St. Paul, MN (August 2017)—Consumer demand for more nutritious salad products has brought major changes in what types of lettuce are produced and how they are cultivated. These changes have also brought new challenges to disease and pest management in lettuce production.
Compendium of Lettuce Diseases and Pests, Second Edition, edited by K. V. Subbarao et al., addresses these changes and challenges by providing the most up-to-date and comprehensive resource available on lettuce diseases, disorders, and pests and their management. It offers solutions to help users identify and manage infectious diseases caused by fungi and oomycetes, bacteria, phytoplasmas, viruses, nematodes, and parasitic plants, as well as noninfectious diseases and disorders such as mineral deficiencies and toxicities, noninfectious physiological disorders, herbicide injury, weather-related injury, bird damage, and others. This second edition also includes new sections on common pests of lettuce (organized by class) and on postharvest diseases and disorders.
The highly anticipated second edition, published two decades after the first, has these features:
Like the other books in the APS Compendium of Plant Disease series, this book is ideal for large and small commercial growing operations and the advisors that serve them, including plant pathologists, entomologists, breeders, seed company personnel, crop production specialists, diagnosticians, regulatory personnel, extension personnel, and crop consultants. It is also a useful resource for educators, students, and researchers.
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Book Specifications and Data/For News Media Only
© 2017; 8.5” × 11” softcover; 165 pages; 209 color images; 2 pounds; ISBN 978-0-89054-577-5
This book is published by The American Phytopathological Society (APS) and may be purchased for $169 plus S&H from APS PRESS. Quantity discounts are available.
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