Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good.
Book Covers illustration same as DW
Dust Jacket Condition: Average.
Hard cover, binding is tight & strong, no marks or inscriptions, cover boards are clean & bright.
Dust jacket is complete, but top of cover front and back & have chips & tears about 1cm. Covered in a beautiful non stick (no sticky tape) cellophane cover. The picture doesn’t show the tears as its in cellophane
A very scarce first edition, and have only see 2 listed. The book, the first on this topic to be published in South Africa, deals with fruit trees, vegetables, garden plants, plantation trees and pastures in the country, while accounts are also given of the more injurious plant-feeding mites. Control of plant pests by means of pesticides alone does not feature prominently, whereas biological control by means of natural enemies and integration of biological and pesticide methods of control are strong themes throughout this book.
More than 600 species are discussed in greater or lesser detail, according to their importance to South African agriculture. The pests on 121 cultivated plants in categories such as cereals and sugarcane, subtropical fruits, ornamental trees and and shrubs, plantation trees, are tabulated to make the information more readily accessible
The text is supported by 125 original figures, a glossary and a detailed index. In addition, lists are provided of all the plant feeding, predatory and parasitic families and genera dealt with in the book.
Professional entomologists, agriculturalists, lecturers and students …..