The natural enemies handbook has endured as the most comprehensive guide to biological control agents ever made available to practitioners. This practical guide helps you identify and understand the biology of predators, competitors, nematode, pathogens, and antagonists that help control specific insect, pathogen, parasites, or weed pests.
IPM in Practice, Second Edition
Ipm in practice features ipm strategies for weed, pathogen, nematode, insect, and vertebrate pests and provides specific information on how to set up sampling and monitoring programs in the field. Designed to bring you the most up-to-date research and expertise, public agencies, this manual draws on the knowledge of dozens of experts within the University of California, and private practice.
Used book in Good Condition. More than 160 color photos and 100 hand-drawn color illustrations Over 35 new photos, figures and tables This manual is the official study guide for individuals preparing for the California Department of Pesticide Regulation s Pest Control Adviser exam. This manual covers methods applicable to vegetable, field, and tree cops as well as landscape and urban situations.
Principles and methods of integrated pest management this manual from the University of California Statewide IPM Program is the most comprehensive, practical field guide ever developed for setting up and carrying out an IPM program in any type of crop or landscape. What s new in the second edition? newly revised to reflect new developments and technology Updated information on policies and regulations New information on invasive pests, pesticide resistance, volatile organic compounds, endangered species, and more.
Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs: An Integrated Pest Management Guide
Contains over one hundred pages of easy-to-use tree and shrub pest tables that will help you identify common problems on over two hundreds types of trees and shrubs. Used book in Good Condition. With this manual you will be able to diagnose and manage hundreds of insect, plant disease, weed, mite, and nematode pests.
You'll find information on using environmentally safe IPM methods, planting, irrigating, landscape designs that prevent pests, choosing and using less-toxic pesticides, selecting resistant varieties, and other plant-care activities that help in avoiding problems.
Garden Insects of North America: The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs - Second Edition
Featuring 3, shade trees and shrubs, 300 full-color photos and concise, detailed text, flowers and ornamental plants, this fully revised book covers the hundreds of species of insects and mites associated with fruits and vegetables, and turfgrass―from aphids and bumble bees to leafhoppers and mealybugs to woollybears and yellowjacket wasps―and much more.
Photos are included throughout the book, next to detailed descriptions of the insects and their associated plants. An indispensable guide to the natural microcosm in our backyards, Garden Insects of North America continues to be the definitive resource for amateur gardeners, insect lovers, and professional entomologists.
Revised and expanded edition covers most of the insects, and other “bugs” one may find in yards or gardens in the United States and Canada―all in one handy volumeFeatures more than 3, 300 full-color photos, more than twice the illustrations of the first edition Concise, mites, informative text organized to help you easily identify insects and the plant injuries that they may cause Used book in Good Condition.
This second edition of garden insects of north america solidifies its place as the most comprehensive guide to the common insects, mites, and other “bugs” found in the backyards and gardens of the United States and Canada. This new edition also provides a greatly expanded treatment of common pollinators and flower visitors, and the earthworms, the natural enemies of garden pests, insects, and other arthropods that help with decomposing plant matter in the garden.
Designed to help you easily identify what you find in the garden, roots, shoots, the book is organized by where insects are most likely to be seen―on leaves, flowers, or soil.
The Safe and Effective Use of Pesticides, 3rd Ed Pesticide Application Compendium
Volume 1 in the Pesticide Application Compendium. These brief statements describe what you are expected to learn after reading that chapter, allowing you to study more effectively for DPR s pesticide applicator licensing QAL/QAC exams. In addition to the review questions found at the end of each chapter, this new edition contains knowledge expectations at the beginning of each chapter.
This is recommended study material for all categories of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation s DPR Qualified Pesticide Applicator License QAL and Qualified Pesticide Applicator Certificate QAC exams. These knowledge expectations are also highlighted in sidebars throughout each chapter, providing a study roadmap so you know which sections of each chapter are most important.
The first update to this key reference guide in over 15 years! This revised edition contains a new format making it even easier to study for the DPR exams. It emphasizes worker protection, prevention of groundwater contamination, protection of endangered species and wildlife, and reduction of environmental problems.
