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Compendium of Tomato, 2nd Ed + Tomato Health Management
Compendium of Tomato, 2nd Ed + Tomato Health Management

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  • Compendium of Tomato Diseases and Pests, Second Edition
  • Tomato Health Management
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    Compendium of Tomato Diseases and Pests, Second Edition
    Edited by: Jeffrey B. Jones, Thomas A. Zitter, M. Timur Momol, and Sally A. Miller

    Botanically speaking, tomato is a fruit. But by common understanding it is often considered a vegetable as well. Regardless of which term you use, tomato is the most “Googled” fruit and one of the most commonly grown.

    Unfortunately, tomato plants are also a common target for many diseases and pests, affecting production for anyone growing the crop, including commercial producers trying to maximize yield and the small scale gardener who wants flawless and flavorful garden fresh tomatoes for salads, cooking, and canning.

    Enter Compendium of Tomato Diseases and Pests, Second Edition. The nearly 250 images and associated information in this highly useful and significantly upgraded book allows anyone - from the gardener to professional - to identify, understand, diagnose, and treat more than 60 diseases of tomato occurring throughout the world. This impressive new handbook, written by expert plant pathologists working with this crop, includes nearly 20 new diseases and disorders, including those caused by fungi and oomycetes, bacteria, phytoplasmas, viruses and viroids.

    The previous edition of this book was a top-10 best-seller in the APS Compendium Series and the new edition is even more useful with important coverage of arthropod pests: namely, mites, insects, and “worm” pests. The coverage of pests has been expanded significantly in this edition and includes the addition of 23 color photos from expert entomologists that illustrate these pests and the damage they cause.

    This scientifically peer-reviewed information on numerous diseases and pests provides just the right amount of supporting information for users to make accurate decisions for disease and pest control. Throughout the Compendium of Tomato Diseases and Pests, Second Edition, disorders are both illustrated and discussed in sections that follow an easy-to-use and consistent structure: a statement of their importance and distribution, identification of common signs and symptoms, a description of their causal organism or agent, an explanation of their cycle and epidemiology, and recommendations for management.

    This easy format allows the user to quickly identify signs and symptoms of important tomato diseases and pests occurring throughout the world—in the greenhouse, in the field or garden, and in transit to the market.

    Individuals with a range of skill and expertise can use this book effectively, including field and greenhouse growers, home and master gardeners, consultants, horticulturalists, extension agents, entomologists, diagnosticians, plant pathologists, educators, and students. Those who work in postharvest channels, including tomato and canning storage facilities will also benefit from Compendium of Tomato Diseases, Second Edition.

    Given its compact size, Compendium of Tomato Diseases and Pests, Second Edition can be taken directly to the affected tomato crop, where the pictures and symptom descriptions can be compared for diagnosis. Each individual description was written and each high-quality image was chosen by recognized scientists in the tomato industry. The expertise, thoroughness, portability, and simple format of this important book make it both a bargain and an essential tool for literally any tomato professional or enthusiast.

    From the Preface

    • The Introduction provides background information about tomato botany and culture, seed production and quality assurance, and container production of transplants. Among the new topics addressed are the change in nomenclature, in which the genus Lycopersicon was classified as Solanum section Lycopersicon, and the sequencing of the tomato genome.

    • Part I outlines the infectious diseases that affect tomato—including those caused by fungi and oomycetes, bacteria, phytoplasmas, viruses, and viroids—along with postharvest diseases and disorders and diseases caused by nematodes. Each disease section has been updated from the first edition, and sections have been added to address approximately 20 new diseases and disorders.

    • Part II covers arthropod pests: namely, mites, insects, and “worm” pests. The coverage of pests has been expanded significantly in this edition and includes the addition of 23 color photos that illustrate pests and the damage they cause.

    • Part III examines noninfectious diseases, disorders, and damage: namely, physiological diseases, nutritional disorders, herbicide damage, and genetic diseases. This part now includes 40 color photos to assist readers in recognizing the damage caused by these various diseases and disorders, for which the signs and symptoms are often similar. The discussion of herbicides, in particular, has been updated to reflect the full range of available products.

    • Part IV, which discusses diseases of undetermined etiology, has been reorganized to adopt the format used elsewhere in the book.

    ©2014; 8.5” × 11” softcover; 176 pages; 247 color images; 1 line drawing; 2 pounds; ISBN 978-0-89054-424-2

    Tomato Health Managment
    Edited by: R. Michael Davis, Ken Pernezny, and Janet C. Broome

    Tomato Health Management draws together the information that’s essential for the healthy production of both fresh-market and processing tomatoes. It covers every aspect of tomato production, including disease and pest control, cultural practices such as irrigation and fertilization, nutritional and other abiotic disorders, and postharvest quality.

