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The Gardener's Guide to Plant Diseases: Earth-Safe Remedies

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Become a Skilled Doctor of Plant Care!

This easy-to-use reference fully explains more than 50 of the most common plant diseases — where they occur, what they look like, what to do about them, and the long-term prognosis for the affected plants. Most important, gardening expert Barbara Pleasant recommends proven organic methods for controlling each disease.

The Gardener's Guide to Plant Diseases features:

— Informal encyclopedia style, making ...

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Overview

Become a Skilled Doctor of Plant Care!

This easy-to-use reference fully explains more than 50 of the most common plant diseases — where they occur, what they look like, what to do about them, and the long-term prognosis for the affected plants. Most important, gardening expert Barbara Pleasant recommends proven organic methods for controlling each disease.

The Gardener's Guide to Plant Diseases features:

— Informal encyclopedia style, making information and answers very easy to find.

— Illustrations that show the techniques for distinguishing between look-alike symptoms of different diseases.

— Cross-referenced list of common vegetables and fruits and the diseases most apt to affect them.

— Loads of facts on symptoms and tips for detecting diseases (including those diseases that are often too small to see).

— Simple, inexpensive organic treatments to halt the spread of each disease and prevent its recurrence.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882662749
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/2/1995
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 796,385
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Pleasant has written five books for Storey, including the Garden Writer's Association 2003 Garden Globe Award of Achievement winner, Garden Stone. She lives in Virginia.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1 The Gardener as Plant Physician: An Overview of Backyard Plant Pathology

Chapter 2 Ailments from the Earth: Plant Pathogens that Live in Soil

Chapter 3 Mobile Marauders: Airborne Pathogens that Persist in Host Plant Tissues

Chapter 4 Blotches, Spots, and Specks: Leaf Spots and Other Foliar Diseases

Chapter 5 Deadly Conspiracies: Insect-Vectored Bacterial Diseases

Chapter 6 The Tiniest Terrors: Viruses and Their Vectors

Chapter 7 Nightmare Nematodes: Root-knot, Lesion, and Other Nematodes

Chapter 8 Great Masqueraders: Common Plant Problems that Resemble Diseases

Chapter 9 What's Ailing My Garden? A Quick-Reference Table to Diseases Affecting

Common Garden Crops

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