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Garden Pests, Diseases and Good Bugs : The Ultimate Illustrated Guide for Australian Gardeners - Denis Crawford

Garden Pests, Diseases and Good Bugs

The Ultimate Illustrated Guide for Australian Gardeners

Paperback Published: 1st February 2015
ISBN: 9780733331886
Number Of Pages: 464

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This is the book that Australian gardeners have been waiting for! Packed with more than 750 stunning and detailed photographs, and a wealth of easy-to-follow, comprehensive and reliable advice, Garden Pests, Diseases and Good Bugs is the ultimate illustrated guide for anyone who wants to encourage a healthy, thriving garden.

Every garden is host to hundreds of insects and other invertebrates. Fortunately very few of them are pests. But how do you tell if an insect is harmful or not? And what about those nasty looking leaf spots, and mildews, and strange lumps and bumps? Garden Pests, Diseases and Good Bugs show you how to figure out whether an insect is a pest or not, identify the signs of disease, and apply hands-on preventative and control techniques before resorting to pesticides.

  • The most comprehensive guide to garden pests and diseases in Australia
  • Over 750 photographs to help you identify the good, the bad and the ugly in your garden with ease
  • Features natural and non-toxic solutions as well as chemical controls
  • Over 150 pest insects and other pests described in detail along with the good bugs that get rid of them
About the Author

Denis Crawford has been working with insects for over 35 years either as researcher, writer, photographer, or pest management adviser. He combines a passion for macro insect photography with his professional interests in horticulture and the environment. Denis is co-author of the popular book Backyard Insects, and a regular contributor to Gardening Australia magazine and Hort Journal Australia. He works from the Grampians in Victoria where subjects for his unique style of photography and writing abound.

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Most useful book

4

The index lists both common and scientific names so it's easy to find a pest f you know its name. The book is arranged in sections so all beetles are together, then all butterfly & moths, etc, this makes it easier to find the name of an insect you have seen in the garden by matching it to the many excellent photographs. Another useful reference towards the beginning of the book is a table of common plants and their common pests, so if you have black spots on your azalea you will see that petal blight is covered on page 354. There are separate chapters on bacterial infections (such as black spot or blights), viruses, mites & fungal infections. And there are 100 pages on good 'bugs', pollinators & predators. The book is written for Australia. Once you have found your pest you will see information on its favourite food, how it breeds & its life cycle, and tips on how to control it. If there's something I'd improve it would be info on how to attract and keep the beneficial insects.

Maitland, NSW

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Excellent book and very fast delivery to Melbourne

5

Im studying diploma in Horticulture and this book is very useful as reference. The Teacher recommended

Melbourne

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Great garden book for Australians

5

Very informative. Very useful in finding if that bug is good or bad and what to do about it. Also covers plant diseases and how to correct them in your garden. For Australian gardens..

South coast NSW, Australia

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Brilliant book

5

I now know which bugs to squish and which to encourage. Solved what was nibbling the veggies and biting the seedlings heads off.

Gippsland Vic

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Not very good

3

Disappointed, not easy to follow and doesn't have a easy common guide to pests in the garden . Not very informative, was a waste of money . The Yates book on pests is much better and really easy to find what I'm looking for

Brisbane

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Bug Wars

4

Good info for many uses, handy for the family and home gardner.

Tasmania

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Fantastic resource book for home gardeners and professionals

5

Fantastic up to date resource book for home gardeners and industry professionals.

Sydney

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Garden Pests, Diseases and good bugs

5

It is being used as the garden bible. Well used already.

Central Queensland,Australia

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Excellent reference book

5

Excellent reference for home gardener keen to restore the balance of bugs in their Australian garden. Great for insect identification and increasing awareness about beneficial vs detrimental insects.

Melbourne

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Good Australian general gardening book

5

The book is very useful for funding issues in Australian gardens.

Adelaide

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Garden Pests, Diseases and Good Bugs

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'This book will be the benchmark for pest and disease management in Australian gardens.' - Dr Paul Horne

ISBN: 9780733331886
ISBN-10: 0733331882
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 1st February 2015
Publisher: ABC Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 15.8  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.92

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