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The Gardener's Guide to Plant Diseases: Earth-Safe Remedies

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Become a Skilled Doctor of Plant Care!

This easy-to-use reference fully explains more than 50 of the most common plant diseases — where they occur, what they look like, what to do about them, and the long-term prognosis for the affected plants. Most important, gardening expert Barbara Pleasant recommends proven organic methods for controlling each disease.

The Gardener's Guide to Plant Diseases features:

— Informal encyclopedia style, making information and answers very easy to find.

— Illustrations that show the techniques for distinguishing between look-alike symptoms of different diseases.

— Cross-referenced list of common vegetables and fruits and the diseases most apt to affect them.

— Loads of facts on symptoms and tips for detecting diseases (including those diseases that are often too small to see).

— Simple, inexpensive organic treatments to halt the spread of each disease and prevent its recurrence.

Synopsis:

The antidote for the 50 most common plant diseases: what they look like, where they are found, what to do about them, and what they will do to the plant. The only organic plant disease reference guidebook available.

About the Author

Award-winning author Barbara Pleasant has written abouttackling some of gardeners' worst nightmares: bugs, plantdiseases, and weeds. Her books include The Gardener's BugBook, The Gardener's Guide to Plant Diseases, The Gardener'sWeed Book,and Garden Stone,2003 winner of the Garden Writers Association's Garden Globe Award.A contributing editor to Mother Earth Newsand regionalcorrespondent for Gardening How-Tomagazine, Barbara lives in the mountains of western North Carolina. Her website isbarbarapleasant.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1 The Gardener as Plant Physician: An Overview of Backyard Plant Pathology

Chapter 2 Ailments from the Earth: Plant Pathogens that Live in Soil

Chapter 3 Mobile Marauders: Airborne Pathogens that Persist in Host Plant Tissues

Chapter 4 Blotches, Spots, and Specks: Leaf Spots and Other Foliar Diseases

Chapter 5 Deadly Conspiracies: Insect-Vectored Bacterial Diseases

Chapter 6 The Tiniest Terrors: Viruses and Their Vectors

Chapter 7 Nightmare Nematodes: Root-knot, Lesion, and Other Nematodes

Chapter 8 Great Masqueraders: Common Plant Problems that Resemble Diseases

Chapter 9 What's Ailing My Garden? A Quick-Reference Table to Diseases Affecting

Common Garden Crops

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780882662749
Author:
Pleasant, Barbara
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Location:
Pownal, Vt :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Plant diseases
Subject:
Organic gardening
Subject:
Garden pests
Subject:
Plants, protection of
Subject:
GARDENING / Reference
Subject:
GARDENING / Vegetables
Subject:
GARDENING / Organic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
249
Publication Date:
19950131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 x 9
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6.12 x 0.5 in 0.69 lb

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