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Biological Control in Plant Protection: A Color Handbook

There has been a large increase in the commercial use of integrated crop/pest management methods for pest and disease control on a wide range of crops throughout the world since the first edition of this book. The completely revised second edition of the bestselling Biological Control in Plant Protection: A Color Handbook continues the objective of providing a handbook with profiles and full-color photographs of as many examples of biological control organisms from as wide a global area as possible. It is designed to help readers anticipate and recognize specific problems of pest management and then resolve them using the natural enemies of pests—parasites, predators, and pathogens.

The authors first describe the impact of predator-prey relationships on host plant species in arable, orchard, and protected environments. The main sections of the book include profiles of pests, beneficial arthropods (insects and mites), and beneficial pathogens (bacteria, fungi, viruses, and nematodes), featuring a tabular pest identification guide. Descriptions of biocontrol organisms are divided into four sections: species characteristics, lifecycle, crop/pest associations, and influences of growing practices. The text is illustrated throughout with color photographs of the highest quality.

This revised edition helps readers more fully understand the concepts and practice of biological control and integrated pest management. All chapters have been updated and expanded, and more than 300 new photographs have been added. The second edition covers new beneficial organisms and pest profiles, and it includes a new chapter on the practical aspects and application of biological control. It also contains a new final chapter that puts biological control in perspective, discussing interactions that occur when using biocontrol for population management as well as some of the possible mechanisms of biocontrol.

Product Details:
  • ISBN-13: 9781840761177
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/2/2014
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 276

Price: $99.95
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Biological Control in the Western United States
Author: J.R. Nechols

This comprehensive volume reviews biological control theory, economic and environmental impacts, and the role of biological control in IPM programs. Seventy-nine case histories illustrate biological control projects for 62 arthropod and 22 weed pests.

Publication Number: 3361 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-21-1 Copyright Date: 1995 Length: 366 pp.

Price: $30.00
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Contemporary Insect Diagnostics

Contemporary Insect Diagnostics aids entomologists as they negotiate the expectations and potential dangers of the practice. It provides the reader with methods for networking with regulatory agencies, expert laboratories, first detectors, survey specialists, legal and health professionals, landscape managers, crop scouts, farmers and the lay public. This enables the practitioner and advanced student to understand and work within this network, critically important in a time when each submission takes on its own specific set of expectations and potential ramifications.

Insect diagnosticians must be knowledgeable on pests that affect human health, stored foods, agriculture, structures, as well as human comfort and the enjoyment of life. The identification and protection of the environment and the non-target animals (especially beneficial insects) in that environment is also considered a part of insect diagnostics. Additionally, Integrated Pest Management recommendations must include any of a variety of management tactics if they are to be effective and sustainable.

Product Details:
  • ISBN-13: 9780124046238
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 11/19/2014

Price: $79.95
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Insect Control: Biological and Synthetic Agents
by Lawrence I. Gilbert, Sarjeet S. Gill (Editor)

The publication of the extensive 7-volume work Comprehensive Molecular Insect Science provided library customers and their end-users with a complete reference encompassing important developments and achievements in modern insect science, including reviews on the ecdysone receptor, lipocalins, and bacterial toxins. One of the most popular areas in entomology is control, and this derivative work, Insect Control, taps into a previously unapproached market - the end user who desires to purchase a comprehensive yet affordable work on important aspects of this topic. Contents will include timeless articles covering insect growth- and development-disrupting insecticides, mechanisms and use of Bacillus thuringiensis, biology and genomics of polydnaviruses, pheromones: function and use in insect control, and more. New summaries for each chapter will give an overview of developments in the related article since its original publication.

Pub. Date: July 2010 Publisher: Elsevier Science Format: Hardcover, 490pp

Price: $89.95
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Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management: Current Concepts and Ecological Perspective presents an overview of alternative measures to traditional pest management practices using biological control and biotechnology. The removal of some highly effective broad-spectrum chemicals, caused by concerns over environmental health and public safety, has resulted in the development of alternative, reduced risk crop protection products. These products, less toxic to the environment and easily integrated into biological control systems, target specific life stages or pest species. Predation - recognized as a suitable, long-term strategy - effectively suppresses pests in biotechnological control systems.

Integrated Pest Management covers these topics and more. It explores the current ecological approaches in alternative solutions, such as biological control agents, parasites and predators, pathogenic microorganisms, pheromones and natural products as well as ecological approaches for managing invasive pests, rats, suppression of weeds, safety of pollinators, role of taxonomy and remote sensing in IPM and future projections of IPM. This book is a useful resource to entomologists, agronomists, horticulturists, and environmental scientists.

