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Compendium of Sorghum Diseases, Second Edition
Compendium of Sorghum Diseases, Second Edition

"…anyone who needs to diagnose sorghum disorders or find basic information on diseases, this is the best recent publication available and is recommended in the strongest terms."
—Australian Plant Pathology

Item No. 42406

Use the updated information and 122 color photographs in Compendium of Sorghum Diseases, Second Edition to prevent, diagnose, and control sorghum diseases.  Major revisions were made in the sections covering ergot and diseases caused by Fusarium species.  Up-to-date coverage on the recent advances made in sorghum diseases caused by viruses, bacteria and selected fungi is included.  The section on abiotic diseases is particularly significant considering the extensive acreage of sorghum grown in poor soils and hot, dry climates

The second edition allows users to follow current pathogen terminology with the inclusion of updated smut fungi names and gain insight into the ongoing investigation of the taxonomic relations of fungi such as Fusarium spp. and Colletotrichum spp.

In addition to the comprehensive coverage of more than 60 diseases and disorders, this book includes a section on beneficial microorganisms associated with sorghum, and a ready reference to insect and mite problems.

Compendium of Sorghum Diseases, Second Edition is ideal for growers, crop consultants, plant scientists, extension specialists, educators, students, county agents and others interested in sorghum disease diagnosis and control.

Compendium of Sorghum Diseases, Second Edition

Preface Authors/Contributors


The Sorghum Plant
Developmental Stages
Sorghum Diseases

Part I. Biotic Diseases

Diseases of Sorghum Caused by Prokaryotes

Bacterial Leaf Stripe
Bacterial Leaf Streak
Bacterial Leaf Blight
Bacterial Leaf Spot
Bacterial Top and Stalk Rot
Yellow Leaf Blotch

Diseases Caused by Fungi
Seedling Diseases
Foliar Diseases

Leaf Blight
Gray Leaf Spot
Ladder Leaf Spot
Zonate Leaf Spot
Sooty Stripe
Rough Leaf Spot
Oval Leaf Spot
Tar Spot
Target Leaf Spot
Other Foliar Pathogens

Smuts and Rust

Head Smut
Loose Kernel Smut
Covered Kernel Smut
Long Smut

Downy Mildews

Crazy Top
Sorghum Downy Mildew

Root and Stalk Diseases

Anthracnose Stalk Rot
Fusarium Root and Stalk Rot
Fusarium Species Associated with Sorghum
Charcoal Rot
Pokkah Boeng (Twisted Top)
Milo Disease
Pythium Root Rot
Acremonium Wilt

Leaf Sheath Diseases

Banded Leaf and Sheath Blight
Zonate Leaf Spot on Leaf Sheaths
Southern Sclerotial Rot

Panicle and Seed Diseases

Grain Mold
Head Blight
Storage Molds

Diseases Caused by Viruses and Viruslike Organisms

Maize stripe virus
Maize chlorotic dwarf virus
Sorghum yellow banding virus


Sorghum chlorotic spot virus
Peanut clump virus


Sorghum stunt mosaic virus
Maize mosaic virus
Other Viruses
Yellow Sorghum Stunt

Diseases Caused by Nematodes

Stunt Nematodes
Root-Lesion Nematodes
Root-Knot Nematodes
Other Nematodes

Parasitic Plants

Witchweed, Striga spp.

Part II. Abiotic Diseases

Nutrient Deficiencies and Toxicities
Water and Temperature Stresses
Genetic Disorders
Pesticide Injury

Part III. Beneficial Microorganisms

Vesicular-Arbuscular Mycorrhizae

Part IV. Insect Pests

Seed- and Root-Feeding Insects
Foliage-Feeding Insects
Stem-Boring Insects
Panicle-Feeding Insects

Part V. Controlling Sorghum Diseases

Methods of Control
Breeding for Disease Resistance
Disease Management


“...even more comprehensive than the previous edition… well illustrated... most value to everybody involved in diagnosis work of tropical and subtropical crops.”
—Journal of Phytopathology

“…anyone who needs to diagnose sorghum disorders or find basic information on diseases, this is the best recent publication available and is recommended in the strongest terms.”
—Australian Plant Pathology

Publish Date: 2000
Format: 8.5" x 11" softcover
ISBN: 978-0-89054-240-8
Pages: 78
Images: 122 color images; 32 black and white images
Publication Weight: 2 lbs

Edited by R. A. Frederiksen and G. N. Odvody

List Price:105.00

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