    Tomatoes are an intensely managed crop, and the production of high-quality, top-value yields is a substantial, often daunting challenge. Tomato Health Management helps meet that challenge by serving as a “one-stop” informational source for anyone interested in any step of the production cycle. Whether you need to know what cultivars to select, how to identify and treat a problem in the field or the greenhouse, or even what chlorination protocol best protects tomatoes after harvest, you will find the answer in this all-encompassing handbook. It provides science-based knowledge in an accessible format that will be readily useful to anyone in the tomato-production chain. From the greenhouse to the organic setting and beyond, this book describes management strategies that will help you avoid and overcome issues presented by weed and insect pests, diseases and abiotic disorders, and other concerns, such as plant selection, soil quality, storage, and appearance for market.

    Keeping tomatoes healthy is big business as the crop adds approximately $2 billion a year to the U.S. agricultural economy. This makes Tomato Health Management a valuable resource for the variety of professionals working in the tomato-production industry. The scientifically peer-reviewed information delivered in this book is synonymous with good management practices at all stages of production. By integrating those practices, the book explains how to plant, grow, harvest, and store tomatoes in labor-efficient, cost-effective ways and to simultaneously improve the health and value of your tomato crop.

    Editors R. Michael Davis, Ken Pernezny, and Janet C. Broome have assembled a group of internationally recognized experts from the fields of soil science, weed science, nematology, plant pathology, entomology, and crop science—all key areas of applied tomato research and management. The editors have organized the book for ease of use and supplemented the text with high-quality color photographs and diagrams, quick-reference tables and boxes, and handy callouts of key concepts.

    Rarely is such a broad range of cross-disciplinary topics covered in one integrated and convenient source. Tomato Health Management will be useful to growers, plant pathologists, crop-production specialists, diagnosticians, agronomists, regulatory agents, crop consultants, educators, researchers, extension professionals, tomato breeders, entomologists, horticulturists, weed scientists, county agents, master gardeners, and educators. This book will find a home tucked in the door of a pickup truck as easily as stored on the shelves of a comprehensive diagnostic lab or full-service library.

    ©2012; 8.5" x 11" softcover; 200 pages; 215 color images; 9 black and white illustrations; 2 pounds; ISBN 978-0-89054-402-0

    Compendium of Tomato Diseases and Pests, Second Edition and Tomato Health Management - 2 Book Kit

    Compendium of Tomato Diseases and Pests, Second Edition


    Tomato Diseases, Pests, and Disorders

    Infectious Diseases
    Insects and Mites
    Noninfectious Diseases, Disorders, and Damage

    Botany and Culture

    Importance of the Crop
    Cytotaxonomic Background
    History of Domestication
    Genetic Resources and Modern Breeding

    Seed Production and Quality Assurance

    Seed Production
    Certification and Quality Assurance

    Containerized Production of Tomato Transplants

    Plant-Growing Structures
    Culture and Management

    PART I. Infectious Diseases

    Diseases Caused by Fungi and Oomycetes

    Alternaria Stem Canker
    Black Mold
    Black Root Rot
    Buckeye Rot and Phytophthora Root Rot
    Cercospora Leaf Mold
    Charcoal Rot
    Corky Root Rot
    Didymella Stem Rot
    Early Blight
    Fusarium Crown and Root Rot
    Fusarium Foot Rot
    Fusarium Wilt
    Gray Leaf Spot
    Gray Mold
    Late Blight
    Leaf Mold
    Phoma Rot
    Powdery Mildew
    Diseases Caused by Pythium Species
    Diseases Caused by Rhizoctonia solani
    Rhizoctonia Foliar Blight
    Septoria Leaf Spot
    Southern Blight
    Target Spot
    Verticillium Wilt
    White Mold
    Zonate Leaf Spot

    Diseases Caused by Bacteria

      Major Bacterial Diseases

    Bacterial Canker
    Bacterial Speck
    Bacterial Spot
    Bacterial Stem Rot
    Bacterial Wilt
    Tomato Pith Necrosis

       Minor Bacterial Diseases

    Tomato Root Mat
    Syringae Leaf Spot
    Seedling Blight and Leaf Spot
    Bacterial Leaf Blight
    Psyllid Yellows and Vein Greening

