A well illustrated and practical reference book written by a group of American plant pathologists. An essential aid for properly identifying new plant diseases such as downy mildew on Rudbeckia, as well as the classic plant problems such as Botrytis blight on Peony and useful to professional horticulturalists as well as home growers.
The first section describes basic strategies for diagnosing and managing disease of herbaceous perennials. It explains why Integrated Pest Management is important and outlines some helpful practices to keep diseases in check.
The second section includes short profiles of 12 major types of diseases that attack herbaceous perennials.
In the third and main section, the common diseases of more than 150 popular perennials are arranged alphabetically by plant and accompanied by color photographs to help in distinguishing between disease and insect problems and assist in accurate disease diagnosis.
Reference section and glossary of terms used are included.
Hardback. 281 pages, semi gloss; over 700 colour illustrations