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IPM for Gardeners A Guide to Integrated Pest Management

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ISBN-10: 0881926477

ISBN-13: 9780881926477

Edition: 2004

Authors: Raymond A. Cloyd, Philip L. Nixon, Nancy R. Pataky

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Since the publication of Silent Spring in 1962, interest in alternative pest-management strategies has increased dramatically. As a way to reduce the use of pesticides and keep plants healthy, integrated pest management (IPM) has evolved to emphasize prevention, early diagnosis (or "scouting"), and long-term control strategies --- not quick fixes. Many nurseries, land-use agencies, and public gardens now require the use of IPM as an intelligent, real-world system to raise plants in an environmentally responsible manner. Despite a plethora of technical IPM training manuals, no book until now has distilled its core philosophy for the home gardener, so that he or she can learn to manage plant…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/15/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 252
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Raymond A. Cloyd is assistant professor of Ornamental Entomology and Integrated Pest Management in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois. His appointment combines research, teaching, and extension. Dr. Cloyd has held positions in private industry as a landscape maintenance supervisor and greenhouse manager. He earned his Ph.D. in Entomology from Purdue University.

Nancy R. Pataky is plant clinic director and extension specialist in plant pathology in the Department of Crop Sciences, at the University of Illinois, Urbana. She received her master's degree in Plant Pathology from the University of Illinois.

Introduction: What Is IPM?
Plant Needs
Disease Needs
Needs of Insects, Mites, and Mollusks
Recognizing and Assessing Pest Problems
Cultural Pest Management
Physical Pest Management
Conventional and Biorational Pest Control Materials
Biological Pest Management
Insect and Disease Associations
Putting It All Together
Suggested Reading
Common and Scientific Names of Insects, Mites, Mollusks, and Diseases
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