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  • A Farmer's Guide to Wheat Diseases
  • A Farmer's Guide to Soybean Diseases
  • A Farmer's Guide to Corn Diseases
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    A Farmer's Guide to Wheat Diseases
    Edited by: Damon Smith, Kiersten Wise, Anna Freije, Adam Sisson, Albert Tenuta, Andrew Friskop, Emmanuel Byamukama, Juliet M. Marshall, Mary Burrows, and Daren Mueller

    Wheat is one of the most important grain crops in the United States and Canada and is grown as both a staple food crop and an export crop. Approximately 50% of the grain produced in the United States is exported. To reap the greatest economic returns, farmers must keep their wheat crops as healthy as possible. But given the many diseases that exist in wheat production, farmers may struggle to diagnose and manage diseases of importance.

    With easy-to-use keys and cross-referencing tools that enhance efficient diagnosis, A Farmer’s Guide to Wheat Diseases helps growers pinpoint diseases and disorders in the field. The management recommendations it offers are intentionally general and meant to give growers and crop specialists a starting place to discuss more localized treatment recommendations with Extension or crop specialists in their region.

    This highly accessible guide has these features:

    • An easy-to-follow introduction to wheat diseases and disorders
    • A nontechnical overview on diagnosing wheat diseases in a field setting
    • Disease descriptions organized by part of the wheat plant affected
    • Disease distribution maps to help narrow the search for suspect diseases
    • Basic instructions for using diagnostic and scouting tools, such as hand lenses
    • A glossary defining the various diseases and diagnostic terms used in the book

    A collaborative effort, this book compiles the knowledge and expertise of 43 contributors from more than 25 universities and agencies. The result is the first comprehensive overview of wheat diseases across the United States and Canada written and priced for farmers.


    A Farmer's Guide to Soybean Diseases
    Edited by: Daren Mueller, Kiersten Wise, Adam Sisson, Damon Smith, Edward Sikora, Carl Bradley, and Alison Robertson

    One of the keys to achieving maximum economic returns is minimizing disease pressure, and the cornerstone of effective disease management is accurate diagnosis. This is not easy given the broad spectrum of diseases found in the field—and also given that symptoms can look very similar.

    A Farmer’s Guide to Corn Diseases provides the images, tools, and non-technical guidance to help ag professionals accurately diagnose corn diseases and disorders found in the fields of the United States, Canada, and other countries where corn is grown.


    This no-nonsense, highly accessible book features diagnostic keys and other extensive cross-referencing tools to help users quickly find diseases and minimize identification errors. It features…

    • An easy-to-follow introduction to corn diseases and disorders
    • A non-technical overview on diagnosing corn diseases in a field setting
    • Disease listings organized by part of the corn plant affected
    • Disease distribution maps to help narrow the search for suspect diseases
    • Basic instructions for using diagnostic and scouting tools, like hand lenses
    • A glossary defining the various diseases and diagnostic terms used in the book

    A Farmer’s Guide to Corn Diseases also provides general management recommendations, giving growers and crop specialists an excellent primer for discussions with extension or crop specialists in their specific state or province about localized treatments.

    This book is a truly collaborative effort. Thirty-three experts from more than 20 universities, agencies, and companies packed their vast collective corn disease knowledge into this highly accessible book written with the grower in mind.


    A Farmer's Guide to Corn Diseases
    Edited by: Kiersten Wise, Daren Mueller, Adam Sisson, Damon Smith, Carl Bradley, and Alison Robertson

    One of the keys to achieving maximum economic returns is minimizing disease pressure, and the cornerstone of effective disease management is accurate diagnosis. This is not easy given the broad spectrum of diseases found in the field—and also given that symptoms can look very similar.

    A Farmer’s Guide to Corn Diseases provides the images, tools, and non-technical guidance to help ag professionals accurately diagnose corn diseases and disorders found in the fields of the United States, Canada, and other countries where corn is grown.

    This no-nonsense, highly accessible book features diagnostic keys and other extensive cross-referencing tools to help users quickly find diseases and minimize identification errors. It features…

    • An easy-to-follow introduction to corn diseases and disorders
    • A non-technical overview on diagnosing corn diseases in a field setting
    • Disease listings organized by part of the corn plant affected
    • Disease distribution maps to help narrow the search for suspect diseases
    • Basic instructions for using diagnostic and scouting tools, like hand lenses
    • A glossary defining the various diseases and diagnostic terms used in the book

    A Farmer’s Guide to Corn Diseases also provides general management recommendations, giving growers and crop specialists an excellent primer for discussions with extension or crop specialists in their specific state or province about localized treatments.

    This book is a truly collaborative effort. Thirty-three experts from more than 20 universities, agencies, and companies packed their vast collective corn disease knowledge into this highly accessible book written with the grower in mind.

