Smith and Hawken Hands-on Gardener : The Organic Management of Pests

Smith and Hawken Hands-on Gardener : The Organic Management of Pests

Description

A commonsense approach to controlling pests the organic way Beginning with the soil, where 80 percent of insect problems originate, this environmentally enlightened book shows how to prevent, manage, and combat pests in the garden. Healthy, Balanced Soil The first and best defense. Humus, minerals, green manure, and compost. The foliar feeding program for stronger plants. Prevention, Prevention, Prevention Crop rotation. Protective herbs and companion planting. Organic sprays and dusts, including rotenone, sabadilla, pyrethrin, neem, ryania, and quassin. Good Bugs, Bad Bugs Ant lions, ladybugs, predatory thrips, and ichneumon wasps vs. aphids. Cabbage loppers and cutworms. How to identify and employ beneficial bugs. Other Wildlife Attracting birds and bats. Repelling rabbits and deer. Moles and voles, and why snakes really are your friends.


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Details

Author(s)
Elizabeth Miller, Crow Miller
Format
Paperback | 128 pages
Dimensions
151.4 x 228.1 x 10.2mm | 243.85g
Publication date
01 Mar 2000
Publisher
Workman Publishing
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
2-colour illustrations
ISBN10
0761114017
ISBN13
9780761114017
Bestsellers rank
700,002