Synopses & Reviews
The unrivaled practical handbook for the identification, treatment and prevention of plant problems. Guidance from the experts in the Identification, treatment, and prevention of plant pests, diseases, and disorders. Whether you need to identify a pest, want to know how to prevent plant problems, or are looking for alternatives to pesticides, you will find the answers in AHS Pests & Diseases. How do you know if an insect is beneficial or destructive? AHS Pests & Diseases identifies valuable insects and pest predators as well as the troublemakers. Can you identify a problem if you don't know the name of a plant? The illustrated catalog of plant problems is grouped according to whether leaves, stems, flowers, roots, or fruits are attacked. Simply compare the photographs with the affected part of your plant to find out what is wrong. Is a particular plant susceptible to disease? The A-Z, plant-by-plant listing tells you which particular ailments individual plants are most likely to suffer from. Are pesticides always necessary? Many common problems can be controlled by good gardening practice and simple preventive measures. AHS Pests and Diseases provides authoritative advice on pesticide-free solutions wherever appropriate. AHS Pests & Diseases is the practical handbook gardeners have been waiting for.
An invaluable, easy-to-follow resource. (Tulsa World)
An excellent new book....(it is) beautifully illustrated, very well organized and offers excellent advice. (Washington Post)
The answer to questions about pests. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
This practical guide for the identification, treatment, and prevention of plant problems features more than 300 close-up color photos which clearly illustrate symptoms and causes.
About the Author
Pippa Greenwood is widely recognized as an authority on plant problems and gardening. She regularly appears on television and radio programs and frequently contributes to gardening magazines. She is the author of Dorling Kindersley Publishing's The New Gardener, The Flower Gardener, and Gardening Hints and Tips. Andrew Halstead has over 25 years' experience in the recognition, management, and control of garden pests and has participated in television and radio programs on the subject. A.R. Chase is President of chase Research Gardens in California. A nationally recognized expert on diseases of ornamental plants, Dr. Chase has written five books and hundreds of journal articles. Daniel Gilrein is Extension Entomologist with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, N.Y. He is the author of numerous articles on insects and mites affecting ornamental plants and vegetables.