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Posted 31 January 2017. PMN Crop News.


APS PRESS Launches Long-awaited Berry Compendium for Researchers, Professionals


Source: The American Phytopathological Society Press Release. www.apsnet.org


St. Paul, Minnesota (January 1, 2017)--The highly anticipated second edition of the Compendium of Blueberry, Cranberry, and Lingonberry Diseases and Pests is now available for commercial growing operations, nurseries, advisors, university staff, and diagnosticians.

 

This important new title helps users confidently scout, identify, and manage problems in the field before they become economically devastating, offering more than 400 images and the latest diagnostic and management information for nearly 150 diseases, pests, and disorders of blueberry, cranberry, and lingonberry plants.

The Compendium of Blueberry, Cranberry, and Lingonberry Diseases and Pests, Second Edition is organized into four major sections on:

• Infectious diseases, such as anthracnose fruit rot, bacterial canker, fairy ring, and leaf mottle virus

• Noninfectious disorders like cold injury, nutritional disorders, and oxygen deficiency.

• Insect pests, such as aphids, blueberry blossom weevils, cranberry fruitworms, and leaf rollers

• Blueberry certification to facilitate complicity with blueberry plant certification standards and practices

This new edition also offers a useful glossary, plus an index of key terms and an appendix to help readers identify common names of diseases and the pathogens that cause them.

Visit www.shopapspress.org to learn more about the Compendium of Blueberry, Cranberry, and Lingonberry Diseases and Pests, Second Edition and other important crop health titles from APS PRESS.


Book specifications and data

©2017; 8.5” × 11” softcover; 231 pages; 389 images; 3 pounds; ISBN 978-0-89054-536-2

This book is published by The American Phytopathological Society (APS) and may be purchased for $149 plus S&H from APS PRESS. Bulk discounts are also available for diagnosticians, field representatives, state and county extension, farm managers, and other professionals.

Review copies of the Compendium of Blueberry, Cranberry, and Lingonberry Diseases and Pests, Second Edition are now available. If you are interested in reviewing this book for your publication and can forward a copy of the published review within six months of receiving the book, please send your request with details of your publication to Dawn Wuest at dwuest@scisoc.org.

NOTE: Digital artwork of the book’s cover is available by contacting Dawn Wuest using the contact information provided. Please specify if the artwork will be used for print or electronic media.