Illustrated guide to diseases and pathogens in horticultural crops

Guía ilustrada de enfermedades y patógenos en cultivos hortícolas

Guía ilustrada de enfermedades y patógenos en cultivos hortícolas

Illustrated guide to diseases and pathogens in horticultural crops

Guía ilustrada de enfermedades y patógenos en cultivos hortícolas

Currently, more than 50,000 diseases are known that affect plants of economic importance and each year more are discovered. These diseases cause economic losses, which causes a reduction in the yield and quality of the crop. Generally, farmers and agricultural professionals have difficulties to correctly diagnose the pathogens that cause them, using inappropriate agricultural products of a broad spectrum and high toxicological category for their control, producing a negative impact on environmental, economic and social aspects. That is why this illustrated guide was developed to help identify 50 diseases caused by chromists, fungi and phytoparasitic nematodes in horticultural crops. A detailed description of the pathogen, symptoms of the disease it causes, epidemiological factors that favor it, and the economic losses it can cause are included. In addition, it is complemented with taxonomic keys that allow professionals to study the inherent characteristics of each of the identified and illustrated pathogens.