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Title:
Pests of the garden and small farm : a grower's guide to using less pesticide
Author:
Flint, Mary Louise, 1949-
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Oakland, Calif. : University of California, Statewide Integrated Pest Management Project, UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources ; Berkeley : University of California Press, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
x, 276 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781879906402

9780520218109
Format :
Book

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Adapts scientifically based integrated pest mgmt. techniques to the needs of the home gardener and small-scale farmer. Featuring more than 250 color photos of pests and more than 100 B & W drawings and photos, the book enables you to identify pests quickly -- and to prevent, correct, or live with most common pest problems. Crop tables at the back describe major pests on 30 vegetable and fruit tree crops and refer you to specific pages for more detail. Relies 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.


Summary

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 successful Pests of the Garden and Small Farm adapts scientifically based integrated pest management techniques to the needs of the home gardener and small-scale farmer.


Author Notes

Mary Louise Flint is the Director of the Education and Publication Division of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Project, University of California, Davis. She is the author of Pests of the Garden and Small Farm (California, 1995) now in second edition. Steve H. Dreistadt is Senior Writer at the IPM Project. He and Flint are coeditors of Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs (1994).


Reviews 2

Library Journal Review

This second and newly revised edition is an indispensable and authoritative manual for small-scale fruit and vegetable growers. Written by the director of the education and publication division of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Project, University of California at Davis, the guide comprehensively covers the biology of crop pests and their control through sound cultivation practices and a minimum use of pesticides. Incorporated in this edition is new information about horticultural oils, solarization techniques, and recently introduced biocontrols. Since it deals with crop pests in California, growers outside the state and other mild-temperate/subtropical regions might find some of the information (e.g., pests of citrus and avocado) irrelevant. The index to the book could have been more inclusive, with referencing of the scientific names of all pests described. Also, a list of the commercial sources for biological pesticides would have been very helpful. Nevertheless, this is an incomparable resourceÄan essential purchase for all horticultural collections, especially in the West. For general readers and specialists alike.ÄBrian Lym, City Coll. Lib. of San Francisco (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Choice Review

Integrated pest management (IPM) can spell success for the small grower of food crops. Flint's book (1st ed., CH, Jan'91) is a guide for the victory garden grower or the professional looking for sound methods to reduce pesticides. The book is clearly written and deals concisely with a range of garden problems, including diseases, arthropods, snails and slugs, nematodes, and weeds. Equally important is information on the overall objectives and principles of IPM. The book offers an excellent review of plant and pest development and a glossary of terms. This guide, although specific for the California area, will have application and appeal to growers throughout the US and, with minor differences in regard to regional pests, will have application in less developed countries where pesticides are not available or would not be needed if alternatives were available. All libraries will want copies of this superb book on pest management. All levels. R. Frederiksen; Texas A&M University


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