Handbook updates tomato knowledge

A new comprehensive reference work on pests and diseases in tomatoes is published this month.

Claiming to be "the definitive work on the world's most widely-produced vegetable", Tomato Diseases - A Colour Handbook is expanded from the first edition and includes 900 colour photographs.

Author Dominique Blancard is a pathologist at France's National Institute for Agronomic Research and there are contributions from other experts in the field.

According to the authors: "The number of diseases affecting the tomato is enormous with bio-aggressors, non-parasitic diseases and alarmingly frequent emerging diseases." The book is published by Manson Publishing, priced £135.


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