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California Extension Publication on Reducing Pesticide Use in the Garden

Pests of the Garden and Small Farm: A Grower's Guide to Using Less Pesticide, University of California IPM Project Publication 3332 by Mary Louise Flint, is a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide to insects, mites, plant diseases, nematodes and weeds that affect vegetable and fruit trees in California. Over 250 excellent color photographs and more than 100 black and white drawings and photographs help you identify pests quickly and the accompanying text describes ninety-five common pests in individual sections featuring biology, identification, and control options to prevent, correct, or live with most common pest problems. The integrated approach focuses on organically acceptable alternatives and makes minimal use of broad-spectrum pesticides. Although some of these pests especially on the fruit crops are exclusive to California, many of the pests and most of the beneficials are found throughout the country.

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