Diseases of Vegetables and their Control
Vegetables are essential and increasingly popular component of human diets. Collectively, vegetable crops are a major part of agricultural commerce. The vegetables industry produces large volumes of high quality commodities that are intensely marketed and can be delivered locally and regionally or shipped internationally. The diseases that affect vegetables compromise such quality and therefore are of great importance to grower, shipper, marketer and consumer. The importance of cultural, mechanical, physical and biological controls in a particular pest situation depends largely on the economics of the crop, goals of the grower, and plant environment. The present book describes the diseases of important vegetable crops, descriptions of the disease causing agents, suggested strategies for identifying and diagnosing vegetable diseases, and general control measures including resistant varieties, fungicides, crop rotation and seed treatment. This book is valuable guide for students, teachers, plant pathologists, extension workers, plant protection diagnosticians, IPM specialists, and agricultural consultants. Dr. T. Wezelman, Former Faculty, College of Agriculture at Hawassa University, Awassa, Ethiopia. Dr. Wezelman was actively engaged in research and teaching at graduate and prograduate levels. He is very well known scientist in the field of Plant Pathology. Dr. Wezelman has participated/delivered lectures/Chaired sessions at various International conferences/symposium etc.