Diseases of Tropical Fruit Crops

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Randy C. Ploetz
CABI, 2003 - Electronic books - 527 pages
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Annotation. Comprehensive information on diseases of the most important tropical fruit cropsChapters are devoted to a single or, in some cases, a related group of host plantsThe history, distribution, importance, symptoms, aetiology, epidemiology and management of diseases of each crop are described in detailThis book offers a comprehensive review of diseases of important tropical and some subtropical fruit crops. The history, distribution, importance, etiology, epidemiology and control of diseases of each host crop are covered, along with brief summaries on the taxonomy, origins and characteristics of each host. Additional information is given on the biology and pathology of the causal agents and on new advances that change or otherwise enhance our understanding of the nature and cause of these diseases. Plant pathologists, plantation and nursery managers, lecturers and those who are involved in tropical agriculture and horticulture will find this an essential reference.
 

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Contents

Diseases of Avocado
35
Diseases of Banana and Plantain
73
Ploetz E Thomas and W R Slabaugh
135
S Sangchote G Wright and G l Iohnson
145
Sepiah R C Ploetz and A W Cooke
163
Disease of Coconut
197
N 1 Harrison and P Iones
227
Diseases of Durian
241
Diseases of Kiwifruit
291
Diseases of Longan Lychee and Rambutan
307
Diseases of Mango
327
Diseases of Mangosteen
365
Diseases of Passion Fruit
413
Diseases of Pineapple
443
Current Overview and Future Outlook
465
Microbe Taxa Authorities and Synonyms
483

T Michailides
254
Diseases of Guava
275
Insect and Acarid Taxa Authorities and Common Names
497
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