New Compendium of Turfgrass Diseases releases with 200 new figures

By |  January 23, 2023 0 Comments

Compendium of Turfgrass Diseases, Fourth Edition — a resource on turfgrass diseases, their pathogenic causes and their effective management — was recently released.

The fourth edition’s editors — including Syngenta technical services manager, Lane Tredway, Ph.D. — say advances in turfgrass pathology have occurred since the publication of the third edition in 2005, calling for a revised edition.

Approximately half of the fourth edition text is new or revised and with more than 200 new figures added — including disease symptom images, photomicrographs, pathogen drawings and disease cycle diagrams.

The new edition covers approximately 75 diseases and abiotic disorders, with detailed descriptions of characteristic symptoms and causal agents. It also describes the cycle and the epidemiology of each disease, with emphasis on the conditions that stimulate disease development.

Topics discussed in the new edition include:

  • turfgrass characteristics;
  • damage caused by noninfectious agents in the turfgrass ecosystem;
  • the ecology and taxonomy of fungi pathogenic to turfgrasses;
  • research-based integrated management approaches;
  • and basic diagnostic procedures.
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