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Compendium of Pea Diseases and Pests, 3rd Ed (10 copies)
Compendium of Pea Diseases and Pests, 3rd Ed (10 copies)

  • First update in 20 years, with contributions from nearly 50 scientists
  • Includes 205 high-quality images, 189 new to this edition
  • Special emphasis on providing more images of plant injury symptoms caused by herbicides and nutritional deficiencies, as well as pathogens and insects
  • Updated descriptions of 50-plus diseases, disorders, and pests, including pathogen and insect life cycles

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Since publication of the second edition of Compendium of Pea Diseases and Pests almost two decades ago, pea production acreage has increased tremendously in response to rising consumer demands for healthy foods and sustainable production systems. This timely revision documents, collates, and presents pea production problems in a single, comprehensive volume.

Divided into three parts—Infectious Diseases, Insect Pests and Their Natural Enemies, and Noninfectious Disorders—this third edition offers updated disease and pest descriptions and identification information, along with pathogen and insect life cycles. It also includes sections on nutrient disorders and abiotic and vertebrate damage, as well as a new introduction with brief histories of pea usage and production and discussion of the botany of the pea plant. Coverage is provided of all types of peas, including those that utilize both pods and seeds.

This new edition includes 205 high-quality images—more than 90% of them new. The editors placed special emphasis on providing more images of plant injury symptoms caused by herbicides and nutritional deficiencies, along with pathogens and insects. A comprehensive glossary; an appendix with a list of the common names of diseases, disorders, and insect pests; and an index provide useful tools for readers.

With contributions from almost 50 scientists affiliated with organizations from seven countries, this compendium will serve as the preeminent guide about pea diseases, disorders, and pests worldwide. It will provide a comprehensive and reliable reference for field workers, diagnosticians, Extension specialists, agronomists, horticulturalists, entomologists, home gardeners, and other agriculture and horticulture professionals and enthusiasts, along with plant pathologists concerned with the production of pea.

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Compendium of Pea Diseases and Pests, Third Edition (10 pack)


Origin, Domestication, and History of Pea Production and Usage
Origin and History
Pea (Pisum)
Botany of Pea
Pathogens of Peas

Part I. Infectious Diseases

Seedborne Diseases
Bacterial Diseases

Bacterial Blight
Pink Seed
Fungal and Oomycete Diseases
Root Diseases

Aphanomyces Root Rot
Fusarium Root Rot
Fusarium Wilt
Pythium Seed and Seedling Rot
Rhizoctonia Seed and Seedling Rot
Thielaviopsis Root Rot
Foliar Diseases
Ascochyta Complex
Botrytis Gray Mold
Downy Mildew
Powdery Mildew
Septoria Leaf Spot
Sclerotinia White Mold
Foliar Diseases of Minor Importance
Phytoplasma Disease
Aster Yellows
Viral Diseases
Alfalfa mosaic virus
Bean leafroll virus
Pea enation mosaic virus
Pea seed-borne mosaic virus
Pea streak virus
Red clover vein mosaic virus

Viral Diseases of Minor Importance
Diseases Caused by Nematodes
Pea Cyst Nematode
Root-Knot Nematode
Root-Lesion Nematode
Parasitic Weed

Part II. Insect Pests and Their Natural Enemies

Insect Pests
Seedling and Root Feeders

Seedcorn Maggot
Stem and Leaf Feeders
Leaf and Nodule Feeders
Pea Leaf Weevil
Leaf and Pod Feeders
Western Flower Thrips
Twospotted Spider Mites
Pod and Seed Feeders
Lygus Bugs or Plant Bugs
Pea Weevil
Sap Feeders
Pea Aphid
Natural Enemies of Insect Pests

Lady Beetles and Ladybugs
Lacewings (Aphid Lions)
Minute Pirate Bugs
Syrphid Flies (Hover Flies, Flower Flies)
Parasitic Wasps
Entomopathogenic Fungi

Part III. Noninfectious Disorders

Nutritional Disorders
Frost Damage
Hail Injury
Hollow Heart
Water Congestion
Vertebrate Pests of Pulse Crops
Ungulates (Deer, Pronghorn, and Elk)
Herbicide Injury
Guide to the Identification of Pea Diseases and Disorders in the Field


“THE THIRD EDITION of the Compendium of Pea Diseases and Pests, as is typical of the well-designed, lavishly illustrated, modestly priced paperback pest management books published by the American Phytopathological Society (APS; St. Paul, MN), integrates scientific information and color photos helpful for growing healthy peas.”
—Biocontrol Beat

“The information within has been substantially updated and expanded from previous editions. The volume aims to be global in scope and includes information on the distribution of various pests and diseases in geographic areas where they are most significant; authors or editors from seven countries have contributed.”
— Melodie Putnam, MSA Newsletter

Publish Date: 2021
Format: 8.5” x 11” softcover
ISBN: 978-0-89054-655-0
Pages: 130
Publication Weight: 15 lbs

Edited by Robert M. Harveson, Julie S. Pasche, Lyndon D. Porter, Weidong Chen, and Mary Burrows

Compendium of Pea Diseases and Pests, Third Edition (10 pack)

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