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Compendium of Soybean, 5th Ed + Farmer's Guide to Soybean
Compendium of Soybean, 5th Ed + Farmer's Guide to Soybean
  • Compendium of Soybean 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 Soybean 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.

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    Compendium of Soybean Diseases and Pests, Fifth Edition
    Edited by Glen L. Hartman, John C. Rupe, Edward J. Sikora, Leslie L. Domier, Jeffrey A. Davis, and Kevin L. Steffey

    The most practical and comprehensive soybean pest management reference to date!

    Soybean is one of the most significant crops grown in the world today. Soybeans are also hosts to a long list of diseases and insect pests, and that list grows each year. Practical references help users identify and manage this growing range of threats are vital to ensuring a healthy, high-yielding, profitable soybean harvest.

    Enter the Compendium of Soybean Diseases and Pests, Fifth Edition. This unique and practical reference is tailored to the needs of soybean growers, consultants, extension agents, and plant pathologists working in the field, in diagnostic laboratories, in plant clinics, and in academic institutions.

    The fifth edition is packed with new information on pests and their management since the fourth edition was launched more than a decade ago. This book is also more international in scope and comprehensive than its four previous editions, which sold more than 30,000 copies worldwide. In total, more than 90 diseases and their management are covered, along with the many major insect pests and abiotic disorders of soybean.

    Each section of this compendium has been written or revised by top soybean authorities who are experts on the particular pests and disorders featured in the book. New sections in the fifth edition describe insect pests and their management, summarize the molecular detection of pathogens, and provide an international perspective on the importance of soybean disease management in the world’s leading soybean-producing countries.

    Exactly 260 images and illustrations complement this comprehensive book, which has been organized into four main sections:

    • Part I addresses diseases and pests caused by biotic factors, including prokaryotes, fungi and oomycetes, nematodes, and viruses; and includes a section on seed and postharvest pathology.
    • Part II, which is new to this edition, covers insect pests and provides strategies for their management.
    • Part III discusses disorders caused by abiotic factors, ranging from weather-related stress disorders to those caused by mineral deficiencies and toxicities and injuries from various chemicals and pollutants.
    • Part IV provides strategies for the management of soybean diseases and pests. The discussion focuses on biological enhancements, cultural practices, host plant resistance, and pesticide use.

    This edition also includes an introduction that provides background information about the history and growth of the soybean plant along with a contemporary discussion of the importance of soybean pathogens and pests in the world’s chief soybean-producing countries.

    Several appendices identify pathogens of soybeans, insects associated with soybean, and hosts of soybean pathogens. A comprehensive glossary and index are provided, as well.

    Whether you are a scientist who needs an authoritative reference on diseases or a practitioner who needs or provides management recommendations, this book is a must-have.

    A Farmer's Guide to Soybean Diseases
    Edited by Daren Mueller, Kiersten Wise, Adam Sisson, Damon Smith, Edward Sikora, Carl Bradley, and Alison Robertson

    A key to achieving maximum economic returns is minimizing disease pressure, and the foundation of effective disease management is accurate diagnosis. This is not easy given the broad spectrum of diseases found in the field—and also given that symptoms can look very similar. 

    A Farmer’s Guide to Soybean Diseases provides the images, tools, and non-technical guidance to help ag professionals accurately diagnose soybean diseases and disorders found in the fields of the United States, Canada, and other countries where soybean is grown.

    This no-nonsense, highly accessible book features diagnostic keys and other extensive cross-referencing tools to help users quickly find diseases and minimize identification errors. It features… 

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

     A Farmer’s Guide to Soybean Diseases also provides general management recommendations, giving growers and crop specialists an excellent primer for discussions with extension or crop specialists in their specific state or province about localized treatments.

    This book is a truly collaborative effort. Thirty-five experts from more than 20 universities, agencies, and companies packed their vast collective soybean disease knowledge into this highly accessible book written with the grower in mind.

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

    Compendium of Soybean Diseases and Pests, Fifth Edition



    History and Growth of the Soybean Plant
    Worldwide Importance of Soybean Pathogens and Pests

    Soybean Diseases in Argentina
    Soybean Diseases in Brazil
    Soybean Diseases in Canada
    Soybean Diseases in China
    Soybean Diseases in India
    Soybean Diseases in Japan
    Soybean Diseases of Importance in the United States

    Part I. Infectious Diseases

    Diseases Caused by Prokaryotes
    Diseases Caused by Bacteria

    Bacterial Blight
    Bacterial Pustule
    Bacterial Wilt and Bacterial Tan Spot
    Bacillus Seed Decay
    Other Bacteria
    Ineffective Biological Nitrogen Fixation

    Diseases Associated with Mollicutes

    Bud Proliferation
    Phyllody and Witches’-Broom
    Clover Proliferation and Aster Yellows

    Diseases Caused by Fungi and Oomycetes

    Diseases of Foliage, Upper Stems, Pods, and Seeds

    Alternaria Leaf Spot, Pod Necrosis, and Seed Decay
    Aristastoma Leaf Spot and Yellowing
    Black Leaf Blight
    Brown Spot
    Cercospora Leaf Blight and Purple Seed Stain
    Choanephora Leaf Blight
    Downy Mildew
    Drechslera Blight
    Frogeye Leaf Spot
    Fusarium Seed Rot and Fusarium Species Associated with Seed
    Leptosphaerulina Leaf Spot
    Phomopsis Seed Decay
    Phyllosticta Leaf Spot
    Pod and Stem Blight
    Powdery Mildew
    Red Leaf Blotch
    Rhizoctonia Aerial Blight and Web Blight
    Soybean Rust
    Sclerotinia Stem Rot
    Stemphylium Leaf Blight
    Target Spot
    Yeast Spot of Pods and Seeds

