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Reviews of The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Insect and Disease Control: A Complete Problem-Solving Guide to Keeping Your Garden & Yard Healthy Without Chemicals

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Green Star: Good! The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Insect and Disease Control: A Complete Problem-Solving Guide to Keeping Your Garden & Yard Healthy Without Chemicals is a Bookworm 20 book. Green Star: Good!

Author (1): Barbara W. Ellis
Author (2): Fern Marshall Bradley
Author (3): Helen Atthowe & Roger Yepsen

Softcopy edition:
Publish date: June 1996
Published by: Rodale Press
List price: $17.95
ISBN Number: 0875967531



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Positive seedlibrary On Apr 24, 2009, seedlibrary wrote:

This is one of the main pest references we use here at Seedy Farm. It's easy to use, well organized and full of illustrations. I haven't looked at every bad bug and infestation in the book hope I never have to! But each time we have something new this is the first book I reach for.

Positive Baxter_Md On Oct 19, 2007, Baxter_Md wrote:

Easy to use and very informative. A must for the garden library.

Positive brigidlily On Jun 25, 2007, brigidlily wrote:

This book is almost a miracle. I can't find every bug that's in my back yard in there, but I find most of them! What is really valuable, and worth every penny of the price, is the comparisons of good bugs with their "evil twins." I wouldn't be without it.

Positive Joan On Mar 11, 2007, Joan wrote:

This book is a great reference for trying to identify plant problems. The color photos are very helpful, as is the plant by plant descriptions and possible problems that may afflict that plant.

This book is a new addition to my reference library, but I've learned so much from just reading it. I know it will be pulled off the shelf over and over as new problems arise in my gardens.

Positive tonyjr On May 28, 2006, tonyjr wrote:

Mnie was printed in 1992 . Nothing on Brugs or Daturas . It is a very good book But Doesn't give ratios of solutions , just what's in it .
IE page 341 - Bordeaux mix - copper sulfate + lime .

Positive broots On Feb 15, 2005, broots wrote:

This is a great reference book that every gardener should own. Excellent photos of insects with descriptions & indicates damage & life cycle. Also tells if they are good bugs or bad bugs. This is an all round good book that I refer to often.

Positive rebecca101 On Dec 28, 2004, rebecca101 wrote:

Super reference book. How to control pests & diseases without using any chemicals at all. Color pictures of insects in various stages of life, as well as symptoms of diseases for easy identification. The big section on individual plants (vegetables & flowers) explains how to avoid problems, lists what types of problems to expect, and gives suggestions for what to do if they do occur. A final chapter gives very detailed instructions for implementing some organic control remedies. A range of detailed suggestions is given for every possible problem, with a lot of emphasis on prevention.

Positive MzMunchken On Aug 12, 2004, MzMunchken wrote:

A great reference book for the organic and non-organic grower. Well illustrated and explained

Positive Reversemidas On Mar 13, 2004, Reversemidas wrote:

This is a very good reference book that I find myself going back to often, about the various insects and diseases that you will encounter in your garden, both good and bad for your flowers, trees, shrubs, vegetables. Good small 1.5" x 1.5" photos of the insects in various stages of development, with short paragraphs of description, damage, life cycle and control for each. The other section on plant types are informative paragraphs that explain problems that can occur. Also a section with good small 1.5"x 1.5" photos of the various plant diseases with short paragraphs of symptoms, plants affected and prevention and control. Scattered throughout are also informative b&w and color illustrations as well. Overall good book addition to your gardening library.

Positive Miggy On Feb 13, 2004, Miggy wrote:

An excelent book, truly a must for every bookshelf. very useful.

Positive Horseshoe On Feb 12, 2004, Horseshoe wrote:

This book has been in my library for the past 7 years. It definitely has earned it's own place on my "special" shelf as well as in the world of growing/living in an organic manner.

Easy to read, it contains a Plant-by-Plant guide to problem solving and prevention, and that's just Part One!

Consisting of four main parts (Healthy Garden, Insects, Diseases, Organic Controls) it also offers some "extras" such as USDA zone map, Common/Botanical names, and Recommended Reading.

At $17.95 (new) I'd call this book a Library in itself, and a fantastic bargain!

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