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The truth about organic gardening : benefits, drawbacks, and the bottom line /

Gillman, Jeff 1969-

Portland, Or. : Timber Press 2008

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  • Title:
    The truth about organic gardening : benefits, drawbacks, and the bottom line /
  • Author: Gillman, Jeff 1969-
  • Subjects: Organic gardening; Agricultural pests -- Control; Pests -- Control; Plants, Protection of; Gardening; Companion planting
  • Description: Organic basics -- What is organic gardening? -- How organic is organic enough? -- History of organic growing -- Understanding pesticides -- The label -- Pesticide delivery -- Environmental impact quotients (EIQs) and toxicological effects -- Soil enrichment and fertilization -- Choices free of synthetic chemicals -- Choices that include synthetic chemicals -- The best choices for you -- Weed control -- Choices free of synthetic chemicals -- Synthetic herbicides -- The best choices for you -- Insect control -- Organic cultural practices -- Traps and barriers -- Beneficial insects and other organisms -- Organic insecticides -- Synthetic insecticides -- Practices designed to increase pesticide efficacy -- The best choices for you -- Disease control -- Organic cultural practices -- Organic chemicals for disease control -- Synthetic chemicals for disease control -- The best choices for you -- Controlling birds, deer, rodents, and mollusks -- Bird control: the organic choices -- Bird control: the synthetic choices -- Deer control -- Rodent control: the organic choices -- Rodent control: the synthetic choices -- Slug and snail control: the organic choices -- Slug and snail control: the synthetic choices -- The best choices for you -- Organic practices and our ecosystem -- Environmental benefits -- Environmental drawbacks -- What to do? -- The question of organic food -- Pesticide residues -- Nutrition -- Contamination -- Antioxidants -- What to do?
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-201) and index.
  • Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press
  • Creation Date: 2008
  • Type: Book
  • Format: 208 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN: 9780881928624;ISBN: 0881928623
  • Source: 01IOWA ALMA
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    01IOWA ALMA21431567480002771

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