Description - Pests of the Garden and Small Farm by Mary Louise Flint
This text adapts scientifically based integrated pest management techniques to the needs of the home gardener and small-scale farmer. Featuring more than 250 colour photographs of pests and crops, and more than 100 drawings, the text should enable readers to identify pests quickly - and to prevent, correct, or live with most common pest problems. Crop tables at the end of the book describe major pests on 30 vegetable and fruit tree crops and refer readers to specific pages for more detail. The book's approach minimizes the use of broad spectrum pesticides, relying primarily on alternatives such as: biological control; resistant varieties; traps and barriers; less toxic pesticides such as soaps, oils, and microbials; changing planting, irrigation, or cultivating procedures; and other preventative measures.
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University of California Press
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Author Biography - Mary Louise Flint
Mary Louise Flint is the Director of the Education and Publication Division of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Project, University of California, Davis. She is the author of Pests of the Garden and Small Farm (California, 1995) now in second edition. Steve H. Dreistadt is Senior Writer at the IPM Project. He and Flint are coeditors of Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs (1994).