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Compendium of Cotton Diseases, Second Edition
Compendium of Cotton Diseases, Second Edition

"...maintains the high standards set in the first edition. A welcome update and provides expanded up-to-date information on diseases affecting production of the cotton crop..."
—New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science

Item No. 42791

Compendium of Cotton Diseases, Second Edition provides practical, up-to-date information on the diagnosis and control of cotton diseases worldwide. This edition begins with an overview of the origin and evolution of cultivated cotton and a description of the growth and development of the plant, which is fundamental in disease diagnosis and effective management strategies. Expanded disease sections include detailed pathogen descriptions, characteristic symptoms that occur, the disease cycle, and control information. Includes twice as many color photographs as the first edition.

Additional improvements include:

  • greater attention to noninfectious disorders, including nutritional disorders, herbicide injury and toxicity, and environmental stresses.
  • sections on common disease interactions, host plant resistance to pathogens, and general principles of disease management in integrated production systems.

This useful reference is ideal for growers, crop consultants, researchers, extension agents, students, teachers, libraries, and anyone who works with cotton.

Compendium of Cotton Diseases, Second Edition


Origin and Diversity of Cotton
Development of the Cotton Plant
Cotton Diseases and Their Causal Agents

Part I: Infectious Diseases

Cottonseed Losses and Mycotoxins

Seed Deterioration
Other Toxins
Planting Seed

Seedling Diseases

Diseases Caused by Pythium Species
Diseases Caused by Rhizoctonia solani
Black Root Rot
Diseases Caused by Fusarium Species
Occasional Seedling Disease Problems
Control of Seedling Diseases

Foliar Diseases

Alternaria Leaf Spot
Cercospora Leaf Spot
Ascochyta Blight
Stemphylium Leaf Spot
Other Foliar Diseases


Southwestern Cotton Rust
Tropical Cotton Rust
Tumblegrass Rust

Stem and Root Diseases

Fusarium Wilt
Verticillium Wilt
Phymatotrichum Root Rot
Charcoal Rot (Ashy Stem)
Other Stem and Root Diseases

Season-Long Diseases

Bacterial Blight

Boll Rots

Root-Knot Nematodes
Reniform Nematodes
Lance Nematodes
Sting Nematodes

Nematode-Fungal Interactions
Virus and Phytoplasma Diseases
Virus Diseases of Cotton

African Cotton Mosaic
Cotton Anthocyanosis (Vermelhão or Reddening Disease)
Cotton Blue Disease
Cotton Leaf Crumple
Cotton Leaf Curl Diseases
Cotton Yellow Vein Disease (Texas Cotton Vein-Clearing)
Terminal Stunt Disease of Cotton

Phytoplasma Diseases

Flower Virescence and Phyllody
Small Leaf

Diseases of Unknown Etiology

Bronze Wilt
Bacterial Stunt of Cotton

Part II: Abiotic Disorders

Nutritional Deficiencies and Toxicities
Environmental Disorders of the Cotton Crop

Water-Related Stresses
Temperature-Related Stresses
Plant Disorders
Soil Disorders
Miscellaneous Factors

Herbicide Injury

Part III: Disease Management

Disease Control in Production Systems

Factors to Consider in Planning Disease and Nematode Management Programs
Preplanting Decisions
Crop Monitoring and Disease Assessment
Postharvest Management and Planning for the Next Season

Nematode Resistance
Resistance to Fungal and Bacterial Pathogens


"...maintains the high standards set in the first edition published in 1981. The book is a welcome update and provides expanded up-to-date information on diseases affecting production of the cotton crop... photographs show many of the symptoms likely to be encountered in the field, enabling individuals with only limited experience in cotton production to make reasonably accurate diagnoses." 
—New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science

Publish Date: 2001
Format: 8.5” x 11” softcover
ISBN: 978-0-89054-279-8
Pages: 100
Images: 115 color images; 32 black and white images
Publication Weight: 2 lbs

Edited by T. L. Kirkpatrick and C. S. Rothrock

List Price:105.00

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