|Positive ||lobos ||On Aug 5, 2004, lobos wrote:
This is an extremely helpful book for those who despair of finding out what is wrong with any garden plant. The photos are divided into groups for pests and for diseases and they are wonderful photos that really work for identification purposes. They are so skillfully done that I use this book as a coffee-table book, just for the photo quality, although perhaps only a gardener would do that.
The book features an informational section that covers how pests attack, pest life-cycles, approaches to control, and prevention techniques. The largest part of the book is the A-Z Directory where the reader will find the names of pests and diseases, covering symptoms, cause, and control.
Finally, the book lists problems that particular plants may be susceptible to so that the reader can plan which plants may not be suitable for the garden. It ends with a glossary and very competent index.
This is the sort of book that gets lots of action and is always on the top of the stack of garden books here. I highly recommend it.