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A Colour Atlas of Pests of Ornamental Trees, Shrubs and Flowers

Edited by David V. Alford 
Manson Publishing  April 1995  



Softcover  448 pages, 1,069 colour and b/w illustrations  ISBN 9781874545347      £60.00

Ornamental trees, shrubs and flowers are an important component of modern life, with large demand for alpines, bedding plants, cacti, cut flowers, house plants and pot plants, as well as herbaceous plants, ornamental grasses, shrubs and trees for gardens and 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 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 and details of recommended control measures are also given, focusing on general methods and types of pesticide and chemical control, thus ensuring that the book will remain fully up-to-date for many years.

Contents: Introduction. Insects: Collembola (Springtails), Orthoptera (crickets and grasshoppers, Dermaptera (earwigs) Dictyotera (cockroaches and mantises) Hemipytera (true bugs), Thysanoptera (thrips), Coleoptera (beetles and weevils), Diptera (true flies), Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths), Trichoptera (caddis flies), Hymenoptera (ants, bees, sawflies and wasps). Mites. Miscellaneous pests: Woodlice, Millepedes, Symphylids, Nematodes, Slugs and snails, Earthworms, Birds, Mammals. Selected bibliography. Index of host plants. General index.

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