This highly anticipated color diagnostic guidebook is a thorough, authoritative, and practical reference for anyone who needs to diagnose and manage disease problems in brassica crops destined for vegetable markets, seeds, oil, and condiments. Fifty-nine international disease experts contributed to the coverage of more than a dozen brassica crops: Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Kohlrabi, Greens, Asian Mustard Greens, Chinese Broccoli (Chinese Kale), Chinese Cabbage, Horseradish, Radish, Turnip, Rutabaga, Oilseed Rape (Canola, Rapeseed), and Culinary or Condiment Mustards.
Compendium of Brassica Diseases covers diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, mollicutes, viruses, and nematodes, as well as noninfectious damage to brassica crops such as herbicide injury, nutrient deficiencies, postharvest disorders, genetic abnormalities, and environmental damage. Plant pathologist-reviewed color photographs provide diagnostic guidance, and current approaches to disease management are provided at the end of each section.
The disease sections are preceded by a helpful introduction to the taxonomy of the various Brassica species and the genetic relationships of this extraordinarily diverse group of plant types. Brassicas are widely cultivated throughout the world as leaf or root vegetable crops, for vegetable oil production, as fodder crops for livestock feeding, or as condiments and spices. They are increasingly important economic crops, and knowledge of their diseases is critical as is evidenced by the disease problems associated with the large increase in global production of both vegetable and oilseed brassicas.
This compendium will be essential for extension scientists working in agriculture and horticulture and for other advisors, including individuals in regulatory agencies, as well as those in the private sector dealing with seed and fungicide retail and with disease scouting. Compendium of Brassica Diseases is also useful for brassica crop growers, plant pathology and agriculture science teachers, students, research scientists, and plant breeders.
Compendium of Brassica Diseases comes in the new and improved APS PRESS Compendia Series format with color throughout and images included in the disease section.
Part I. Introduction
Taxonomy and Genetic Relationships of Brassica Species
Species Relationships and Origins of Crop Brassicas
Eruca vesicaria subsp. sativa (E. sativa)
Cauliflower, Broccoli, and Brussels Sprouts
Asian Vegetable Brassica Crops
Asian Mustard Greens
Chinese Broccoli (Chinese Kale)
Turnip and Rutabaga
Oilseed Rape (Canola, Rapeseed)
Culinary or Condiment Mustards
Part II. Infectious Diseases
Diseases Caused By Fungi and Oomycetes
Alternaria Diseases (Black Spot, Gray Leaf Spot, Pod Spot)
Black Leg (Phoma Stem Canker)
Botrytis Gray Mold
Light Leaf Spot
Phytophthora and Pythium Damping-off
Phytophthora Root Rot
Phytophthora Storage Rot
Rhizoctonia Diseases (Damping-Off, Wirestem, Brown Girdling Root Rot, Crater Rot, Head Rot)
Sclerotinia White Mold (Cabbage Drop, Stem Rot, Watery Soft Rot)
White Leaf Spot
Yellows (Fusarium Wilt)
Diseases Caused By Bacteria
Bacterial Leaf Spot
Bacterial Soft Rot
Diseases Caused By Mollicutes
Brittle Root of Horseradish
Diseases Caused By Viruses
Beet Western Yellows (Turnip Yellows Luteovirus)
Turnip Yellow Mosaic
Other Virus Diseases
Diseases Caused By Nematodes
Part III. Noninfectious Diseases
Disorders Related To Environmental Effects
Black Speck of Cauliflower
Bolting or Buttoning of Cauliflower, Broccoli, and Cabbage Cold Temperature Injury
Growth Scars and Tissue Splitting
Heat Tolerance in Broccoli and Cauliflower
Petiole Freckles (Gomasho) of Chinese Cabbage
Riciness of Cauliflower
Root Cavities of Daikon (Lo Bok)
Soil Compaction Problems
Soil Moisture Injury
Winter Decline Syndrome
Yellow Eye (Starring, Cat Eye)
Herbicide Injury Due To Improper Timing or Rate
Herbicide Injury Due To Unintended Exposure
Herbicide Injury Due To Carry-Over
Postharvest Disorders of Vegetable Brassicas
" [...] a useful "shelf guide" on Brassica diseases for Brassica agronomists, pathologists, advisors, students, and breeders."
– Australian Plant Pathology
"The editors and contributors of Compendium of Brassica Diseases,an international contingent of experienced researchers, accomplish their objective to "provide" a thorough authoritative, and practical guide for [...] diagnosing and managing disease problems in Brassica crops destined for vegetable markets, seeds, oil, and condiments the world over. Academic, research, and special libraries should consider the purchase of this highly recommended volume."
– Journal of Agricultural & Food Information
"This book cannot be missing in any mycology collection."
"Producers, crop advisors, researchers, integrated pest management program specialists, teacher, and students interested in Brassica will benefit from this compendium. Highly recommended."
– CHOICE (Current Reviews for Academic Libraries)
" [...] a good source of scientific information on diseases of brassicas. It is well organized, easy to consult, and provides immediate information on the casual organism and its epidemiology."
– Dr. Nicola Vovlas, Nematologia Mediterranea
" [...] provides a thorough, authoritative and practical reference guide for people engaged in diagnosing and managing disease problems in Brassica crops [...] "
" [...] highly successive, authoritative and practical reference guide for persons engaged in diagnosing and managing plant disease problems."
– Journal of Plant Protection Research
" [...] provides useful information to everyone who is interested in this problem. The purpose of this Compendium to provide a thorough, authoritative, and practical reference for anyone who needs to diagnose and manage disease problems in Brassica crops has been perfectly achieved. It can also serve as a good manual for teaching activities."
– Czech Mycology
"Another excellent compendium in the series by APS. A must for all plant pathologists, extensionists, farmers and even gardeners."
– Fungal Diversity