Diseases and Pathogens of Eucalypts
This book represents a comprehensive review of our current knowledge of the health and diseases of eucalypts.
Over the last fifty years, there has been an increasing recognition that eucalypts are vulnerable to a wide range of diseases. They have suffered destructive epidemics, particularly of dieback caused by the cinnamon fungus in native forests, of foliar diseases and cankers in plantations, and of dieback of remnant trees on agricultural and grazing land. This has stimulated intensive research into the causes and management of diseases of the eucalypts. This work represents a comprehensive review of our current knowledge of the health and diseases of eucalypts.
- Comprehensive introductory section on the economic importance, the biology, genetic diversity, ecology, physiology and silviculture of eucalypts as a basis for the diagnosis and management of disease.
- A review of eucalypt diseases, their causes and biology including diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses, phytoplasmas and nematodes.
- A section on management of eucalypt diseases in nurseries, plantations and native forests and woodlands.
- Coverage of diseases resulting from nutritional disorders and other abiotic factors.
- A chapter on mycorrhizas of eucalypts.
- Flower, fruit and seed infections and diseases associated with eucalypt propagation.
- Decline associated with infestation by mistletoes and other parasitic plants.
Author: PJ Keane, GA Kile, FD Podger, BN Brown
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