IPM for Gardeners

A Guide to Integrated Pest Management
by Raymond A. Cloyd, Philip L. Nixon, Nancy R. Pataky

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Since the publication of Silent Spring in 1962, interest in alternative pest-management strategies has increased dramatically. As a way to reduce the use of pesticides and keep plants healthy, integrated pest management (IPM) has evolved to emphasize prevention, early diagnosis (or "scouting"), and long-term control strategies -- not quick fixes....
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Published By Timber Press

Format Paperback


Number Of Pages 252

Publication Date 02/13/2009

ISBN 9781604690613

Dimensions 6.12 inches x 9.12 inches

“This book. . . . will empower any gardener who desires to use IPM techniques successfully at home.” —American Gardener

“Authoritative, well illustrated, and packed with case studies, this volume promises to change the way we see our gardens.” —Hobby Greenhouse

“My favorite feature of IPM for Gardeners is the inclusion of offset snippets about topics ranging from getting poinsettias to bloom to handy information about applying horticultural oils.” —E-Streams

“If you want to explore the science behind the apparent ‘magic,’ in depth, then this book is for you.” —Kitchen Garden

“Read this, and you should be well-prepared for making day-to-day IPM choices.” —HortIdeas

“An excellent textbook for those who want a practical foundation in IPM.” —Northwest Garden News

“Whether you are a novice gardener or a full-time farmer, IPM for Gardeners will do you and your garden a world of good.” —E, the Environmental Magazine

“The book is written so that everyone can easily understand the principles and practice of IPM.” —Bella Online

IPM for Gardeners is packed with tips to help you maintain a healthy balance in your garden.” —Real Estate Showcase

“Like all Timber Press books, IPM for Gardeners is a handsome and lavishly illustrated book.” —New Farm

“Belongs in every serious gardener’s personal library. It could easily guide you toward clearing off that shelf full of chemicals and, in the process, lead to a safer, more hospitable environment.” —Northwest Indiana Times