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Potato Health Management, Second Edition
Potato Health Management, Second Edition
"…everything you want to know about growing potatoes is in this book…should be available in all universities, colleges, schools, farms and even homes and any research institute where research in any aspect of plant pathology is being carried out, or where horticulture or plant pathology is taught."
—Fungal Diversity

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Edited by Dennis A. Johnson

Dennis A. Johnson is professor of plant pathology at Washington State University in Pullman. He has been involved in research and extension in disease management of potatoes and other crops for more than 25 years. His primary research emphasis is plant epidemiology, with a focus on developing practical disease management tactics for potatoes. He teaches a graduate class in plant epidemiology and disease management. Originally from southeastern Idaho, Dr. Johnson earned a B.S. degree in botany from Brigham Young University and M.S. and a Ph.D. degrees in plant pathology from the University of Minnesota.

The first edition of Potato Health Management is the best-selling title in the APS PRESS Plant Health Management Series, with more than 7,000 copies sold. Pest and pathogen populations have changed since the first edition was printed and a significant amount of new research knowledge has been gained. This second edition addresses those changes and contains up-to-date information recently acquired to help you economically manage potato health.

This highly-anticipated manual tackles the hundreds of problems that affect this important crop including weeds, insects, nematodes, fungi, bacteria, phytoplasmas, and viruses. The new edition is 30% larger than the first and contains more color photographs, which are now interspersed throughout the text. It includes timely new chapters on economics, home gardening, and organic production.

More than 40 experts from the fields of soil science, weed science, nematology, plant pathology, and entomology explain how to manage potato health from seed to storage by a holistic approach. The book provides the most current information on potato production practices, with an emphasis on pest and disease management. The knowledge base provided in this text can be integrated into a comprehensive management scheme in the context of today's agriculture. Using this manual’s integrated strategy for potato health management will help you produce a quality product at a reasonable profit, using an environmentally friendly approach.

Potato Health Management, Second Edition is easy to read and understand. Call-outs of important concepts give quick information to supplement the more-in-depth level of peer-reviewed information. Nearly every chapter includes a boxed briefing on an important concept, helpful test, diagnostic tip, or checklist, adding to your practical understanding of potato health management strategies. The information in each of the book’s 23 chapters is essential to a successful, holistically managed potato health management program.

Cutting edge discussions and details on soil health, managing tubers during harvest and in storage, organic potato production, pesticide resistance management, pesticide application, management of diseases, insects and weeds affecting potato will enlighten commercial potato growers, field consultants and farm advisors, extension specialists, agriculture students, researchers and agribusiness professionals in all aspects of the potato industry. The 42 contributing experts are from the leading potato research facilities in the United States and Canada, but the information in the handbook will provide valuable practical assistance to potato professionals outside of North America as well.


Thank you to the sponsors of Potato Health Management, Second Edition.


BASF
Cerexagri, Inc
Dow AgroSciences
DuPont Crop Protection
E.I. DuPont
Syngenta Crop Protection
Washington State University

Potato Health Management’s 42 contributing authors are recognized authorities with many years of practical experience in their fields:


Juan Manuel Alvarez,
Department of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences, University of Idaho, Aberdeen
Andrei Alyokhin,
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maine, Orono
Zahi K. Atallah,
Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Robin R. Bellinder,
Department of Horticulture, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Gilles Boiteau,
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Rick A. Boydston,
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Prosser, Washington
James M. Crosslin,
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Prosser, Washington
Thomas F. Cummings,
Department of Plant Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman
Robert D. Davidson,
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Colorado State University
Solke H. De Boer,
Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Charlottetown Laboratory, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Galen Dively,
Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park
Kathy L. Flanders,
Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
Neil C. Gudmestad,
Department of Plant Pathology, North Dakota State University, Fargo
Joseph F. Guenthner,
Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, University of Idaho, Moscow
Philip B. Hamm,
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Hermiston
Larry K. Hiller,
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Washington State University, Pullman
Ronda E. Hirnyck,
Department of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences, University of Idaho, Boise
Bryan G. Hopkins,
Department of Plant and Animal Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 
Casey W. Hoy, Department of Entomology, Ohio State University, Wooster
Pamela J. S. Hutchinson,
Aberdeen Research and Extension Center, University of Idaho, Aberdeen
Steven B. Johnson,
Department of Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Maine, Presque Isle
Linda Kinkel,
Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
William W. Kirk,
Department of Plant Pathology, Michigan State University, East Lansing
N. Richard Knowles,
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Washington State University, Pullman
Ann E. MacGuidwin,
Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Jeffrey S. Miller,
Aberdeen Research and Extension Center, University of Idaho, Aberdeen
Hassan Mojtahedi,
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Prosser, Washington
Thomas M. Mowry,
Parma Research and Extension Center, University of Idaho, Parma
Phillip Nolte,
Idaho Falls Research and Extension Center, University of Idaho, Idaho Falls
Keith S. Pike,
Department of Entomology, Washington State University, Prosser
Edwin S. Plissey,
Department of Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Maine, Orono
Mary L. Powelson,
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Corvallis
Edward B. Radcliffe,
Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
David W. Ragsdale,
Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
Randall C. Rowe,
Department of Plant Pathology, Ohio State University, Wooster
R. Thomas Schotzko,
School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman
Gary A. Secor,
Department of Plant Pathology, North Dakota State University, Fargo
Jeff Stark,
Idaho Falls Research and Extension Center, University of Idaho, Idaho Falls
Walter R. Stevenson,
Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Mike Thornton,
Parma Research and Extension Center, University of Idaho, Parma
Robert E. Thornton,
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Washington State University, Pullman
Dale Westermann,
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Kimberly, Idaho
Jonathan L. Whitworth,
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Aberdeen, Idaho

