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Publisher Comments:

Since the publication of Silent Spring in 1962, interest in alternative pest-management strategies has increased dramatically. As a way to reduce the use of pesticides and keep plants healthy, integrated pest management (IPM) has evolved to emphasize prevention, early diagnosis (or "scouting"), and long-term control strategies — not quick fixes. Many nurseries, land-use agencies, and public gardens now require the use of IPM as an intelligent, real-world system to raise plants in an environmentally responsible manner.

Despite a plethora of technical IPM training manuals, no book until now has distilled its core philosophy for the home gardener, so that he or she can learn to manage plant health as the professionals do, based on scientific principles. In IPM for Gardeners, a team of experts explains how any gardener can use IPM techniques for success at home. Authoritative, well-illustrated, and packed with case studies, this volume promises to change the way we see our gardens.

Book News Annotation:

Reflecting a philosophy that views the natural environment as an integrated system, the initial chapters of this guide address the needs of plants and the needs of the insects and diseases that attack plants, so that gardeners can recognize when their plants are healthy and how to avoid creating an environment conducive to insects and disease. Subsequent chapters address cultural and physical pest management, insect and disease association and conventional and biorational pest control materials. Though the information is scientific, it's presented in accessible language, with careful study, to the serious non-specialist gardener. Well illustrated with color plates. All three authors are with the U. of Illinois.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Had enough of toxic pest solutions? Turn to safe and successful IPM techniques with this authoritative, well-illustrated volume.

Synopsis:

In IPM for Gardeners, a team of experts explains how home gardeners can use Integrated Pest Management techniques to manage plant health as the professionals do.

About the Author

Raymond A. Cloyd is assistant professor of Ornamental Entomology and Integrated Pest Management in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois. His appointment combines research, teaching, and extension. Dr. Cloyd has held positions in private industry as a landscape maintenance supervisor and greenhouse manager. He earned his Ph.D. in Entomology from Purdue University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881926477
Subtitle:
A Guide to Integrated Pest Management
Publisher:
Timber Press
Author:
Cloyd, Raymond A.
Author:
Nixon, Philip
Author:
Nixon, Philip L.
Author:
Pataky, Nancy
Author:
Pataky, Nancy R.
Author:
Cloyd, Raymond
Location:
Portland
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Organic
Subject:
Garden pests
Subject:
Integrated control
Subject:
Agriculture - General
Subject:
Garden pests -- Integrated control.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
2002-06
Publication Date:
20090213
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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