Gardening for a Greener Planet: A Chemical-free Approach
Gardening for a Greener Planet is a complete guide to creating beautiful, fertile gardens free of both pests & chemicals: Using a technique known as "integrated pest management," environmentally concerned gardeners can protect food & foliage from destructive garden insects without contaminating it with toxins. Jonathan Erickson explains how to employ natural methods such as beneficial insects & other organisms, companion planting, minerals & soaps, & non-chemical pesticides in the war against garden-hungry bugs. Erickson covers these topics in easy-to-follow steps. Unlike other insect-control books, this one is arranged by plant rather than by pest. That way, readers can quickly & easily locate information on a particular fruit, vegetable, flower, tree, or shrub; find out what insects frequently attack it; & proceed to swiftly, safely, & effectively eradicate them using the latest alternative techniques. Erickson also provides a complete listing of non-chemical pest control product suppliers & information sources currently available, as well as a detailed look at the latest research released by the USDA & the Worldwide Insecticide Resistance Database. New developments in chemical-free gardening emerge every day, making it possible to more easily reap the rewards of the Earth without harming it. Every day, too, the federal government introduces new restraints on the use of chemical pesticides. Now is the time for gardeners to begin using the straightforward, practical, & environmentally sound methods described in Gardening for a Greener Planet.
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