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Diseases of Fruit Crops in Australia

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Early detection and treatment of diseasesas well as the adoption of preventative measures, can significantly reduce crop losses and costs to Australian fruit and nut growers each year.

'Diseases of Fruit Crops in Australia' provides essential information and images of important diseases affecting most fruit and nut crops grown across Australia.

'Diseases of Fruit Crops in Australia' is for growers, their consultants and managers, horticulturists, plant pathologists, plant protection diagnosticians, integrated pest-management specialists, educators, students and agribusiness representatives, as well as the enthusiastic home gardener and hobby farmer. 

From CSIRO publishing
Product authors:
Tony Cooke, Denis Persley, Susan House
Release/publish date:
November 2009
Colour illustrations, 288 pages, 270 x 210 mm, Hardback

Product information

The book includes information about

  • causes, nature and control of plant diseases
  • diseases that are common to many fruit crops 
  • specific diseases of 27 fruit crops  
  • disease descriptions: symptoms, means of spread, disease development and survival, significance and management
  • biosecurity threats to Australian fruit production.

The end of each chapter lists sources of more detailed information. The book is written in plain language and contains a comprehensive glossary.

High-quality colour images support the disease descriptions throughout the book. The images selected help with disease identification, and include early symptoms or distinguishing features.

Specific chemical recommendations are not included in the disease-management sections because they change regularly, and can vary between regions and states.

The book has been compiled by Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries.

Pricing and ordering information

Available from CSIRO publishing