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KIT: Compendium of Wheat, 3rd Ed + Farmer's Guide to Wheat
KIT: Compendium of Wheat, 3rd Ed + Farmer's Guide to Wheat
  • Compendium of Wheat Diseases and Pests is a comprehensive resource for crop scientists, diagnosticians, consultants, Extension agents, and others working in the field, greenhouse, and lab to diagnose and treat plant diseases, disorders, and pests.

  • A Farmer's Guide to Wheat Diseases provides streamlined, accessible tools and recommendations to help growers identify and manage the diseases, disorders, and pests affecting their crops.

  • If purchased separately: $164.95.

    Item No. 43856KIT
    Compendium of Wheat Diseases and Pests, Third Edition
    Edited by William W. Bockus, Robert L. Bowden, Robert M. Hunger, Wendell L. Morrill, Timothy D. Murray, and Richard W. Smiley

    Compendium of Wheat Diseases and Pests, Third Edition is the definitive publication on diseases of wheat, completely updated since the previous edition published in 1987. Twenty years of advances and new discoveries about wheat diseases are delivered in this new edition, making it the largest compendium ever in the series.  

    More than 70 contributing plant pathologists and entomologists, all experts in their fields, have contributed to this authoritative compendium. A new section on major insect and mite pests of wheat has been added to make this a truly comprehensive reference. This new third edition is re-designed to be easier to use than ever before. It incorporates 50% more images integrated with the corresponding descriptions of disease symptoms, causes, life cycles, and control practices.

    Compendium of Wheat Diseases and Pests, Third Edition is a must-have resource for anyone responsible for helping to ensure a healthy, productive wheat crop, including growers, crop consultants, and agricultural scientists from every discipline.

    What’s New in the Third Edition?

    • 32 new chapters – all other chapters are up-to-date
    • A major section on insects and mites covers 16 of the most important to control
    • 88 more images than the previous edition – nearly all images are new!
    • 90% of the images are in color
    • 70 authors writing chapters in their expertise area

    A Farmer's Guide to Wheat Diseases
    Edited by Edited by Damon Smith, Kiersten Wise, Anna Freije, Adam Sisson, Albert Tenuta, Andrew Friskop, Emmanuel Byamukama, Juliet M. Marshall, Mary Burrows, and Daren Mueller

    Wheat is one of the most important grain crops in the United States and Canada and is grown as both a staple food crop and an export crop. Approximately 50% of the grain produced in the United States is exported. To reap the greatest economic returns, farmers must keep their wheat crops as healthy as possible. But given the many diseases that exist in wheat production, farmers may struggle to diagnose and manage diseases of importance.

    With easy-to-use keys and cross-referencing tools that enhance efficient diagnosis, A Farmer’s Guide to Wheat Diseases helps growers pinpoint diseases and disorders in the field. The management recommendations it offers are intentionally general and meant to give growers and crop specialists a starting place to discuss more localized treatment recommendations with Extension or crop specialists in their region.

    This highly accessible guide has these features:

    • An easy-to-follow introduction to wheat diseases and disorders
    • A nontechnical overview on diagnosing wheat diseases in a field setting
    • Disease descriptions organized by part of the wheat plant affected
    • Disease distribution maps to help narrow the search for suspect diseases
    • Basic instructions for using diagnostic and scouting tools, such as hand lenses
    • A glossary defining the various diseases and diagnostic terms used in the book

    A collaborative effort, this book compiles the knowledge and expertise of 43 contributors from more than 25 universities and agencies. The result is the first comprehensive overview of wheat diseases across the United States and Canada written and priced for farmers.

    This is the third book in the successful Farmer’s Guide series, which also includes A Farmer’s Guide to Corn Diseases and A Farmer’s Guide to Soybean Diseases.