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    A Farmer's Guide to Wheat Diseases, A Farmer’s Guide to Soybean Diseases, and A Farmer's Guide to Corn Diseases (3-Volume Set)


    A Farmer’s Guide to Wheat Diseases

    Preface

    Contributors

    Contents


    PART ONE: Introduction


    CHAPTER 1: How to Use This Book


    CHAPTER 2: Understanding Wheat Diseases and Disorders


    Impact of Diseases on Wheat
    Infectious Diseases
       What Is Plant Disease?
       The Plant Disease Triangle
       Major Groups of Plant Pathogens and Mycotoxins
       The Disease Cycle
       Breaking the Disease Cycle
    Noninfectious Disorders
       Field Patterns
       Timing
       Other Plants
    The Wheat Plant
       Stages of Development
       Effects of Stress at Key Developmental Stages
       Scouting for Diseases of Wheat


    PART TWO: Wheat Diseases and Disorders


    CHAPTER 3: Diagnostic Key

    Field and Weather Conditions
    Disease Timeline and Field Distribution
    Symptoms and Signs
       General Plant Symptoms and Signs
       Symptoms and Signs on Specific Plant Parts


    CHAPTER 4: Foliar Diseases

           4.1 Aster Yellows
           4.2 Bacterial Leaf Blight
           4.3 Bacterial Streak and Black Chaff
           4.4 Barley Yellow Dwarf
           4.5 Cephalosporium Stripe
           4.6 Flag Smut
           4.7 Leaf Rust
           4.8 Powdery Mildew
           4.9 Septoria tritici Blotch
           4.10 Snow Molds
           4.11 Stagonospora Leaf and Glume Blotch
           4.12 Stripe Rust
           4.13 Tan Spot
           4.14 Wheat Soilborne Mosaic and Wheat Spindle Streak Mosaic
           4.15 Wheat Streak Mosaic, High Plains Disease, and Triticum Mosaic
           4.16 Foliar Diseases of Minor Importance


    CHAPTER 5: Root and Stem Diseases

    5.1 Cereal Cyst Nematode
           5.2 Common Root and Foot Rot
           5.3 Eyespot
           5.4 Fusarium Root, Crown, and Foot Rot
           5.5 Pythium Root Rot
           5.6 Rhizoctonia Root Rot
           5.7 Root-Lesion Nematode
           5.8 Sharp Eyespot
           5.9 Stem Rust
           5.10 Take-All
           5.11 Other Nematodes


    CHAPTER 6: Head and Kernel Diseases

           6.1 Black Head Mold
           6.2 Black Point
           6.3 Blast
           6.4 Common Bunt
           6.5 Dwarf Bunt
           6.6 Ergot
           6.7 Fusarium Head Blight
           6.8 Karnal Bunt
           6.9 Loose Smut


    CHAPTER 7: Noninfectious Disorders

           7.1 Nutrient Imbalances
           7.2 Chemical Injury
           7.3 Environmental Conditions and Genetic Disorders
           7.4 Insect and Mite Injury


    CHAPTER 8: A Closer Look

    Using a Hand Lens
    Looking at Microscopic Images
    Creating a Moist Chamber

    Glossary

    Image Credits

    Index


    A Farmer's Guide to Soybean Diseases

    PART ONE: Introduction


    CHAPTER 1: How to Use This Book

    CHAPTER 2: Understanding Soybean Diseases and Disorders

    Impact of Diseases on Soybean
    Infectious Diseases
    What Is Plant Disease?
       The Plant Disease Triangle
       Major Groups of Plant Pathogens
       The Disease Cycle
       Breaking the Disease Cycle
    Noninfectious Disorders
    The Soybean Plant
       Stages of Development
       Effects of Stress at Key Developmental Stages
       Scouting for Diseases of Soybean


    PART TWO: Soybean Diseases and Disorders


    CHAPTER 3: Diagnostic Key

    Field Conditions and Crop Stage
    Weather Conditions
    Disease Timeline and Field Distribution
    Symptoms and Signs
       General Plant Symptoms and Signs
       Symptoms and Signs on Specific Plant Tissues


    CHAPTER 4: Foliar Diseases

          Aerial Blight
          Alfalfa Mosaic
          Bacterial Blight
          Bacterial Pustule
          Bean Pod Mottle
           Cercospora Leaf Blight and Purple Seed Stain
           Downy Mildew
           Frogeye Leaf Spot
           Peanut Mottle
           Phomopsis Seed Decay
           Phyllosticta Leaf Spot
           Powdery Mildew
           Septoria Brown Spot
           Soybean Dwarf
           Soybean Mosaic
           Soybean Rust
           Soybean Vein Necrosis
           Target Spot
           Tobacco Ringspot
           Tobacco Streak
           Wildfire


