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Diseases of Fruit Crops in Australia will become the new standard reference in applied plant pathology in Australia covering important diseases affecting the broad range of fruit and nut crops grown throughout Australia. It will be an essential tool for growers, horticulturists, crop consultants, research scientists, plant pathologists, quarantine officers, agribusiness representatives, pest management personnel, educators and students. The book is generously illustrated with high quality color images to help diagnose diseases and explains how to identify and manage each disease, describing the symptoms of the disease, its importance, the source of infection and spread and control measures. Based on the highly regarded 1993 edition of Diseases of Fruit Crops , this new work updates management practices that have evolved since then. Importantly, it contains the latest information on diseases that have recently emerged in Australia as well as exotic diseases that are biosecurity threats to Australian fruit and nut production. Features:Written in a straightforward style with a minimum of scientific terms Provides accurate information about significant diseases affecting 17 major and several specialty fruit crops in Australian tropical and temperate regions Each disease is extensively illustrated with high quality colour photographs Contains a comprehensive glossary and provides up-to-date sources of further information Describes key exotic diseases that are biosecurity risks to Australian fruit growers
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