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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 25 (Page no: 519)

Oomycete diseases.

The most important oomycete forest pathogens comprise two genera: Pythium and Phytophthora. This chapter focuses on the epidemiology and management of oomycete diseases. Information is given on the pathogen distribution, host range, detection methods (including PCR-based) and infection biology, as well as management strategies and tactics, which include avoidance, exclusion, eradication, protection (such as use of fungicides and composts), genetic 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: 8 (Page no: 159) Armillaria root rots. Author(s): Guillaumin, J. J. Legrand, P.
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: 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.

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