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Compendium of Pepper Diseases
Compendium of Pepper Diseases

"This is a worthy addition to the set of APS disease compendia..."
—Australian Plant Pathology Society

Item No. 43003

Whether they are called peppers, chiles, paprika, or ajis, plants in the genus Capsicum, are among the most important spice and vegetable commodities worldwide because they are used in so many different types of food. Like other crops, peppers are afflicted with diseases, disorders, and pests that can reduce fruit quality and yield.

Compendium of Pepper Diseases provides a comprehensive presentation of the important pepper diseases of the world. With the help of 122 color photographs and thorough descriptions of pathogens, this valuable reference enables readers to easily identify diseases on the basis of symptoms and formulate field and laboratory diagnoses of diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses, parasitic angiosperms, and nematodes.

Readers will also learn about the geographical distribution and impact of each disease, control measures, and epidemiological aspects of diseases as well as gain knowledge on plant health problems associated with arthropods, nutritional deficiencies, herbicide injuries, and other abiotic causes. This compendium also includes sections discussing the botany of pepper, current production practices, and postharvest damage to pepper fruit.

Edited and authored by 39 professionals with international expertise in pepper pathology in several unique production areas and in diverse areas of pathogen expertise, Compendium of Pepper Diseases will prove invaluable to growers, extension agents, county agents, crop production specialists, researchers, plant pathologists, horticulturists, agronomists, agribusiness professionals, educators, students and anyone interested in the diagnosis or management of diseases of pepper crops throughout the world.

Compendium of Pepper Diseases


Significance of Pepper Worldwide
Botany and Culture

Part I. Diseases Caused by Infectious Agents

Diseases Caused by Bacteria

Bacterial Canker
Bacterial Spot
Bacterial Wilt
Syringae Seedling Blight and Leaf Spot

Diseases Caused by Fungi and Oomycetes

Cercospora Leaf Spot (Frogeye Leaf Spot)
Charcoal Rot
Choanephora Blight (Wet Rot)
Damping-Off and Root Rot
Fusarium Stem Rot
Fusarium Wilt
Gray Leaf Spot
Gray Mold
Phytophthora Blight
Powdery Mildew
Southern Blight
Verticillium Wilt
White Mold

Diseases Caused by Viruses

Alfalfa Mosaic Virus
Andean Potato Mottle Virus—Pepper Strain
Beet Curly Top Virus
Capsicum Chlorosis Virus
Chilli Veinal Mottle Virus
Chino del tomate Virus
Cucumber Mosaic Virus
Pepper Golden Mosaic Virus
Pepper Huasteco Yellow Vein Virus
Pepper Mild Mottle Virus
Pepper Mottle Virus
Pepper Veinal Mottle Virus
Potato Virus Y
Sinaloa Tomato Leaf Curl Virus
Tobacco Etch Virus
Tobacco Mosaic Virus and Tomato Mosaic Virus
Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus

Postharvest Diseases and Disorders

Bacterial Soft Rot
Alternaria Rot
Botrytis Fruit Rot
Rhizopus Rot
Chilling Injury

Disease Caused by an Angiosperm


Diseases Caused by Nematodes

Root-Knot Nematodes
Sting Nematodes
Other Nematodes

Part II. Damage Caused by Arthropods

Broad Mite
True Bugs

Part III. Abiotic and Physiological Disorders

Abnormal Fruit Shape
Blossom-End Rot
Color Spotting
Flower and Flower Bud Drop
Fruit Cracking
Hail Injury
Salt Injury
Wind Injury

Part IV. Herbicide Injury

Symptoms Caused by Herbicides Registered for Use on Peppers
Symptoms Caused by Accidental Application of Phytotoxic Herbicides
Symptoms Caused by Drift of Phytotoxic Herbicides
Symptoms Caused by Carryover of Residual Herbicides

Part V. Nutritional Disorders



"Highly recommended. There is no other publication that is quite so broad in scope…"

"An excellent, in-depth resource..."
—Library Bookwatch

"The book is documented by a rich selection of black-and-white and colour photographs which make the descriptions very clear. The good quality of paper, handy format and index make this publication all the more recommendable for plant pathologists, scientists, crop consultants, commercial growers and amateur horticulturists."
—Acta Physiologiae

"Written especially for plant pathologists, agricultural scientists and commercial horticulturists though also useful to amateur gardeners...."
—Midwest Book Review

"This is a worthy addition to the set of APS disease compendia..."
—Australian Plant Pathology Society

Publish Date: 2003
Format: 8.5” × 11” softcover
ISBN: 978-0-89054-300-9
Pages: 88
Images: 122 color images; 6 black and white images
Publication Weight: 2 lbs

Edited by Kenneth L. Pernezny, Pamela D. Roberts, John F. Murphy, and Natalie P. Goldberg

List Price:105.00

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