Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs, Third Edition

Publication (University of California (System). Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources))

Book 6
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Completely revised and expanded, Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs, 3rd Edition, is a comprehensive, how-to integrated pest management (IPM) resource for landscapers, arborists, home gardeners, retailers, and parks and grounds managers. This easy-to-use guide covers hundreds of insects, mites, nematodes, plant diseases, and weeds that can damage California landscapes.

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.

 

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UCANR Publications
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Published on
Feb 24, 2016
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Pages
435
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ISBN
9781601078643
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English
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Genres
Gardening / Landscape
Gardening / Regional / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
Technology & Engineering / Pest Control
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13 shortcut identification tables for groups that share similar, unusual, or relatively uncommon characteristics.

2 grass identification keys - a key to all characteristics including inflorescences and reproductive parts and a key to vegetative characteristics only.

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Color photos of over 700 weeds including seeds, seedlings, flowers, and mature plants.

Appendix of non-native plants rarely or occasionally naturalized in California.

Glossary of botanical terms.

Bibliography of some of the most pertinent publications.

Index to common names, scientific names, and synonyms.

Each entry describes the plant category, family name, common name, and synonyms along with a summary of the important aspects of the plant’s life cycle, size, growth form, impact, method of introduction, and toxicity. You'll also find a description of the seedling, mature plant, roots and underground structures, flowers, fruits and seeds, spikelets and florets, spore-bearing structures, and post senescence characteristics for each entry. Also includes a description of the habitat where each is typically found and distribution in California, other states, and worldwide, along with maximum elevation at which the species is found.

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