Texas Bug Book is your complete guide for identifying and organically controlling all of the most common Texas insects. Drawing on years of practical experience and research, organic gardening experts Howard Garrett and Malcolm Beck give detailed instructions on how to identify, understand the life cycle of, and control or protect Texas insects, mites, snails, slugs, nematodes, and other critters. They also include striking color photos and black-and-white drawings to help you identify each bug. Garrett and Beck highlight the many useful roles that bugs play in nature and offer proven organic remedies for infestations of pest insects.
|Publisher:||University of Texas Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.58(w) x 11.12(h) x 0.59(d)|
About the Author
HOWARD GARRETT is a landscape architect, certified arborist, horticulturist, and organic practitioner in Dallas. He promotes his organic gardening program, The Natural Way, through his WBAP-820 AM radio show, weekly column in the Dallas Morning News, monthly Dirt magazine, natural organic Web site www.dirtdoctor.com, and regional and national speaking engagements.
MALCOLM BECK, of San Antonio, is the founder of Garden-Ville Fertilizer Company. Winner of the Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence in 1997, he writes and speaks extensively on organic growing practices.
Table of Contents
- How to Use This Book
- Insect Pest Management
- Insectivorous Animals and Other Beneficials
- The Bugs
- A. Beneficial Insects
- B. Pest Control Products
- C. Growing Organic Roses, Pecan Trees, and Fruit Trees
- D. Basic Organic Program
- E. Texas Organic Research Center, Inc. (TORC): Acceptable and Unacceptable Products
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
We moved to Texas two years ago and were amazed at the number and variety of bugs here. This book helps us identify them, and shows which bugs are beneficial to the environment and which are true pests. The photos are excellent showing adult bugs, bugs in the larval stage and some photos of the damage they can do. Each bug listing tells about habitat, feeding habits, economic importance, natural control, organic control, etc. If you live in Texas, this is a great reference book to have on hand.