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Whether they are called peppers, chiles, paprika, or ajis, plants in the genus Capsicum, are among the most important spice and vegetable commodities worldwide because they are used in so many different types of food. Like other crops, peppers are afflicted with diseases, disorders, and pests that can reduce fruit quality and yield.
Compendium of Pepper Diseases provides a comprehensive presentation of the important pepper diseases of the world. With the help of 122 colour photographs and thorough descriptions of pathogens, this valuable reference enables readers to easily identify diseases on the basis of symptoms and formulate field and laboratory diagnoses of diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses, parasitic angiosperms, and nematodes.
Readers will also learn about the geographical distribution and impact of each disease, control measures, and epidemiological aspects of diseases as well as gain knowledge on plant health problems associated with arthropods, nutritional deficiencies, herbicide injuries, and other abiotic causes. This compendium also includes sections discussing the botany of pepper, current production practices, and postharvest damage to pepper fruit.
Edited and authored by 39 professionals with international expertise in pepper pathology in several unique production areas and in diverse areas of pathogen expertise, Compendium of Pepper Diseases will prove invaluable to growers, extension agents, county agents, crop production specialists, researchers, plant pathologists, horticulturists, agronomists, agribusiness professionals, educators, students and anyone interested in the diagnosis or management of diseases of pepper crops throughout the world.
Significance of Pepper Worldwide
Botany and Culture
Part I. Diseases Caused by Infectious Agents
Diseases Caused by Bacteria
Syringae Seedling Blight and Leaf Spot
Diseases Caused by Fungi and Oomycetes
Cercospora Leaf Spot (Frogeye Leaf Spot)
Choanephora Blight (Wet Rot)
Damping-Off and Root Rot
Fusarium Stem Rot
Gray Leaf Spot
Diseases Caused by Viruses
Alfalfa Mosaic Virus
Andean Potato Mottle Virus—Pepper Strain
Beet Curly Top Virus
Capsicum Chlorosis Virus
Chilli Veinal Mottle Virus
Chino del tomate Virus
Cucumber Mosaic Virus
Pepper Golden Mosaic Virus
Pepper Huasteco Yellow Vein Virus
Pepper Mild Mottle Virus
Pepper Mottle Virus
Pepper Veinal Mottle Virus
Potato Virus Y
Sinaloa Tomato Leaf Curl Virus
Tobacco Etch Virus
Tobacco Mosaic Virus and Tomato Mosaic Virus
Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
Postharvest Diseases and Disorders
Bacterial Soft Rot
Botrytis Fruit Rot
Disease Caused by an Angiosperm
Diseases Caused by Nematodes
Part II. Damage Caused by Arthropods
Part III. Abiotic and Physiological Disorders
Abnormal Fruit Shape
Flower and Flower Bud Drop
Part IV. Herbicide Injury
Symptoms Caused by Herbicides Registered for Use on Peppers
Symptoms Caused by Accidental Application of Phytotoxic Herbicides
Symptoms Caused by Drift of Phytotoxic Herbicides
Symptoms Caused by Carryover of Residual Herbicides
Part V. Nutritional Disorders
"Highly recommended. There is no other publication that is quite so broad in scope [...] "
"An excellent, in-depth resource [...] "
– Library Bookwatch
"The book is documented by a rich selection of black-and-white and colour photographs which make the descriptions very clear. The good quality of paper, handy format and index make this publication all the more recommendable for plant pathologists, scientists, crop consultants, commercial growers and amateur horticulturists."
– Acta Physiologiae
"Written especially for plant pathologists, agricultural scientists and commercial horticulturists though also useful to amateur gardeners [...] "
– Midwest Book Review
"This is a worthy addition to the set of APS disease compendia [...] "
– Australian Plant Pathology Society