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Infectious forest diseases.

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This book reviews the most serious infectious diseases in both forest and urban environments, and in landscape settings, and provides practical guidelines for their management based upon both basic and applied scientific research. It was conceived as a comprehensive reference manual for biotic forest diseases, dealing not only with the better known fungal and fungal-like pathogens, but also with v...


Chapter 8 (Page no: 159)

Armillaria root rots.

Armillaria causes root disease of woody plants (including forest trees, amenity trees, orchard trees and vines). This chapter summarizes the knowledge of the fungus in forestry and emphasizes interesting facts for the forest manager. Information is provided on their distribution, detection, infection biology, inocula involved in an epidemic progress in a stand, long-distance dissemination of basidiospores, and management strategies and tactics, which include avoidance, eradication, protection using fungicides, biological control agents, pruning, fertilizer application, trenching, host resistance, and integrated method of control.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Concepts of epidemiology of forest diseases. Author(s): Oliva, J. Boberg, J. B. Hopkins, A. J. M. Stenlid, J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 29) General strategies of forest disease management. Author(s): Edmonds, R. L.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 50) Forest diseases caused by viruses. Author(s): Büttner, C. Bargen, S. von Bandte, M. Mühlbach, H. P.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 76) Forest diseases caused by prokaryotes: phytoplasmal and bacterial diseases. Author(s): Griffiths, H. M.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 97) Forest diseases caused by higher parasitic plants: mistletoes. Author(s): Shaw, D. C. Mathiasen, R. L.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 115) Pine wilt disease and other nematode diseases. Author(s): Kamata, N. Takeuchi, Y.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 128) Annosus root and butt rots. Author(s): Gonthier, P. Thor, M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 178) Laminated and tomentosus root rots. Author(s): Lewis, K. J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 197) Heart rots, sap rots and canker rots. Author(s): Vasaitis, R.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 230) Ceratocystis diseases. Author(s): Harrington, T. C.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 256) Dutch elm disease and other Ophiostoma diseases. Author(s): Kirisits, T.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 283) Blackstain root disease and other Leptographium diseases. Author(s): Eckhardt, L. G.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 298) Cankers and other diseases caused by the Botryosphaeriaceae. Author(s): Mehl, J. W. M. Slippers, B. Roux, J. Wingfield, M. J.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 318) Chestnut blight. Author(s): Prospero, S. Rigling, D.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 340) Other cankers caused by Cryphonectria and sibling species. Author(s): Gryzenhout, M.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 359) Cypress canker. Author(s): Danti, R. Rocca, G. della Panconesi, A.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 376) Pitch canker. Author(s): Gordon, T. R.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 392) Larch canker. Author(s): Cech, T. L.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 407) Hypoxylon canker. Author(s): Ostry, M. E.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 420) Branch and tip blights. Author(s): Capretti, P. Santini, A. Solheim, H.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 436) Dothistroma needle blight. Author(s): Bulman, L. S. Dick, M. A. Ganley, R. J. McDougal, R. L. Schwelm, A. Bradshaw, R. E.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 458) Other foliar diseases of coniferous trees. Author(s): Bednářová, M. Dvořák, M. Janoušek, J. Jankovský, L.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 488) Foliar diseases of broadleaved trees. Author(s): Kowalski, T.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 519) Oomycete diseases. Author(s): Hayden, K. J. Hardy, G. E. S. J. Garbelotto, M.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 547) Tree rusts. Author(s): Hamelin, R. C.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 567) Seed, seedling and nursery diseases. Author(s): Lilja, A. Poteri, M.
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 592) Responding to diseases caused by exotic tree pathogens. Author(s): Pautasso, M.