This handbook is designed to help the reader recognize and anticipate specific problems of pest management, and the resolve them using the natural enemies of pests-insects, mites and diseases. The authors first describe the impact of predator-prey relationships on host plant species in arable, orchard and protected environments, and provide practical tips for gardeners. The main sections of the book include profiles of pests, beneficial species and entomopathogens, featuring a tabular pest identification guide and concise text dealing with species characteristcs, life cycle, damage symptoms, plant/pest associations and their influence on growing practices. Great illustrations throughout.
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