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Color Atlas of Pests of Ornamental Trees, Shrubs and Flowers

By David V. Alford

An essential book for horticulturists and anyone concerned with pest management.

Newark Star-Ledger

Ornamental trees, shrubs, and flowers are an important component of modern life, from houseplants to trees in public parks. This authoritative and beautifully illustrated account provides a unique source of reference for all practitioners involved in the recognition, biology, and control of the pests of ornamental crops. The author recommends appropriate control measures, including the environmentally conscious methods of handpicking insects, eliminating insect hiding places, and using certain pesticide and chemical controls. Entomologists, horticulturists, pest control specialists, integrated pest management (IPM) practitioners, growers, students, and teachers will all find this to be a thorough and comprehensive text.

Media reviews

"An essential book for horticulturists and anyone concerned with pest management."

—John Van de Water, Newark Star-Ledger

"[A] highly informative and well illustrated book."

—Robert W. Pemberton, Economic Botany

"This authoritative and beautifully illustrated account provides a unique source of reference for all those involved in the recognition and control of ornamental plant pests."

Michigan Gardener

"Since every serious gardener needs an authoritative reference on identifying and controlling pests, we welcome the reprinting of A Color Atlas of Pests of Ornamental Trees, Shrubs and Flowers."

Avant Gardener

"This authoritative book is a valuable reference for those interested in educating themselves about common pests and how to control them without necessarily resorting to the use of harmful chemicals ... Alford has armed amateur gardeners with a most valuable weapon."

Backyard Solutions

"A handsome hardbound volume containing hundreds of full color, closeup photos and a trove of useful information ... An indispensable 448-page work."

IPMnet News

"This is the most useful garden book on controlling pests to come out lately and would be a welcome addition to anyone's library."

—Joanne S. Carpender, National Gardener

"This book is an excellent investment for every municipal arborist."

—Len Philips, City Trees

"This word deserves broad distribution ... (and) should serve as a standard reference for serious gardeners, horticulturists, and silvaculturists."

—Joann Karges, Sida, Contributions to Botany

"A valuable reference work ... With this amount of information, even the novice can learn how to identify pests."

—Marty Figley, Michigan Observer and Eccentric

"A great addition to libraries of IPM enthusiasts, growers, and horticulturalists."

—Lois Wood, Florida Entomological Society Newsletter

"This reference will prove indispensable to a wide range of readers."

Crack and Crevice

"Useful for identifying ... just about any bug you're likely to run across in the landscape."

Harrisburg Patriot-News

About the author

David V. Alford

Dr. David V. Alford is a graduate of London University and has over 40 years experience in practical entomology. He previously worked for the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF), where he gained wide experience of plant pests and crop protection issues in both agriculture and horticulture. He also served as a member of the MAFF Scientific Subcommittee on Pesticides.

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