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The gardener's guide to common-sense pest control

Author: William Olkowski; Helga Olkowski
Publisher: Newtown, Connecticut : Taunton, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and updatedView all editions and formats
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Provides information on Integrated Pest Management (IPM), a form of pest control that is practical, cost-effective, and presents the least amount of risk to people and the environment.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Olkowski; Helga Olkowski
ISBN: 9781600855009 1600855008
OCLC Number: 826659476
Description: pages cm
Contents: Sustainable landscape gardening --
Natural pest controls --
Introduction to integrated pest management (IPM) --
Pest treatment strategies and tactics --
Meet "the beneficials" --
Choosing the right chemical and microbial tools --
Some useful inorganics, organics, and botanicals --
New frontiers: microbials, pheromones and insect growth regulators --
Garden design and maintenance --
Meet the weeds --
Safe and sane weed management --
Preventing lawn pests --
Least-toxic lawn pest management --
Pests of food and ornamental gardens --
Pests of shade trees.
Responsibility: William Olkowski & Helga Olkowski.

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While in certain situations the use of a pesticide may be the only cost- and labour-effective solution, in most cases there are less-toxic alternatives. In this title, the authors provide information  Read more...

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