Diseases of Temperate Horticultural Plants by Raymond A. T. George, Hardcover

Diseases of Temperate Horticultural Plants by Raymond A. T. George, Hardcover

Containing an extensive range of photographs and authored by leading horticultural experts, Diseases of Temperate Horticultural Plants is an indispensable...

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ISBN-13:9781845937737
Publisher:CAB International North America
Publication date:01/01/2015
Pages:488
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.30(d)
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Diseases of Temperate Horticultural Plants by Raymond A. T. George

Containing an extensive range of photographs and authored by leading horticultural experts, Diseases of Temperate Horticultural Plants is an indispensable reference work for horticultural professionals, academics, students and crop producers as well as amateur horticulturists. The diseases of major crops are presented according to their classification, and the symptoms of each disease, causal pathogen and control measures for each condition are described.

The crops covered include the major temperate horticultural crops, organized into easy-to-navigate sections divided into fruits, vegetables and ornamentals. Within fruits, apples and pears are discussed, as well as ribes and berries, cherries, peaches and plums, nut crops and rhubarb.

The vegetable section covers salad crops, brassicas and crucifers, cucurbits, root vegetables, bulb crops, solanaceous vegetables and some herbs. The section on ornamental plants includes a wide range of ornamental garden plants, while a further section discusses diseases of turf grass and ornamental lawns.

The book is user-friendly with practical, accessibly written entries organized into discrete sections. The comprehensive nature of this work makes it an invaluable addition to any horticulturist’s library with content that will remain current for years to come.

* Includes 400 color photographs from DEFRA’s (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) disease slide collection
* The crops covered include the major temperate horticultural crops, organized into easy-to-navigate sections divided into fruits, vegetables and ornamentals
* The diseases of major crops are presented according to their classification, and the symptoms of each disease, causal pathogen and control measures for each condition are described
* The book is user-friendly with practical, accessibly written entries organized into discrete sections