Pests of the Garden and Small Farm A Grower's Guide to Using Less Pesticide

ISBN-10: 0520218108
ISBN-13: 9780520218109
Edition: 2nd 2002
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Description: Featuring more than 250 color photographs of pests and crops, and more than 100 drawings, this book, with its authoritative text, enables you to identify pests quickly--and to prevent, correct, or live with most common pest problems. Crop tables at  More...

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Book details

List price: $38.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 3/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 286
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Featuring more than 250 color photographs of pests and crops, and more than 100 drawings, this book, with its authoritative text, enables you to identify pests quickly--and to prevent, correct, or live with most common pest problems. Crop tables at the end of the book describe major pests on 30 vegetable and fruit tree crops and refer you to specific pages for more detail. The book's approach minimizes the use of broad spectrum pesticides, relying primarily on alternatives such as: biological control; resistant varieties; traps and barriers; less toxic pesticides such as soaps, oils, and microbials; changing planting, irrigation, or cultivating procedures; and other preventive measures. Includes: landscape designs that prevent pests; planting, irrigating, other plant care activities that prevent potential problems; resistant varieties; biological controls (use of parasites, predators, or pathogens); less-toxic pesticides such as soaps, oil, and microbials; mulches and other physical and mechanical controls; references, suppliers list, and glossary.Now in an extensively revised new edition, the highly successfulPests of the Garden and Small Farmadapts scientifically based integrated pest management techniques to the needs of the home gardener and small-scale farmer.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Designing a Pest Management Program
Common Insects, Mites, Other Arthropods, and Snails and Slugs
Diseases
Nematodes
Weeds
Crop Tables
Using Degree-Days for Predicting Growth and Development of Crops and Invertebrate Pests
References
Glossary
Index

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