All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Botany  Vascular Plants  Trees & Shrubs

Rust Diseases of Willow and Poplar

Edited By: MH Pei and AR McCracken
350 pages, B/w photos, figs
Publisher: CABI Publishing
Rust Diseases of Willow and Poplar
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Rust Diseases of Willow and Poplar ISBN: 9780851999999 Hardback Dec 2005 Temporarily out of stock: order now to get this when available
Selected version: £105.00
About this book Contents Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

In recent years there has been increased interest in growing willow and poplar trees, as fast-growing species that have several purposes, including use as biofuels for energy production. However, silviculture of these trees has been constrained by diseases such as Melampsora rusts. This book provides a comprehensive review of over two decades of extensive study of the rust diseases affecting willow and poplar. It provides insights into the population biology of Melampsora rusts in Europe, China, India and Chile, the genetics of their resistance, and their interaction with their hosts. The book offers information essential to the development of effective and sustainable disease control measures including the use of willow genotype mixtures and biological control agents.


Section 1: Taxonomy and overview of Rusts; Phylogenetic position of Melampsora in rust fungi inferred from ribosomal DNA sequences, M H Pei, C Bayon and C Ruiz, Rothamsted Research, UK; A brief review of Melampsora rusts on Salix, M H Pei; The species of Melampsora on Salix (Salicaceae), G Bagyanarayana, Osmania University, India; A brief summary of Melampsora species on Populus, M H Pei, and Y Z Shang, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China; Section 2: Occurrence and population biology of Melampsora; Variability and population biology of Melampsora rusts on poplars, P Frey, INRA, France, P Gerard, Universite Paris-Sud, France, N Feau, Universite Laval, Canada, C Husson and J Pinon, INRA, France; Genetic diversity of Melampsora willow rusts in Germany, M Liesebach, Federal Office and Research Centre for Forests, Austria, and I Zaspel, Federal Research Centre for Forestry and Forest Products, Germany; Genetic structure of Melampsora larici-epitea populations in north-western Europe, B Samils, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden; Current taxonomic status of Melampsora species on poplars in China, C-M Tian, Northwest Sci-Tech University of Agriculture and Forestry, China, and M Kakishima, University of Tsukuba, Japan; Current status of poplar leaf rust in India, R C Sharma, S Sharma and K R Sharma, Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, India; Melampsora Willow Rust in Chile and northern Europe; Part of a metapopulation?, M Ramstedt and S Hurtado, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden; Section 3: Rust Resistance and Infection Process; Disease scoring by taking inoculum densities into consideration in leaf disc inoculations with poplar and willow rust, M H Pei, and T Hunter, Bristol, UK; Interactions between poplar clones and Melampsora populations and their Implications for breeding for durable resistance, J Pinon and P Frey; Transgenic hybrid aspen with altered defensive chemistry - a model system to study the chemical basis of resistance?, J Witzell and M Karlsson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden, M Rodriguez-Buey, Umea University, Sweden, and M Torp and G Wingsle, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden; Basidiospore-derived penetration by species of Cronartium and Melampsora: an outline, A Ragazzi, N Longo, B Naldini, S Moricca, Universita di Firenze, Italy, and I Dellavalle, CNR, Italy; Section 4: Rust Management; Host diversity, epidemic progression and pathogen evolution, C C Mundt, Oregon State University, USA; SRC willow mixtures and rust disease development, A R McCracken, W M Dawson, Northern Ireland Horticulture and Plant Breeding Station, UK, and D Carlisle, Queen's University of Belfast, UK; SRC willow mixtures and yield, W M Dawson, A R McCracken and D Carlisle; Effect of preventative fungicide sprays on Melampsora rust of poplar in the nursery, R C Sharma, S Sharma, and A K Gupta, Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, India Section 5: Rust mycoparasites and their potential for biological control; Biocontrol of rust fungi by Cladosporium tenuissimum, S Moricca, A Ragazzi and G Assante, Universita di Milano, Italy; Biology and genetic diversity of the rust hyperparasite Sphaerellopsis filum in Central Europe, M Liesebach and I Zaspel; Sphaerellopsis filum and its potential for biological control of willow rusts, M H Pei, and Z W Yuan, Institute of Applied Ecology, China

Customer Reviews

Edited By: MH Pei and AR McCracken
350 pages, B/w photos, figs
Publisher: CABI Publishing
Current promotions
Best of Winter 2018Handbook of the Bees of the British Isles (2-Volume Set)Order your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogueBritish Wildlife