Organic Control of Pests – Insecticides, Pesticides, Fungicides
Table of Contents
Green Fly and Black Fly
Thrips and Red Spider
Leaf Cutting Bees and Caterpillars
Wood lice and ants
Leaf Mining Maggots
Rust, Mildew and Leaf Spot
It does not matter whether you have plants growing indoors, or a garden outdoors – where there is really, there are going to be pests. These are going to be insect pests. Also, you are going to be pestered no pun intended with plant diseases.
This book is an introduction to Garden pests and diseases, and how you can cure them organically. As I definitely do not advocate chemical pesticides in my garden, especially on my plants which I am going to feed my family or eat my own self, you are also going to get organic pesticide cures, which are going to help you get an insect free and fungus free produce and harvest.
The ills from which the garden suffers are usually divided into animal pests and fungus diseases. Weeds also really can be included under this heading, as they have almost as detrimental an affect upon garden plants as either of the other classes of affliction.
There should be no delay in dealing with all these three types of destructive elements in your garden because the damage caused by their inroads on your plants are often going to be extensive and cumulative in effect.
Prompt action should always be taken and where the preventive measures are possible the resulting improvement in in plant health will be marked.
I am going to start with animal pests, who are definitely not going to be controlled by pesticides. However, they are going to be preventive measures, which help take care of animals in your garden.
The book's 435 pages present the practical experience and research-based advice of more than 100 University of California (UC) and industry experts, including:
• Pest-resistant plants and landscape design
• Planting, irrigating, and other cultural practices that keep plants healthy
• Conserving natural enemies to biologically control pests
• Efficient monitoring so you know when to act
• Selective pesticides and when their use may be warranted
• Numerous references to regularly-updated, online guides with more pesticide choices and the latest IPM practices
Inside you'll find:
• 575 high-quality, color photographs to help you recognize the causes of plant damage and identify pests and their natural enemies. 140 more than the previous edition!
• 101 line drawings and charts of pest biology and control techniques
• Problem-solving tables to help you diagnose the pests and maladies of more than 200 genera of alphabetically-listed trees and shrubs
Also in the 3rd Edition are dozens of newly added pests, including those affecting azaleas, camellias, hibiscus, camphor, eucalyptus, liquidambar, oaks, maples, palms, pines, olive, roses, and sycamores.