Handbook of Plants With Pest-Control Properties

  • Publish Date: 1988-03-13
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Michael Grainge;Saleem Ahmed
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This exhaustive reference presents an easily-accessible database of plants that have pest-control properties. It catalogues 2,300 plant species which have been found to control pre- and post-harvest crop pests, and lists 1,000 more candidate species which are poisonous or have been found to control non-insect animal parasites and diseases. Provides in tabular form: pests controlled, plant characteristics, characteristics of the active materials, method of preparation/extraction, method of application, cautions in use, and complementary plant uses. Appendix lists 500 pest species controlled, along with the plants that control them. Contains nearly 1,400 references.