Diseases of tropical pasture plants
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CTA. 1995. Diseases of tropical pasture plants. Spore 56. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Disease of tropical pasture plants edited by J Lenné and P Trutmann ISBN 085 198 917 9 416pp UKL60.00 CAB lnternational Wallingford, Oxon OX10 8DE, UK
Increasingly, diseases are being identified as major constraints to the productivity and persistence of improved tropical pastures. This book provides a comprehensive review of diseases of tropical pasture legumes and grasses. After an introductory chapter, nine chapters review the main fungal, bacterial and mycoplasma diseases and a further two consider viral diseases and nematode infections of legumes and grasses such as Stylosanthes, Centrosema, Desmodium, Leucaena and Andropogon. Five chapters then describe regional experience in Australia, the Southern USA and the Caribbean, Central and South America, South-east Asia and the Pacific and Africa. The final part of the book covers general management of diseases, molecular techniques for characterization and diagnosis of pathogens, and international cooperation and future research. The book represents a comprehensive, fully referenced sourcebook for plant pathologists and pasture agronomists. Disease of tropical pasture plants edited by J Lenné and P Trutmann ISBN 085 198 917 9 416pp UKL60.00 CAB lnternational Wallingford, Oxon OX10 8DE, UK