Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-9
  2. R. Kenneth Horst
    Pages 11-41
  3. R. Kenneth Horst
    Pages 43-79
  4. R. Kenneth Horst
    Pages 81-698
  5. R. Kenneth Horst
    Pages 699-1145
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 1147-1317

About this book


In its revised, improved and expanded 7th Edition, Westcott’s Plant Disease Handbook presents newly discovered diseases and newly identified hosts in the classic format that has won favor with readers at every level of expertise and experience. Dictionary-style entries permit easy access to essential information, and numerous illustrations help identify important diseases. New and updated material includes significant taxonomic changes in fungi, bacteria, viruses and nematodes; recently discovered diseases and new hosts for previously known plant-pathogens; changes in chemicals and pesticides and updates on regulations governing their use; integrated pest management and biological control.

The Handbook offers additional conveniences: useful cross references, indexes, illustrative plates of 34 key diseases, and 40 black and white illustrations of other diseases. This updated edition of a long-trusted resource will serve a broad audience, from amateur backyard gardeners to landscape architects, arborists, florists, nursery professionals and plant scientists.


Garden chemicals Host plants Integrated pest management Plant diseases Plant pathogens

Editors and affiliations

  • R. Kenneth Horst
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant Pathology Plant Science 319Cornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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