Issue 15, August 28, 2009

Diseases of Perennials Book

Anyone who grows perennials, for pleasure, profit, or both, can use this new book. I am speaking of Diseases of Herbaceous Perennials by Mark L. Gleason, Margery L. Daughtrey, Ann R. Chase, Gary W. Moorman, and Daren S. Mueller. The book is published by APS press, is 281 pages long, and just came out this summer (June 2009). There is a very good general section at the beginning discussing diagnosing and managing diseases of perennials. The bulk of the book covers diseases, organized by individual host genus. For each genus there is a page or two covering all the diseases you might see, along with 4-6 (or more) images. I have been waiting for a book like this for a long time. There have been smaller, less comprehensive versions, but this one really covers the topic well. Check it out and I think you will agree this is one you want in your library.--Nancy Pataky

Nancy Pataky

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