A comprehensive guide to plant disease management in the Pacific Northwest.
Includes materials and tactics suitable for organic production and homeowner use as well as for commercial production. Covers testing services, common pathogens (e.g., nematodes, viruses, fungi, and bacteria, as well as Phytophthora diseases), nonpathogenic phenomena (e.g., thatch, algae, and lichens), and pesticides for disease control. Contains an alphabetical listing, by host plant, of diseases, including their causes, symptoms, and recommended cultural and chemical controls.
Fully indexed. Updated biannually (March and August).
The March 2015 revision is a major revision with updates throughout the Host and Disease Descriptions; new articles about recognizing sapsucker damage on your trees and management of the cyanobacterium Nostoc in horticultural nurseries; a new pear cultivar susceptibility table; and revisions to several Pathogen, Pesticide, and Pesticide Safety articles. For this edition there were 47 new sections, 79 sections rewritten, and 18 new fungicides added where needed throughout. The Care and Maintenance of Wood Shingle and Shake Roofs article was also thoroughly reviewed and updated.
The handbook is 3-ring binder ready, published as a package with full-color slip cover and spine and 3-hole drilled body. Binder not included.