This is a significant update to the 2nd Edition, so everyone will want to update their reference library with this new edition. Used book in Good Condition. The principles described in this volume apply to all areas of pest control, structural, greenhouse, including agricultural, landscape, and public health applications.
Also new: updated pesticides table to reflect products available in california updated information on nematodes, vertebrates, including an updated label that reflects current regulations The Safe and Effective Use of Pesticides provides detailed information for selecting, using, handling, expanded information on personal protective equipment including EPA respirator criteria Up-to-date information on worker protection standards Expanded information on pesticide resistance Updated compliance guidelines for pesticide use reporting as required by California law A dedicated chapter covering label reading, storing, and pathogens Expanded information on environmental hazards, and disposing of pesticides.
Pests of the Garden and Small Farm
Used book in Good Condition. 95 common pests are described, nematodes, covering insects, mites, plant diseases, and weeds of fruit and nut trees and vegetables using the IPM approach of making minimal use of broad-spectrum pesticides; the methods recommended here rely primarily on organically acceptable alternatives.
This classic handbook adapts scientifically based integrated pest management techniques to the needs of the home gardener and small-scale farmer. Crop-by-crop symptom identification tables guide you quickly to the information you need.
California Master Gardener Handbook, 2nd
Now the much-anticipated second edition is here-completely redesigned, graphics, with updated tables, color photos throughout, and reorganization of information for better ease of use. Included is new information on invasive plants and principles of designing and maintaining landscapes for fire protection.
Used book in Good Condition. Since 2002, the california master Gardener Handbook has been the definitive source for practical advice for gardeners throughout the West. Chapters cover soil, plant propagation, fertilizer, citrus, and water management, plant physiology; weeds and pests; home vegetable gardening; specific garden crops including grapes, and avocados; woody landscape plants, berries temperate fruits and nuts, and landscape design.
Landscape Maintenance Pest Control Pesticide Application Compendium
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A Field Guide to Insects: America North of Mexico
Illustrations - which use the unique Peterson Identification System to distinguish one insect from another - include size lines to show the actual length of each insect. Detailed descriptions of insect orders, families, and many individual species are illustrated with 1, 300 drawings and 142 superb color paintings.
White and Donald J. Borror. Authors: richard E. A helpful glossary explains the technical terms of insect anatomy. Find what you're looking for with Peterson Field Guides—their field-tested visual identification system is designed to help you differentiate thousands of unique species accurately every time. Used book in Good Condition.
Principles of Weed Control: 4th edition
Borror. Used book in Good Condition. The book provides the basics of weed management in agronomic crops as well as tree and vine crops, vegetable crops and turf and landscape. Isbn: 0395911702. Featured also are aquatic weed management, forestry and range management as well as industrial areas. White and Donald J.
The is a weed management book with a focus on California's unique mix of crops, but with relevance to other areas as well. The book provides the basics of weed biology, weed ecology, chemical and non-chemical weed management. Authors: richard E.
Pests of the Garden and Small Farm: A Grower's Guide to Using Less Pesticide, Second edition
Featuring more than 250 color photographs of pests and crops, with its authoritative text, and more than 100 drawings, enables you to identify pests quickly—and to prevent, this book, correct, or live with most common pest problems. Used book in Good Condition. Borror. Isbn: 0395911702. Crop tables at the end of the book describe major pests on 30 vegetable and fruit tree crops and refer you to specific pages for more detail.
The book's approach minimizes the use of broad spectrum pesticides, relying primarily on alternatives such as: biological control; resistant varieties; traps and barriers; less toxic pesticides such as soaps, and microbials; changing planting, oils, irrigation, or cultivating procedures; and other preventive measures.
Includes: landscape designs that prevent pests; planting, suppliers list, or pathogens; less-toxic pesticides such as soaps, irrigating, oil, and microbials; mulches and other physical and mechanical controls; references, predators, other plant care activities that prevent potential problems; resistant varieties; biological controls use of parasites, and glossary.
Now in an extensively revised new edition, the highly successful Pests of the Garden and Small Farm adapts scientifically based integrated pest management techniques to the needs of the home gardener and small-scale farmer. Authors: richard E. White and Donald J.