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Pests & Diseases of Herbaceous Perennials

Second Edition
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Price: $64.95
Hardcover: 440 pages
Publisher: Ball Publishing ©2006
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1883052508
Dimensions: 6.2 x 9 x 1.2 inches
Weight: 2.31 pounds
This new edition of Pests & Diseases of Herbaceous Perennials features an overview of integrated pest management, descriptions of beneficial organisms, detailed information about pests and diseases, and color photos of the good bugs, the bad bugs, and disease symptoms. This second edition includes: more pictures-550+ illustrations and photos, updated insect and mite descriptions and controls, disease reports from the U.S. and international markets, new chapters about problems on four key perennial crops.

About the Author

Stanton Gill is a principal extension regional specialist, with professor rank with the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension stationed at the Central Maryland Research and Education Center, Ellicott City, Maryland. He is also professor with Montgomery College, where he teaches integrated pest management (IPM) for greenhouse and nursery management classes. He has a bachelor's degree in horticulture and a master's degree in entomology from the University of Maryland. Gill leads the IPM team that works with the herbaceous perennial greenhouse industry in Maryland. Gill has published numerous refereed articles in scientific journals and more than two hundred popular journal articles on greenhouse and nursery pest control topics. He also has written several books and contributed to many others. He is a regular speaker at state, national and international greenhouse and nursery conferences.

Dr. Raymond A. Cloyd is associate professor, extension specialist in ornamental entomology/integrated pest management at Kansas State University. He is a frequent speaker at state, national, and international conferences and seminars. Among his writing credits are IPM for Gardeners and Pests & Diseases of Herbaceous Perennials: The Biological Approach, Second Edition.

Dr. James R. Baker earned his Ph.D from the University of Kansas and is now professor emeritus of extension entomology at North Carolina State University, where he spent most of his career as an extension specialist responsible for pests of commercially grown and maintained ornamental plants. Baker also researched the biology and rational control of pests of ornamental crops in North Carolina. His program on screening as a means of excluding thrips and whiteflies from greenhouses was the first to give growers a convenient and practical means of fitting insect exclusion screens to existing structures and was used nationally and internationally. Baker edited or co-edited a series of Insect and Related Pests of...manuals on Flowers and Foliage Plants, Field Crops, Shrubs, People and Animals, and Turf.

David L. Clement received his Ph.D in plant pathology from Purdue University. He currently serves as the center director and plant pathologist for the Home and Garden Information Center at the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension. The Home and Garden Information Center is a unique extension program nationally that offers environmental horticulture information to the public through an 800 phone service, diagnostic Web site, fact sheets, master gardener program, and student interns. The center also fosters applied environmental horticulture research projects for the green industries.

Ethel Dutky has a B.S. in entomology and an M.S. in botany/plant pathology, both from the University of Maryland, College Park. She directs the Plant Diagnostic Laboratory for the Maryland Cooperative Extension Service and has more than twenty-five years' experience in diagnostic plant pathology. She also trains IPM scouts and diagnoses specimens from IPM pilot programs. Dutky is an invited speaker at over thirty events each year, presenting disease diagnosis and management information to diverse audiences including nurserymen, greenhouse growers, arborists, landscape contractors and master gardener volunteers. She has consulted for the United States Agency for International Development, visiting agricultural projects in West Africa and South America. She is author of many articles in the popular press, extension fact sheets, and bulletins on plant disease diagnosis and control.
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