Westcott's Plant Disease Handbook, 7th Edition, should be useful to anyone with a keen interest in gardening. The seventh edition uses the traditional convenient format of previous editions providing easy access to essential information quickly with special dictionary-type entries on plant hosts and on symptoms. It provides useful cross references, indexes, illustrative plates of 34 key diseases, and 40 black and white illustrations of other diseases. New and updated material includes: significant taxonomic changes in fungi, bacteria, viruses and nematodes, and recently discovered diseases and new hosts for previously known plant-pathogens.
Dr. Horst received his BS degree from Ohio University in Plant Science in 1957; his MS and Ph.D. degrees from Ohio State University in Plant Pathology in 1959 and 1962 respectively. He was Director of the Plant Pathology Laboratory at Yoder Bros. in Barberton, Ohio, 1962-1968. In 1968 he was appointed Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology at Cornell University. He subsequently became Associate Professor in 1974 and Full Professor in 1980. In addition to research, teaching and extension responsibilities, he also served as advisor for masters and doctoral students. He has authored or co-authored more than 230 articles which include books, book chapters and invitational papers, and has guest lectured nationally and internationally. Horst wrote the 4th, 5th and 6th editions of Westcott's Plant Disease Handbook, the 1st edition of the Compendium of Rose Diseases, the Compendium of Chrysanthemum Diseases and the recently published 2nd edition of the Compendium of Rose Diseases and Pests. He is presently President and CEO of H&I Agritech, Inc., which develops biocompatible (environmentally safe) pesticides for disease and pest control.
Introduction.- Garden Chemicals and Their Application.- Classification of Plant Pathogens.- Plant Diseases and Their Pathogens.- Host Plants and Their Diseases.- List of Land Grant Institutions and Diagnostic Laboratories.- Glossary.- Selected Bibliography.- Index.