Synopses & Reviews
This book is designed to help the reader anticipate and recognize specific problems of pest management and then to resolve them using the natural enemies of pests — insects, mites, and diseases. The main sections on pest profiles, beneficial species, and entomopathogens provide a pest identification guide as well as information on species characteristics, life cycles, damage symptoms, plant and pest associations, and influences on growing practices. The book will be a valuable reference for professional, academic, and lay readers, whether they are growers, consultants, scientists, or students.
"Recommended. General readers; two-year technical program students."—. K. Harris, Choice, November 2003 M. K. Harris
"This valuable handbook is a practical reference guide for professional, academic and lay readers — growers and farmers, consultants, scientists, students and home gardeners."&8212;Joanne S. Carpender, National Gardener, October 2003 Choice
"I strongly recommend it as a practical reference guide for the grower, farmer, entomologist or scientist who is interested in biological control in plant protection."—ames J. Heinis, Journal of Agricultural and Food Information, September 2005 Joanne S. Carpender - National Gardener
Today's gardeners are looking for eco-friendly solutions to inevitable pest problems. This handbook will help you identify specific problems of pest management, and resolve them by using the natural enemies of pests.