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Compendium of Sunflower Diseases and Pests (25 copies)
Compendium of Sunflower Diseases and Pests (25 copies)

A practical guide on the diagnosis and management of sunflower diseases and pests covering:

  • Usage, breeding, and production
  • Diagnose and treat diseases, insect pests, and common disorders
  • Includes nearly 300 images, plus expert management recommendations
  • Save when ordering a 25 pack!

    Item No. 45072M25

    This disease and insect compendium for sunflower crops will serve as a vital field guide at universities, extension offices, diagnostic labs, farms, and even homes where sunflowers are grown. It includes nearly 300 images and research-based management recommendations, allowing users to scout, identify, and manage a range of plant diseases and insect pests of sunflowers…whether they’re grown for food or décor!

    The Compendium of Sunflower Diseases and Pests is organized into major parts that include Biotic Diseases, Insect Pests, Abiotic Diseases and Disorders, and Emerging Issues for Sunflower Production. The history of sunflower production and usage, as well as botany and breeding are also covered. It specifically features… 

    • Color photographs to accurately identify sunflower disease symptoms, spores, insect pests, and disorders
    • Worldwide distribution maps of various plant pathogens that affect sunflower production
    • Images and descriptions of insect life cycles
    • Descriptions of plant pathogens and their differences to introduce basic concepts of plant pathology
    • An up-to-date appendix of common diseases and their scientific names

    This publication is truly an international effort, authored by 37 expert scientists at institutions from Africa, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.

    Quantity Discounts Are Available for Easy Distribution to

    • Field representatives and other experts at your organization
    • VIP clients/customers in the sunflower industry
    • Colleagues in state and county extension
    • Fellow researchers and diagnosticians at your institution

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    Compendium of Sunflower Diseases and Pests (25 pack)


    History of Sunflower Use and Production

    Native Americans
    Leaving North America
    Impact of World War II
    Return to North America
    Introduction of Hybrid Seed
    Current Use and Production

    Botany of the Sunflower Plant

    Physical Characteristics
    Growth Cycle
    Sunflower Oil

    Breeding of Sunflower Plants

    Approaches to Breeding
    Breeding for Disease Resistance
    Additional Breeding Challenges

    Part I. Biotic Diseases

    Disease Development

    Biotic Disease
    Abiotic Disease

    Pathogens of Sunflower

    Parasitic Plants

    Diseases Caused by Fungi and Oomycetes

    Major Foliar Diseases

    Alternaria Leaf Blight and Stem Spot
    Downy Mildew
    Powdery Mildew
    Septoria Leaf Spot
    White Rust
    Other Rusts Caused by Puccinia, Uromyces, and Coleosporium spp.

    Minor Foliar Diseases

    Leaf Smut
    Myrothecium Leaf Spot
    Ramularia Leaf Spot

    Root, Stem, and Stalk Rot Diseases

    Charcoal Rot
    Fusarium Stalk Rot
    Phoma Black Stem
    Phomopsis Stem Canker (Diaporthe/Phomopsis spp. Complex)
    Phymatotrichopsis Root Rot
    Phytophthora Stem/Collar Rot

    Root and Basal Stem Rots

    Diseases Caused by Rhizoctonia solani and Pythium spp.
    Sclerotinia Stem Rot
    Southern Blight

    Head Rot Diseases

    Alternaria Head Rot
    Botrytis Head Rot
    Rhizopus Head Rot
    Sclerotinia Head Rot and Midstalk Rot

    Wilt Diseases

    Fusarium Wilt
    Phialophora Yellows
    Sclerotinia Root Rot, Basal Stalk Rot, and Wilt
    Verticillium Wilt

    Diseases Caused by Bacteria

    Apical Chlorosis
    Bacterial Leaf Spot
    Bacterial Stalk and Head Rot
    Bacterial Wilt
    Crown Gall

    Diseases Caused by Phytoplasmas

    Aster Yellows
    Sunflower Phyllody Phytoplasma

    Diseases Caused by Parasitic Nematodes

    Root-Knot Nematodes
    Root-Lesion Nematodes
    Other Nematodes

    Diseases Caused by Viruses

    Pelargonium Zonate Spot
    Sunflower Chlorotic Mottle
    Sunflower Mild Mosaic
    Sunflower Mosaic
    Sunflower Necrosis
    Sunflower Ringspot

    Disease Caused by a Parasitic Plant


    Part II. Insect Pests

    Head Feeders

    Banded Sunflower Moth
    Sunflower Bud Moth
    Headclipping Weevil
    Sunflower Midge
    Sunflower Head Moth
    Sunflower Receptacle Maggot
    Sunflower Seed Maggot
    Sunflower Seed Weevils

    Sap Feeders

    Lygus Bugs


    Palestriped Flea Beetle
    Sunflower Beetle
    Thistle Caterpillar (Painted Lady Butterfly)

    Stem Borers

    Dectes Stem Borer
    Sunflower Maggot
    Sunflower Stem Weevil

    Part III. Abiotic Diseases and Disorders

    Genetic Disorders
    Environmental Damage and Disorders
    Nutritional Disorders
    Herbicide Injury

    Part IV. Emerging Issues for Sunflower Production

    Appearance and Distribution of New Pathogen Races

    Rust Pathogen: Puccinia helianthi

    Determination of Races
    Distribution of Races

    Downy Mildew Pathogen: Plasmopara halstedii

    Determination of Races
    Distribution of Races
    Anticipating Race Changes

    Fungicide Insensitivity in the Downy Mildew Pathogen

    Determination of Fungicide Insensitivity
    Fungicide Insensitivity of Plasmopara halstedii

    FRAC Code 4 Fungicides
    FRAC Code 11 Fungicides

    Seedborne and Seed-Transmitted Diseases


    Publish Date: 2016
    Format: 8.5” × 11” softcover
    ISBN: 978-0-89054-507-2
    Pages: 140
    Images: 277 images
    Publication Weight: 34 lbs

    Edited by Robert M. Harveson, Samuel G. Markell, Charles C. Block, and Thomas J. Gulya

    Compendium of Sunflower Diseases and Pests (25 pack)

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