Plant Pathology, Disease Control of Fruit and Vegetables

Late blight: Action plan for an effective response to a global threat

In the context of global poverty and food security, two sister crops, potato and tomato, play an important and increasing role in alleviating human suffering. However, production of each crop is limited by the disease “late blight” caused by the virtually ubiquitous and highly...
Greg Forbes
International Potato Center CIP

Development of virulence to Meloidogyne incognita on resistant pepper rootstocks

The root-knot nematode (RKN) Meloidogyne incognita is a major soil parasite of pepper crops in greenhouses in Southeast Spain. Due to the limitations of the use of soil fumigants, grafting plants on resistant rootstocks (R-rootstocks) has become an important alternative to chemical nematicides....
C. Ros Ibáñez
Lee Robertson
Maria del Carmen Martinez-Lluch
Ana Cano-García
Alfredo Lacasa-Plasencia
Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research

Cherry Diseases Identification Sheet

There are several key diseases that affect cherry production. Use this handy guide to help identify some diseases and to learn more about causes and solutions. Diseases: Bacterial Canker Black Knot Phytophthora Root Rot Brown Rot Powdery Mildew  

Adjuvants and the Power of the Spray Droplet

Why does a pesticide work well one time and not so well the next when everything seems the same? Variable weather could play a role. Or the pest could be less susceptible to the active ingredient. At other times, an inconsistent pesticide performance seems inexplicable. In many ways, pesticide...
Fred Whitford
Gregory Lindner
Bryan Young
Donald Penner
Jason Deveau
Douglas Linscott
Heping Zhu
Richard Zollinger
Eric Spandl
Bill Johnson
Kiersten Wise
Aaron Patton
Chuck Champion
Nick Harre
Norman Wagoner
Kevin Leigh Smith
Purdue University

Guidelines for Stadium Application to Potato Tubers

Potatoes are susceptible to a variety of storage pathogens, including Fusarium dry rot (Fusarium sambucinum), silver scurf (Helminthosporium solani), late blight (Phytophthora infestans), Pink rot (Phytophthora erythroseptica), Pythium leak (Pythium ultimum) and black dot (Colletotrichum coccodes...
Willie Kirk
David Ross
Phillip Wharton
Nora Olsen
Michigan State University

Introduction to Coffee Management through Discovery Learning

An integrated pest management (IPM) system, or an integrated crop management (ICM) system can never be a prescriptive, ‘off the shelf’ package. A grower must look at all the options available to him or her and make an informed decision as to which measures to take. Because each farmer...
Martin Kimani
Tony Little
Janny G.M. Vos
CABI Bioscience

Anthracnose in olives: symptoms, disease cycle and management

  Anthracnose, caused by the fungi Colletotrichum acutatum and C. gloeosporioides, is a widespread and severe disease in most olive-growing countries, causing significant yield losses, poor fruit and oil quality. The disease incidence depends on olive variety, environment and virulence of the...
V. Sergeeva
Proceedings of 4th International Conference Olivebioteq

Review. Elimination of viruses in plants: twenty years of progress

To shed light on trends about elimination of viruses from plants, a bibliographic research was conducted to identify thermotherapy, chemotherapy and tissue culture trials published from 1991 through 2010. Among woody plants, grapevine, apple and peach are the most frequent targets of sanitation...
A. Panattoni
A. Luvisi
E. Triolo
Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research

Controlling African Cassava Mosaic Disease

African cassava mosaic disease (ACMD) is caused by a virus and, as its name implies, appears to be confined to Africa. A similar disease caused by a closely related virus occurs in India, but the virus which causes the disease known as cassava common mosaic disease, found in South America, belongs...
John Guthrie

Manual del cultivo de la cebolla: enfermedades

Capítulo de enfermedades del Manual del Cultivo de la Cebolla.  Los tópicos cubiertos par cada enfermedad son: agente causal, síntomas, condiciones predisponentes, sobrevivencia, diseminación, penetración y control. Contenidos Enfermedad de los alm...
Marta Gatica
Enrique Oriolani
INTA, Argentina