Natural Enemies Handbook: The Illustrated Guide to Biological Pest Control / Edition 1

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The Best-Ever Practical Guide to Biological Control. This book will help you find, identify, and use natural enemies to control pests in almost any agricultural crop, garden, or landscape. First use the handy Quick Guide feature to locate natural enemies. Then go to the main text for clear, detailed information. 180 high-quality color photographs and 140 expertly rendered drawings show hundreds of predators, parasites, and pathogens that attack pest insects, mites, nematodes, plant pathogens, and weeds. References, suppliers, and a comprehensive index make this an indispensable sourcebook for growers, pest control advisers, landscape professionals, home gardeners, and pest management teachers and students.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781879906419
  • Publisher: Agriculture and Natural Resources - Univ. of CA
  • Publication date: 10/1/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 154

Meet the Author


Mary Louise Flint is the Director of the Education and Publication Division of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Project, University of California, Davis. She is the author of Pests of the Garden and Small Farm (California, 1995) now in second edition. Steve H. Dreistadt is Senior Writer at the IPM Project. He and Flint are coeditors of Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs (1994).
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Table of Contents

Dedication
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Natural Enemies Are Your Allies 1
Ch. 2 Biological Pest Control Quick Guide 13
Ch. 3 Natural Enemies of Plant Pathogens 27
Ch. 4 Natural Enemies of Nematodes 33
Ch. 5 Natural Enemies of Weeds 35
Ch. 6 Natural Enemies of Arthropods 41
Ch. 7 Parasites of Arthropods 55
Ch. 8 Predators of Arthropods 79
Ch. 9 Pathogens of Arthropods 117
Resources 125
Literature Cited 129
Names of Pests and Plants 141
Index 143
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