Compendium of Corn Diseases, Fourth Edition
Gary P. Munkvold & Donald G. White
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Compendium of Corn Diseases is one of APS PRESS’s all-time best-selling titles. Old editions of this vital field guide can be found in trucks, farms, Extension offices, and diagnostic labs wherever corn is grown.
More importantly, copies of this important guide have collectively saved growers and their consultants many millions of dollars. How? By helping them quickly identify and treat yield-robbing corn diseases and disorders before they make a significant economic impact.
This newly released, highly anticipated fourth edition (published more than 15 years after the third edition) offers the most practical, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available for diagnosing and managing diseases and disorders of corn. It includes more than 300 color images plus valuable, peer-reviewed management recommendations and expert diagnostic advice for nearly 90 diseases and disorders of corn found in the field and in storage.
The content is organized into two main parts:
• Part I: Infectious Diseases, including those caused by bacteria, mollicutes, fungi and oomycetes, viruses, nematodes, and parasitic seed plants
• Part II: Noninfectious or Abiotic Disorders, such as nutrient deficiencies and toxicities, herbicide injury, air pollution, extreme weather, and other environmental factors
Compendium of Corn Diseases, Fourth Edition, also includes a glossary of key terms and a comprehensive index of the book’s content. An appendix is provided, as well, that identifies the common names of corn diseases along with the scientific names of their causal pathogens.
For years, previous editions of this book have been the industry standard for practitioners and members of the agricultural science community concerned with corn health and disease management. Given this history, the new edition can be relied on as a tried and true resource for crop scouts, agribusiness representatives, Extension agents, area crop specialists, researchers, educators, students, and, of course, corn growers.
For those who own the previous edition, this fourth and completely revised edition will prove to be a valuable update. Compendium of Corn Diseases, Fourth Edition, can pay for itself with one use! Those new to this important diagnostic and management guide will wonder why they didn’t get it sooner.
Quantity discounts are available for easy distribution to field representatives and other experts at your organization; VIP clients/customers in the berry industry; colleagues in state and county Extension agencies; and fellow researchers and diagnosticians at your institution.