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Pests, Diseases and Disorders of Garden Plants

Pests, Diseases and Disorders of Garden Plants

by Stefan Buczacki, Keith Harris, Brian Hargreaves
     
 

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Essential for all gardeners, horticulturists, teachers, students and naturalists, this is a practical guide to dealing with the pests, diseases and disorders that commonly affect fruit, vegetables, trees and ornamental garden plants.A revision of the highly acclaimed Collins Guide to Pests, Diseases and Disorders first published in 1981, the book now features

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Essential for all gardeners, horticulturists, teachers, students and naturalists, this is a practical guide to dealing with the pests, diseases and disorders that commonly affect fruit, vegetables, trees and ornamental garden plants.A revision of the highly acclaimed Collins Guide to Pests, Diseases and Disorders first published in 1981, the book now features completely updated text, the addition of several new pests and diseases that have become a threat in the last decade.The Introduction provides general information about garden hygiene and plant care and control, including an assessment of pesticides and chemicals. Special attention is given to the increasing importance of biological control in gardens.•The A-to-Z of Symptoms lists all the common garden plants, and describes likely causes of problems with leaves, shoots, flowers, fruit and buds, with cross-references to the detailed entries in the main section of the book.•Pests are arranged by groups of closely related organisms. Problems such as eelworms, slugs, snails, aphids and birds are all dealt with.•Diseases are organised on the basis of symptoms such as rusts, smuts, cankers and rots.•Disorders, like mineral deficiencies and genetic abnormalities, are grouped under the main factors causing them – mechanical, climatic, nutritional etc.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007387168
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/10/2010
Sold by:
HarperCollins Publishers
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
949,754
File size:
233 MB
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Meet the Author

Professor Stefan Buczacki is equally well known as the presenter of many hundreds of radio and television gardening programmes and as one of the country's most experienced non-fiction authors with well over fifty published titles on natural history, gardening and biography, many for HarperCollins. He is a graduate of the Universities of Southampton and Oxford and holds distinctions and awards from many scientific societies as well as honorary degrees.

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