  • Fills a gap in the literature by providing critical analysis of different management strategies that have a bearing on agriculture, sustainability and environmental protection
  • Synthesizes research and practice on integrated pest management
  • Emphasizes an overview of management strategies, with critical evaluation of each in the larger context of ecologically based pest management

Price: $99.95
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Integrated Pest Management for Almonds, 2nd Edition
Author: Mary Louise Flint

This updated edition of our best-selling guide for almonds is completely revised and expanded.Covers 120 different pest problems including diseases, insects and mites, nematodes, vertebrate pests, and weeds; including 10 new insect pests and diseases including anthracnose, Alternaria leaf blight, rust, tenlined June beetle, and leafhoppers.

New in the second edition you'll find:
•An extensively revised chapter on vertebrate pest management which adds recommendations for control techniques where endangered species occur.
•A revised and expanded chapter on vegetation management including detailed information on cover crops.
•A revised section on navel orangeworm, emphasizing cultural control techniques instead of insecticides.
•A revised section on peach twig borer includes discussions of bloomtime sprays with Bacillus thuringiensis and pheromone mating disruption.
•Revised and updated tables on susceptibility of rootstocks and scion cultivars to major pests and a detailed index.

This indispensable reference is illustrated with 259 photos, including 33 new color photos, along with 69 line drawings and tables.

Publication Number: 3308 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-52-5 Copyright Date: 2002 Length: 199 pp.

Price: $32.00
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Integrated Pest Management for Apples and Pears, 2nd Edition
Author: Barbara Ohlendorf

New to the 2nd edition you'll find a detailed index, a completely revised section on codling moth management with detailed information on mating disruption, revision of leafroller management practices, updates on oak root fungus and wild asparagus, biological control of fireblight, and new control strategies for pear psylla.

The emphasis is on least-toxic control methods, selective pesticides, and cultural and biological controls. Also includes a section on organically acceptable control methods. More than 200 color photos and 100 figures and tables.

From the UC Statewide IPM Program.

Publication Number: 3340 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-42-6 Copyright Date: 1999 Length: 231 pp.

Price: $30.00
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Integrated Pest Management for Avocados
Author: Steve H. Dreistadt

This new manual for avocado growers and pest control professionals is the latest in UC's highly regarded series of Integrated Pest Management Manuals. Drawing on the expertise of UC faculty, UC Cooperative Extension specialists, farm advisors, and pest control advisors, this beautifully illustrated guide gives you the latest research and advice on Pest Management for avocados.

Using this guide you'll learn how to:

• Prevent and diagnose causes of damage
• Identify pests and key natural enemies
• Establish and IPM program for your grove
• Use biological control and other non-chemical methods
• Manage problems related to irrigation, nutrition, and the growing environment
• Determine when direct control actions are warranted

Illustrated with 386 color photographs and 64 line drawings and charts that will help you identify and manage over 100 important pests and disorders.

Publication Number: 3503 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-420-1 Copyright Date: 2008 Length: 222 pp

Price: $35.00
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Integrated Pest Management for Citrus
Author: Steve Dreistadt

Newly updated with more detail than ever!

Introducing the newly updated IPM for Citrus—3rd Edition. Now with even more pictures, more resources, and more pests! Learn to apply the principles of integrated pest management to identify and manage more than 150 common citrus pests, diseases, and disorders.

Complete with more than 550 colored photographs and 80 figures and tables, this guide provides substantial information on pest insects, mites, diseases, weeds, nematodes, and vertebrates. Look for brand new sections on Asian Citrus Psyllid, Citrus Leafminer, Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter and more!

What’s new in the 3rd edition?

•More detailed figures to help distinguish between pests
•21 new pests and 11 new diseases and disorders
•More detailed, easy-to-use table of contents
•Added index for quick and easy searching
•More detailed and vibrant photographs
•New section on exotic diseases
•More detailed information on pesticide use and its problems
•Updated monitoring and pest management recommendations

Publication Number:3303 Publication Number:3303
Inventory Type: Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-696-0
Copyright Date: 2012
Length: 270 pp.


