Raspberries and blackberries are a perennial favorite among consumers. Unfortunately, they are also a favorite host crop for pests. Protect your plants with the most up-to-date and comprehensive resource available: the Compendium of Raspberry and Blackberry Diseases and Pests, Second Edition.
This completely revised edition helps users quickly identify and manage raspberry and blackberry diseases, insect pests, and abiotic orders with practical management information and more than 200 high-quality images for diagnosis. It is your best defense against pests and disorders that threaten the health and yields of these two popular bramble plants, from the roots and crown to their flowers, fruits, and leaves.
This important new book reflects the latest practices for managing diseases in organic and high-tunnel production systems. Pest coverage is wide and applicable to many of the world's growing regions for these crops. The second edition also covers new diseases and viruses that have been identified since the first edition and adds 50 pages as well as 50 additional symptom images. Specific pest coverage includes:
- Bacterial, fungal, and viral diseases
- Insect and mite pests
- Abiotic disorders, such as herbicide injury and environmental stressors
- Diseases caused by an alga
- Diseases caused by a phytoplasma
- The use and effects of cultural practices
- The development of healthy planting materials in the nursery/greenhouse industry
Each section includes information on symptoms, causal organisms, distribution, diagnostic features or detection methods, and management strategies. The Compendium of Raspberry and Blackberry Diseases and Pests, Second Edition is ideal for commercial growing operations, nurseries, crop consultants, extension educators, diagnosticians, plant pathologists, entomologists, horticulturists, regulators, and gardeners.
Part I. Diseases Caused by Biotic Factors
Cane and Foliar Diseases Caused by Fungi and Oomycetes
Fruit and Flower Diseases Caused by Fungi
Root and Crown Diseases Caused by Fungi and Oomycetes
Diseases Caused by Bacteria
Disease Caused by a Phytoplasma
Disease Caused by a Parasitic Alga
Diseases Caused by Viruses and Viruslike Agents
Diseases Caused by Nematodes
Part II. Arthropod Pests
Insects that Damage Roots and Crowns
Insects that Damage Fruit
Insects that Damage Foliage
Insects that Damage Canes
Insect Contaminants of Mechanically Harvested Fruit
Part III. Disorders Caused by Abiotic Factors
Part IV. Effects of Cultural Practices on Disease
Part V. Development of Healthy Planting Materials
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