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Pests, Diseases and Disorders of Garden Plants

4th Edition

Stefan Buczacki Keith Harris Brian Hargreaves



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William Collins
25 August 2014
Essential for all gardeners, horticulturists, teachers, students and naturalists, this is a practical, highly-illustrated guide to dealing with the pests, diseases and disorders that commonly affect fruit, vegetables, trees and ornamental garden plants.

A revision of the highly acclaimed Collins Guide to Pests, Diseases and Disorders first published in 1981, the book now features completely updated text, the addition of several new pests and diseases that have become a threat in the last decade, and an impressive full colour plate section with over 600 photographs.

The Introduction provides general information about garden hygiene and plant care and control, including an assessment of pesticides and chemicals. Special attention is given to the increasing importance of biological control in gardens.

*The A-to-Z of Symptoms lists all the common garden plants, and describes likely causes of problems with leaves, shoots, flowers, fruit and buds, with cross-references to the detailed entries in the main section of the book.

*Pests are arranged by groups of closely related organisms. Problems such as eelworms, slugs, snails, aphids and birds are all dealt with.

*Diseases are organised on the basis of symptoms such as rusts, smuts, cankers and rots.

*Disorders, like mineral deficiencies and genetic abnormalities, are grouped under the main factors causing them - mechanical, climatic, nutritional etc.
By:   Stefan Buczacki, Keith Harris
Illustrated by:   Brian Hargreaves
Imprint:   William Collins
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   4th Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 138mm,  Spine: 31mm
Weight:   810g
ISBN:   9780007488551
ISBN 10:   0007488556
Pages:   512
Publication Date:   25 August 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Professor Stefan Buczacki is one of the country's most distinguished gardening writers and broadcasters. He is in demand as a speaker, consultant and garden designer and his extensive practical gardening knowledge is underpinned by his scientific expertise - educated at Southampton and Oxford Universities he gained an international research reputation before leaving to become freelance over twenty years ago. He has received numerous accolades and awards from the scientific community and has published many thousands of articles and photographs, and over fifty books on gardening and natural history. He now writes extensively on wildlife and wildlife gardening for publications including the RSPB BIRDS magazine and Gardens Monthly. Professor Stefan Buczacki is equally well known as the presenter of many hundreds of radio and television gardening programmes and as one of the country's most experienced non-fiction authors with well over fifty published titles on natural history, gardening and biography, many for HarperCollins. He is a graduate of the Universities of Southampton and Oxford and holds distinctions and awards from many scientific societies as well as honorary degrees from Liverpool John Moores and Derby Universities.

Reviews for Pests, Diseases and Disorders of Garden Plants: 4th Edition

`An excellent book which is likely to remain the standard work' The Garden `By far the most comprehensive and authoritative of its kind' Financial Times `Certainly one of the most valuable garden reference books.' Daily Telegraph `Downright useful ... highly absorbing ... A masterpiece of horticultural study.' Popular Gardening

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