|American Orchid Society, Orchid Pests and Diseases, American Orchid Society, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1995 revised edition.|
This booklet from the American Orchid Society has up-to-date information about all orchid ailments you can imagine. Its chapter on Physiological Disorders is a wonderful reminder of how to ideally grow orchids. You will be able to recognize any orchid pests, and make the difference between fungus and bacterial attacks. And you are given suggestions of what to do to nurse your plant back to health.
This book is so thorough that you may feel bewildered by all the possible diseases that can attack your plants.
The chapters on what products to use and which are safe for orchids are getting old very quickly, products being continually replaced by new ones on the marketplace.
You'll find out, too, that almost all of these products are not safe to use inside your home...
The chapters about all the different fungi, bacteria and viruses attacking orchids are important mostly for analytical laboratories that need to know exactly what type of disease is affecting a whole-seller's crop.
My tip: ask your local orchid society or orchid nursery what to use on your diseased plant...
|Biological Control of|
|Insects and Mites:||Elements of Integrated Pest Management|
|Obtaining Biological Control Agents|
|Application and Storage||Choosing a Pesticide|
|Poison Control Centers|
|Toxicity of Pesticides|
|Toxicity of Pesticides for Orchids|
|Compatibility of Pesticides|
|Pesticide and Application Safety|
|Required Signal Words by Toxicity Category|
|Disposal of Pesticide Containers|
|Orchid Pests:||Insect Pests|
|Products Registered for Use on Orchids|
|Orchid Pest Control|
|Diseases Caused by|
|Bacteria and Fungi:||Survey of Diseases|
|Roots, Stem and Pseudo-bulb Rots|
|Legal Fungicides and Usage Information for Orchids|
|Viruses and Their Control||How a Virus Infects a Plant Cell|
|What is a Virus?|
|The Structure of Viruses|
|Effects of Viruses on Plants|
|Virus Symptoms in Orchids|
|Cymbidium Mosaic Virus|
|Tobacco Mosaic Virus|
|Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus|
|The Need for Testing|
|Transmission of Orchid Viruses|
|Control Through Sanitation|
|Indicator Plants for CyMV|
|Indicator Plants for TMV-O|
|Indicator Plants for Short Orchid Rhabdoviruses|
|Indicator Plants for Other Orchid Viruses|
|Producing a Virus-free Collection|
|Genetically Engineered Virus Resistance|
|Genetic Engineering a Virus-resistant Orchid|
|Viruses Described in Orchids|
|Resources fr Identifying|