    CHAPTER 5: Root and Stem Diseases

           Anthracnose Stem Blight
           Brown Stem Rot
           Charcoal Rot
           Fusarium Root Rot and Wilt
           Phymatotrichum Root Rot
           Phytophthora Root and Stem Rot
           Pod and Stem Blight
           Pythium Seedling Blight and Root Rot
           Red Crown Rot
           Rhizoctonia Seedling Blight and Root Rot
           Root-Knot Nematode
           Southern Blight
           Soybean Cyst Nematode
           Stem Canker (Northern and Southern)
           Sudden Death Syndrome
           Thielaviopsis Root Rot
           White Mold
           Other Nematodes (Sting, Lesion, Reniform, and Lance)


    CHAPTER 6: Noninfectious Disorders

           Nutrient and Fertilizer Disorders
           Chemical Injury
           Environmental Conditions and Genetic Disorders
           Insect and Mite Injury


    CHAPTER 7: Diseases of Quarantine or Worldwide Importance

           Bacterial Tan Spot
           Red Leaf Blotch


    CHAPTER 8: A Closer Look

    Using a Hand Lens
    Looking at Microscopic Images
    Creating a Moist Chamber


    Glossary

    Image Credits

    Index


    A Farmer's Guide to Corn Diseases

    Preface

    Contributors

    Contents


    PART ONE: Introduction


    CHAPTER 1: How to Use This Book

    CHAPTER 2: Understanding Corn Diseases and Disorders

    Impact of Diseases on Corn
    Infectious Diseases
    What Is Plant Disease?
       The Plant Disease Triangle
       Major Groups of Plant Pathogens
       The Disease Cycle
       Breaking the Disease Cycle
    Noninfectious Disorders
    The Corn Plant
       Stages of Development
       Effects of Stress at Key Developmental Stages
       Scouting for Diseases of Corn


    PART TWO: Corn Diseases and Disorders


    CHAPTER 3: Diagnostic Key

    Field Conditions
    Weather Conditions
    Disease Timeline and Field Distribution
    Symptoms and Signs
       General Plant Symptoms and Signs
       Symptoms and Signs on Specific Plant Tissues


    CHAPTER 4: Foliar and Aboveground Diseases

          Anthracnose Leaf Blight
          Banded Leaf and Sheath Blight
          Common Rust
          Common Smut
          Corn Stunt
          Crazy Top
          Diplodia Leaf Streak
          Eyespot
          Goss’s Wilt
          Gray Leaf Spot
          Head Smut
          Holcus Leaf Spot
          Maize Bushy Stunt
          Maize Chlorotic Dwarf
          Maize Chlorotic Mottle
          Maize Dwarf Mosaic
          Northern Corn Leaf Blight
          Northern Corn Leaf Spot
          Physoderma Brown Spot and Stalk Rot
          Sorghum Downy Mildew
          Southern Corn Leaf Blight
          Southern Rust
          Stewart’s Disease
          Other Viruses


    CHAPTER 5: Crown and Root Diseases

          Fusarium Crown and Root Rot
          Pythium Seedling Blight and Root Rot
          Red Root Rot
          Rhizoctonia Crown and Brace Root Rot
          Root-Lesion Nematode
          Sting and Needle Nematodes
          Other Nematodes


    CHAPTER 6: Stalk Rots

          Anthracnose Stalk Rot
          Bacterial Stalk and Top Rot
          Charcoal Rot
          Diplodia Stalk Rot
          Fusarium Stalk Rot
          Gibberella Crown Rot and Stalk Rot
          Pythium Stalk Rot


    CHAPTER 7: Ear Rots

          Mycotoxins
          Aspergillus Ear Rot and Aflatoxin
          Cladosporium Ear Rot
          Diplodia Ear Rot
          Fusarium Ear Rot and Fumonisin
          Gibberella Ear Rot and Mycotoxins
          Nigrospora Ear Rot
          Penicillium Ear Rot
          Trichoderma Ear Rot


    CHAPTER 8: Noninfectious Disorders

          Nutrient and Fertilizer Disorders
          Chemical Injury
          Environmental Conditions and Genetic Disorders
          Insect Injury


    CHAPTER 9: Diseases of Worldwide Importance That Do Not Occur in the United States and Canada

          Fijiviruses
          Maize Streak
          Late Wilt
          Asian Downy Mildews


    CHAPTER 10: A Closer Look

    Using a Hand Lens
    Microscopic Images
    Creating a Moist Chamber


    Glossary

    Image Credits

    Index

    Publish Date: 2016/2021
    Format: all books are 8.5” x 11” softcover
    ISBN: Multiple ISBN's
    Publication Weight: 6 lbs

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    A Farmer's Guide to Wheat Diseases, A Farmer’s Guide to Soybean Diseases,
    and A Farmer's Guide to Corn Diseases (3-Volume Set)

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