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The Compendium of Ornamental Palm Diseases and Disorders provides current information on diseases and disorders affecting palms during nursery production and later in the landscape. With the help of 237 color images, detailed descriptions, and treatment methods, readers will learn to visually identify and treat diseases and disorders that affect the health and beauty of these important ornamental plants.

Palms lose their beauty, and sometimes die, for numerous reasons - not all caused by diseases. The goal of this work is to help readers separate, for example, leaf spots caused by a disease vs. leaf spots caused by a nutritional deficiency; death caused by a bud rot vs. death caused by lightning; or leaf shredding caused by a disease vs. leaf shredding caused by wind. The ability to determine the cause is critical to selecting successful control measures, which can vastly vary.

This ambitious new treatment of an economically important host is presented in the popular APS Compendium format with new high quality photographs, up-to-date diagnostic and treatment information, and references provided for each topic. An introduction on palm morphology and biology are added in addition to new diseases and enhanced detail. Readers will find data on distribution of pathogens within the United States and worldwide, descriptions of laboratory techniques including information on pathogen isolation and maintenance techniques, a list of potential hosts for each pathogen, and step-by-step treatment methods for diseases and disorders.

This book is applicable to any geographic location where palms are grown, whether indoors or outdoors, and will be valuable for a wide range of readers, including nursery growers, extension professionals, plant pathologists, horticulturists, landscape professionals, diagnosticians, arborists, landscape consultants, landscape architects, botanical garden professionals, palm researchers, and palm hobbyists.

Ornamental Palm Diseases and Disorders Image CD-ROM

A companion to the Compendium of Ornamental Palm Diseases and Disorders, the Ornamental Palm Diseases and Disorders Image CD-ROM contains all 237 images included in the compendium. Use these high-quality images in PowerPoint presentations and lecture handouts to provide unmistakably clear examples of more than 60 diseases and disorders of ornamental palms.

Easily browse through images categorized by causal agent. Simply save images to your desktop then paste into your PowerPoint presentation. Captions are included with images as well as in a separate text file for easy insertion into presentations and documents. Detailed diagnostic information on diseases and disorders can be found in Compendium of Ornamental Palm Diseases and Disorders along with step-by-step treatment methods.

Related titles: Compendium of Ornamentel Palm Diseases and Disorders and Ornamental Palm Diseases and Disorders Image CD-ROM

Compendium of Ornamental Palm Diseases and Disorders - Book and Image CD-ROM Companion Set


Palm Anatomy and Growth Palm Species
Diseases and Disorders of Palms

Part I. Infectious Diseases

Diseases Caused by Algae

Algal Leaf Spot

Diseases Caused by Bacteria

Bacterial Blight
Bacterial Bud Rot
Sudden Decline

Diseases Caused by “fungi”

Annellophora Leaf Spot
Bipolaris and Exserohilum Leaf Spots
Botrytis Leaf Spot and Blight
Calonectria Leaf Spot (Cylindrocladium Leaf Spot)
Colletotrichum Leaf and Fruit Spot
Diamond Scale
Fusarium Wilt: Canary Island Date Palm Wilt, Date Palm Wilt (Bayoud Disease), Oil Palm Wilt
Ganoderma Butt Rot (Basal Stem Rot)
Gliocladium Blight (Pink Rot)
Graphiola Leaf Spot (False Smut)
Pestalotiopsis Diseases
Phytophthora Diseases
Pseudocercospora and Cercospora Leaf Spots
Rachis Blight
Stigmina Leaf Spot
Tar Spot
Thielaviopsis Black Scorch Disease (Stem Bleeding, Dry Basal Rot, Heart Rot)

Diseases Caused by a Phytoplasma

Lethal Yellowing

Diseases Caused by Viruses and Viroids

Cadang-cadang and Tinangaja
Viral Diseases
Coconut Foliar Decay
Viral Diseases Caused by Potyviruses

Diseases Caused by Nematodes

Red Ring
Burrowing Nematode
Other Nematodes

Diseases Caused by Protozoans

Hartrot and Marchitez Sorpresiva

Part II. Physiological Disorders

Nutritional Disorders

Boron Deficiency
Boron Toxicity
Calcium Deficiency
Chlorine Deficiency
Copper Deficiency
Copper Toxicity
Fluoride Toxicity
Iron Deficiency
Magnesium Deficiency
Manganese Deficiency
Molybdenum Deficiency
Nitrogen Deficiency
Phosphorus Deficiency
Potassium Deficiency
Sulfur Deficiency
Zinc Deficiency

Other Physiological Disorders

Air Pollution
Cold Injury
Excessive Water Uptake
Foliar Salt Injury
Hapaxanthic Flowering
Herbicide Toxicity
High Soil Soluble Salts
Improper Planting Depth
Lightning Injury
Power Line Decline
Root Suffocation
Water Stress
Wind Damage

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"The range of diseases covered is very comprehensive and covers most of the major diseases affecting palms. As one would expect from the compendium series this is an excellent book and should be an essential addition for diagnostic labs and for anyone with an interest in diseases of palms. It would also be an excellent purchase for anyone seriously involved in the propagation and cultivation of palms as it is an extremely practical guide to the diseases and disorders."
—Australasian Plant Pathology Society

"It provides a quick and easy visual dictionary as an aid to identifying palm maladies…a useful reference for botanists, horticulturalists, landscapers and nurserymen…one of the best sources of information on the subject."
—Magazine of Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia

P>Licensing Terms for Image CD

Single-User License:
Purchasers are entitled to utilize this product to create their own works for presentation and teaching. You may use images from the product in your PowerPoint™  presentations as well as other works such as lecture handouts and customized course packs for your classroom. You may not transfer reproductions of the software or presentations to other parties in any way and may not lend, lease, or rent the product to others without the prior written consent of APS PRESS. You may not make the product available by network.

Department Multi-User License: Departmental purchasers are entitled to make this product available on a department Local Area Network (LAN) for use by staff and students of that department at a single location. You may not transfer reproductions of the software or presentations to other parties in any way and may not lend, lease, or rent the product to others without the prior written consent of APS PRESS.

Libraries Multi-User License: Libraries may physically lend this product to patrons who are then allowed to use the product according to the same entitlements and restrictions as indicated in the Single-User License description above.

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Publish Date: 2004
Format: 8.5” x 11” softcover; CD-ROM compatible with PC
ISBN: Multiple ISBN's
Pages: 71
Images: 237 color images; 4 black and white images
Publication Weight: 3 lbs

Edited by M. L. Elliott, T. K. Broschat, J. Y. Uchida, and G. W. Simone

Compendium of Ornamental Palm Diseases and Disorders - Book and Image CD-ROM Companion Set

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