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Cover for Coffee pests, diseases and their management.

This book covers the origins, botany, agroecology and worldwide production statistics of coffee, and the insect pests, plant pathogens, nematodes and nutrient deficiencies that afflict it. With emphasis on integrated crop management, this book reviews control measures suitable for any coffee pest...

Author(s)
Waller, J. M.; Bigger, M.; Hillocks, R. J.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931292)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Foliage and shoot diseases.

This chapter covers the history and spread, economic impact, symptoms, pathogen morphology, epidemiology, mode of infection, dispersal, disease progress, effect on yield, and control of rust (Hemileia vastatrix), grey rust (H. coffeicola), American leaf spot (Mycena citricolor), brown eye spot (...

Author(s)
Waller, J. M.; Bigger, M.; Hillocks, R. J.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931292)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Berry disease.

This chapter covers the history and spread, economic impact, symptoms, pathogen characteristics (morphology and growth in culture, variability), epidemiology (infection and sporulation, disease progress) and control (chemical control, resistant cultivars, integrated disease management) of coffee...

Author(s)
Waller, J. M.; Bigger, M.; Hillocks, R. J.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931292)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Wilt diseases and diseases of the root and stem.

This chapter covers the history and distribution, economic impact, symptoms, pathogen characteristics (mainly morphology), epidemiology and control of Fusarium wilt, Ceratocystis wilt, Hymenomycete root rot, and other root and stem diseases affecting coffee.

Author(s)
Waller, J. M.; Bigger, M.; Hillocks, R. J.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931292)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fungi as plant pathogens.

All aspects of plant pathogenic fungi, including pathogenicity, relationship with the host plant, taxonomy, morphology, control and nomenclature, are reviewed. The teleomorphic states of some common plant pathogens are listed.

Author(s)
Waller, J. M.; Cannon, P. F.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994581)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Virus diseases.

A description of a virus and a discussion on viral disease symptoms are presented. The different viruses of fungi are mentioned, and the transmission and spread of viruses are discussed. A summary of the characteristics of some plant virus genera is given. Different procedures for screening or...

Author(s)
Waller, J. M.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994581)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Detection and isolation of fungal and bacterial pathogens.

Procedures for detection and isolation of fungi from soil and bacterial pathogens from infected plant tissues are presented. Proper incubation and subculturing are also discussed. The use of spore trapping for investigating the epidemiology of pathogens is mentioned.

Author(s)
Waller, J. M.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994581)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Microscopy.

The use of light microscopy is described for detecting pathogens inside plant tissue and for identifying pathogenic fungi on plant surfaces and in culture. A comparison of the 2 types of electron microscopy, i.e. transmission electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy, is presented.

Author(s)
Waller, J. M.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994581)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Inoculation.

The basic considerations in choosing inoculation methods, particularly for plant pathogenic fungi, are discussed. The initial considerations include knowing the objective, the behaviour of inoculum, the host and the environmental conditions during inoculation. The basic techniques of inoculation,...

Author(s)
Waller, J. M.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994581)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Some major plant diseases.

A tabulated list of some major plant diseases, along with their common name, causal organism and geographical distribution, is presented.

Author(s)
Lenné, J. M.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994581)
Type
Book chapter

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