Potato Health Management, Second Edition


Chapter 1

Potato Health Management: A Holistic Approach

What Is Potato Health?
Management of Potato Health
Principles of Holistic Potato Health Management
Building a Holistic Health Management Plan


Chapter 2

Checklist for a Holistic Potato Health Management Plan

Management in Years Prior to Growing Potatoes
Management Prior to Planting
Management During the Growing Season
Management During Harvest
Management During Storage


Chapter 3

Soil Health: Managing the Soil Microflora to Enhance Potato Health

How Can Soils Be Managed to Enhance Pathogen Suppression and Potato Yields?
Outlook for Management of Soil Microbial Communities
Key Principles


Chapter 4

Economics of Potato Plant Health

Total Yield Curve
Some Production Economics Basics
Summary


Chapter 5

Selecting and Preparing the Planting Site

Field Selection
Crop Rotation
Field Preparation


Chapter 6

Quality Seed: Seed Improvement, Cultivar and Seed Lot Selection, and Certification

Cultivar Selection Based on Market Requirements
Disease-Resistant Cultivars
Cultural Requirements and Seed Condition
History of Seed Potato Certification
Production of High-Quality Seed: Requirements of a Seed Farm
Limited-Generation Programs
Certification System


Chapter 7

Seed Tuber Health Before and During Planting

Planning and Preparation Before Seed Delivery
Accepting Delivery and Handling Seed
Managing the Seed-Cutting Operation
Planting the Crop
Summary


Chapter 8

Managing Potato Fertility

Integrated Nutrient Management Systems
Determining Fertilizer Requirements
Fertilizer Application Strategies
Nitrogen Management
Phosphorus Management
Potassium Management
Sulfur, Calcium, and Magnesium Management
Micronutrient Management


Chapter 9

Potato Health from Sprouting to Harvest

Fertility and Water Management
Growth Stage I: Sprout Development
Growth Stage II: Vegetative Growth
Growth Stage III: Tuber Initiation
Growth Stage IV: Tuber Bulking
Growth Stage V: Tuber Maturation


Chapter 10

Maintaining Tuber Health During Harvest, Storage, and Post-Storage Handling

Tuber Quality
Managing the Harvest Operation
Maintaining Tuber Health Through the Storage Cycle
Maintaining Tuber Health During Post-Storage Handling


Chapter 11

Organic Potato Production

Field Selection and Crop Rotation
Soil and Nutrient Management
Managing Weeds
Managing Insects and Rodents
Managing Diseases
Managing the Crop During Harvest and Storage
Checklist for Organic Potato Production


Chapter 12

Managing Potatoes in the Home Garden

Site Preparation and Nutrients
Planting and Culture
Managing Weeds
Managing Insect Pests and Diseases
Harvest and Storage


Chapter 13

Applying Pesticides

Application Methods
What Application Method Should Be Used?


Chapter 14

Managing Pesticide Resistance

Recognizing Resistance
Strategies for Proactive Management of Pesticide Resistance
Factors Affecting the Development of Pesticide Resistance
What to Do in Cases of Confirmed Resistance


Chapter 15

Managing Insect and Mite Pests

Overview of the Most Significant Pests
Management Prior to Planting
Management During Planting
Management During Growth Stages I to III: Sprouting to Tuber Initiation
Management During Growth Stages IV and V: Tuber Bulking and Maturation
Management During Harvest and Storage
Management in Years Prior to Planting


Chapter 16

Managing Aphids and Leafhoppers

Aphids
Leafhoppers
Management Strategies
Summary


Chapter 17

Managing Diseases Caused by Viruses, Viroids, and Phytoplasmas

Diseases Caused by Viruses
Diseases Caused by Phytoplasmas
Management Strategies


Chapter 18

Managing Soft Rot and Ring Rot

The Soft Rots
Bacterial Ring Rot
Brown Rot
Management Strategies


Chapter 19

Managing Diseases Caused by Seedborne and Soilborne Fungi and Fungus-Like Pathogens

Diseases and Pathogen Biology
Management of Seedborne and Soilborne Pathogens
Summary


Chapter 20

Managing Diseases Caused by Nematodes

Root-Lesion Nematodes
Root-Knot Nematodes
Potato Rot Nematode and Potato Cyst Nematodes
Sting Nematodes and Stubby-Root Nematodes
Diagnosing Nematode Problems
Management Strategies


Chapter 21

Managing Foliar Diseases: Early Blight, Late Blight, and White Mold

Early Blight
Late Blight
White Mold
Management Strategies


Chapter 22

Managing Weeds

Weed Types
Weed Identification and General Management Strategies
Integrated Weed Management
Summary


Chapter 23

Managing Physiological Disorders

Tuber Physiological Disorders
Plant Physiological Disorders
Management Strategies


Glossary
Index
Sources of Additional Information
“This book is very well illustrated with drawings, schemes and especially with colour photographs. It contains an impressive amount of detailed information and suggestions for the management of potato health throughout all states of potato production for different purposes…. particularly recommended for all those involved in practical aspects of potato production, even outside this area.”
—Dr. Nicola Greco, Nematologia Mediterranea

“…everything you want to know about growing potatoes is in this book…should be available in all universities, colleges, schools, farms and even homes and any research institute where research in any aspect of plant pathology is being carried out, or where horticulture or plant pathology is taught.”
—Fungal Diversity
Publish Date: 2007
Format: 8.5" x 11" softcover
ISBN: 978-0-89054-353-5
Pages: 272
Images: 149 color images; 47 black and white images
Publication Weight: 3 lbs

Edited by Dennis A. Johnson

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