    Compendium of Wheat Diseases and Pests, Third Edition,
    and A Farmer’s Guide to Wheat Diseases – 2-Book Set

    Compendium of Wheat Diseases and Pests, Third Edition


    Importance of Wheat
    Wheat Production Losses
    The Wheat Plant
    Genetic Resources of Wheat

    Diseases Caused by Bacteria

    Aster Yellows
    Bacterial Leaf Blight
    Bacterial Mosaic
    Bacterial Sheath Rot
    Bacterial Streak and Black Chaff
    Basal Glume Rot
    Pink Seed
    Spike Blight
    Stem Melanosis

    Diseases Caused by Fungi and Fungus-Like Organisms

    Alternaria Leaf Blight
    Ascochyta Leaf Spot
    Aureobasidium Decay
    Black Head Molds (Sooty Head Molds)
    Black Point (Smudge)
    Brown Root Rot
    Cephalosporium Stripe
    Common Root and Foot Rot and Associated Leaf and Seedling Diseases
    Dilophospora Twist and Leaf Spot
    Downy Mildew (Crazy Top)
    Eyespot (Strawbreaker Foot Rot)
    Fusarium Head Blight (Scab)
    Fusarium Root, Crown, and Foot Rots and Associated Seedling Diseases
    Halo Spot
    Phoma Spot
    Platyspora Leaf Spot
    Powdery Mildew
    Pythium Root Rot
    Rhizoctonia Root Rot
    Ring Spot


    Leaf Rust
    Stem Rust
    Stripe Rust
    Septoria tritici Blotch
    Sharp Eyespot


    Common Bunt (Stinking Smut)
    Dwarf Bunt
    Flag Smut
    Karnal Bunt
    Loose Smut

    Snow Molds

    Pink Snow Mold
    Sclerotinia Snow Mold (Snow Scald)
    Snow Rot
    Speckled Snow Mold (Typhula Blight)
    Southern Blight (Sclerotium Base Rot, Sclerotium Wilt)
    Stagonospora nodorum Blotch and Stagonospora avenae Blotch
    Stem Scald (False Eyespot)
    Storage Molds
    Tan Spot (Yellow Leaf Spot)
    Tar Spot
    Zoosporic Root Colonizers

    Diseases Caused by Nematodes

    Cyst Nematodes
    Root-Gall Nematode
    Root-Knot Nematodes
    Root-Lesion Nematodes
    Seed Gall Nematode
    Stem Nematode
    Stubby-Root Nematodes
    Stunt Nematodes
    Other Nematodes Associated with Wheat

    Diseases Caused by Viruses and Viruslike Agents

    Agropyron Mosaic
    Barley Stripe Mosaic and Barley Yellow Stripe
    Barley Yellow Dwarf
    Barley Yellow Striate Mosaic
    Brome Mosaic
    Chloris Striate Mosaic (Australian Wheat Striate Mosaic)
    Cocksfoot Mottle
    European Wheat Striate Mosaic
    Flame Chlorosis
    High Plains Disease
    Maize Streak
    Northern Cereal Mosaic
    Tenuivirus Diseases: Iranian Wheat Stripe and Rice Hoja Blanca
    Wheat American Striate Mosaic
    Wheat Dwarf
    Wheat Soilborne Mosaic
    Wheat Spindle Streak Mosaic (Wheat Yellow Mosaic)
    Wheat Spot Mosaic
    Wheat Streak Mosaic
    Wheat Yellow Leaf
    Winter Wheat (Russian) Mosaic
    Yellow Head Disease
    Other Viruses Infecting Wheat

    Damage Caused by Insects and Mites

    Armyworms and Cutworms (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
    Cereal Aphids (Homoptera: Aphididae)
    Cereal Leaf Beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
    Grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae)
    Hessian Fly (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae)
    Mites Other Than Wheat Curl Mite
    Stored-Grain Insects
    Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)
    Wheat Curl Mite (Acari: Eriophyidae)
    Wheat Jointworm (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae)
    Wheat Stem Maggot (Diptera: Chloropidae)
    Wheat Stem Sawfly (Hymenoptera: Cephidae)
    Wheat Strawworm (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae)
    White Grubs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
    Wireworm (Coleoptera: Elateridae) and False Wireworm (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)