Price: $40.00
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Integrated Pest Management for Cotton in the Western Region
Author: Paul A. Rude

Up-to-date pest management information covers nearly 100 pest problems, including new information on pesticide resistance, cotton aphid, silverleaf whitefly, pink bollworm, boll weevil, Fusarium wilt, Verticillium wilt, seedling diseases, velvetleaf, and disease-resistant cotton varieties. 180 color plates. From the UC Statewide IPM Project.

Publication Number: 3305 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-30-3 Copyright Date: Rev. 1996 Length: 164 pp.

Price: $30.00
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Integrated Pest Management for Crops and Pastures
by Paul A. Horne, Jessica Page

The book provides information about Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to farmers and also others such as agronomists and students.

The authors describe an approach to pest management that can be applied to different farming situations. This approach is capable of incorporating new crops, products and techniques as they become available, and so will be useful even as farming changes. IPM is defined and compared to other options available to farmers.

The book contains information about key pest and beneficial invertebrates without attempting to be a comprehensive guide to invertebrates. High quality photos of invertebrates are used to illustrate the main species or types of pests and whether or not they are beneficial.

Farmers and agronomists should be able to use this book to help them implement an IPM approach on a farm. It provides practical information, written for farmers who are interested in implementing IPM and provides step-by-step guides on how to get started and make decisions regarding pest management. The book also shares information that can help farmers develop a long-term strategy to pest management but also help with making immediate changes if necessary.

Farmers and agronomists should be able to use this book to help them implement an IPM approach on farm. It provides practical information, written for farmers who are interested in implementing IPM. It provides step by step guides on how to get started and make decisions regarding pest management.

The book provides information that can help farmers develop a long-term strategy to pest management but also help with making immediate changes if necessary.

Pub. Date: April 2008 Publisher: CSIRO Publishing Format: Paperback, 200pp

Price: $49.95
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Integrated Pest Management for Floriculture and Nurseries
Author: Steve Dreistadt

Learn how to recognize and prevent damage to bulbs, cut flowers, potted flowering plants, foliage plants, bedding plants, and ornamental trees and shrubs the IPM way!

You’ll learn how to establish an IPM program for your nursery, techniques for managing pests in flower and nursery crops, how good cultural practices can nip problems in the bud, disease control techniques for root and crown decays, vascular wilt diseases, and pathogens infecting flowers and foliage, how to identify and manage aphids, leafminers, thrips, whiteflies, mites, nematodes and weeds.

Handy crop tables give you a symptom-based guide for accurately diagnosing problems and the recommended controls for problems affecting 120 major flower and foliage species. Loaded with outstanding color photos and diagrams, references, suppliers, and a comprehensive index -- this an indispensable guide for anyone in the green industry.

Publication Number: 3402 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-46-4 Copyright Date: 2001 Length: 422 pp.

Price: $45.00
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Integrated Pest Management for Rice—Second Edition
Author: Mary Louise Flint

A practical guide for managing pests. Includes charts, tables, illustrations, and color photographs. From the UC Statewide IPM Project.

Publication Number: 3280 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-11-2 Copyright Date: 1993 Length: 100 pp

Price: $22.00
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Integrated Pest Management for Small Grains
Author: Larry Strank

Strategies and techniques for managing weeds, diseases, insects, mites, nematodes, and vertebrate pests. Includes charts, tables, line drawings, and more than 150 color photos. Discusses crop rotations to combat pest problems in other crops.

Publication Number: 3333 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-0-931876-91-2 Copyright Date: 1990 Length: 126 pp.

Price: $22.00
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Integrated Pest Management for Stone Fruits
Author: Larry Strand

The first manual of its kind devoted to stone fruits and the most complete guide now available for managing pest problems in apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, plums, and prunes. An indispensable guide to establishing a pest management program, diagnosing pest problems, identifying and using beneficial insects, and establishing new orchards. Includes information on training and pruning, irrigation scheduling, scheduling management activities, soil and tissue sampling, pheromone mating disruption, relative toxicity of pesticides to natural enemies and honey bees, organically acceptable pest control options, vertebrae pest control options within the ranges of endangered species. From the UC Statewide IPM Project.

Publication Number: 3389 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-36-5 Copyright Date: 1999 Length: 264 pp.

Price: $35.00
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Integrated Pest Management for Tomatoes—Fourth Edition
Author: Mary Louise Flint

This new edition features expanded sections and new monitoring and treatment guidelines for stinkbugs, aphids, and whiteflies, new ways to use weather forecasting models in disease mangment, and updated information on the pesticide susceptibiity of key weed pests. Contains nearly 200 detailed color photographs, plus figures, line drawings, and tables. From the UC Statewide IPM Project.

