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Tree Disease Concepts


By: P Manion

Prentice-Hall (Pearson Education)

Hardback | Dec 1990 | Edition: 2 | #104293 | ISBN: 0139294236
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Book is intended for the intro course in Forest and Shade Tree Pathology. The book emphasis a basic biological understanding of disease systems, the ecological role of disease and the economic interaction of disease in forest and urban management systems. The book also looks at the role of disease in management practices as they relate to urban and forest trees.


Introduction to tree disease concepts; abiotic agents of tree diseases; soil conditions affecting tree health; winter damage to trees; tree diseases caused by air pollution; biotic agents of tree diseases; nematodes as plant parasites and agents of tree diseases; viruses as agents of tree diseases; bacteria as agents of tree diseases; introduction to fungi; fungi as symbionts of tree roots - mycorrhizae; fungi as agents of tree diseases - foliage diseases, rust diseases, canker diseases, vascular wilt diseases, wood decay, root diseases; parasitic flowering plants as agents of tree diseases; decline diseases of complex biotic and abiotic origin; overview aspects of tree diseases; plant disease epidemics; disease control through genetic resistance; diseases of seedlings in the nursery; pathological consideration of urban tree management; pathological considerations of intensively managed forest plantations.

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