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Posted 27 September 2010. PMN Crop News.

New Third Edition of Best-Selling Wheat Compendium

Source: American Phytopathological Society Press Release.

St. Paul, Minnesota (September 17, 2010)-Compendium of Wheat Diseases and Pests, Third Edition is completely updated since the previous edition was published in 1987. Twenty years of advances and new discoveries about wheat diseases are delivered in this new edition, making it the largest book ever in the APS PRESS Compendium of Plant Disease Series.


More than 70 contributing plant pathologists and entomologists, all experts in their fields, have contributed to this authoritative compendium. A new section on major insect and mite pests of wheat has been added to make this a truly comprehensive reference. This new edition incorporates 50% more images integrated with the corresponding descriptions of disease symptoms, causes, life cycles, and control practices.

Compendium of Wheat Diseases and Pests, Third Edition is an integral resource for anyone responsible for helping to ensure a healthy, productive wheat crop, including growers, crop consultants, and agricultural scientists from every discipline.

This book may be purchased for $89 plus S&H (USD) from The American Phytopathological Society. To order this book go to the APS PRESS online store at or call toll-free 1.800.328.7560 USA/Canada or +1.651.454.7250 elsewhere.

Compendium of Wheat Diseases and Pests, Third Edition includes the following sections: Introduction, Diseases Caused by Bacteria, Diseases Caused by Fungi and Fungus-Like Organisms, Diseases Caused by Nematodes, Diseases Caused by Viruses and Viruslike Agents, Damage Caused by Insects and Mites, and Other Pests and Disorders.

Ashley Armstrong