Is an authoritative reference on the subject of its authors are acknowledged experts in this field. Amateur and professional gardeners, horticulturists, commercial nurseries and students will find this book invaluable.
The book describes hundreds of introduced and native pests and diseases. A photo short-cut section at the start of the book and symptoms charts at the beginning of each chapter help the reader to establish what is causing a problem. Each symptom is cross-referenced to the text, with colour photographs and detailed line-drawings of pests, insect life-cycles and damage symptoms on plants to help identify the problem.
All common and uncommon problems suffered by Australian plants are covered in this book, with each pest being listed with its physical description, regional occurrence, host plants, habits and control methods. The emphasis is on natural rather than chemical control so that plants and gardens benefit from minimal ecological interference.