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Cover for Diseases of passion fruit.

This chapter reviews the distribution, importance and control of diseases of passion fruit, Passiflora edulis, together with characteristics, distribution and production of the plant and fruit. Important disease-causing agents include the bacteria Agrobacterium tumefaciens, Erwinia carotovora, ...

Author(s)
Manicom, B.; Ruggiero, C.; Ploetz, R. C.; Goes, A. @de
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993904)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Foliar, fruit and soilborne diseases.

This chapter provides an in-depth review of important diseases affecting avocado production throughout the world. The importance of understanding the interaction of plant pathogens with their avocado host in order for the development of disease management options is also discussed.

Author(s)
Dann, E. K.; Ploetz, R. C.; Coates, L. M.; Pegg, K. G.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937010)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Phytophthora root rot of avocado.

Phytophthora root rot (PRR), caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi, is the most important constraint to avocado production worldwide. The disease also affects production of plants in the nursery and has decimated repositories of avocado germplasm. The symptoms, causal agent(s), epidemiology, management...

Author(s)
Ploetz, R. C.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640938)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diseases of avocado.

This chapter reviews the distribution, importance, aetiology, epidemiology and control of diseases of avocado (Persea americana), together with characteristics of the fruits. Important diseases include anthracnose (Glomerella cingulata), Phytophthora cankers, Pseudocercospora spot (Pseudocercospora ...

Author(s)
Menge, J. A.; Ploetz, R. C.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993904)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Management of tropical fruit diseases: current overview and future outlook.

This chapter summarizes the status of, and future trends in tropical disease management. Topics include germplasm improvement by conventional breeding and non-conventional approaches (genetic transformation, mutation breeding, somatic hybridization and somaclonal selection), the use of pesticides,...

Author(s)
Ploetz, R. C.; Timmer, L. W.; Garnsey, S. M.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993904)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Common pathogens of tropical fruit crops.

This chapter describes the biology and pathology of some common, generalist pathogens of tropical fruit crops. Pathogens include Alternaria alternata, Armillaria spp., Aspergillus niger, Botryosphaeria spp., Botryotinia fuckeliana, Cephaleuros virescens, Ceratocystis paradoxa, Erythricium...

Author(s)
Ploetz, R. C.; Lim, T. K.; Menge, J. A.; Rohrbach, K. G.; Michailides, T. J.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993904)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diseases of carambola.

This chapter reviews the distribution, importance and control of pests and diseases of carambola Averrhoa carambola, together with fruit characteristics. Insects are serious pests of the fruit, and include stinkbugs (Nezaera [?Nezara]), red-banded thrips Selenothrips rubrocinctus, Diaprepes...

Author(s)
Sepiah; Ploetz, R. C.; Cooke, A. W.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993904)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diseases of atemoya, cherimoya, soursop, sugar apple and related fruit crops.

This chapter reviews the distribution, importance, aetiology, epidemiology and control of diseases of Annonaceae, together with characteristics of the host fruits. Important diseases include anthracnose (Glomerella cingulata), Armillaria root rot, bacterial wilt (caused by Ralstonia solanacearum),...

Author(s)
Ploetz, R. C.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993904)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diseases of date.

This chapter reviews the distribution, importance and control of diseases of date (Phoenix dactylifera) together with characteristics and production of the fruit. There are relatively few major diseases of date, probably due to the arid conditions of culture, but those that can have major impacts...

Author(s)
Ploetz, R. C.; Ohr, H. D.; Carpenter, J. B.; Pinkas, Y.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993904)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diseases of mango.

This chapter reviews the distribution, importance and control of diseases of mango (Mangifera indica), together with characteristics and production of the fruit. Mango is affected by numerous diseases, which damage seedlings and grafted plants, decrease fruit set and retention and cause important...

Author(s)
Ploetz, R. C.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993904)
Type
Book chapter

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