Compendium of Sweetpotato Diseases, Pests, and Disorders, Second Edition, arrives as sweetpotato production is increasing dramatically in the United States, expanding to states that have not traditionally produced the crop, and as sweetpotato is being adopted as a critical source of vitamin A in many countries around the world. Nearly 50% longer than the previous edition, this is the most comprehensive book ever published describing the many diseases, insect pests, nutrient disorders, herbicide damage, and other disorders affecting the world’s seventh most important food crop.
The second edition contains 325 color photographs depicting the diagnostic symptoms of sweetpotato diseases and disorders. This feature make the book invaluable to growers, Extension specialists, and diagnosticians in their efforts to accurately identify the diseases and disorders they find on sweetpotato and to develop strategies to manage these problems.
This book provides the most up-to-date and authoritative information available on each disease prepared by a leading expert in the discipline. Each section has a comprehensive list of the critical research publications that will allow researchers to quickly dive into work on diseases that may be new to them.
Part II on insect pests on is completely new, and in Part I, the section on viruses has been entirely rewritten to reflect the vast progress made in the last 25 years in understanding sweetpotato virus diseases. Also in Part I, the nematode section has also been completely rewritten, and every section provides the most recent information available. In Part III, the nutrient disorder and herbicide injury sections have been completely rewritten and illustrated using photographs of symptoms produced under carefully controlled conditions to assure complete accuracy.
Contributing editors Clark, Ferrin, Smith, and Holmes have gathered a diverse group of talented scientists to create a comprehensive compendium that presents information on diseases, disorders, and pests occurring worldwide.