Plant Disease Diagnosis and Management contd

  1. Diseases Caused by Abiotic (Nonliving, Nonparasitic, or
  2. Agents 6
  3. High or Low Temperatures 6
  4. High or Low Soil Moisture 6
  5. High or Low Light Intensity 6
  6. Lack Aeration or Low Oxygen Supply 6
  7. Air Pollution 6
  8. Nutrient Deficiencies 7
  9. Mineral Toxicity 7
  10. Unfavorable Soil pH 7 I. Pesticide Toxicity 7 J. Improper Cultural Practices 7
  11. Diagnosing Plant Disease Problems 7
  12. Why Is Diagnosis Important? 7
  13. Basic Steps in Reaching a Diagnosis 8
  14. Principles of Plant Disease Control 9
  15. Exclusion of the Pathogen 9
  16. Eradication or Reduction of the Pathogen Population 9
  17. Use of Disease-Resistant Cultivars 10
  18. Chemical Protection of Plant 10
  19. Biological Control 11
  20. Integrated Disease Management 11 VII. Plant Disease Terms 11

Further Reading 13

Weeds

13

I.

Introduction

2

II.

Weed Biology and Classification

2

A. Annual Weeds

3

B. Biennial Weeds

3

C. Perennial Weeds

3

III.

Identification

4

A. Flower

4

B. Leaves and Stem

4

C. Weed Structure

4

D. Roots

4

IV.

Weed Control Methods

4

A. Prevention

4

B. Biological Control

5

C. Cultural Control

5

D. Mulches

6

E. Mechanical Control

7

F. Chemical Control

8

V.

Herbicide Application Equipment

10

A. Hand Spray Bottles

10

B. Hose-End Sprayers

10

C. Compressed Air Canister

Sprayers

10

D. Backpack Sprayers

10

E. Power Sprayers

10

F. Wick-Wipers

11

G. Granular Applicators

11

VI.

Sprayer Calibration

11

A. Calculating Your Sprayer

11

B. Granular Applicators

12

VII.

Tree Stump Removal

12

A. Mechanical Removal

12

B. Chemical Removal

12

VIII.

Noxious Weeds

13

Further Reading

13

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