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Compendium of Tropical Fruit Diseases
Compendium of Tropical Fruit Diseases

More than 45 authors present current information on how to identify and control diseases of banana, coconut, mango, pineapple, papaya, and avocado.

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From the Preface:  

The need for this compendium should be apparent to anyone who has sought current information on diseases of tropical fruits. Much of what is now available on these crops is out of date, in disparate sources, or in several different languages. This compendium is meant to fill this perceived void for banana, coconut, mango, pineapple, papaya, and avocado. I hope that it will prove to be an up-to-date reference for pathologists, agriculturists, farm managers, and others who either work in the tropics or otherwise need information on diseases of these important fruits.

Compendium of Tropical Fruit Diseases


Part 1: Banana

Origins and Importance

Banana Diseases Caused by Fungi

Anthracnose and Fungal Scald
Botryodiplodia Finger Rot
Brown Spot and Diamond Spot
Cigar-End Rot
Cladosporium Speckle
Cordana Leaf Spot (Leaf Blotch)
Crown Mold, Crown Rot, and Pedicel Rot
Fusarium Wilt (Panama Disease)
Pitting Disease (Johnston Spot)
Sigatoka Leaf Diseases
Sooty Mold
Speckle (Swamp Spot) and Black Tip
Squirter Disease

Banana Diseases Caused by Bacteria

Moko Disease
Bacterial Soft Rot

Banana Diseases Caused by Viruses

Banana Bunchy Top
Infectious Chlorosis, Mosaic, and Heart Rot
Banana Streak
Bract Mosaic

Banana Diseases Caused by Nematodes

Burrowing Nematode Root Rot (Blackhead Toppling Disease)
Lesion Nematode Damage, Spiral Nematode

Part 2: Coconut

Origin and Distribution

Coconut Diseases Caused by Fungi

Bud Rot and Nut Fall
Ganoderma Butt Rot (Basal Stem Rot)
Gray Leaf Blight
Stem Bleeding Disease

Coconut Diseases Caused by Nonfungal Agents

Cadang-Cadang and Tinangaja
Lethal Yellowing
Red Ring Disease

Part 3: Mango

Genetics and Breeding
Propagation of Cultivars

Mango Diseases Caused by Fungi

Alternaria Rot (Black Spot)
Gray Leaf Spot
Pink Disease
Powdery Mildew
Stem-End Rot

Mango Diseases Caused by Nonfungal Agents

Algal Leaf Spot
Bacterial Black Spot

Mango Disorders Caused by Abiotic Factors

Internal Breakdown of Fruit

Part 4: Pineapple

World Production
The Pineapple Plant
Pineapple Diseases

Pineapple Diseases Caused by Fungi
Butt Rot, Black Rot, White Leaf Spot, Fruitlet Core Rot, Leathery Pocket, Interfruitlet Corking
Phytophthora Heart Rot and Root Rot

Pineapple Diseases Caused by Bacteria

Bacterial Heart Rot and Fruit Collapse
Marbling Disease
Pink Disease

Pineapple Diseases Caused by Nematodes

Lesion Nematode
Reniform Nematode
Root-Knot Nematodes

Pineapple Disease Caused by a Virus

Mealybug Wilt

Pineapple Disease with a Noninfectious Etiology

Internal Browning

Part 5: Papaya

General Description
Flower and Tree Type
Ecological Requirements
Cultivars and Breeding

Papaya Diseases Caused by Fungi

Alternaria Fruit Spot
Cercospora Black Spot
Dry Rot
Fusarium Fruit Rot
Guignardia Spot
Internal Blight
Lasiodiplodia Fruit and Stem-End Rot
Phytophthora Fruit Rot and Root Rot
Powdery Mildew
Rhizopus Soft Rot
Stemphylium Fruit Spot
Wet Fruit Rot

Papaya Diseases Caused by Bacteria

Internal Yellowing
Purple Stain Fruit Rot

Papaya Diseases Caused by Viruses

Papaya Droopy Necrosis and Papaya Apical Necrosis
Papaya Ringspot

Papaya Diseases Caused by Nematodes

Reniform Nematodes
Root-Knot Nematodes

Miscellaneous Papaya Diseases

Bunchy Top
Bumpy Fruit
Carpellody (Cat-Face)

Part 6: Avacado

Armillaria Root Rot
Avocado Black Streak
Bacterial Canker
Dothiorella Stem Canker and Fruit Rot
Phytophthora Cankers
Phytophthora Root Rot
Pseudocercospora Spot (Blotch)
Rosellinia (Dematophora) Root Rot
Stem-End Rot
Verticillium Wilt

Color Plates
Publish Date: 1994
Format: 8.5" x 11" softcover
ISBN: 978-0-89054-162-3
Pages: 118
Images: 192 color images; 18 black and white images
Publication Weight: 2 lbs

Edited by R. C. Ploetz, G. A. Zentmyer, W. T. Nishijima, K. G. Rohrbach and H. D. Ohr

List Price:105.00

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