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Downy Mildews and White Blister-Rusts

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The ‘Downy Mildews and White Blister rusts of Wales is the latest in a series of books on the plant pathogens of Wales written by the ‘Welsh Rust Group’.

This volume covers an important group in the Class Oomycetes which can be found infecting a wide range of wild plants, in addition to many horticulturally and agriculturally important plants and crops. 

The book introduces the Downy Mildews and White Blister-rusts and provides an identification guide to all the species that can be found in Great Britain & Ireland. 

Each species is dealt with separately and the book contains a large number of photographs, with both macroscopic and microscopic images of infected plants and the pathogens.

A table of host plant species and their Downy Mildews and White Blister-rusts is provided along with a Census Catalogue of all the species recorded to date in Wales.

Using the book and knowing the host plant it should be possible to identify most of the species found and we hope it will encourage and stimulate more  recording of this important group.

The book is in A4 format, spirally bound with a plastic cover and contains over 135 pages and over 250 images .

ISBN 978-0-9565750-4-3 

Cost is £8.50 plus £3.50 p&p directly from Ray Woods, Ty Mawr Mill, Builth Wells, Powys LD2 3SH.

Email: raygwoods@aol.com

Copies will also be available from online book suppliers and digital copies will be available to download from


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