You have in your hands the gardener’s encyclopedic guide to the identification and control of the many diseases that attack cultivated plant. This authoritative handbook provides easy and effective control measures for more than 5,200 diseases of 3,200 species of house plants, shrubs, vines, lawn grasses, trees, vegetables, and fruits.
Twenty per cent more material has been added to this edition. AII pages have been revised and rewritten to keep abreast of recent research findings.
Readers need no scientific background to use this book. In clear language, this distinguished plant pathologist shows you how to restore your plants in house or garden to health.
Included are over 780 new, disease-resistant varieties of home and garden Plants; more than 165 new pesticides; newly described diseases and specific chemical and cultural control recommendations.
The Appendix contains expanded sections on seed and soil treatment methods, a list of disease-resistant trees, a new spray compatibility chart, useful units of measure, percentage solution, tractor speed conversions, and numbers of plants needed to plant an acre when set at different distances apart.
In addition, this guidebook contains a wealth of valuable pointers on remedying soil deficiencies, on fertilizing, watering, planting, soil mixes, pruning, treating wounds, light and temperature requirements for house plants, and controlling various chemical and mechanical injuries.
The extensive Glossary has over 100 new terms and a Bibliography has been added.
The list of new host plants includes 98 genera and almost 1,000 species. New plants include those grown in the home, greenhouse or conservatory, rock garden or wild garden, plus a wider range of subtropical plants, e. g., cacti, orchids, palms, and bamboos.
A very complete Index will help you locate the diseases you are interested in.
A section titled “Where you Can Get Additional Help” lists universities and -agricultural experiment stations in the United States to which a gardener may appeal for expect advice.
Illustrations – 314 in all, 149 of which are entirely new – show casual or transmitting agents, new diseases, and pesticide equipment.
You can be confident this valuable gardener’s guide is easy to use, and even more important, scientifically dependable.
Revised second edition.
Hardcover, 569 pages. In very good pre-loved condition with the exception to some fading to the dustcover.