PestsBook - 2000
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.
Attracting birds and bats. Repelling rabbits and deer. Moles and voles, and why snakes really are your friends.