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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  • Edition: Original
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-02-02
  • Publisher: Rodale Books
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With growing consumer awareness about the dangers of garden chemicals, turn toThe Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Controlas 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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Bookp. iv
Photo Creditsp. vi
Your Healthy Gardenp. 1
Preventing Problems by Promoting Plant Healthp. 2
Symptoms and Solutionsp. 23
A Plant-by-Plant Problem-Solving Guidep. 24
Identifying Pests and Diseasesp. 229
Understanding Insects, Mites, and Diseasesp. 230
Guide to Garden Pests and Their Natural Enemiesp. 249
Guide to Disease Symptomsp. 309
Organic Pest and Disease Managementp. 345
Choosing the Right Strategies and Productsp. 346
Keeping Pests Away from Plantsp. 349
Biological Controlsp. 364
Organic Sprays and Dustsp. 375
Common Insect Damage Symptomsp. 393
Garden Pest and Disease Management Supplies and Productsp. 396
Sourcesp. 397
Indexp. 398
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