An introduction to the basic concepts of working with nature to control diseases and pests of vegetable crops organically. Includes practical approaches to reducing disease, including strategies for site and soil preparation, irrigation, cover cropping, intercropping, and the use of mechanical barriers. How to design crop rotations to reduce pests and handle rescue treatments, including microbial and botanical applications are also covered. Contains a section on identifying common vegetable pests (not including weeds) – what to look for and when. Also shows some non-traditional approaches to pest control including “peppering” and radionics.
Copyright 2004, 2011, softcover, 95 pages.