Pests, Diseases and Disorders of Garden Plants (Collins Photo Guides)

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9780007196821: Pests, Diseases and Disorders of Garden Plants (Collins Photo Guides)

Essential for all gardeners, horticulturists, teachers, students and naturalists, this is a practical, highly-illustrated 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 in1981, the book now features completely updated text, the addition of several new pests and diseases that have become important in the last decade, and an impressive full colour plate section with over 600 photographs.

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.

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“Certainly one of the most valuable garden reference books.”
Fred Whitsey, Daily Telegraph

“Downright useful… highly absorbing… A masterpiece of horticultural study.”
Popular Gardening

From the Back Cover:

• A photographic guide to the pests, diseases and disorders that commonly affect fruit, vegetables, trees and ornamental garden plants.
• Covers and illustrates problems as diverse as rots, snails and genetic abnormalities and provides invaluable information on garden hygiene, use of chemicals and plant care.
• Easy to use – includes an A to Z directory of symptoms.
• Highly illustrated with 700 colour photographs.
• Essential for all gardeners, horticulturalists, teachers, students and naturalists.

THE INTRODUCTION provides general information about garden hygiene and plant care and control, including an assessment of pesticides and chemicals

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 and so on.

"Certainly one of the most valuable garden reference books."
FRANK WHITSEY, 'Daily Telegraph'

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