Updated and new!
This handbook adapts scientifically based integrated pest management techniques to the needs of the home gardener and small-scale or urban farmer.
Covers insects, mites, plant diseases, nematodes, and weeds of fruit and nut trees and vegetables using the IPM approach of making minimal use of broad-spectrum pesticides; the methods recommended here rely primarily on organically acceptable alternatives.
120 common pests are described in individual sections; crop-by-crop symptom identification tables guide you quickly to the information you need.
More than 350 color photos and 118 drawings help you diagnose problems and find solutions.
What’s new in the Third Edition?
•Includes the most up-to-date information on managing vegetable, herb and fruit tree pests with organically acceptable tools.
•Over 30 new insect, disease and weed pests.
•Crop tables in the back expanded to include 6 new crops and herbs.
•Over 120 new color photographs added for a total of more than 400 color illustrations throughout.