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Compendium of Onion and Garlic Dis and Pests, 2nd Ed
Compendium of Onion and Garlic Dis and Pests, 2nd Ed
"…a lovely book…a must for everyone having anything to do with onions. Congratulations on this excellent job! This should be available in all university libraries and colleges where mycology and plant pathology is taught or researched, also by growers of onion and extentionists."
—Fungal Diversity

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What’s new in the EXPANDED Second Edition?


  • 42% more text than the 1st Edition, including coverage of more diseases
  • 47% more images of diseases and disorders than the 1st Edition
  • Color illustrations located in their corresponding disease review section
  • New pests section with 25 images
  • Compendium of Onion and Garlic Diseases and Pests, Second Edition provides an updated, comprehensive, authoritative, and modern account of onion and garlic diseases and insect pests. It covers over 75 diseases including infectious and noninfectious diseases. The new edition contains nearly 250 color photographs of onion and garlic disease symptoms with expert descriptions of the identifying characteristics of symptoms and their causal agents. In addition to disease coverage, the new edition identifies the crop’s most damaging pests, the symptoms they cause, and methods to control and prevent them.

    Disease management practices should be economical and must be compatible with the environment and the production system. Thus, many options for onion and garlic disease management are discussed. The description of each disease includes a general account of its importance and world distribution, symptoms, causal organism or agent, disease cycle and epidemiology, management, and selected references. The references document the descriptions and may be consulted for further information.

    This compendium is designed to assist in the diagnosis of onion and garlic diseases and pests, in the field, laboratory, or diagnostic clinic, and to provide recommendations for management of onion and garlic diseases and pests. The compendium will be useful to plant pathologists, entomologists, nematologists, crop production specialists, growers, diagnostic clinicians, students, regulatory agents, crop consultants, agribusiness representatives, educators, researchers, and others interested in the recognition or management of onion and garlic diseases throughout the world.



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    Compendium of Onion and Garlic Diseases and Pests, Second Edition


    Preface
    Contributors

    Introduction

    The Genus Allium
    Onion and Garlic Diseases
    Onion and Garlic Pathogens
    Onion and Garlic Disease and Pest Management

    Part I: Infectious/Biotic Diseases

    Diseases of Subterranean Parts Caused by Fungi and Oomycetes

    Pythium Seed Rot and Damping-Off
    Rhizoctonia Seed Rot and Seedling Diseases
    Fusarium Diseases
    Fusarium Damping-Off
    Fusarium Basal Rot
    Fusarium Basal Rot of Garlic
    Fusarium Bulb Rot of Onion and Garlic
    Embellisia Skin Blotch and Bulb Canker of Garlic
    Charcoal Rot
    Pink Root
    Sclerotinia Rot
    Southern Blight
    White Rot

    Diseases of Aerial Parts Caused by Fungi and Oomycetes

    Botrytis Diseases
    Botrytis Leaf Blight
    Scape Blight of Onion
    Flower and Capsule Blight of Onion
    Botrytis Rot of Garlic
    Downy Mildew
    Leaf Blotch
    Cercospora Leaf Spot
    Phyllosticta Leaf Blight
    Powdery Mildew
    Purple Blotch
    Rust
    Smut
    Stemphylium Leaf Blight and Stalk Rot
    Twister

    Diseases of Bulbs Caused by Fungi

    Neck Rot
    Brown Stain
    Other Botrytis Rots
    Black Mold
    Penicillium Decay of Garlic
    Blue Mold
    Diplodia Stain
    Mushy Rot
    Smudge

    Diseases Caused by Bacteria and Yeasts

    Xanthomonas Leaf Blight
    Leaf Streak and Bulb Rot
    Soft Rots
    Other Bacterial Soft Rots
    Slippery Skin
    Sour Skin
    Center Rot
    Bacterial Stalk and Leaf Necrosis
    Enterobacter Bulb Decay
    Other Bacterial Diseases
    Yeast Soft Rot

    Diseases Caused by Nematodes

    Stem and Bulb Nematode (Bloat)
    Lesion Nematode
    Root-Knot Nematode
    Stubby-Root Nematode
    Sting Nematode
    Needle Nematode

    Diseases Caused by Viruses and Phytoplasmas

    Onion Yellow Dwarf
    Garlic Mosaic
    Iris Yellow Spot
    Other Viral Diseases
    Aster Yellows (Phytoplasma)

    Parasitic Flowering Plants

    Dodder

    Part II: Pests

    Onion Maggot
    Other Root Maggots
    Thrips
    Leafminers
    Cutworms and Armyworms
    Bulb Mites
    Aster Leafhopper
    Shallot Aphid

    Part III: Noninfectious/Abiotic Conditions

    Temperature Stress
    Air Pollution
    Hail and Lightning Injury
    Chemical Response
    Soil Acidity, Alkalinity (pH), and Salinity
    Mineral Deficiencies and Toxicities
    Genetic Abnormalities
    Greening
    Pinking
    Sunscald
    Translucent and Leathery Scale
    Waxy Breakdown

    Appendix
    Glossary
    Index

    “…well presented, easy to read, very informative and very well illustrated. It is a useful guide that would be of great help to all those involved in the teaching, study and cultivation of onion and garlic in different countries.”
    —Nematologia Mediterranea

    “The superb illustrations and photographs are carefully inserted within the text and provide interested readers with outstanding visuals. This volume with be invaluable for commercial growers and backyard onion and garlic growers, as well as for pest management specialists, crop consultants, agricultural agents, graduate students, and professors. Highly recommended.”
    —CHOICE

    “This book provides an updated, comprehensive, authoritative, and modern account of onion and garlic diseases and pests.”
    —CABI

    “…a lovely book…a must for everyone having anything to do with onions. Congratulations on this excellent job! This should be available in all university libraries and colleges where mycology and plant pathology is taught or researched, also by growers of onion and extentionists.”
    —Fungal Diversity

    Publish Date: 2008
    Format: 8.5” x 11” softcover print
    ISBN: 978-0-89054-357-3
    Pages: 127
    Images: 250 color images; 17 black and white images
    Publication Weight: 2 lbs

    Edited by Howard F. Schwartz and S. Krishna Mohan

    Compendium of Onion and Garlic Diseases and Pests, Second Edition

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