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Compendium of Sweetpotato Diseases, Pests, and Disorders, 2E

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For much of its history, sweetpotato has been a crop that has helped people survive harsh times: depression in the United States, typhoons in Asia, wars worldwide, and more. As a result, sweetpotato was often regarded as "a poor man's crop" and received scant attention from research and extension personnel. This Second Edition of Compendium of Sweetpotato Diseases, Pests, and Disorders comes as the crop is experiencing a renaissance in the United States, with per-capita consumption increasing in response to increased knowledge about the nutritional attributes of the crop and with increased availability of sweetpotato products such as chips and french fries.

This compendium is intended to serve as an updated, comprehensive source of information on diseases, pests, and other problems that occur in the production, storage, and handling of sweetpotatoes. As much as possible, it is international in scope and indicates the countries in which diseases, pests, and disorders are known to occur. However, readers should understand that because the crop has received less attention than it is due, knowledge of the geographic distributions of pathogens and pests is incomplete. Thus, disease occurrences may extend to other countries and additional diseases and pests may be important in some parts of the world.

The Second Edition includes a new section on pests and completely rewritten sections on nematode and virus diseases, herbicide damage, and nutrient disorders. All other sections have been updated and expanded, as well. The text has been written by a team of experts from all over the world.

Contents: Introduction

Part I. Infectious Diseases - General Disease Management in Sweetpotato; Diseases Caused by Bacteria; Diseases Caused by Fungi: Plant bed diseases, Foliar diseases, Field and storage diseases, Storage Rots, Floral, seed, and seedling diseases; Diseases Caused by Nematodes; Diseases Caused by Viruses: Important virus diseases of sweetpotato, Detection and identification of sweetpotato viruses, Epidemiology and management of sweetpotato virus diseases

Part II. Insects Pests - General Pest Management in Sweetpotato; Integrated Pest Management in Sweetpotato; Sweetpotato Insect Pests

Part III. Noninfectious Disorders - Herbicide Injury; Nutrient Disorders; Somatic Mutations; Disorders Caused by Adverse Environments

Part IV. Disorders of Unknown Etiology

Glossary, Index.

Christopher A Clark, Donald M Ferrin, Tara P Smith, and Gerald J Holmes, editors, 2013, 160 pgs, colored photographs, soft.  $129.00

 


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