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A Color Atlas of Pests of Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, and Flowersby David V Alford
Synopses & Reviews
Ornamental trees, shrubs, and flowers are an important component of modern life, from houseplants to trees in public parks. This authoritative and beautifully illustrated account provides a unique source of reference for all practitioners involved in the recognition, biology, and control of the pests of ornamental crops. The author recommends appropriate control measures, including the environmentally conscious methods of handpicking insects, eliminating insect hiding places, and using certain pesticide and chemical controls. Entomologists, horticulturists, pest control specialists, integrated pest management (IPM) practitioners, growers, students, and teachers will all find this to be a thorough and comprehensive text.
Book News Annotation:
Out of print after its last publication in 1995 by Manson Publishing Ltd., London, this Timber Press reprint will provide entomologists, horticulturalists, pest control specialists, growers, and students with a reference to the recognition, biology, and control of pests of ornamental plants (with an IPM bent). Each major order and family of pest is addressed, with a description and color photos, followed by details on the pest's life history, the kind of damage caused, the severity of the plant's reaction, and appropriate control methods, beginning with the least environmentally harmful. Written by an English entomologist, the volume is written for Great Britain but, as the introduction observes, many of the pests addressed occur in other parts of the world, sometimes as accidental introductions. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Learn to adopt appropriate pest control measures, including the environmentally conscious methods of handpicking insects, eliminating insect hiding places, and using appropriate pesticide and chemical controls.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 428-430) and indexes.
About the Author
Dr. David V. Alford is a graduate of London University and has over 40 years experience in practical entomology. He previously worked for the organization then called the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF), where he gained wide experience of plant pests and crop protection issues in both agriculture and horticulture. He also served as a member of the MAFF Scientific Subcommittee on Pesticides.
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