Texas Bug Book: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Revised Edition)

Texas Bug Book: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Revised Edition)

By: Howard Garrett (author), C.Malcolm Beck (author), Gwen E. Gage (illustrator)Paperback

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Description

Texas Bug Book is your complete guide for identifying and organically controlling all of the most common Texas insects. Drawing on years of practical experience and research, organic gardening experts Howard Garrett and Malcolm Beck give detailed instructions on how to identify, understand the life cycle of, and control or protect Texas insects, mites, snails, slugs, nematodes, and other critters. They also include striking color photos and black-and-white drawings to help you identify each bug. Garrett and Beck highlight the many useful roles that bugs play in nature and offer proven organic remedies for infestations of pest insects.

About Author

HOWARD GARRETT is a landscape architect, certified arborist, horticulturist, and organic practitioner in Dallas, Texas. He promotes his organic gardening program, The Natural Way, through his WBAP radio and Channel 8 TV shows, weekly column in the Dallas Morning News, monthly Dirt Doctor's Dirt magazine, The Organic Manual: Natural Gardening for the 21st Century, and regional and national speaking engagements. His previous UT Press books are Howard Garrett's Plants for Texas, Dear Dirt Doctor: Questions Answered the Natural Way, Herbs for Texas (with Odena Brannan), Texas Bug Book: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (with C. Malcolm Beck), and Plants of the Metroplex: Newly Revised Edition. MALCOLM BECK, of San Antonio, is the founder of Garden-Ville Fertilizer Company. Winner of the Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence in 1997, he writes and speaks extensively on organic growing practices.

Contents

Preface Introduction How to Use This Book Insect Pest Management Insectivorous Animals and Other Beneficials The Bugs Appendixes A. Beneficial Insects B. Pest Control Products C. Growing Organic Roses, Pecan Trees, and Fruit Trees D. Basic Organic Program E. Texas Organic Research Center, Inc. (TORC): Acceptable and Unacceptable Products Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780292709379
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 214
  • ID: 9780292709379
  • weight: 879
  • ISBN10: 0292709374
  • edition: Revised Edition

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  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
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