Smith and Hawken Hands-on Gardener : The Organic Management of Pests
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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- Elizabeth Miller, Crow Miller
- Paperback | 128 pages
- 151.4 x 228.1 x 10.2mm | 243.85g
- Publication date
- 01 Mar 2000
- Workman Publishing
- Publication City/Country
- New York, United States
- Illustrations note
- 2-colour illustrations
- Bestsellers rank