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Description - Garden Pests, Diseases & Good Bugs by Denis Crawford

The most comprehensive illustrated book on pests and diseases - and beneficial insects - for Australian gardeners.

this is the book that Australian gardeners have been waiting for! Packed with more than 750 stunning and detailed photographs, and a wealth of easy-to-follow, comprehensive and reliable advice, Garden Pests, Diseases and Good Bugs is the ultimate illustrated guide for anyone who wants to encourage a healthy, thriving garden.


Every garden is host to hundreds of insects and other invertebrates. Fortunately very few of them are pests. But how do you tell if an insect is harmful or not? And what about those nasty looking leaf spots, and mildews, and strange lumps and bumps? Garden Pests, Diseases and Good Bugs show you how to figure out whether an insect is a pest or not, identify the signs of disease, and apply hands-on preventative and control techniques before resorting to pesticides.


the most comprehensive guide to garden pests and diseases in Australia
Over 750 photographs to help you identify the good, the bad and the ugly in your garden with ease
Features natural and non-toxic solutions as well as chemical controls
Over 150 pest insects and other pests described in detail along with the good bugs that get rid of them


this book will be the benchmark for pest and disease management in Australian gardens Dr Paul Horne

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780733331886
ISBN-10: 0733331882
Format: Paperback / softback
(241mm x 158mm x 25mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: ABC Books
Publisher: ABC Books
Publish Date: 27-Jan-2015
Country of Publication: Australia

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Book Review: Garden Pests, Diseases & Good Bugs by Denis Crawford - Reviewed by (29 Nov 2016)

As an organic gardener, this book has become my go-to guide. Much quicker than scrolling through google images, and written for the AUSTRALIAN gardener, this book is a great reference guide. Importantly it only focuses on what you will find in your Australian garden, so time is not wasted looking at pests found only in other countries. The photographs are clear, colourful and large enough to easily identify the pests/diseases. It also focuses on the Good Bugs which is essential for the organic gardener. Dennis Crawford is well known in gardening circles Australia wide and this book is a real treasure trove.


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