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Plant Pests And Diseases Ebook


Plant Pests and Diseases eBook course online. Protect your plants from the illnesses and maladies that can threaten even the best tended garden.  Learn best how to identify, understand and confront unwanted pests and disease with this comprehensive guide to common garden threats.

Plant Pests and Diseases

by John Mason

Title coverAre you one of those people that kill every plant you touch? Perhaps it's not you. Perhaps it's a pest or disease. A little bit of reading might just turn your garden into an oasis. Learn how to identify pests and diseases and bring the spring back into your garden.

If you have a plant problem in the garden; this book will help you find it, understand it and show you how to deal with it. The first step in finding out what is wrong is always to carefully inspect the problem.
Chapter 1 will show you how to do this.

After inspecting a problem, you don’t always need to know exactly what it is in order to treat it! Often knowing which major problem group it belongs to is sufficient. Often it takes the expertise of a scientist to say exactly what insect or fungal disease is causing a problem. As long as you know that it is an insect, that may be enough.

The second step is to look at chapter 3 and refer to the plant variety with which you are having problems. This will tell you what the most likely problems are for that plant genus. By considering these possibilities along with what you saw in your inspection, you should be able to narrow down the likely problems to just a few.

The third step involves checking the most likely problems with the descriptions of pests, diseases, weeds and other problems found throughout the book. If the problem matches, you will then find a recommendation for treatment following the description of that problem.

Contents

CHAPTER 1 - IDENTIFYING PROBLEMS 

  • Understanding what can go wrong with your plants 
  • More than one problem 
  • Finding out what the problem is 
  • Conducting an inspection 
  • The main types of problems
  • Shortcuts to problem identification


CHAPTER 2 - TREATING PROBLEMS 

  • Different ways to control pests and diseases

CHAPTER 3 - PROBLEMS AND THE PLANTS THEY AFFECT

CHAPTER 4 - PESTS 

  • The major types of pests 
  • Common garden pests

CHAPTER 5 DISEASES 

  • Disease considerations 
  • Types of pathogens 
  • Symptoms
  • Understanding diseases
  • Common diseases


CHAPTER 6 - ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS

  • Common environmental problems 
  • Plant tolerance levels
  • Ways to protect plants
  • Environmental problems in lawns

APPENDICES 

  • Spray programmes 
  • Further information
  • Plant classification 
  • Other books
  • Correspondence courses
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