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Compendium of Potato Diseases, Second Edition
Compendium of Potato Diseases, Second Edition
"…of immense value to anybody working on disease of potato. It is an outstandingly good value in these times of budgetary restraints in agricultural science. The contributors and publishers are to be congratulated on maintaining the high standards of the APS Disease Compendium Series."
—Journal of Agricultural Science

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Compendium of Potato Diseases, Second Edition includes up-to-date information on diseases and disorders affecting potatoes worldwide. Since its first publication 20 years ago, key pathogens and management practices have greatly expanded, and the international importance of many pathogens has changed. Strengthened with nearly 200 color photographs, this practical reference will help growers and their advisors in the field make accurate diagnoses and improve disease control. Includes many diagrams that further illustrate symptoms and causal agents of diseases. This new edition covers the most current information available on potato diseases and provides easy-to-understand descriptions of diseases. Growers, crop consultants, extension agents, researchers, students, teachers, and everyone who works with potatoes will find this reference useful for studying, diagnosing, and managing potato diseases.

Compendium of Potato Diseases, Second Edition


Compendium of Potato Diseases, Second Edition


Introduction

Origin, History, and Importance of the Potato
Development and Anatomy of the Potato Plant
Tuber Periderm and Disease Resistance
Tuber Respiration and Oxygen-Temperature Relationships
Potato Disease Management Strategies


Part I. Disease in the Presence of Infectious Pathogens

Diseases Caused by Bacteria

Bacterial Ring Rot
Blackleg, Aerial Stem Rot, and Tuber Soft Rot
Brown Rot
Bacterial Soft Rot Caused by Clostridium spp.
Common Scab

Disease of Unknown Cause

Pink Eye

Diseases Caused by Fungi

Black Dot
Brown Spot and Black Pit
Cercospora Leaf Blotch
Charcoal Rot
Choanephora Blight
Common Rust
Deforming Rust
Early Blight
Fusarium Dry Rot and Fusarium Wilt
Gangrene
Gray Mold
Late Blight
Leak
Mycorrhizal Relationships
Phoma Leaf Spot
Pink Rot
Pleospora herbarum Infection
Powdery Mildew
Powdery Scab
Canker and Black Scurf
Rosellinia Black Rot
Septoria Leaf Spot
Silver Scurf
Skin Spot
Stem Rot
Thecaphora Smut
Ulocladium Blight
Verticillium Wilt
Wart
White Mold

Diseases Caused by Plant-Parasitic Nematodes

Potato Cyst Nematodes
Potato Rot Nematode
Root-Knot Nematodes
Root-Lesion Nematodes
Sting Nematode
Stubby-Root Nematodes

Diseases Caused by Phytoplasmas

Aster Yellows Diseases
Witches'-Broom

Diseases Caused by Viruses and Viroids

Alfalfa mosaic virus
Potato leafroll virus
Potato mop-top virus
Potato spindle tuber viroid
Potato virus A
Potato virus M
Potato virus S
Potato virus T
Potato virus X
Potato virus Y
Tobacco rattle virus
Tomato spotted wilt virus

Disease Caused by Insect Toxin

Psyllid Yellows


Part II. Disease in the Absence of Infectious Pathogens

Nutrient Imbalances
Physiological Disorders and Injuries Affecting Potato Plants

Aerial Tubers
Air Pollution Injury
Coiled Sprouts
Hail Injury
High-Temperature Injury to Stems and Foliage
Leafroll (Nonviral)
Lightning Injury
Low-Temperature Injury to Stems and Foliage
Second Growth
Tipburn
Wind Injury

Disorders of Tubers: External Symptoms

Elephant Hide
Enlarged Lenticels
Hair Sprout
Jelly End
Sunscald
Tuber Cracking
Tuber Greening
Tuber Malformation

Physiological Disorders of Tubers: Internal Symptoms

Blackheart
Brown Center and Hollow Heart
Internal Brown Spot and Heat Necrosis
Internal Sprouts
Low-Temperature Injury to Tubers
Translucent End
Vascular Necrosis

Chemical Injury
Tuber Mechanical Damage

Glossary
Index

"...a valuable source of information for anyone working with potatoes."
—Nematolgia Meditterana

"...concise but comprehensive information on all important potato diseases...remarkably good value. I recommend  it unreservedly as a primary and authoritative source of current information for all research, development and extension workers interested in potato pathology, to students at all levels and to potato growers."
—Journal of Phytopathology

“…of immense value to anybody working on disease of potato, particularly those involved in disease diagnosis and consultancy. At US $49.00, it is an outstandingly good value in these times of budgetary restraints in agricultural science. The contributors and publishers are to be congratulated on maintaining the high standards of the APS Disease Compendium Series.”
—Journal of Agricultural Science

Publish Date: 2001
Format: 8.5” x 11” softcover
ISBN: 978-0-89054-275-0
Pages: 144
Images: 193 color images; 83 black and white images
Publication Weight: 2 lbs

Edited by Walter R. Stevenson, Rosemary Loria, Gary D. Franc, and D. P. Weingartner

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