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Compendium of Pepper Diseases

Handbook / Manual
By: Kenneth L Pernezny(Editor), Pamela D Roberts(Editor), John F Murphy(Editor), Natalie P Goldberg(Editor)
84 pages, 21 plates with 122 colour photos; 6 b/w photos and b/w illustrations
Compendium of Pepper Diseases
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  • Compendium of Pepper Diseases ISBN: 9780890543009 Paperback Dec 2003 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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About this book

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
      Bacterial Canker
      Bacterial Spot
      Bacterial Wilt
      Syringae Seedling Blight and Leaf Spot
Diseases Caused by Fungi and Oomycetes
      Cercospora Leaf Spot (Frogeye Leaf Spot)
      Charcoal Rot
      Choanephora Blight (Wet Rot)
      Damping-Off and Root Rot
      Fusarium Stem Rot
      Fusarium Wilt
      Gray Leaf Spot
      Gray Mold
      Phytophthora Blight
      Powdery Mildew
      Southern Blight
      Verticillium Wilt
      White Mold
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
      Alternaria Rot
      Botrytis Fruit Rot
      Rhizopus Rot
      Chilling Injury
Disease Caused by an Angiosperm
Diseases Caused by Nematodes
      Root-Knot Nematodes
      Sting Nematodes
      Other Nematodes

Part II. Damage Caused by Arthropods
Broad Mite
True Bugs

Part III. Abiotic and Physiological Disorders
Abnormal Fruit Shape
Blossom-End Rot
Color Spotting
Flower and Flower Bud Drop
Fruit Cracking
Hail Injury
Salt Injury
Wind Injury

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


Customer Reviews

Handbook / Manual
By: Kenneth L Pernezny(Editor), Pamela D Roberts(Editor), John F Murphy(Editor), Natalie P Goldberg(Editor)
84 pages, 21 plates with 122 colour photos; 6 b/w photos and b/w illustrations
Media reviews

"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

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