The handbook adapts scientifically based integrated pest management techniques to the needs of the home gardener and small-scale 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.
Use the spiral bound set of 53 pocket-sized cards in the field to identify and manage common pests of vegetables grown in backyards; community or school gardens; and small, diversified farms in urban or rural areas.