Pests of Fruit Crops - A Colour Handbook

David V. Alford 
Manson  2007  

€Hardcover  480 pp  ISBN 9781840760514      £99.00
A completely revised edition of this highly regarded book gives a systematic account of fruit and hop pests - their recognition, biology and control. The scope of the original book has been greatly expanded to cover pests of fruit crops in temperate and sub-tropical regions. There are over 600 colour photos from a total of 1100 new to this edition. A major new chapter has been added on pests of sub-tropical crops (particularly citrus, fig and olive).

The pests are considered in their natural sequence of less advanced to more advanced forms, including a description of each, its life history, plants affected and damage caused. Families of pests are arranged according to generally accepted systematic systems, species appear under scientific names and show common names. Detailed general and scientific indexes allow cross-referencing between fruit and pest.

Main Plants include: apple, medlar, pear, quince, apricot, bullace, cherry, cherry-plum, damson, greengage, mirabelle, myrobalan, nectarine, peach, plum, blackberry, boysenberry, loganberry, raspberry, tayberry, blackcurrant, gooseberry, highbush blueberry, jostaberry, red currant and white currant, worcesterberry, grapevine, strawberry, almond, chestnut, cob and filbert nuts, hazelnut, pistachio, walnut, clementine, grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, orange, pomelo, tangerine, avocado, chinese persimmon, date plum, fig, hop, japanese persimmon, kaki, kiwifruit, mulberry, olive, oriental persimmon, pomegranate and prickly pear.


  • Introduction
  • Smaller insect orders
  • True bugs
  • Beetles and Weevils
  • True flies
  • Butterflies and Moths
  • Sawflies
  • Ants and wasps
  • Mites
  • Pests of sub-tropical fruit crops
  • List of fruit crops
  • List of ornamental and wild host plants
  • Selected bibliography
  • Glossary
  • Host plant index
  • Pest Index
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