Publication Number: 3274 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-32-7 Copyright Date: 1998 Length: 118 pp.

Price: $30.00
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Integrated Pest Management for Walnuts-Third Edition
Author: Larry L. Strand

This manual includes comprehensive information on each crop pest, including identification tips, monitoring methods, treatment thresholds, biological controls, and other management techniques.

What’s new in the 3rd Edition?

·65 more photos, for a total of 215 photos, and printed in larger format with improved color
·An additional 24 pest problems are discussed and illustrated for a total of more than 90
·The section on codling moth has been completely rewritten to include information on pheromone confusion, release of the Trichogramma egg parasite, and the new kairomone lure that attracts both male and female moths
·Expanded chapters on vertebrate pests and weed management
·At 136 pages, the revision is 40% longer than the previous edition

Growers who want to keep abreast of innovative technologies for walnut pest management should make room on their bookshelf for this revised manual.

Publication Number: 3270 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-62-4 Copyright Date: 2003 Length: 136 pp

Price: $30.00
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IPM in Practice (2nd Edition)

This manual from the UC Statewide IPM Program is the most comprehensive, practical field guide ever developed for setting up and carrying out an IPM program in any type of crop or landscape.

This new edition of IPM in Practice features monitoring and management technology updates, new methods for protecting the environment, new information on invasive pests and pesticide resistance, and over 160 color photos and hand-drawn illustrations.

Price: $35.00
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Landscape Pest ID Cards
Author: Larry Strand

Modeled after our bestselling Tree Fruit Pest Cards, these pocket-size laminated cards can be easily carried with you for handy references to insect and mite pests as well as important diseases in landscape plants. These 43 cards cover 19 common insects and mites, 7 diseases, 4 natural enemies, and a variety of other disorders and invertebrate pests.

Publication Number: 3513 Author: LARRY STRAND Inventory Type: Package Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-613-7 Copyright Date: 2009 Length: 43

Price: $20.00
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Mealybugs in California Vineyards
Author: Kris E. Godfrey

This new identification guide covers six mealybug species that are of concern to California vineyard managers. Illustrated with over 30 color photos, the booklet contains detailed descriptions of each species to help you identify the mealybugs found in your vineyard. You'll learn how they cause damage and how to take action with suggested biological, cultural, and chemical controls for each species.

Publication Number: 21612 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-362-4 Copyright Date: 2002 Length: 16 pp.

Price: $7.00
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Pesticide Safety: A Reference Manual for Private Applicators
Author: P. O'Connor AND S. Cohen

Updated in 2006, this manual covers information essential for anyone using pesticides on California farms, including growers, managers and employees. The book uses a farm profile format to review environmental and human safety topics. Covers pesticide labels, worker safety (handlers and fieldworkers), how to mix and apply pesticides, calibration, the hazards of pesticide use including heat related illness, and pesticide emergencies. Appendix includes sample training forms for pesticide handlers and fieldworkers. Great resource for private applicator certification with review questions in each chapter. Easy to use format, with many illustrations.

Publication Number: 3383 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: 3383 ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-83-9 Copyright Date: 2006 Length: 120 pp.

Price: $7.00
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Pests and Diseases of Peas and Beans
by Anthony Biddle, Nigel D. Cattlin

Covering the most important pathogens, this handbook provides clear, concise descriptions of the symptoms and cycles of diseases, their distribution and economic importance and advice on their control. The text is illustrated with some 300 color photographs of affected crops to aid in the rapid identification of disease. The book also includes 'pest profiles' that identify, with the use of color photographs, the pests that commonly prey on pea and bean crops.

-Problem oriented organization
-High quality color photos
-Handy size for practical use
-300 color illustrations

Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books Pub. Date: October 2006 ISBN-13: 9780123736741 128pp

Price: $64.95
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Pests of Field Crops and Pastures
PT Bailey

This comprehensive handbook on economic entomology for Australian field crops and pastures is the first of its kind. It encompasses pests and beneficial insects as well as allied forms of importance in Australian agriculture.

Organised by commodities – such as cereals, sugar and tropical pasture legumes – it examines all the pest species for a particular commodity across Australia. Identification, distribution, damage, host range, biology, risk period and monitoring techniques are described for each entry, accompanied by useful illustrations. The book also describes introduced biological control agents that effectively control crop pests.

