If you want to keep your produce and plants healthy, the book Pests & Diseases includes helpful recommendations by symptom, by plant and by problem for a variety of conditions that can affect your garden.
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Title: Pests & Diseases
Author: Pippa Greenwood & Andrew Halstead
Published By: Dorling Kindersley, 2018
Pests & Diseases
Whether you want to research in advance about the types of Pests and Diseases that may affect your plants, you want to learn how to prepare and maintain your garden for optimum health, or you need to identify a symptom your plant is suffering from, the book Pests and Diseases has you covered.
There are four main sections included in Pests and Diseases.
- Gallery of Symptoms
- Garden Health and Problems
- A-Z of Pests, Diseases, and Disorders
- Individual Plant Problems
Each section is broken down further into categories.
Gallery of Symptoms
- Fruits, Berries, Vegetables, and Nuts
- Soil, Roots, Tubers, and Bulbs
- Stems and Buds
- Beneficial Garden Dwellers
Garden Health and Problems
- The Balance of Life
- Soil and Nutrients
- Natural Upsets
- Types of Plant Disease
- Types of Garden Pest
- Pest Life Cycles
- Approaches to Control
- Chemical-Free Controls
- Biological Controls
- Insecticides and Fungicides
- Chemicals and Their Actions
- Applying Pesticides
- Preventative Measures
A-Z of Pests, Diseases, and Disorders
Individual Plant Problems
- Fruits and Nuts
- Vegetables and Herbs
- Garden Trees
- Shrubs and Climbers
- Herbaceous Perennials
- Bulbous Plants
- Annuals and Biennials
- Greenhouse and House Plants
Being a visual person, I especially appreciate the Gallery of Symptoms section. Filled with color photographs of the problems you may encounter on your plants and produce, it makes it easy to identify and treat the disease, disorder or symptom your plant my be suffering with.
So far we have identified two issues with our garden using the Gallery of Symptoms. This gives us a starting point to decide how we are going to treat and get rid of the pests we already have.
I’ve already gotten a handle on the outbreak of icky aphids on my roses with some insecticide soaps.
I found the image of the aphids in the Gallery of Symptoms and then looked up Aphids in the A-Z of Pests, Diseases, and Disorders. It explained a few different ways we could try to get rid of the pests. I’m hoping the insecticide soap does the trick!
Pests & Diseases is a handy book to have on-hand. It will allow you to keep your garden plants and produce healthy and teach you effective ways to manage and control the natural garden pests you may encounter along the way.
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