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Compendium of Rose Diseases and Pests, Second Edition
Compendium of Rose Diseases and Pests, Second Edition

"...strongly recommend this book to all agricultural libraries and to attention of plant protection and extension service specialists as well as to persons growing roses in their home gardens."
—Journal of Plant Protection Research

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What’s included in the Second Edition?

  • 41% more text than the 1st Edition
  • 41% more images of diseases and disorders than the 1st Edition
  • Color illustrations located in their corresponding disease review section
  • New pests section with 68 images

The Compendium of Rose Diseases and Pests, Second Edition has been thoroughly updated, expanded, and given a new format with color throughout to provide the reader with the most current and relevant information available in a user-friendly manner. The second edition includes information on insects and mites with 68 images to help identify these pests and the damages they cause.

The purpose of the second edition is to aid plant pathologists, entomologists, horticulturists and other related specialists as well as rosarians, in the diagnosis of rose diseases and pests. It is designed to serve as a practical reference and resource for rose growers and gardeners, students, researchers, educators, crop disease and pest consultants, advisors in state and federal government and regulatory agencies, agribusiness representatives, the pest control industry, county agricultural and cooperative extension agents, and area crop specialists worldwide. 

Authors R. Kenneth Horst and Raymond Cloyd have distinguished backgrounds in writing on diseases and insect problems associated with ornamental plants. The senior author has been an active educator, researcher and writer on ornamental diseases since the early 1960s. His writing includes more than 230 publications in scientific and trade journals and several books including Compendium of Chrysanthemum Diseases. The co-author is well recognized for research and extension publications on insects or ornamental plants since the mid 1990s. He has held positions in private industry and authored a book on IPM for gardeners. 

Features of the Compendium of Rose Diseases and Pests, Second Edition

  • Color photographs of infectious disease symptoms, now inset with the text, enable users to identify diseases which affect roses and quickly understand the causes, life-cycles, and treatment approaches available.
  • Noninfectious symptoms, such as those caused by pollution and toxicities, are covered and illustrated with color photographs that help distinguish them from bacterial, fungal, nematode, and viral symptoms.
  • A new color section on pests and the symptoms they cause helps users to identify the insects and mites that attack roses.
  • Discussions of pest and disease management measures stress timeless principles and cultural practices ensuring that this reliable sourcebook will help maintain healthy rose plants for many years to come
  • A genealogy map of rose species provides a guide to development of hundreds of rose species.

Compendium of Rose Diseases and Pests, Second Edition


Rose Parentage/Hybrids
Cultivar Classification
General Maintenance/Production Practices

Rose Diseases

Infectious Diseases
Noninfectious Diseases/Disorders
Disease and Pest Management

Part I. Infectious Diseases

Diseases Caused by Fungi

Powdery Mildew
Black Spot
Verticillium Wilt
Downy Mildew
Brand Canker
Common Canker (Rose Graft Canker)
Brown Canker
Black Mold
Botrytis Blight
Canker (Dieback)
Miscellaneous Diseases Caused by Fungi

Diseases Caused by Bacteria

Crown Gall
Hairy Root

Diseases Cause by Viruses or Graft Transmissible Organisms

Rose Mosaic
Strawberry Latent Ringspot
Rose Streak
Rose Rosette
Rose Ring Pattern
Rose Wilt
Rose Spring Dwarf
Rose Leaf Curl
Rose Flower Break
Rose Flower Proliferation
Tobacco Streak Virus

Diseases Caused by Nematodes

Part II. Noninfectious Diseases

Physiologic Problems

Bent Neck (Vascular Occlusion)

Environmental Imbalances

Petal Blackening in Baccara Roses
Petal Bluing in Baccara Roses
Heat and Moisture Stress
Oxygen Deficiency

Air Pollution

Mercury Vapor
Paint Volatiles

Pesticide Toxicity
Nutritional Deficiencies
Nutritional Toxicities


Part III. Insect and Mite Pests

Rose Aphid
Japanese Beetle
Twospotted Spider Mite
Rose Midge
Rose Sawfly
Flower Thrips
Rose Leafhopper
Rose Chafer
Rose Curculio
Fuller Rose Beetle
Western Flower Thrips
Miscellaneous Rose Pests


“Who has a rose at home and would like to know what disease is affecting it? Well, in this guidebook, you will find over eighty pages and twenty-nine international authors answering all those questions related to phytosanitary conditions and management of your roses, because it is a practical guide to the diagnosis of diseases of these plants.”

"...timeless in its subject matter...this authoritative reference provides up-to-date information for the global community concerned with growing roses."
—Chicago Botanic Gardens

“This valuable reference book will serve not only plant protection specialists and rose growers, but also researchers, teachers, and students.”
—Czech Mycology

"A must-have especially for professionals in the field."
—The Midwest Book Review

"...a good buy for rose enthusiasts and commercial rose growers, and also for students and applied plant pathologists and agronomists wishing to identify and manage pests and diseases, including nematodes, on roses. The book is a must for public, college and university libraries. This colourful and informative book represents value for money."
— Australasian Plant Pathology Society

“This book is well presented, easy to consult and illustrated with 170 figures…. useful for the diagnosis of rose disease and is suggested for plant pathologists, students, and all those involved in rose cultivation.”
—Dr. Nicola Greco, Nematologia Mediterranea

"...strongly recommend this book to all agricultural libraries and to attention of plant protection and extension service specialists as well as to persons growing roses in their home gardens."  
—Journal of Plant Protection Research

Publish Date: 2007
Format: 8.5" x 11" softcover
ISBN: 978-0-89054-355-9
Pages: 96
Images: 151 color images; 19 black and white images
Publication Weight: 2 lbs

By R. Kenneth Horst and Raymond Cloyd

Compendium of Rose Diseases and Pests, Second Edition

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