[permaculture] [Fwd: Re: [SANET-MG] Role of nutrients in controlling plant diseases in sustainable agriculture. A review]

Lawrence F. London, Jr. lflj at intrex.net
Sat Mar 1 20:39:42 EST 2008


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Subject: Re: [SANET-MG] Role of nutrients in controlling plant diseases in sustainable agriculture. A review
Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2008 20:18:06 -0500
From: Joel Gruver <jgruv at HOTMAIL.COM>
To: SANET-MG at LISTS.IFAS.UFL.EDU

Hello David,

I have heard of Chaboussou's  book but have not read it and am not really sufficiently versed in insect/pathogen 
nutritional ecology to critically evaluate his ideas. I am CCing this message to Dr. Don Huber, an emeritus plant 
pathologist from Purdue who specialized in biological and cultural control of soilborne diseases emphasizing mechanisms, 
rhizosphere ecology and nutrient-disease
interactions. Perhaps he will have some thoughts to share about Chaboussous' hypotheses.

Appended below is the press release for a new book (co-edited by Huber) that may be of interest.

Joel

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NEW from APS PRESS

Edited by Lawrence E. Datnoff, Wade H. Elmer, Don M. Huber

This comprehensive book examines how mineral nutrition affects plant disease. Minerals improve the overall quality and 
health of plants. Knowing how each individual mineral affects a plant is beneficial for efficiency in production and 
sustaining the ecosystem. From a plant pathology perspective, Mineral Nutrition and Plant Disease brings the discussion 
of plant disease diagnosis and management to a new level. Mineral nutrients are important in production agriculture and 
horticulture because they can often be the first line of defense against plant diseases. It is an area of knowledge that 
can be misunderstood or overlooked in the study of diseases and their diagnosis. This reference succeeds in organizing 
what we know and explaining the interactions at work. Mineral Nutrition and Plant Disease is the first book to 
successfully combine two important plant science disciplines, nutrition and pathology, to provide current information on 
theoretical aspects of nutrition in disease physiology while contributing a wealth of basic practical information for 
obtaining immediate disease suppression with specific fertilizers.

Special Features:

  * Provides a holistic overview of how minerals are made available in soil and their basic function in plants

  * Helps you understand the interacting affects of minerals on all types of diseases – Abiotic as well as biotic

  * Identifies mineral nutrient forms, physiological functions, and interactions with numerous diseases

  * Provides valuable tables showing nutrient-disease interactions that facilitate the use of nutrients to manage diseases

  * Tabulates extensive literature reviews with tables to help you perform quick searches for any host/disease system

The book is peer-reviewed and multi-authored by scientists with expertise relating to each specific mineral element. A 
user-friendly benefit of this book is that each chapter focuses on one specific mineral element and explains the 
relationship between the nutrient and its affect on plant diseases. Each chapter describes the critical levels of each 
element involved in plant disease interactions, the effects of these elements on pathogens and plants, and the known 
mechanisms of how these elements suppress plant diseases. Benefits of specific mineral nutrients in each chapter 
recognize their interdependent interaction with each other and all aspects of the plant physiology, genetics, and the 
environment. These mineral nutrient chapters are preceded by two helpful chapters on the “Chemistry of Plant Nutrients 
in Soil” and “The Physiological Role of Minerals in the Plant.”

The purpose of this important treatise is to outline the current knowledge of mineral nutrition and plant diseases. 
Readers will gain practical information for immediate disease management and understand the physiological role of each 
element in the plant and how it contributes to disease. Editors Datnoff, Elmer, and Huber, have done a commendable job 
in collaboration with their expert contributors. This book is pertinent to plant scientists worldwide including 
agronomists, plant physiologists, horticulturists, extension scientists, soil scientists, plant
pathologists, and librarians who serve them. It will also be useful as a fundamental text to use for introductory 
courses in these disciplines.
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Contents

Chapter 1: Chemistry of Plant Nutrients in Soil

Samira H. Daroub and George H. Snyder

University of Florida-IFAS, Everglades Research and Education
Center, Belle Glade, Florida

Chapter 2: The Physiological Role of Minerals in the Plant


Ronald W. Rice

University of Florida-IFAS, Everglades Research and Education
Center, Belle Glade, Florida

Chapter 3: Nitrogen and Plant Disease

Don M. Huber and Ian A. Thompson

Department of Biology and Plant Pathology, Purdue University,
West Lafayette, Indiana

Chapter 4: Phosphorus and Plant Disease

Anne S. Prahbu, Nand K. Fageria, and Rodrigo F. Berni

National Rice and Bean Research Center of EMBRAPA, Santo Antônio
de Goiás, Goiás, Brazil

Fabrício Á. Rodrigues

Department of Plant Pathology, Federal University of Viçosa,
Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Chapter 5: Potassium and Plant Disease

Anne S. Prabhu and Nand K. Fageria

National Rice and Bean Research Center of EMBRAPA, Santo Antônio
de Goiás, Goiás, Brazil

Don M. Huber

Department of Biology and Plant Pathology, Purdue University,
West Lafayette, Indiana

Fabrício Á. Rodrigues

Department of Plant Pathology, Federal University of Viçosa,
Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Chapter 6: Calcium and Plant Disease

M. Rahman and Z. K. Punja

Biological Science Department, Environmental Biology Center,
Simon Fraser University,

Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Chapter 7: Magnesium and Plant Disease

Jeff B. Jones

Department of Plant Pathology, University of Florida-IFAS,
Gainesville, Florida

Don M. Huber

Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University,
West Lafayette, Indiana

Chapter 8: Sulfur and Plant Disease

Silvia Haneklaus, Elke Bloem, and Ewald Schnug

Institute of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, Braunschweig,
Germany

Chapter 9: Iron and Plant Disease

Dominique Expert

Laboratoire Interactions Plantes-Pathogènes, INRA, Paris, France

Chapter 10: Manganese and Plant Disease

Ian A. Thompson and Don M. Huber

Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University,
West Lafayette, Indiana

Chapter 11: Zinc and Plant Disease

Brion Duffy

Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil, National Competence Center for
Fire Blight, Wädenswil, Switzerland

Chapter 12: Copper and Plant Disease

Ieuan Evans and Elston Solberg

Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Edmonton,
Alberta, Canada

Don Huber

Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University,
West Lafayette, Indiana

Chapter 13: Chlorine and Plant Disease

Wade H. Elmer

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven,
Connecticut

Chapter 14: Molybdenum and Plant Disease

Robin D. Graham and James C. R. Stangoulis

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, Waite Campus, University
of Adelaide,

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Chapter 15: Boron and Plant Disease

James C. R. Stangoulis and Robin D. Graham

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, Waite Campus, University
of Adelaide,

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Chapter 16: Nickel and Plant Disease

Bruce W. Wood and Charles C. Reilly

USDA-ARS, Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Laboratory,
Byron, Georgia

Chapter 17: Silicon and Plant Disease

Lawrence E. Datnoff

Department of Plant Pathology, University of Florida, IFAS,
Gainesville, Florida

Fabrício Á. Rodrigues

Department of Plant Pathology, Federal University of Viçosa,
Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Kenneth W. Seebold

Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky,
Lexington, Kentucky

Chapter 18: Aluminum and Plant Disease

H. D. Shew, E. J. Fichtner, and D. M. Benson

Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University,
Raleigh, North Carolina

Joel Gruver
Dept of Agriculture
Western Illinois University
jgruv at hotmail.com





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