The Most Practical and Comprehensive
Soybean Pest Management Reference to Date!
Soybean is one of the most significant crops grown in the world today. It is also host to a long list of diseases, disorders, and arthropod pests, and that list grows each year. New and practical references that help soybean producers identify and manage this growing range of threats are vital to ensure a healthy, high-yielding, profitable harvest.
Compendium of Soybean Diseases and Pests, Fifth Edition, is a unique and practical reference tailored to the needs of soybean growers, consultants, Extension agents, and plant pathologists working in a range of settings: the field, diagnostic laboratories, plant clinics, and academic institutions. This new edition—the first in more than 10 years—is packed with updated information on pests and their management. It is also more international in scope and more comprehensive than previous editions, which sold more than 30,000 copies worldwide. In total, more than 90 diseases and their management are covered in the new edition, along with the many major arthropod pests and abiotic disorders of soybean.
All the sections of this new compendium have been written or revised by top soybean authorities who are experts on the particular pests, diseases, and disorders featured in the book. New sections describe insect pests and their management, summarize the molecular detection of pathogens, and provide an international perspective on the importance of soybean disease management in the world’s leading soybean-producing countries.
Exactly 260 images and illustrations complement the text of Compendium of Soybean Diseases and Pests, Fifth Edition, which has been organized into four main parts:
• Part I addresses diseases and pests caused by biotic factors (including bacteria, mollicutes, fungi and oomycetes, nematodes, and viruses) and includes sections on seed and postharvest pathology and molecular methods for pathogen detection and quantification.
• Part II, which is new to this edition, covers arthropod pests (including the bean leaf beetle, caterpillars, Dectes stem borer, kudzu bug, stink bugs, threecornered alfalfa hopper, and twospotted spider mite) and provides strategies for their management.
• Part III discusses noninfectious and stress disorders, ranging from those caused by weather conditions to those caused by nutrient deficiencies and toxicities and injuries from various chemicals and pollutants. Green stem disorder is addressed, as well.
• Part IV provides strategies for managing soybean diseases and pests. The discussion focuses on biological enhancements, cultural practices, host plant resistance, and pesticide use.
In addition, the “Introduction” of this new edition provides background information about the history and growth of the soybean plant along with a contemporary discussion of the importance of soybean pathogens and pests in the world’s chief soybean-producing countries. Several appendixes identify common names of diseases and disorders of soybean (along with their pathogens and causes) and arthropod pests associated with soybean. A comprehensive glossary and index are provided, as well.
Whether you are a scientist who needs an authoritative reference on diseases or a practitioner who needs or provides management recommendations, this book is a must-have. Quantity discounts are available for easy distribution to field representatives and other experts at your organization, VIP clients/customers in the soybean industry, colleagues in state and county Extension agencies, and fellow researchers and diagnosticians at your institution.