The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control: A Complete Guide to Maintaining a Healthy Garden and Yard the Earth-Friendly Way

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Rodale, Feb 2, 2010 - Gardening - 416 pages
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With growing consumer awareness about the dangers of garden chemicals, turn to The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control as the most reliable and comprehensive guide on the garden shelf. Rodale has been the category leader in organic methods for decades, and this thoroughly updated edition features the latest science-based recommendations for battling garden problems. With all-new photos of common and recently introduced pests and plant diseases, you can quickly identify whether you've discovered garden friend or foe and what action, if any, you should take.

No other reference includes a wider range of methods for growing and maintaining an organic garden. The plant-by-plant guide features symptoms and solutions for 200 popular plants, including flowers, vegetables, trees, shrubs, and fruits. The insect-and-disease encyclopedia includes a photo identification guide and detailed descriptions of damage readers may see. The extensive coverage of the most up-to-date organic control techniques and products, presented in order of lowest impact to most intensive intervention, makes it easy to choose the best control.

 

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Contents

YOUR HEALTHY GARDEN
1
Preventing Problems by Promoting Plant Health
2
SYMPTOMS AND SOLUTIONS
23
A PlantbyPlant ProblemSolving Guide
24
IDENTIFYING PESTS AND DISEASES
229
Understanding Insects Mites and Diseases
230
Guide to Garden Pests and Their Natural Enemies
249
Guide to Disease Symptoms
309
Choosing the Right Strategies and Products
346
Keeping Pests Away from Plants
349
364BiologicalControls
364
Organic Sprays and Dusts
375
Common Insect Damage Symptoms
393
Garden Pest and Disease Management Supplies and Products
396
Sources
397
Index
398

ORGANIC PEST AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT
345

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Fern Marshall Bradley, Barbara W. Ellis, and Deborah L. Martin are former editors of Rodale Garden Books who coauthored the 1992 edition of this book.

Fern Marshall Bradley, Barbara W. Ellis, and Deborah L. Martin are former editors of Rodale Garden Books who coauthored the 1992 edition of this book.

Fern Marshall Bradley, Barbara W. Ellis, and Deborah L. Martin are former editors of Rodale Garden Books who coauthored the 1992 edition of this book.

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