Infectious Forest Diseases

Hardback
July 2013
9781780640402
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    22nd July 2013
  • ISBN 9781780640402
  • Language English
  • Pages 616 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"
  • Images figures, b/w & color photos
$303.35

Today, forest health and the management of threats towards it are attracting more and more attention on a global scale. This book covers the most recent advances in the management of forest diseases, including the epidemiology and infection biology of forest pathogens, and forest protection based on integrated pest and disease management approaches. A comprehensive range of diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi and other organisms are discussed in detail, making this book essential reading for forest managers and extension specialists. Written by recognized authorities in the subject of forest health, this book also provides a wealth of information useful for researchers and lecturers of forest pathology and ecology.

PART I - INTRODUCTORY CONCEPTS
1. Concepts of epidemiology of forest diseases
2. General strategies of forest disease management

PART II - NON-FUNGAL INFECTIOUS FOREST DISEASES
3. Forest diseases caused by viruses
4. Forest diseases caused by Prokaryotes: phytoplasma and bacterial diseases
5. Forest diseases caused by higher parasitic plants
6. Nematodes

PART III - FOREST DISEASES CAUSED BY FUNGI AND FUNGAL-LIKE ORGANISMS

PART III.a - Root and butt rot diseases
7. Annosus root and butt rots
8. Armillaria root rots
9. Laminated and tomentosus root rots

PART III.b - Stem rots
10. Heart rots, sap rots and canker rots

PART III.c - Vascular diseases
11. Ceratocystis diseases
12. Dutch elm disease and other Ophiostoma diseases
13. Black stain root disease

PART III.d - Canker diseases
14. Cankers and other diseases caused by the Botryosphaeriaceae
15. Chestnut blight
16. Other cankers caused by Cryphonectria and sibling species
17. Cypress canker
18. Pitch canker
19. Larch canker
20. Hypoxylon canker

PART III.e - Branch and tip blights
21. Branch and tip blights

PART III.f - Foliar diseases
22. Dothistroma needle blight
23. Other foliar diseases of conifers
24. Foliar diseases of broadleaf trees

PART III.g - Oomycete diseases
25. Oomycete diseases

PART III.h - Rusts diseases
26. Tree rusts

PART IV - NURSERY DISEASES
27. Seed, seedling and nursery diseases

PART V - INTRODUCED PATHOGENS
28. Responding to diseases caused by exotic tree pathogens

Paolo Gonthier

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Giovanni Nicolotti

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