Pests is the most up-to-date and thorough book available regarding diseases, disorders, and arthropod pests of bedding plants. It provides a comprehensive, authoritative resource for a broad range of readers – from diagnosticians, extension plant pathologists, horticulturists, and students to greenhouse and nursery producers, garden centre operators, and landscape designers and gardeners. Indeed, any gardener – even a beginner with just a few patio plants – will find How to Live Plastic Free interesting and informative. Growers will find it indispensable.



Part I. Infectious Diseases
Diseases Caused by Bacteria
      Crown Gall
      Leaf Spot and Blight Caused by Pseudomonas cichorii
      Leaf Spots Caused by Pseudomonas syringae Pathovars
      Leafy Gall (Bacterial Fasciation)
      Phytoplasma Diseases
      Soft Rot Diseases Caused by Pectobacterium and Dickeya spp.
      Southern Bacterial Wilt
            Diseases Caused by Xanthomonas campestris Pathovars
            Bacterial Blight of Matthiola spp.
      Bacterial Blight of Geranium
      Bacterial Leaf Spot of Ranunculus
      Bacterial Leaf Spot and Flower Spot of Zinnia
      Disease Caused by Xylella fastidiosa
Diseases Caused by Fungi
      Alternaria Leaf Spot
      Anthracnose Caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides
      Anthracnose of Cyclamen Caused by Cryptocline cyclaminis
      Botrytis Blight
      Cercospora Leaf Spot of Pansy
      Choanephora Wet Rot
      Corynespora Leaf Spot
      Fairy Ring Leaf Spot
            Fusarium Root, Crown, and Stem Rots
            Fusarium Crown and Stem Rot of Lisianthus
            Vascular Wilts Caused by Fusarium oxysporum
            Fusarium Wilt of Cyclamen
      Itersonilia Petal Blight of China Aster
      Mycocentrospora Leaf Spot of Pansy
      Myrothecium Diseases
      Phomopsis Stem and Leaf Blight of Lisianthus
      Phyllosticta Leaf Spot of Salvia spp.
            Powdery Mildew Diseases
            Begonia Powdery Mildew
      Petunia Powdery Mildews
      Verbena Powdery Mildew
      Diseases Caused by Rhizoctonia solani
      Rhizopus Blight of Gerber Daisy and Vinca
            Rust Diseases
            Bellis Rust
      Brown Rust of Chrysanthemum
      Chrysanthemum White Rust
      Geranium Rust
      Salvia Rusts
      Snapdragon Rust
      Disease Caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum
      Southern Blight
      Disease Caused by Thielaviopsis basicola
      Verticillium Wilt
      White Smut
Diseases Caused by Oomycetes
      Downy Mildews
            Downy Mildew on Sweet Alyssum and Stock
            Downy Mildew on Coleus
            Downy Mildew on Impatiens
            Downy Mildew on Pansy and Viola
            Downy Mildew on Salvia spp.
            Downy Mildew on Snapdragon
            Downy Mildew on Verbena
      Phytophthora Diseases
            Diseases Caused by Phytophthora cryptogea
            Diseases Caused by Phytophthora drechsleri
            Diseases Caused by Phytophthora infestans
            Diseases Caused by Phytophthora nicotianae
            Diseases Caused by Phytophthora tropicalis and P. capsici
            Diseases Caused by Globisporangium, Phytopythium, and Pythium spp.
      White Blister Rusts
Diseases Caused by Nematodes
      Root-Knot Nematodes
      Foliar Nematodes
Diseases Caused by Viroids
Diseases Caused by Viruses
      Alternanthera Mosaic
      Angelonia Flower Break
      Bean Yellow Mosaic
      Bidens Mottle
      Broad Bean Wilt
      Calibrachoa Mottle
      Cucumber Mosaic
      Dahlia Mosaic
      Lisianthus Necrosis
      Nemesia Ring Necrosis
      Pelargonium Flower Break
      Petunia Vein Clearing
      Tobacco Mosaic
      Tobacco Ringspot
      Tobacco Streak
      Tomato Spotted Wilt, Impatiens Necrotic Spot, and Other Tospovirus Diseases
      Verbena Virus Y

Air Pollution
Excess or Insufficient Light
Nutritional Imbalances
      Nutritional Deficiencies
Excessive Levels of Soluble Salts
Micronutrient Toxicities
      Pesticide Toxicity (Phytotoxicity)
Water Imbalances

      Seed and Cutting Propagation
      Production of Annual Bedding Plants
      After Installation into Landscapes
      Management Strategies
Arthropod Pests of Bedding Plants
      American Serpentine Leafminer
      Aster Leafhopper
      Bandedwinged Whitefly
      Broad Mite
      Chilli Thrips
      Citrus Mealybug
      Cyclamen Mite
      Fourlined Plant Bug
      Fungus Gnats
      Greenhouse Thrips
      Greenhouse Whitefly
      Japanese Beetle
      Potato Leafhopper
      Shore Flies
      Slugs and Snails
      Spotted Cucumber Beetle
      Sweetpotato Whitefly
      Tarnished Plant Bug
      Twospotted Spider Mite
      Western Flower Thrips

Appendix I. Host Plants
Appendix II. Diseases of Bedding Plants
Appendix III. Arthropod Pests of Bedding Plants


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