In recent years, consumer demands for more nutritious salad products have brought major changes in the types of lettuce produced and in the methods of their cultivation. These changes have also brought new challenges to disease and pest management in lettuce production.
The new Compendium of Lettuce Diseases and Pests, Second Edition
, addresses these changes and challenges by providing the most up-to-date and comprehensive resource available on lettuce diseases and pests, as well as their management. It offers solutions to help users identify and manage infectious diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, nematodes, viruses, as well as noninfectious disorders such as air pollution, allelopathy, bolting, mineral deficiencies, toxicities, pesticide related injury, rib blight, tipburn, and many others.
This concise yet comprehensive book is ideal for large and small commercial growing operations, as well as the advisors that serve them, including plant pathologists, entomologists, breeders, seed company personnel, crop production specialists, growers, diagnosticians, students, regulatory personnel, crop consultants, educators, researchers, extension personnel, and others involved in the diagnosis and management of lettuce diseases, pests, and disorders.
The highly anticipated second edition, published two decades after the first, offers the most practical, up-to-date, and comprehensive information in existence for diagnosing and managing diseases, pests and disorders of various lettuce crops. The Compendium of Lettuce Diseases and Pests, Second Edition
- Nearly 210 images of symptoms caused by diseases, insects, and abiotic agents, enabling growers to visually identify diseases and other pests that affect their crops.
- Data on the distribution of pathogens and pests of lettuce within the United States and the world, giving users reliable information on geographic trends.
- Concise descriptions of laboratory techniques to recover pathogens and identify insects, allowing researchers to achieve a higher degree of accuracy in diagnoses.
- Succinct descriptions of management options for growers, researchers, and extension agents.
- Information on the causal organisms, disease cycle and epidemiology of each pathogen.
- Selected references that lead readers to important and relevant literature on each pathogen and pest of lettuce, as well as related crops.
- Science-based information from top researchers across the world, enabling users to more confidently scout, identify, and manage problems in the field before they become economically significant.
The Compendium of Lettuce Diseases and Pests, Second Edition
is divided into four parts titled Infectious Diseases; Arthropod (insect) Pests; Injuries and Abiotic and Noninfectious Diseases and Disorders; and Postharvest Diseases and Disorders.
The book also offers useful information on the history of lettuce, evolution of different types of lettuce cultivation, conventional and biotechnological and genomic approaches to lettuce improvement, the food safety issues that have emerged as a major concern for the industry in recent years, and other relevant topics.
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Compendium of Lettuce Diseases and Pests, Second Edition
Botany, Taxonomy, and Origin
Evolution of the U.S. Lettuce Industry
Objectives of Lettuce Breeding
Methods of Lettuce Breeding
Applications of Biotechnology and Genomics to Disease Resistance in Lettuce
Molecular Markers and Genome Sequencing
Status of Molecular Markers for Resistance to Specific Diseases
Opportunities from Model and Other Species
Lettuce Seed Germination Under Environmental Stress
Maternal Environment During Seed Maturation
Sensitivity to Temperature and Salinity Stress
Seed Technology Enhances Germination—but at a Price
Lettuce Diseases and Disorders
Abiotic Diseases and Disorders
Management of Lettuce Diseases and Disorders
Population Size, Structure, and Function of Lettuce Microbiota
Plant Species, Cultivar, Age, and Growth
Location, Climate, and Season
Impact of Pathogens and Management Practices
Conclusions and Outlook
Plant-Associated Foodborne Pathogens
Routes and Sources of Contamination
Factors Contributing to Pathogen Survival and Growth on Leaf Surfaces
Improving Food Safety
Part I. Infectious Diseases
Diseases Caused by Fungi and Oomycetes
Black Root Rot
Cercospora Leaf Spot
Phoma Leaf Spot and Basal Rot
Phytophthora Stem and Root Rot
Pythium Wilt, Leaf Blight, and Root Rot
Septoria Leaf Spot
Stemphylium Leaf Spot
Texas Root Rot
Diseases Caused by Bacteria
Bacterial Leaf Spot
Bacterial Soft Rot
Marginal Leaf Blight
Diseases Caused by Phytoplasmas
Lettuce Yellows (Aster Yellows), Lettuce Phyllody, and Australian Lettuce Phyllody
Diseases Caused by Viruses
Beet Western Yellows
Beet Yellow Stunt
Broad Bean Wilt
Dandelion Yellow Mosaic
Impatiens Necrotic Spot
Lettuce Big Vein
Lettuce Necrotic Yellows
Sonchus Yellow Net
Sowthistle Yellow Vein
Tomato Spotted Wilt
Minor Viruses of Lettuce
Endive necrotic mosaic virus
Lettuce necrotic leaf curl virus
Lettuce yellow mottle virus
Lettuce virus X
Diseases Caused by Nematodes
Part II. Arthropod Pests
Family: Chrysomelidae, Subfamily: Alticinae
Family: Chrysomelidae, Subfamily: Chrysomelinae
Corn Earworm and Tobacco Budworm
Sowbugs and Pillbugs
Part III. Injuries and Abiotic and Noninfectious Diseases and Disorders
Mineral Deficiencies and Toxicities
Macronutrients and Micronutrients
Noninfectious Physiological Disorders
Soil pH and Salinity
Part IV. Postharvest Diseases and Disorders
Bacterial Soft Rot
Other Postharvest Diseases
Publish Date: 2017
Format: 8.5” × 11” softcover
Images: 209 color images
Publication Weight: 2 lbs
Edited by Krishna V. Subbarao, R. Michael Davis, Robert L. Gilbertson, and Richard N. Raid