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The truth about organic gardening [electronic resource] : benefits, drawbacks, and the bottom line / Jeff Gillman.

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  • ISBN: 9781604690057 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1604690054 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (208 p.)
  • Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2008.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 192-201) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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?
Summary, etc.: Provides an introduction to organic gardening, and rates the safety and effectiveness of over one hundred organic and synthetic gardening products and practices.
Source of Description Note: Description based on print version record.
Subject: Organic gardening.
Agricultural pests > Control.
Genre: Electronic books.

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