• Title: IPM for Gardeners: A Guide to Integrated Pest Management
  • Author: Raymond A. Cloyd, Philip L. Nixon, Nancy R. Pataky
  • Released: 2004-09-01
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 252
  • ISBN: 0881926477
  • ASIN: B0013JB91G
From Gardeners are increasingly converting to a "green" frame of mind, and once that happens, all the familiar toxic pesticides are thrown away, and something else must take their place. Consequently, botanical gardens across the country are now offering classes on integrated pest management. This guide sounds the trumpet, giving those gardeners hungry for information about how to improve the conditions in their gardens a sound underpinning in methods aimed at using chemicals only when deemed absolutely necessary. The case for IPM is clearly set forth in a framework that describes what plants need to be healthy, what can cause diseases, and how insects function in our gardens. Cloyd and his coauthors offer advice on how to recognize and assess pest problems as they occur, discuss plant culture and selection, and outline physical means of control. Their explanations of pest-control products are extremely helpful; the book's many photographs will aid in identifying infestations and diseases, and the appendixes provide a wealth of additional information. Alice Joyce
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Review "This book ... will empower any gardener who desires to use IPM techniques successfully at home."
—Deborah Smith-Fiola, American Gardener, January/February 2005 (American Gardener)

"An excellent textbook for those who want a practical foundation in IPM."
—July Hays, Northwest Garden News, July 2006 (Northwest Garden News)

"Packed with information and photographs, this volume explains the biology behind plant and insect population dynamics, covers important strategies for keeping plants healthy, and describes creative, holistic first-aid strategies when infestations do occur. Whether you are a novice gardener or a full-time farmer, IPM for Gardeners will do you and your garden a world of good."
—E, the Environmental Magazine, July/August 2005 (E, The Environmental Magazine) --This text refers to the edition.

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