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Compendium of Brassica Diseases
Compendium of Brassica Diseases

“Another excellent compendium in the series by APS. A must for all plant pathologists, extensionists, farmers and even gardeners.”
—Fungal Diversity

Item No. 43443

This highly anticipated color diagnostic guidebook is a thorough, authoritative, and practical reference for anyone who needs to diagnose and manage disease problems in brassica crops destined for vegetable markets, seeds, oil, and condiments. Fifty-nine international disease experts contributed to the coverage of more than a dozen brassica crops: Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Kohlrabi, Greens, Asian Mustard Greens, Chinese Broccoli (Chinese Kale), Chinese Cabbage, Horseradish, Radish, Turnip, Rutabaga, Oilseed Rape (Canola, Rapeseed), and Culinary or Condiment Mustards.

The book covers diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, mollicutes, viruses, and nematodes, as well as noninfectious damage to brassica crops such as herbicide injury, nutrient deficiencies, postharvest disorders, genetic abnormalities, and environmental damage. Plant pathologist-reviewed color photographs provide diagnostic guidance, and current approaches to disease management are provided at the end of each section.

The disease sections are preceded by a helpful introduction to the taxonomy of the various Brassica species and the genetic relationships of this extraordinarily diverse group of plant types. Brassicas are widely cultivated throughout the world as leaf or root vegetable crops, for vegetable oil production, as fodder crops for livestock feeding, or as condiments and spices. They are increasingly important economic crops, and knowledge of their diseases is critical as is evidenced by the disease problems associated with the large increase in global production of both vegetable and oilseed brassicas.

This compendium will be essential for extension scientists working in agriculture and horticulture and for other advisors, including individuals in regulatory agencies, as well as those in the private sector dealing with seed and fungicide retail and with disease scouting. The book is also useful for brassica crop growers, plant pathology and agriculture science teachers, students, research scientists, and plant breeders.

This book comes with color throughout and images included in the disease section.

Compendium of Brassica Diseases

Part I. Introduction

Taxonomy and Genetic Relationships of Brassica Species

Species Relationships and Origins of Crop Brassicas
Brassica oleracea
Brassica rapa
Brassica nigra
Brassica napus
Brassica carinata
Brassica juncea
Crambe abyssinica
Eruca vesicaria
subsp. sativa (E. sativa)
Raphanus sativus

Production Management

General Considerations
Vegetable Crops
Cauliflower, Broccoli, and Brussels Sprouts
Asian Vegetable Brassica Crops
Asian Mustard Greens
Chinese Broccoli (Chinese Kale)
Chinese Cabbage
Root Crops
Turnip and Rutabaga
Oilseed Crops
Oilseed Rape (Canola, Rapeseed)
Culinary or Condiment Mustards

Part II. Infectious Diseases

Diseases Caused By Fungi and Oomycetes

Alternaria Diseases (Black Spot, Gray Leaf Spot, Pod Spot)
Black Leg (Phoma Stem Canker)
Black Root
Downy Mildew
Botrytis Gray Mold
Light Leaf Spot
Phytophthora and Pythium Damping-off
Phytophthora Root Rot
Phytophthora Storage Rot
Powdery Mildew
Rhizoctonia Diseases (Damping-Off, Wirestem, Brown Girdling Root Rot, Crater Rot, Head Rot)
Ring Spot
Sclerotinia White Mold (Cabbage Drop, Stem Rot, Watery Soft Rot)
Verticillium Wilt
White Leaf Spot
White Rust
Yellows (Fusarium Wilt)

Diseases Caused By Bacteria

Bacterial Leaf Spot
Bacterial Soft Rot
Black Rot

Diseases Caused By Mollicutes

Aster Yellows
Brittle Root of Horseradish

Diseases Caused By Viruses

Beet Western Yellows (Turnip Yellows Luteovirus)
Cauliflower Mosaic
Cucumber Mosaic
Radish Mosaic
Ribgrass Mosaic
Turnip Crinkle
Turnip Mosaic
Turnip Yellow Mosaic
Other Virus Diseases

Diseases Caused By Nematodes

Cyst Nematodes
Root-Knot Nematodes
Other Nematodes

Part III. Noninfectious Diseases

Air Pollution
Disorders Related To Environmental Effects

Black Speck of Cauliflower
Bolting or Buttoning of Cauliflower, Broccoli, and Cabbage Cold Temperature Injury
Drought Injury
Growth Scars and Tissue Splitting
Hail Injury
Heat Tolerance in Broccoli and Cauliflower
Hollow Stem
Mechanical Injury
Petiole Freckles (Gomasho) of Chinese Cabbage
Riciness of Cauliflower
Root Cavities of Daikon (Lo Bok)
Salt Injury
Soil Compaction Problems
Soil Moisture Injury
Strangles (Windwhip)
Winter Decline Syndrome
Yellow Eye (Starring, Cat Eye)

Genetic Abnormalities
Herbicide Injury

Herbicide Injury Due To Improper Timing or Rate
Herbicide Injury Due To Unintended Exposure
Herbicide Injury Due To Carry-Over

Nutritional Deficiencies
Postharvest Disorders of Vegetable Brassicas


“…a useful “shelf guide” on Brassica diseases for Brassica agronomists, pathologists, advisors, students, and breeders.”
—Australian Plant Pathology

“The editors and contributors of Compendium of Brassica Diseases,an international contingent of experienced researchers, accomplish their objective to “provide” a thorough authoritative, and practical guide for…diagnosing and managing disease problems in Brassica crops destined for vegetable markets, seeds, oil, and condiments the world over. Academic, research, and special libraries should consider the purchase of this highly recommended volume.”
—Journal of Agricultural & Food Information

“This book cannot be missing in any mycology collection.”

"Producers, crop advisors, researchers, integrated pest management program specialists, teacher, and students interested in Brassica will benefit from this compendium. Highly recommended."
—CHOICE (Current Reviews for Academic Libraries)

“…a good source of scientific information on diseases of brassicas. It is well organized, easy to consult, and provides immediate information on the casual organism and its epidemiology.”
—Dr. Nicola Vovlas, Nematologia Mediterranea

“… provides a thorough, authoritative and practical reference guide for people engaged in diagnosing and managing disease problems in brassica crops…”

"...highly successive, authoritative and practical reference guide for persons engaged in diagnosing and managing plant disease problems."
Journal of Plant Protection Research

“…provides useful information to everyone who is interested in this problem. The purpose of this Compendium to provide a thorough, authoritative, and practical reference for anyone who needs to diagnose and manage disease problems in Brassica crops has been perfectly achieved. It can also serve as a good manual for teaching activities.”
—Czech Mycology

“Another excellent compendium in the series by APS. A must for all plant pathologists, extensionists, farmers and even gardeners.”
—Fungal Diversity

Publish Date: 2007
Format: 8.5” x 11” softcover
ISBN: 978-0-89054-344-3
Pages: 117
Images: 191 color images; 26 black and white images
Publication Weight: 2 lbs

Edited by S. Roger Rimmer, Vernon I. Shattuck, and Lone Buchwaldt

List Price:105.00

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