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.
"An essential book for horticulturists and anyone concerned with pest management."—John Van de Water, Newark Star-Ledger, March 16, 2003 John Van de Water
"This is the most useful garden book on controlling pests to come out lately and would be a welcome addition to anyone's library."—Joanne S. Carpender, National Gardener, February 2003 Newark Star-Ledger
Includes bibliographical references (p. 428-430) and indexes.
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.
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.