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Completely revised and expanded, Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs, 3rd Edition, is a comprehensive, how-to integrated pest management (IPM) resource for landscapers, arborists, home gardeners, retailers, and parks and grounds managers. This easy-to-use guide covers hundreds of insects, mites, nematodes, plant diseases, and weeds that can damage California landscapes.
The book's 435 pages present the practical experience and research-based advice of more than 100 University of California (UC) and industry experts, including:
Pest-resistant plants and landscape design
Planting, irrigating, and other cultural practices that keep plants healthy
Conserving natural enemies to biologically control pests
Efficient monitoring so you know when to act
Selective pesticides and when their use may be warranted
Numerous references to regularly-updated, online guides with more pesticide choices and the latest IPM practices
Inside you'll find:
575 high-quality, color photographs to help you recognize the causes of plant damage and identify pests and their natural enemies. 140 more than the previous edition!
101 line drawings and charts of pest biology and control techniques
Problem-solving tables to help you diagnose the pests and maladies of more than 200 genera of alphabetically-listed trees and shrubs
Also in the 3rd Edition are dozens of newly added pests, including those affecting azaleas, camellias, hibiscus, camphor, eucalyptus, liquidambar, oaks, maples, palms, pines, olive, roses, and sycamores.