1st Edition

Diseases, Pests and Disorders of Potatoes A Colour Handbook

By Stuart Wale, Bud Platt, Nigel Cattlin Copyright 2008
    176 Pages 250 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Covering the most important pathogens, this handbook provides clear, concise descriptions of the symptoms and cycles of diseases and disorders, and the pests that commonly prey on potato crops, their distribution and importance, and advice on their control. The text is illustrated with some 235 superb color photographs of affected crops to aid in the rapid and accurate identification of disease. It provides a practical reference for professionals and students involved with potato production, handling and storage worldwide.

    Diseases and Pests covered include: Potato early blight, Gray mould, Black dot, Ring rot, Blackleg, Soft rot, Pit rot, Dry rot and wilt, Violet root rot, Silver scurf, Aster yellows, Witches broom, Pocket rot, Gangrene, Pink rot, Potato late blight, Skin spot, Spraing, Mild Mosaic, Sev. Mosaic, Net Necrosis, Watery wound rot, Leak, Brown rot, Stem canker, Black Scurf, White mould, Powdery scab, Common scab, Wart, Spraing, Verticillium wilt.

    Contributors, Preface, Acknowledgements. Introduction, Disease, pest and disorder diagnostics, CHAPTER 1 Bacterial diseases, CHAPTER 2 Fungal and fungal-like diseases, CHAPTER 3 Virus and phytoplasma diseases, CHAPTER 4 Nematodes, CHAPTER 5 Insects and other pests, CHAPTER 6 Non-infectious disorders, Environmental, Physiological, Glossary, Index


    Stuart Wale, Bud Platt, Nigel D. Cattlin