Pests of Ornamental Trees, Shrubs and Flowers: A Colour Handbook, Second Edition, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Pests of Ornamental Trees, Shrubs and Flowers

A Colour Handbook, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

By David V Alford

CRC Press

480 pages | 1148 Color Illus.

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Ornamental trees, shrubs and flowers have always been extremely popular and there is large demand—whether in gardens or parks—for alpines, bedding plants, cacti, cut flowers, house plants and pot plants, as well as herbaceous plants, ornamental grasses, shrubs and trees. The first edition of this comprehensive and beautifully illustrated book was extremely successful and it has now been fully revised and updated. The second edition contains over 60 new pests and almost 90 new color photographs.

The book opens with a review of the main features of insects, mites and other major pest groups. The principles of pest control of ornamental plants are discussed, followed by sections on the various pests. Each major order and family is considered in turn, with details of their status, host range, world distribution, diagnostic features and biology. Descriptions of the characteristic damage caused are also given.

Pests of Ornamental Trees, Shrubs and Flowers provides a unique source of permanent reference for all involved in the recognition, biology and control of the pests of ornamental crops, including professionals, scientists and students in agriculture, horticulture and entomology, and amateur gardeners.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General