Pests of Field Crops and Pastures will be a useful tool in crop management for progressive farmers, agronomists, agricultural consultants and academics alike.

Covers all significant field crops, legumes and grasses in Australia

Colour illustrations 528 pages, 262 x 185 mm Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING 2007 Tables show the various product growth periods at which the insect is most active Profusely illustrated with colour photographs and line drawings

Price: $150.00
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Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs
Author: Steve H. Dreistadt

This is the ultimate guide to managing landscape pests! With this manual in hand you will be able to diagnose and manage hundreds of insect, mite, weed, plant disease, and nematode pests.

Inside you'll find updated information on how to use environmentally safe, ecologically based IPM methods; landscape designs that prevent pests; how to select resistant varieties; advice on the use of less-toxic pesticides such as botanicals, oils, and soaps; and tips on planting, irrigating, and other plant-care cultural activities that help in avoiding problems.

Contains over one hundred pages of easy-to-use tree and shrub pest tables; invaluable in helping you identify common pest problems – now on over 200 types of ornamental trees and shrubs. Includes 432 color photographs, 117 drawings and tables, references, glossary, and an index.

"An indispensable resource for professional landscape managers and home gardeners alike." -- Arborists News

Publication Number: 3359 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-61-7 Copyright Date: 2004 Length: 501 pp

Price: $42.00
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Residential, Industrial, and Institutional Pest Control, 2nd
Author: Pat O'Connor-Marer

Volume 2 in the Pesticide Application Compendium focuses on managing structural, food, and fabric pests, rodents, birds, and weeds.

This new edition has been completely updated and now includes review questions and answers to help you as you study for the exam. A new detailed index enhances user-navigation and tables and sidebars are now listed in the table of contents. This is a helpful reference for anyone solving institutional or household pest problems – from pest control operators to building managers or homeowners.

New information is included for those carrying out school IPM programs – including how to select appropriate pesticides for school buildings focusing on herbicides, and safe and effective cockroach and ant baits.

DPR test material (QAL and QAC). Structural Pest Control Board (Branch 1, 2, and 3) test material.

Publication Number: 3334 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-70-9 Copyright Date: 2006 Length: 242 pp.

Price: $30.00
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The Safe and Effective Use of Pesticides, 2nd Edition
Author: Patrick Marer

Volume 1 in the Pesticide Application Compendium. This revised edition contains a new format, up-to-date information on the Federal Worker Protection Standards, recommended steps in training workers, and compliance guidelines for pesticide use reporting as required by California law. New in this version are review questions at the end of each chapter similar to those found on the license exams. As with the first edition, The Safe and Effective Use of Pesticides provides detailed information for selecting, using, handling, storing, and disposing of pesticides. It emphasizes worker protection, prevention of groundwater contamination, protection of endangered species and wildlife, and reduction of environmental problems.

The principles described in this volume apply to all areas of pest control, including agricultural, structural, landscape, greenhouse, and public health applications.

This is recommended study material for all categories of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (DPR) Qualified Pesticide Applicator License (QAL) and Qualified Pesticide Applicator Certificate (QAC) exams.

Publication Number: 3324 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-43-3 Copyright Date: 2000 Length: 342 pp.

Price: $35.00
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Tree Fruit Pest Identification and Monitoring Cards
Author: L. Strand

Carry these pocket-sized laminated pest ID cards in the field as handy references for identifying and monitoring major insect and mite pests and several important diseases in California deciduous tree fruits and nuts. Each pest is identified by a description and close-up photographs of important life stages. Cards identifying important natural enemies are also included. The information on these 32 cards will help pest control advisers and growers know how and when to look for these pests -- in both growing and dormant seasons. References are provided to the appropriate UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines and IPM Manuals for management information. Everyone involved in pest management in tree crops will want a set of these handy cards.

Publication Number: 3426 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English Copyright Date: Rev. 2005 Length: 32 cards

Price: $15.00
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Wood Preservation
Author: Patrick Marer

Volume 3 in the Pesticide Application Compendium. Focuses on safe techniques for using the minimum amount of wood preservation chemicals necessary to protect wood from rot and insect damage, whether in the mill, at local construction sites, or on boats. This volume is recommended study material for QAL and QAC exams in the Wood Preservation category. DPR test material (QAL and QAC)

Publication Number: 3335 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-05-1 Copyright Date: 1992 Length: 92

Price: $15.00
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