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California Natural History Guides #70: Pests of the Native California Conifers

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Publisher Comments:

This guide synthesizes the most current information available on the pests and environmental conditions that can damage Californias conifers, the vast majority of native trees in the state. Authoritative and easy-to-use, it is an essential reference for biologists, arborists, ecologists, foresters and everyone who needs up-to-date information on conifer pests in one convenient manual.

o Species accounts cover life cycles, habits, distribution, and significance of each pest and discuss valuable options for reducing or avoiding damage

o 111 clear color photographs show damage caused by 80 insects, diseases, fungi, parasitic plants, animals, and other destructive agents

o The only guide to include information on environmental factors such as air pollution, salt, and frost as well as biological agents

o Appendices list pests and diseases by tree species and by part of the tree affected

Synopsis:

This field guide synthesizes the most current information on the pests and environmental conditions that can damage California's conifers. * 212 clear color photographs show damage caused by 80 insects, diseases, fungi, parasitic plants, animals, and other destructive agents * This is the only guide to include information on environmental factors such as air pollution, salt, and frost

Synopsis:

"This book provides an important compilation of information on major pathogens, insects, and other pests of conifers. Because conifers are of tremendous ecological and economic importance in California, this book will fill a unique niche."—Dave M. Rizzo, University of California, Davis

"I applaud the authors for the effort involved in assembling this book. The combination of insect and disease information has important reference and diagnostic value."—Timothy D. Paine, co-editor of Mechanisms and Deployment of Resistance in Trees to Insects

About the Author

David L. Wood is Professor of the Graduate School and Professor Emeritus of Entomology at the University of California, Berkeley. Thomas W. Koerber is retired research entomologist at the Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, and currently Consulting Entomologist, Entomological Services Co., Berkeley, California. Robert F. Scharpf is Retired Research Plant Pathologist, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service. Andrew J. Storer is Assistant Professor of Forest Insect Ecology in the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science at Michigan Technological University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520233270
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
General
Editor:
Koerber, Thomas
Editor:
Wood, David
Author:
Koerbe
Author:
Koerber, Thomas W.
Author:
Scharpf, Robert F.
Author:
Storer, Andrew J.
Author:
Wood, David L.
Author:
r, Thomas W.
Subject:
Diseases and pests
Subject:
Conifers
Subject:
Life Sciences - Anatomy & Physiology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - Entomology
Subject:
Conifers -- Diseases and pests -- California.
Subject:
Entomology
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Anatomy and Physiology
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
California Natural History Guides
Series Volume:
70
Publication Date:
20030508
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
211 color photographs
Pages:
245
Dimensions:
7.54x4.78x.89 in. .96 lbs.

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California Natural History Guides #70: Pests of the Native California Conifers
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Product details 245 pages University of California Press - English 9780520233270 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This field guide synthesizes the most current information on the pests and environmental conditions that can damage California's conifers. * 212 clear color photographs show damage caused by 80 insects, diseases, fungi, parasitic plants, animals, and other destructive agents * This is the only guide to include information on environmental factors such as air pollution, salt, and frost
"Synopsis" by ,
"This book provides an important compilation of information on major pathogens, insects, and other pests of conifers. Because conifers are of tremendous ecological and economic importance in California, this book will fill a unique niche."—Dave M. Rizzo, University of California, Davis

"I applaud the authors for the effort involved in assembling this book. The combination of insect and disease information has important reference and diagnostic value."—Timothy D. Paine, co-editor of Mechanisms and Deployment of Resistance in Trees to Insects

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