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Title:
Pests & diseases
Author:
Greenwood, Pippa.
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Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dorling Kindersley, 2000.
Physical Description:
218 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
At head of title: American Horticultural Society.

Includes indexes.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780789450746
Format :
Book

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Summary

Guidance from the experts in the Identification, treatment, and prevention of plant pests, diseases, and disorders. Whether you need to identify a pest, want to know how to prevent plant problems, or are looking for alternatives to pesticides, you will find the answers in AHS Pests & Diseases. How do you know if an insect is beneficial or destructive? AHS Pests & Diseases identifies valuable insects and pest predators as well as the troublemakers. Can you identify a problem if you don't know the name of a plant? The illustrated catalog of plant problems is grouped according to whether leaves, stems, flowers, roots, or fruits are attacked. Simply compare the photographs with the affected part of your plant to find out what is wrong. Is a particular plant susceptible to disease? The A-Z, plant-by-plant listing tells you which particular ailments individual plants are most likely to suffer from. Are pesticides always necessary? Many common problems can be controlled by good gardening practice and simple preventive measures. AHS Pests and Diseases provides authoritative advice on pesticide-free solutions wherever appropriate. AHS Pests & Diseases is the practical handbook gardeners have been waiting for.


Author Notes

Plant pathologist Pippa Greenwood is a member of the scientific and advisory staff of the Royal Horticultural Society in Great Britain. She has written extensively on the care of gardens and houseplants in books such as The New Gardener: The Practical Guide to Gardening Basics (1995), Gardening Hints & Tips (1996), Pests and Diseases (1997), The New Flower Gardener (1998), and Basic Gardening (101 Essential Tips) (1998). Greenwood has also appeared in a videotape produced by the National Back Pain Association called Better Backs for Gardeners.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
How To Use This Bookp. 8
Gallery of Symptoms
Leavesp. 12
Stems and Budsp. 33
Flowersp. 42
Fruits, Berries, Vegetables and Nutsp. 47
Soil, Roots, Tubers and Bulbsp. 53
Lawnsp. 58
Beneficial Garden Dwellersp. 60
Garden Health and Problems
Ecology of the Gardenp. 66
Types of Pests and Diseasesp. 72
Controlling Pests and Diseasesp. 78
A-Z Directoryp. 97
Individual Plant Problemsp. 193
Reference Section
Glossaryp. 208
Indexp. 212
Acknowledgmentsp. 218