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Compendium of Cucurbits


Use this book to identify, control, and prevent diseases and disorders of cucurbits.

SKU: APS-2 Category:


The compendium describes infectious diseases incited by fungi (disease of subterranean parts, diseases of aerial parts, and pre- and post harvest fruit rots), bacteria, a phytoplasma, viruses, viroids, nematodes, and parasitic plants. The non-infectious disorders discussed include nutritional deficiencies and toxicities, herbicide injury, air pollution, bitter fruit due to cucurbitacins, guttation, moisture stress, temperature stress, pollination problems, and damage from arthropods (mites and insects). A section on post harvest handling is also included. Techniques for the use of hand lens in the identification of the diseases in the field are described in the final section of the text.


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