Diseases of Fruit Crops in Australia

March 2010
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  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    16th March 2010
  • ISBN 9780643069718
  • Language English
  • Pages 288 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 10.5"
  • Images color photos

Diseases of Fruit Crops in Australia will become the new standard reference in applied plant pathology in Australia covering important diseases affecting the broad range of fruit and nut crops grown throughout Australia. It will be an essential tool for growers, horticulturists, crop consultants, research scientists, plant pathologists, quarantine officers, agribusiness representatives, pest management personnel, educators and students.

The book is generously illustrated with high quality color images to help diagnose diseases and explains how to identify and manage each disease, describing the symptoms of the disease, its importance, the source of infection and spread and control measures.

Based on the highly regarded 1993 edition of Diseases of Fruit Crops, this new work updates management practices that have evolved since then. Importantly, it contains the latest information on diseases that have recently emerged in Australia as well as exotic diseases that are biosecurity threats to Australian fruit and nut production.

Written in a straightforward style with a minimum of scientific terms
Provides accurate information about significant diseases affecting 17 major and several specialty fruit crops in Australian tropical and temperate regions
Each disease is extensively illustrated with high quality colour photographs
Contains a comprehensive glossary and provides up-to-date sources of further information
Describes key exotic diseases that are biosecurity risks to Australian fruit growers

Tony Cooke

Tony Cooke is a Senior Experimental Officer with the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries (DPI&F). He has extensive experience in diseases of tropical and sub-tropical fruit. His work in research and extension is undertaken both in Australia and internationally. Tony’s focus has been to reduce postharvest disease losses which can be extensive in markets. He has collaborated on previous handbooks of fruit and vegetable diseases published by DPI&F.

Denis Persley

Denis Persley

Susan House

Susan House is a specialist in information extension with the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, teaming with scientists to create electronic and print resources for agricultural industries. She has developed handbooks and web products for producers in forestry, horticulture and viticulture. Her pursuit of science writing and communication developed from 15 years’ experience in research, teaching and publishing in biological sciences, including reproductive ecology of Australian rainforest and woodland trees.