Pests and diseases

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Dorling Kindersley, Mar 1, 2000 - Gardening - 218 pages
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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.

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Contents

INTR0DucIIoN
7
GARDEN HEALTH AND PROBLEMS
65
AZ DIRECTORY
97
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Pippa Greenwood trained as a botanist and ran the plant pathology department at the Royal Horticultural Society's Garden at Wisley in Surrey, England. Pippa is the author of several best-selling gardening books including New Gardener, Flower Gardener, and A Garden for All Seasons. Pippa also writes for Amateur Gardening magazine and the Mirror daily newspaper in London.

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