How to identify sugar-cane diseases
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CTA. 1989. How to identify sugar-cane diseases. Spore 22. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Koike Hideo, 1988. 'Sugar-Cane Diseases: a guide for field identification', 127pp. ISBN 92 5102534 7, FAO, Rome Available from: Distribution and Sales Section FAO Via delle Terme di Caracalla 00100 Rome ITALY
FAO (the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) has brought out another in its series of practical pocket-sized field guides: 'Sugar-Cane Diseases: a guide for Field identification'. It is intended for use by anyone involved with the field production of sugar cane. The text provides a brief description of all the major, and some of the minor, sugar-cane diseases. Abnormalities which might be taken for diseases are described, including genetic and environmental effects, nutritional deficiencies, and insect damage. Damage to plant parts is also treated as important, since it can provide a means of access for pathogens into the plant tissues. Parasitic plants are also described as they are known to cause economic losses in cane production when they are left uncontrolled. Clear colour photographs are provided to aid identification of every pest and disease to which cane is prone, and these are divided into four major classes according to their causal agents: fungi; bacteria; viruses; and MLO's (mycoplasma-like organisms). Sugar-cane disease can cause economic havoc in canegrowing countries, and this is why this booklet, promoting early identification, is a vital one. Some diseases of minor economic importance are also included for identification purposes because of their common occurrence or their striking symptoms. Koike Hideo, 1988. 'Sugar-Cane Diseases: a guide for field identification', 127pp. ISBN 92 5102534 7, FAO, Rome Available from: Distribution and Sales Section FAO Via delle Terme di Caracalla 00100 Rome ITALY