    Diseases Caused by Phytoplasmas

    Tomato Big Bud
    Other Phytoplasmal Diseases

    Diseases Caused by Viruses


    Alfalfa mosaic virus
    Beet curly top virus
    Cucumber mosaic virus
    Pepino mosaic virus
    Potato virus Y
    Potato yellow vein virus
    Tobacco etch virus
    Tobacco mosaic virus
    and Tomato mosaic virus
    Tomato bushy stunt virus
    and Lettuce necrotic stunt virus
    Tomato chlorosis virus and Tomato infectious chlorosis virus
    Tomato mottle virus
    Tomato spotted wilt virus
    Tomato torrado virus,
    Tomato apex necrosis virus, Tomato marchitez virus, and Tomato chocolate spot virus
    Tomato yellow leaf curl virus
    Tomato yellow mosaic virus

       Minor Virus Diseases

    Diseases Caused by Viroids

    Postharvest Diseases and Disorders

    Bacterial Soft Rot
    Sour Rot (Geotrichum Rot, Bacterial Sour Rot)
    Rhizopus Rot
    Black Mold Rot
    Gray Mold Rot (Botrytis Fruit Rot)
    Predisposition for Postharvest Diseases
    Management of Postharvest Diseases

    Diseases Caused by Nematodes

    Root-Knot Nematodes
    Other Nematodes

    Part II. Arthropod Pests


    Spider Mites
    Tomato Russet Mite


    True Bugs

    “Worm” Pests

    Tomato Fruitworm
    Tomato Pinworm

    Part III. Noninfectious Diseases, Disorders, and Damage

    Physiological Diseases

    Blossom Drop
    Blossom-End Rot
    Chilling Injury
    Cuticle Cracking (Rain Check, Weather Check, Crazing, Russetting)
    Growth Cracks
    Internal White Tissue
    Puffiness (Boxiness, Pockets)
    Spider Track
    Tomato Little Leaf
    Water Wilt
    Yellow Shoulder (Yellow Top, Persistent Green Shoulder)

    Nutritional Disorders


    Herbicide Damage

    Amino Acid Derivatives
    Aryl Triazinones
    Diphenyl Ethers
    Imidazolinones and Sulfonylureas
    Phenoxy and Substituted Benzoic Acids
    Pyridazinones and Pyridinones
    Substituted Ureas

    Genetic Diseases

    Autogenous Necrosis
    Blind Plants
    Bull Plants
    Fruit Pox
    Gold Fleck

    Part IV. Diseases of Undetermined Etiology

    Black Shoulder


    Tomato Health Management

    Chapter 1


    M. Allen Stevens

    Chapter 2

    Cultural Practices of Field-Grown Tomatoes

    Gene Miyao

    Chapter 3

    Greenhouse Tomato Production and Plant Health

    Brenna Aegerter and R. Michael Davis

    Chapter 4

    Tomato Breeding and Cultivar Selection

    R. G. Gardner and J. W. Scott

    Chapter 5

    Management of Weeds

    W. Thomas Lanini and Gene Miyao

    Chapter 6

    Management of Arthropod Pests

    Frank G. Zalom

    Chapter 7

    Management of Parasitic Nematodes

    Joseph Noling and Howard Ferris

    Chapter 8

    Management of Important Seedborne Diseases

    Hasan Bolkan, Nancy Cohen, and Jian-Qiang Li

    Chapter 9

    Management of Important Foliar and Fruit Diseases

    J. J. Farrar

    Chapter 10

    Management of Important Soilborne Diseases

    J. Joseph Nunez

    Chapter 11

    Management of Important Bacterial Diseases

    Ken Pernezny, R. Michael Davis, and Timur Momol

    Chapter 12

    Management of Important Viral Diseases

    Scott Adkins, William M. Wintermantel, Timur Momol, and Jane E. Polston

    Chapter 13

    Support Systems for Pest-Management Decisions

    Brenna Aegerter and Janet C. Broome

    Chapter 14

    Diagnostic Methods for Identifying Tomato Diseases

    Christine Smart and R. Michael Davis

    Chapter 15

    Organic Tomato Health Management

    Sally A. Miller and Janet C. Broome

    Chapter 16

    Maintaining Tomato Fruit Health After Harvest

    Mark A. Ritenour and Jerry A. Bartz

    Chapter 17

    Physiological, Nutritional, and Other Disorders

    Stephen M. Olson


    ISBN: Multiple ISBN's
    Publication Weight: 4 lbs

    Compendium of Tomato Diseases and Pests, Second Edition and Tomato Health Management - 2-Book Kit

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