    Other Pests and Disorders

    Air Pollution Injuries Albinism
    Chemical Injuries
    Chloride- and Zinc-Deficient Leaf Spots
    Cold Stress
    Crinkle Joint (The Bends)
    Hail Damage
    Heat Stress
    Melanism (Pseudo–Black Chaff)
    Nutrient Imbalances
    Physiological Leaf Spots
    Preharvest Sprouting
    Soil Compaction
    Soil pH
    Water Stresses (Flooding and Drought)
    Wind Damage (Lodging)
    Witchweeds (Striga Species)
    Yellow Berry


    A Farmer’s Guide to Wheat Diseases




    PART ONE: Introduction

    CHAPTER 1: How to Use This Book

    CHAPTER 2: Understanding Wheat Diseases and Disorders

    Impact of Diseases on Wheat
    Infectious Diseases
       What Is Plant Disease?
       The Plant Disease Triangle
       Major Groups of Plant Pathogens and Mycotoxins
       The Disease Cycle
       Breaking the Disease Cycle
    Noninfectious Disorders
       Field Patterns
       Other Plants
    The Wheat Plant
       Stages of Development
       Effects of Stress at Key Developmental Stages
       Scouting for Diseases of Wheat

    PART TWO: Wheat Diseases and Disorders

    CHAPTER 3: Diagnostic Key

    Field and Weather Conditions
    Disease Timeline and Field Distribution
    Symptoms and Signs
       General Plant Symptoms and Signs
       Symptoms and Signs on Specific Plant Parts

    CHAPTER 4: Foliar Diseases

           4.1 Aster Yellows
           4.2 Bacterial Leaf Blight
           4.3 Bacterial Streak and Black Chaff
           4.4 Barley Yellow Dwarf
           4.5 Cephalosporium Stripe
           4.6 Flag Smut
           4.7 Leaf Rust
           4.8 Powdery Mildew
           4.9 Septoria tritici Blotch
           4.10 Snow Molds
           4.11 Stagonospora Leaf and Glume Blotch
           4.12 Stripe Rust
           4.13 Tan Spot
           4.14 Wheat Soilborne Mosaic and Wheat Spindle Streak Mosaic
           4.15 Wheat Streak Mosaic, High Plains Disease, and Triticum Mosaic
           4.16 Foliar Diseases of Minor Importance

    CHAPTER 5: Root and Stem Diseases

    5.1 Cereal Cyst Nematode
           5.2 Common Root and Foot Rot
           5.3 Eyespot
           5.4 Fusarium Root, Crown, and Foot Rot
           5.5 Pythium Root Rot
           5.6 Rhizoctonia Root Rot
           5.7 Root-Lesion Nematode
           5.8 Sharp Eyespot
           5.9 Stem Rust
           5.10 Take-All
           5.11 Other Nematodes

    CHAPTER 6: Head and Kernel Diseases

           6.1 Black Head Mold
           6.2 Black Point
           6.3 Blast
           6.4 Common Bunt
           6.5 Dwarf Bunt
           6.6 Ergot
           6.7 Fusarium Head Blight
           6.8 Karnal Bunt
           6.9 Loose Smut

    CHAPTER 7: Noninfectious Disorders

           7.1 Nutrient Imbalances
           7.2 Chemical Injury
           7.3 Environmental Conditions and Genetic Disorders
           7.4 Insect and Mite Injury

    CHAPTER 8: A Closer Look

    Using a Hand Lens
    Looking at Microscopic Images
    Creating a Moist Chamber


    Image Credits


    Publish Date: 2010/2021
    Format: 8.5” × 11” softcover (each)
    ISBN: Multiple ISBN's
    Publication Weight: 5 lbs

    Compendium of Wheat Diseases and Pests, Third Edition,
    and A Farmer's Guide to Wheat Diseases – 2-Book Set

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