Field Crop Diseases

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Wiley, Sep 1, 1999 - Technology & Engineering - 1021 pages
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An indispensable, basic resource on the diseases of many of the world's important field crops, Field Crop Diseases offers full, freestanding descriptions of field crop diseases from alfalfa sprout rot to wheat streak mosaic. Each description--arranged alphabetically and by causal agent, from bacteria and fungi through nematodes and viruses--gives a solid, working knowledge of a disease: cause, distribution, life cycle, symptoms, and management strategies for more than 1,600 disease found in 24 field crops.

In keeping with expanding knowledge and changing approaches, this edition includes over 400 more diseases than previous editions. Additionally, new information is included for most disease description. Diseases that are known commonly by more than one name are cross-referenced.

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Robert F. Nyvall, Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, specializes in diseases of cultivated wild rice and in the development of mycoherbicides to control weeds. He also has done research on vegetables diseases at Washington State University and specialized in diseases of maize and soybean for 15 years as Extension Plant Pathologist at Iowa State University.

Dr. Nyvall also served as Superintendent of the North Central Experiment Station of the University of Minnesota. His Ph.D. in plant pathology is from the University of Minnesota.

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