Garden Pests, Diseases & Good Bugs: The Ultimate Illustrated Guide for Australian Gardeners

by Denis Crawford

On Sale: 27/01/2015



About the Book

The most comprehensive illustrated book on pests and diseases - and beneficial insects - for Australian gardeners.

this is the book that Australian gardeners have been waiting for! Packed with more than 750 stunning and detailed photographs, and a wealth of easy-to-follow, comprehensive and reliable advice, Garden Pests, Diseases and Good Bugs is the ultimate illustrated guide for anyone who wants to encourage a healthy, thriving garden.

Every garden is host to hundreds of insects and other invertebrates. Fortunately very few of them are pests. But how do you tell if an insect is harmful or not? And what about those nasty looking leaf spots, and mildews, and strange lumps and bumps? Garden Pests, Diseases and Good Bugs show you how to figure out whether an insect is a pest or not, identify the signs of disease, and apply hands-on preventative and control techniques before resorting to pesticides.

∗ the most comprehensive guide to garden pests and diseases in Australia
∗ Over 750 photographs to help you identify the good, the bad and the ugly in your garden with ease
∗ Features natural and non-toxic solutions as well as chemical controls
∗ Over 150 pest insects and other pests described in detail along with the good bugs that get rid of them

this book will be the benchmark for pest and disease management in Australian gardens Dr Paul Horne

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780733331886
  • ISBN 10: 0733331882
  • Imprint: ABC Books - AU
  • On Sale: 27/01/2015
  • Pages: 464
  • List Price: 39.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: HOUSE & HOME / General


Denis Crawford is a columnist and feature writer for Gardening Australia and Your Garden magazines and Hort Journal Australia. Denis is also a regular contributor to Organic Gardener and Helix. He combines a passion for macro insect photography and scientific photography with his professional interests in horticulture and the environment.

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