Series: University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Pu (Book 3359)
Paperback: 327 pages
Publisher: University of California Press (August 1994)
Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 8.5 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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Do you have questions? This book has the answers. If you are a serious gardener or a weekend putterer this book is for you. 'Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs' focuses on IPM as a safer more environmentally responsible method of pest and disease combat. It is a wonderful diagnostic tool with hundredes of color photos and tables to ID your plant problems. It can also be used as a teaching text with full explanation of how and why these methods work from highly trusted University of California sources. This book is an amazing value for it's size and content. It has replaced no fewer than five pest/disease books in my library at a cost that was less than half of some of the others that claimed to know it all. I don't know how I gardened so long without it.
The book is excellent. The information on insects and tree and shrub diseases is both informative and clear. I would recommend it to anyone interested in learning and diagnosis tree and shrub problems. The one drawback is that this was written for problems in California. Although much of the information is valid no matter where you live, some apply only to California.
For the price, you can't beat this book. It is a comprehensive approach to integrated pest management with plenty of references, color photos and case studies. I've used it to teach pests classes for years. You just can't do better.
This is not just a reference book fo the educated this is THE EDEDUCATION. Loaded with great pictures and useful information. Not just about bugs. Includes considerable coverage of common diseases and abiotic disorders as well as good cultural practices and plant health care. Best of all it includes recommended treatments for problems.
Although controlling pests in landscapes is hard without resorting to pest control, I'm a firm believe in only using chemical pest control after all other measures. This book was pretty good about that.
This book is a 'must-have' for anyone pursuing jobs that involve Pest Control, like I am, or for the extremely 'hands-on' home gardener that wants to be as knowledgeable as possible.
Recommended during an adult school landscaping class. My teacher, a professional landscaper, used it as a reference and told us it was one of his favorite/most helpful books.
I haven't finished reading it yet, but so far I love it, I'm learning so much from it.Highly recommend!
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