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New potato book on pests and diseases available

April 7, 2008  ByMarg Land


9781840760217April 7, 2008 – A new book – called Pests and
Diseases of Potatoes: A Colour Handbook – authored by potato
specialists Stuart Wale (potato expert with the Scottish Agricultural
College) and Bud Platt (research scientist with Agriculture &
Agri-Food Canada) and assisted by professional photographer Nigel D.
Cattlin, has
been published.

9781840760217April 7, 2008 – A new book – called Pests and Diseases of Potatoes: A Colour Handbook – authored by potato specialists Stuart Wale (potato expert with the Scottish Agricultural College) and Bud Platt (research scientist with Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada) and assisted by professional photographer Nigel D. Cattlin, has now been published.

Covering the most important pathogens, the handbook provides clear, concise descriptions of the symptoms and cycles of diseases and disorders, and the pests that commonly prey on potato crops, their distribution and importance, and advice on their control.

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The text is illustrated with some 235 superb colour photographs of affected crops to aid in the rapid and accurate identification of disease. The handbook provides a practical reference for professionals and students involved with potato production, handling and storage worldwide.

The handbook can be ordered by visiting: www.blackwellpublishing.com/book.asp?ref=9781840760217 .


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