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Diseases of Small Grain Cereal Crops: A Colour Handbook
Diseases of Small Grain Cereal Crops: A Colour Handbook
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Covering 40-50 of the most important pathogens, this handbook contains superb color photographs accompanied by clear, concise descriptions of diseases with advice on their control.
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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. Understanding the global and economic importance of cereal crops, the Colour Handbook 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 will be 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. The final chapter shows the microscopic appearance of pathogens. The colour handbook is competitively priced and will be of use to plant health professionals and scientists, growers, farmers, and students of agriculture.

Diseases of Small Grain Cereal Crops: A Colour Handbook


Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Diagnostic Guide for Plant Diseases


Ear and Grain Diseases

Blights

Head (Ear) blight
Fusarium seedling blight
Foot rot
Black Chaff (Bacterial stripe, Bacterial leaf streak)

Bunts/Smuts

Dwarf bunt
Stinking smut
Karnal bunt
Semi-loose smut
Covered smut
Loose smut

Other

Black point (Kernel smudge)
Sooty mould
Ergot
Septoria leaf blotch
Septoria leaf blotch
Glume blotch


Leaf and Stem Diseases

Blights

Bacterial streak (black chaff)
Bacterial Stripe

Mildew

Powdery mildew

Mosaics/Yellows

Barley stripe mosaic
Barley yellow dwarf
Barley yellow mosaic
Soilborne wheat mosaic
Wheat streak mosaic
Wheat yellow mosaic
Wheat spindle streak mosaic

Rusts

Crown rust
Black stem rust
Brown rust
Left rust
Yellow rust (stripe rust)

Smuts

Flag smut

Spots/blotches

Common root rot
Seedling blight spot blotch
Net blotch
Tan spot (Yellow leaf spot)
Barley leaf blotch
Scald
Halo Spot
Septoria leaf blotch
Glume blotch
Septoria leaf blotch
Glume blotch

Snow Moulds

Pink snow mould
Snow scald
Speckled snow mould

Stripes

Cephalosporium stripe
Barley Leaf stripe


Stem base and root diseases

Fungi

Common root rot
Seedling blight (Spot blotch)
Fusarium seedling blight
Foot rot
Dryland foot rot
Take-all
Eyespot
Strawbreaker
Foot rot
Sharp eyespot


Pathogen Structures

Introduction

Ear and Grain Diseases

Blights
Bunts/Smuts
Other diseases

Leaf and Stem Diseases

Mildew
Rusts
Smuts
Spots/Blotches
Snow Moulds
Stripes

Stem Base and Root Diseases

Glossary of terms
Appendix 1

Diagnostic features of some of the most important cereal diseases

Appendix 2

Worldwide distribution and cereal affected by each disease and pathogen

Bibliography
Index
Publish Date: 2008
Format: 6" x 9" softcover
Pages: 144
Images: 240 color images
Publication Weight: 1 lbs

By Timothy D. Murray, David W. Parry, and Nigel D. Cattlin

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