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Research Project: Management of Crop Genetic Resources and Associated Information

Location: Plant Introduction Research

Title: Compendium of sunflower disease and insect pests

Author
item MARKELL, SAMUEL - North Dakota State University
item HARVESON, ROBERT - University Of Nebraska
item Block, Charles
item Gulya Jr, Thomas

Submitted to: American Phytopathological Society Press
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/15/2015
Publication Date: 4/1/2016
Citation: Markell, S., Harveson, R., Block, C.C., Gulya Jr., T.J. 2016. Compendium of sunflower disease and insect pests. Minneapolis, Minnesota: American Phytopathological Society Press. p. 140.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The Compendium of Sunflower Diseases and Pests is a new addition to the popular APS Press series of plant disease compendia. This will be the most comprehensive guide to sunflower diseases and pests in the world. The introduction contains brief histories of sunflower use and production, botany of the sunflower plant, and breeding for disease and insect resistance. The remainder of the book is divided into six major sections – diagnostic guides for identification of diseases and insect pests in the field, biotic diseases, major insect pests, abiotic disorders, and emerging issues of potential concern to sunflower producers worldwide. More than 50 plant diseases are described. Each disease description includes a general summary of importance and world distribution, symptoms, causal organism, disease cycle and epidemiology, pest management, and selected references. Twenty-four insect pests are presented in a similar manner along with numerous abiotic disorders including herbicide damage. The compendium includes hundreds of color photos of damage due to diseases, insects, herbicides, and other disorders, making this a practical reference guide for use in the field. The compendium will be useful to crop consultants, growers, diagnosticians, plant pathologists, extension specialists, agronomists, entomologists, vegetable horticulturists, and master gardeners.