1st Edition

Diseases of Small Grain Cereal Crops A Colour Handbook

    160 Pages 240 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    160 Pages
    by CRC Press

    The small grain cereals wheat, barley, oats and rye are cultivated worldwide. They form the foundation of most agricultural systems and are essential in the manufacture of staple products such as bread, pasta and fermented beverages. Reflecting the global and economic importance of cereal crops, this book aims to make identification of diseases afflicting them easier. Covering 40-50 of the most important pathogens in Europe, North America, Japan and Australia, the handbook contains superb color photographs accompanied by clear, concise descriptions of diseases with advice on their control and is of use to plant health professionals, growers, farmers, and students of agriculture.

    Diseases are illustrated at varying stages of development and entries follow an easy-to-use format. First the pathogens involved and their symptoms are described; next information on the disease cycle is given, covering epidemiological features and the form taken by the pathogen in different climates. The section on economic significance deals with effects on yield and the ecosystem, while that on control advises growers on measures and techniques to combat the outbreak of disease, including the latest chemical treatments. For each disease, detailed references provide a key to further reading.

    Introduction: diagnostic guide to cereal disease

    Ear and Grain Diseases
    Blights: Black chaff (bacterial streak); Head blight; Scab
    Bunts/Smuts: Bunt; Stinking bunt; Dwarf bunt; Karnal bunt; Loose smut; Semi-loose smut; Black loose smut; False loose smut; Covered smut
    Other: Black point; Kernel smudge; Sooty mould; Ergot

    Leaf and Stem Diseases
    Blights: Bacterial streak (black chaff); Bacterial Stripe
    Mildew: Powdery mildew
    Mosaics/Yellows Diseases: Barley stripe mosaic; Barley yellow dwarf; Barley yellow mosaic; Soilborne wheat mosaic; Wheat streak mosaic; Wheat yellow mosaic
    Rusts: Brown rust; leaf rust; Crown rust; Stem rust; Yellow rust
    Smuts: Flag smut
    Spots/blotches: Halo spot; Net blotch; Scald; Leaf blotch; Septoria leaf blotch; Glume blotch; Spot blotch; Tan spot
    Snow Moulds: Pink snow mould; Snow scald; Speckled snow mould
    Stripes: Cephalosporium stripe; Leaf stripe

    Stem base and root diseases
    Fungi: Common root rot; Foot rot; Seedling blight (spot blotch); Eyespot; Strawbreaker foot rot; Fusarium foot rot; Dryland foot rot; Sharp eyespot; Take-all

    Microscopic Appearance of pathogens
    Appendix 1: Diagnostic features of cereal diseases
    Appendix 2: Worldwide distribution of cereals and diseases


    T.D. Murray