paper, 298 p., $32.95.
This collection of articles from Grower Talks is aimed at professionals in the "green industry," and it examines pest control from a variety of perspectives under the aegis of integrated pest management. There are some common themes, such as the importance of accurate and detailed records. Cultural practices and biological and chemical controls are clearly presented as ways to manage insects, fungi and weeds. For home gardeners, this book will make clear the efforts of professionals in making beautiful plants available in garden shops and other retail outlets. The greenhouse section will be of interest to home gardeners looking for ways to maintain a relatively pest-free environment indoors. Overall, this book brings together a diverse group of recommendations to keep pests in check.
— Elizabeth Tremulis, Master Gardener and Volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden