Please note that the publisher nowadays only prints this book on-demand and all the images (despite the title) are in black and white. The original print run that had colour images in it has sold out.
Covering the most important pathogens, this handbook provides clear, concise descriptions of the symptoms and cycles of diseases, their distribution and economic importance and advice on their control. The text is illustrated with some 300 black-and-white photographs of affected crops to aid in the rapid identification of disease. The book also includes `pest profiles' that identify, with the use of colour photographs, the pests that commonly prey on pea and bean crops.
Contents Introduction 1 Peas and beans in agriculture, Pea and Bean production, Quick guide to diagnosis 2 Diseases of Seedlings and Young Plants 3 Pests of Seedlings and Young Plants 4 Fungal and Bacterial Diseases 5 Viral Diseases 6 Pests of Stem, Foilage and Produce 7 Seedling and Crop Disorders Further Reading Index
an excellent book...will be particularly useful to those growing and advising on pea and bean crops... a guide of this quality is long overdue... every serious pea and bean grower should obtain a copy as soon as possible. The Vegetable Farmer A concise, readable and well illustrated guide book ...this book is essential for everyone involved with the growing of peas and beans. International Pest Control