    Diseases of Lower Stems and Roots

    Brown Stem Rot
    Charcoal Rot
    Fusarium Blight or Wilt, Root Rot, and Pod and Collar Rot
    Phytophthora Root and Stem Rot
    Pythium Seed Rot, Damping-Off, and Root Rot
    Red Crown Rot
    Rhizoctonia Damping-Off and Root Rot
    Sclerotium Blight
    Stachybotrys Root Rot
    Stem Canker
    Sudden Death Syndrome
    Thielaviopsis Root Rot

    Other Fungi and Oomycetes Reported in Soybean

    Diseases Caused by Nematodes

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

    Diseases Caused by Viruses

    Single-Stranded, Positive-Sense RNA Genomes

        Cowpea mild mottle virus
        Alfalfa mosaic virus
        Cowpea chlorotic mottle virus
        Peanut stunt virus and Cucumber mosaic virus
    (Soybean stunt strain)
        Tobacco streak virus
        Soybean dwarf virus
        Indonesian soybean dwarf virus
        Bean common mosaic virus
    (Peanut stripe strain)
        Bean yellow mosaic virus
        Peanut mottle virus
        Soybean mosaic virus
        Bean pod mottle virus
        Cowpea severe mosaic virus

        Other Comoviruses
        Cycas necrotic stunt virus
    (Soybean mild mosaic strain)
        Soybean severe stunt virus
        Tobacco ringspot virus
        Other Nepoviruses
        Soybean yellow mottle mosaic virus
    and Blackgram mottle virus
        Tobacco mosaic virus

    Single-Stranded, Ambisense RNA Genomes


        Soybean vein necrosis virus

    Double-Stranded DNA Genomes

    and Soymovirus
        Soybean chlorotic mottle virus
    and Soybean Putnam virus
        Milk vetch dwarf virus

    Single-Stranded DNA Genomes


    Seed and Postharvest Pathology

    Detection of Seedborne Pathogens
    Seedborne Bacteria
    Seedborne Field Fungi
    Storage Fungi

    Molecular Methods for Pathogen Detection and Quantification

    Bacterial Pathogens
    Fungal and Oomycete Pathogens
    Nematode Pathogens
    Viral Pathogens
    Method Selection

    Part II. Arthropod Pests

    Pests and Their Management
    Bean Leaf Beetle
    Dectes Stem Borer
    Kudzu Bug
    Soybean Aphid
    Stink Bugs
    Threecornered Alfalfa Hopper
    Twospotted Spider Mite
    Pest Management Strategies

    Part III. Noninfectious and Stress Disorders

    Weather Factors Associated with Stress
    Nutrient Deficiencies and Toxicities
    Green Stem Disorder
    Herbicide Injury
    Fungicide and Insecticide Injury
    Air Pollutant Injury

    Part IV. Soybean Disease and Pest Management Strategies

    Biological Enhancements
    Cultural Practices
    Host Plant Resistance


    I. Diseases of Soybean
    II. Pests of Soybean


    A Farmer's Guide to Soybean Diseases

    PART ONE: Introduction

    CHAPTER 1: How to Use This Book

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    CHAPTER 2: Understanding Soybean Diseases and Disorders

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    Impact of Diseases on Soybean
    Infectious Diseases
    What Is Plant Disease?
       The Plant Disease Triangle
       Major Groups of Plant Pathogens
       The Disease Cycle
       Breaking the Disease Cycle
    Noninfectious Disorders
    The Soybean Plant
       Stages of Development
       Effects of Stress at Key Developmental Stages
       Scouting for Diseases of Soybean

    PART TWO: Soybean Diseases and Disorders

    CHAPTER 3: Diagnostic Key

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    Field Conditions and Crop Stage
    Weather Conditions
    Disease Timeline and Field Distribution
    Symptoms and Signs
       General Plant Symptoms and Signs
       Symptoms and Signs on Specific Plant Tissues

    CHAPTER 4: Foliar Diseases

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          Aerial Blight
          Alfalfa Mosaic
          Bacterial Blight
          Bacterial Pustule
          Bean Pod Mottle
           Cercospora Leaf Blight and Purple Seed Stain
           Downy Mildew
           Frogeye Leaf Spot
           Peanut Mottle
           Phomopsis Seed Decay
           Phyllosticta Leaf Spot
           Powdery Mildew
           Septoria Brown Spot
           Soybean Dwarf
           Soybean Mosaic
           Soybean Rust
           Soybean Vein Necrosis
           Target Spot
           Tobacco Ringspot
           Tobacco Streak

    CHAPTER 5: Root and Stem Diseases

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    Anthracnose Stem Blight
    Brown Stem Rot
    Charcoal Rot
    Fusarium Root Rot and Wilt
    Phymatotrichum Root Rot
    Phytophthora Root and Stem Rot
    Pod and Stem Blight
    Pythium Seedling Blight and Root Rot
    Red Crown Rot
    Rhizoctonia Seedling Blight and Root Rot
    Root-Knot Nematode
    Southern Blight
    Soybean Cyst Nematode
    Stem Canker (Northern and Southern)
    Sudden Death Syndrome
    Thielaviopsis Root Rot
    White Mold
    Other Nematodes (Sting, Lesion, Reniform, and Lance)

    CHAPTER 6: Noninfectious Disorders

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    Nutrient and Fertilizer Disorders
    Chemical Injury
    Environmental Conditions and Genetic Disorders
    Insect and Mite Injury

    CHAPTER 7: Diseases of Quarantine or Worldwide Importance

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    Bacterial Tan Spot
    Red Leaf Blotch

    CHAPTER 8: A Closer Look

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


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    Publish Date: 2015/2016
    Format: 8.5” × 11” softcover (each)
    ISBN: Multiple ISBN's
    Publication Weight: 5 lbs

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

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