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Compendium of Beet Diseases and Pests, Second Edition
Compendium of Beet Diseases and Pests, Second Edition
“The second edition of this compendium is a great improvement on the first… a valuable source of information wherever beet is grown.”
—Journal of Agricultural Science

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Compendium of Beet Diseases and Pests, Second Edition is a complete revision of the first edition and is updated and expanded to provide current and relevant beet (Beta vulgaris L.) production problems in one comprehensive volume. This revision was authored by 28 scientists affiliated with 14 different institutions or organizations, and contains nearly 300 images throughout, approximately 80% of which are new to this volume.

This second edition has been significantly expanded and is organized into several major sections, including a new introduction with brief histories of beet production, botany, and breeding.  The remainder of the book is divided into five major parts: biotic disorders, abiotic disorders, postharvest deterioration of sugar beet, major insect and arthropod pests, and newly emerging issues. 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.

This volume includes significantly updated and timely information concerning rhizomania and several other new soilborne viral diseases transmitted by Polymyxa betae. It also includes several emerging production issues of potential concern including development of fungicide resistant strains of Cercospora betae, root disease complexes, and new diseases such as black beet scorch and non-traditional Fusarium-associated problems. Special emphasis was placed on increasing the number of images of plant injury symptoms due to herbicides, nutritional deficiencies, and pathogens and insects – along with their distinguishing characteristics.

Compendium of Beet Diseases and Pests, Second Edition will be useful to field workers, diagnosticians, plant pathologists, extension specialists, agronomists, entomologists, vegetable horticulturists, and master gardeners. Although emphasizing sugar beets, the information will also pertain to problems associated with other forms of beets, including fodder and table (red) beet, and Swiss chard. An extensive effort was made to include images and descriptions of production issues affecting these crops as well.
 
More Images for Accurate Diagnostics A significantly increased number of images of damage due to diseases, insects, herbicides, and other abiotic disorders which enables growers, consultants, and extension specialists to more readily identify problems affecting their crops.

Easy Identification  Diagnosticians can differentiate among fungal pathogens faster with images depicting hyphal and spore characteristics.

Additional Coverage  Information on other beet types (chard, fodder, and table beets) will help vegetable horticulturists with production problems for this group of crops.

Emerging Issues Section  Timely descriptions of emerging issues will educate workers on new, potentially damaging problems.

New Historical Introduction A new introduction is included containing brief histories of beet production, botany, and breeding for diseases and insects.


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Compendium of Beet Diseases and Pests, Second Edition


Introduction

History of Beet Production and Usage
Botany of the Beet Plant
Breeding for Disease and Insect Resistance

Part I. Biotic Disorders

Disease Development

Pathogens of Beet

Foliar Diseases Caused by Fungi and Oomycetes

Cercospora Leaf Spot
Ramularia Leaf Spot
Phoma Leaf Spot
Alternaria Leaf Spot
Rhizoctonia Foliar Blight
Powdery Mildew
Downy Mildew
Beet Tumor or Crown Wart
Beet Rust and Seedling Rust
Gray Mold or Botrytis Blight

Root Diseases Caused by Fungi and Oomycetes

Seedling Diseases
Aphanomyces Root Rot
Charcoal Rot
Fusarium Yellows
Fusarium Root Rot
Phoma Root Rot
Phytophthora Root Rot
Rhizoctonia Root and Crown Rot
Pythium Root Rot
Violet Root Rot
Phymatotrichum Root Rot
Rhizopus Root Rot
Southern Sclerotium Root Rot
Verticillium Wilt

Diseases Caused by Viruses and Viruslike Entities

Viruses Transmitted by Polymyxa betae
Beet necrotic yellow vein virus
Beet soilborne mosaic virus
Beet soilborne virus and Beet virus Q
Soilborne Virus Complex
Virus Yellows Complex
Beet Yellows
Beet Western Yellows
Beet Chlorosis
Beet Mild Yellowing
Beet Yellow Stunt
Curly Top
Cucumber Mosaic
Beet Mosaic
Beet Leaf Curl
Beet Savoy
Lettuce Infectious Yellows
Beet Yellow Vein
Beet Yellow Net

Diseases Caused by Bacteria and Mollicutes

Bacterial Vascular Necrosis and Rot
Bacterial Leaf Spot
Yellow Wilt
Syndrome des Basses Richesses
Beet Latent Rosette
Scab
Soft Rot
Bacterial Pocket
Silvering Disease
Crown Gall

Nematode Parasites of Sugar Beet

Sugar Beet Cyst Nematode
Root-Knot Nematodes
False Root-Knot Nematodes
Stem and Bulb Nematode and Potato Rot Nematode
Clover Cyst Nematode
Stubby-Root and Needle Nematodes
Other Nematode Parasites of Beet


Part II. Abiotic Disorders

Nutritional Disorders

Uniform Yellowing
Stunted Greening
Leaf Scorch
Growing-Point Damage
Yellowing with Green Veining

Herbicide Issues in Beet

Herbicide Injury
Transgenic Sugar Beet

Other Disorders


Part III. Postharvest Deterioration of Sugar Beet

Storage Rots
Respiration
Nonsucrose Carbohydrate Accumulation
Minimizing Postharvest Losses


Part IV. Major Insect and Arthropod Pests

Root Feeders

Sugarbeet Root Maggot
Palestriped Flea Beetle
Wireworms
White Grubs
Springtails (Subterranean)
Sugarbeet Root Aphid
Garden Symphylan

Leaf and Crown Feeders

Sugarbeet Crown Borer
Beet Petiole Borer
Webworms
Cutworms
Armyworms
Flea Beetles
Springtails (Foliar Feeding)
Blister Beetles
Carrion Beetles
Grasshoppers
Leaf-Feeding Weevil
Thrips
Leafminers
Lygus Bugs
False Chinch Bug
Spider Mites
Aphids
Beet Leafhopper
Empoasca Leafhoppers
Silverleaf Whitefly (Sweetpotato Whitefly)
Yellow Wilt Leafhopper


Part V. Newly Emerging Issues Affecting Production

Fungicide Resistance in Cercospora beticola

Central High Plains Perspective
Red River Valley Perspective

Multiple Root Disease Complexes
New Diseases of Unknown Importance

Other Fusarium-Associated Problems
Black beet scorch virus


Glossary
Index

“This second edition of the compendium provides significantly updated and timely information concerning rhizomania and several other new soilborne viral diseases transmitted by Polymyxa betae. It also includes several emerging production issues of potential concern including development of fungicide-resistant strains of Cercospora betae, root disease complexes, and new diseases such as black beet scorch and non-traditional Fusarium-associated problems.”
—Czech Mycology 

“The clear color images of plant injury symptoms can readily serve as diagnostic aids for identifying crop problems in the field.”
—IPMnet News


“…highly recommended…to be considered for purchase by academic and special libraries serving agricultural practitioners and researchers.”
—Journal of Agricultural & Food Information

“The second edition of this compendium is a great improvement on the first… a valuable source of information wherever beet is grown.”
—Journal of Agricultural Science

“…extremely valuable book which I recommend to attention of all specialists in plant protection and to all agricultural libraries.”
—Journal of Plant Protection Research

"...tremedous practical benefit to beet growers, extensionists and pathologists working in the laboratory or classroom."
—Rob Reeder

Publish Date: 2009
Format: 8.5” x 11” softcover
ISBN: 978-0-89054-365-8
Pages: 140
Images: 289 color images; 10 black and white images
Publication Weight: 2 lbs

Edited by Robert M. Harveson, Linda E. Hanson, and Gary L. Hein

List Price:109.00

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