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A commonsense approach to controlling pests the organic way

Beginning with the soil, where 80 percent of insect problems originate, this environmentally enlightened book shows how to prevent, manage, and combat pests in the garden.

Healthy, Balanced Soil

The first and best defense. Humus, minerals, green manure, and compost. The foliar feeding program for stronger plants.

Prevention, Prevention, Prevention

Crop rotation. Protective herbs and companion planting. Organic sprays and dusts, including rotenone, sabadilla, pyrethrin, neem, ryania, and quassin.

Good Bugs, Bad Bugs

Ant lions, ladybugs, predatory thrips, and ichneumon wasps vs. aphids. Cabbage loppers and cutworms. How to identify and employ beneficial bugs.

Other Wildlife

Attracting birds and bats. Repelling rabbits and deer. Moles and voles, and why snakes really are your friends.

Synopsis:

The Hands-On Gardener: Pests is a thoroughly practical guide to pest management the organic way. As in any holistic approach, the emphasis is on prevention. Beginning with the soil, where 80% of insect problems originate, this guide shows how to keep plants healthier-and opportunistic pests at bay-through a combination of soil amendments and organic fertilizers. It covers timed planting, interplanting, homeopathic sprays, and beneficial insects.

Synopsis:

Also in the Hands-On Gardener series: Composting, Seeds and Propagation, Water, and Pruning.

About the Author

Crow Miller is a co-author of Let's Get Growing and other gardening books. He also runs Agri-Balance Organic Consultants, an organic consulting business for farmers and homeowners.
Elizabeth Miller is a co-author of Let's Get Growing and other gardening books. She also runs Agri-Balance Organic Consultants, an organic consulting business for farmers and homeowners.

Table of Contents

Introduction

HEALTHY, BALANCED SOIL

Preparing a Soil Sample

Building Healthy Soil

Organic Content

Soil Structure

Making Compost

Reality Check: Tissue Analysis

Why Soil Nutrients Are Important

Choosing the Best Plants

Environmental Stress

OUTWITTING INSECTS

Know Your Enemy

The Good Guys

Outthinking Your Enemy

Crop Rotation

Avoid Monoculture

Timed Planting

Tilling and Mowing

INSECT IDENTIFICATION

Catching and Preserving Insects

Metamorphosis

Attracting Beneficial Insects

Buying Beneficial Insects

The Pollinators

Beneficial Insects

Spiders

Harmful Insects

INSECT CONTROL

Organic Sprays and Dusts

Biological Controls

Homemade Controls

Traps and Barriers

WILDLIFE in the GARDEN

Birds

Amphibians and Reptiles

Mammals

APPENDIXES

Soil Analysis for Organic Growing

Plant Tissue Analysis

Resources

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780761114017
Subtitle:
A Practical Guide to Natural Management of Garden Pests--From Borers and Nematodes to Rabbits and Deer
Author:
Anderson, Jim
Author:
Miller, Crow
Author:
Anderson, Jim
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Flowers - General
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Organic
Subject:
Control
Subject:
Organic gardening
Subject:
Garden pests
Subject:
Pests
Subject:
Plants, protection of
Subject:
Natural pesticides.
Subject:
GARDENING / Techniques
Subject:
GARDENING / Flowers / General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Smith & Hawken the Hands-On Gardener
Publication Date:
20000301
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.38 in 0.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The Hands-On Gardener: Pests is a thoroughly practical guide to pest management the organic way. As in any holistic approach, the emphasis is on prevention. Beginning with the soil, where 80% of insect problems originate, this guide shows how to keep plants healthier-and opportunistic pests at bay-through a combination of soil amendments and organic fertilizers. It covers timed planting, interplanting, homeopathic sprays, and beneficial insects.
"Synopsis" by , Also in the Hands-On Gardener series: Composting, Seeds and Propagation, Water, and Pruning.
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