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.
Our dependence on healthy vegetable crops as a reliable source of food transcends all barriers of nation and culture. Consumers now demand excellent quality from the industry that produces large volumes of high-quality vegetables to be sold locally, regionally and shipped internationally. The diseases that affect vegetables compromise such quality and therefore are of great importance to grower, shipper, marketer, and consumer.
This book focuses primarily on diseases that are caused by pathogens. Chapters dealing with the general principles of the causes, diagnosis and control of vegetable crop diseases are followed by crop-based chapters. Each disease entry includes a brief introduction to the disease, detailed description of disease symptoms, information on the pathogen and disease development, and suggestions on how to manage the problem. Black-and-white photos illustrate the book throughout.
This book will be useful to a range of professionals including research and extension plant pathologists; diagnosticians and plant lab personnel; teachers of agriculture and related subjects; university students in agriculture and related fields; commercial farmers, vegetable producers, and farm managers; agriculturalists in the fields of seed production, vegetable breeding, agrichemicals, pest control, marketing, and other subjects; government and regulatory persons dealing with agriculture; serious gardeners and hobbyists.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Vegetable Crops, Chapter 2: Causes of Plant Diseases, Chapter 3: Diagnosing Diseases of Vegetables and Other Crops, Chapter 4: Controlling Vegetable Crop Diseases, Chapter 5: Diseases of Vegetable Crops, Alliums (onion, garlic, leek, chives), Apiaceae (carrot, celery, parsnip, parsley), Asparagus, Beet, Crucifers (broccoli, brussel sprout, cabbage, cauliflower, radish, swede), Cucurbits (cucumber, melon, pumpkin, squash), Legumes (faba bean, pea, bean), Lettuce, Pepper, Spinach, Tomato, Specialty and Herb Crops (artichoke, arugula, basil, broccoli raab, catnip, chervil, cilantro, corn salad, dill, endive, fennel, horse-radish, Jerusalem artichoke, lemongrass, marjoram, mint, mustards, oregano, radicchio, rhubarb, sage, salsify, sweet corn, swiss chard, tomatillo, watercress), Glossary, Index.
...easy to use, accessible, up-to-date and accurate...well organised, clear and provides excellent coverage... it really is a useable and helpful book Journal of Agricultural Science