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Compendium of Bean Diseases, Second Edition
Compendium of Bean Diseases, Second Edition

“…very informative and excellently written and illustrated compendium…this book will be of great interest to bean growers, plant protection specialists, diagnostic clinicians and all others interested in recognition or management of bean plants diseases.”
—The Journal of Plant Protection Research

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The Compendium of Bean Diseases, Second Edition is the first book in the Compendium of Plant Disease Series to be published in full color throughout. The 183 color images are now located in their corresponding disease review section for ease of use and diagnosis. The second edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to provide the most current and relevant information available. With 10 new disease reviews, this compendium covers more than 85 diseases affecting beans throughout the world. More than 35% of the images and figures are new. Introductory sections on disease diagnosis and plant health have also been added.

The second edition is a comprehensive, authoritative, and modern account of bean diseases that is international in scope and practical in emphasis. Designed to assist in disease diagnosis and provide recommendations for disease management, this book contains descriptions and illustrations of infectious diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, nematodes, viruses, and phytoplasms and noninfectious diseases caused by abiotic factors, such as moisture stress, pesticides, air pollution, and mineral deficiencies and toxicities. Descriptions of each disease include a general account of its importance and world distribution, symptoms, causal organism or agent, disease cycle and epidemiology, management, and selected references.

Disease management must be both economical and compatible with the environment and production system. Thus, the book presents many disease management recommendations that may be adapted to a wide range of cropping conditions. This information is useful in the field, laboratory, or diagnostic clinic. It will be helpful to plant pathologists, crop production specialists, crop consultants, growers, diagnostic clinicians, regulatory agents, agribusiness representatives, educators, researchers, students, extension specialists, county agents, and others interested in the recognition or management of bean diseases throughout the world.

Includes diseases and disorders of most bean market classes including:

  • Snap
  • Pole or Climbing
  • Lima
  • Kidney
  • Pinto
  • Great Northern
  • Navy
  • Black
  • Red
  • Pink
  • Cranberry

Compendium of Bean Diseases, Second Edition


The Bean Plant
Bean Diseases
Bean Pathogens
Bean Disease Management
Bean Diagnostic Guidelines
Bean Crop Health and IPM

Part I: Infectious Diseases

Fungal Diseases of Subterranean Parts

Aphanomyces Root and Hypocotyl Rot
Black Root Rot
Fusarium Root Rot
Fusarium Wilt (Yellows)
Phymatotrichum Root Rot
Pythium Diseases
Rhizoctonia Root Rot
Southern Blight
Stem Rot

Fungal Diseases of Aerial Parts

Alternaria Leaf and Pod Spot
Angular Leaf Spot
Ascochyta Leaf Spot
Ashy Stem Blight
Cercospora Leaf Spot and Blotch
Chaetoseptoria Leaf Spot
Diaporthe Pod Blight
Downy Mildew
Entyloma Leaf Smut
Floury Leaf Spot
Gray Leaf Spot
Gray Mold
Phyllosticta Leaf Spot
Pink Pod Rot
Powdery Mildew
Soybean Rust
Web Blight
White Leaf Spot
White Mold
Yeast Spot

Diseases Caused by Bacteria

Bacterial Brown Spot
Common Bacterial Blight
Halo Blight
Bacterial Wilt

Diseases Caused by Nematodes

Root-Knot Nematodes
Lesion Nematodes
Reniform Nematode
Soybean Cyst Nematode
Sting Nematode
Other Nematodes

Diseases Caused by Viruses

Alfalfa Mosaic
Angular Mosaic
Bean Calico Mosaic
Bean Common Mosaic
Bean Common Mosaic – Black Root
Bean Dwarf Mosaic
Bean Golden Mosaic
Bean Golden Yellow Mosaic
Bean Mild Mosaic
Bean Necrosis Mosaic
Bean Pod Mottle
Bean Rugose Mosaic
Bean Severe Mosaic
Bean Southern Mosaic
Bean Summer Death
Bean Yellow Dwarf
Bean Yellow Mosaic
Bean Yellow Stipple
Clover Yellow Vein
Cucumber Mosaic
Curly Top
Peanut Mottle
Peanut Stunt
Red Node
Soybean Mosaic
Stipple Streak

Diseases Caused by Phytoplasmas

Long Stem

Part II: Noninfectious Diseases

Environmental and Genetic Disorders

Air Pollution
Genetic Abnormalities
Green Spot
Hail Injury
Lightning Injury
Moisture Stress
Pesticide Injury
Temperature Stress
Wind and Sand Damage
Mineral Deficiencies & Toxicities

Seed Quality

Hypocotyl Collar Rot
Mechanical Damage
Seed Coat Rupture


“This compendium is a very good source of scientific and practical information on diseases of beans. The way it is organized makes the compendium easy to consult, even by non-specialists, and very useful for disease diagnosis and to provide immediate information on the causal organism and its life cycle and epidemiology. Thus, it will be of great use for all scientists, students and agriculturalists interested in the study and cultivation of beans.”
—Nematologia Mediterranea

"...has a disease-for-dummies feel to it with hints for disease diagnosis such as illustrations of the diseased crop in the field, specific location of the disease on the plant, and symptom definitions with illustrations such as shriveled leaves versus wrinkled, bubbled leaves."
—Mycologist's Bookshelf

"The second edition of the Compendium of Bean Diseases provides a much appreciated update and expansion after 14 years with the aim of providing an international overview over biotic and abiotic diseases of Phaseolus beans…the international scope of the compendium is of great importance.”
—European Journal of Plant Pathology

“This volume is an extremely useful, authoritative account of problems that afflict the production of the common bean.”

“…nearly 200 graphic images are now distributed all through the volume placing them in proximity to referring text for increased reader convenience… well organized and comprehensive…will be a useful information source for a diversity of occupations grappling with the implications of bean diseases.”
—IPMnet News

“A multitude of described bean diseases and team of authors and reviewers determine its international usefulness…useful in the field but also in the laboratory."
—Acta Physiologiae Plantarum

"...highly recommended to every plant pathologist, especially those active in extension work."
—Journal of Phytopathology

“…very informative and excellently written and illustrated compendium…this book will be of great interest to bean growers, plant protection specialists, diagnostic clinicians and all others interested in recognition or management of bean plants diseases.”
—The Journal of Plant Protection Research

Publish Date: 2005
Format: 8.5” x 11” softcover
ISBN: 978-0-89054-327-6
Pages: 120
Images: 201 images
Publication Weight: 2 lbs

Edited by Howard F. Schwartz, James R. Steadman, Robert Hall, and Robert L. Forster

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