Best Agricultural Insecticides & Pesticides Books

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1. The Vegetable Garden Pest Handbook: Identify and Solve Common Pest Problems on Edible Plants – All Natural Solutions!

Author: by Susan Mulvihill
208 pages

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In The Vegetable Garden Pest Handbook, you’ll find the simple, straightforward resources and tools you need to identify common pests of edible gardens and manage them without the use of synthetic chemical pesticides. Climate change and newly introduced insect pests are changing the world of gardening.

Pests that once produced a single generation per year are now producing two or even three, and accidentally imported pest insects have no natural predators to keep them in check. These leaf-munching critters can cause significant damage in short order, reducing your yields and costing you time and money, especially if your garden is out of balance or your plants are stressed and vulnerable.

Whether you’re a new or seasoned gardener, author and garden pro Susan Mulvihill shows you how to handle pest issues by growing healthier plants, properly identifying the culprit, and nurturing the overall ecosystem of the garden. With easy-to-use charts, you’ll learn how to identify common vegetable garden pests based on both the damage they cause and their physical appearance.

2. Deer-Resistant Design: Fence-free Gardens that Thrive Despite the Deer

Author: by Karen Chapman
224 pages

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Fear deer no more!The best source I’ve seen on the topic! Tracy DiSabato-Aust, award-winning garden designer and best-selling author Deer are one of the most common problems a gardener can face. These cute but pesky animals can quickly devour hundreds of dollars’ worth of plants.

And common solutions include the use of unattractive fencing and chemicals. In Deer-Resistant Design, Karen Chapman offers another optionintentional design choices that result in beautiful gardens that coexist with wildlife. Deer-Resistant Design showcases real home gardens across North Americafrom a country garden in New Jersey to a hilltop hacienda in Texasthat have successfully managed the presence of deer.

Each homeowner also shares their top ten deer-resistant plants, all welcome additions to a deer-challenged gardeners shopping list. A chapter on deer-resistant container gardens provides suggestions for making colorful, captivating, and imaginative containers. Lushly illustrated and filled with practical advice and inspiring design ideas, Deer-Resistant Design is packed with everything you need to confidently tackle this challenging problem.

3. The Safe and Effective Use of Pesticides (Pesticide Application Compendium)

Author: by Shannah Whithaus
386 pages


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The first update to this key reference guide in over 15 years! This revised edition contains a new format making it even easier to study for the DPR exams. In addition to the review questions found at the end of each chapter, this new edition contains knowledge expectations at the beginning of each chapter.

These brief statements describe what you are expected to learn after reading that chapter, allowing you to study more effectively for DPR s pesticide applicator licensing (QAL/QAC) exams. These knowledge expectations are also highlighted in sidebars throughout each chapter, providing a study roadmap so you know which sections of each chapter are most important.

Also new: Updated pesticides table to reflect products available in California Updated information on nematodes, vertebrates, and pathogens Expanded information on environmental hazards, expanded information on personal protective equipment including EPA respirator criteria Up-to-date information on worker protection standards Expanded information on pesticide resistance Updated compliance guidelines for pesticide use reporting as required by California law A dedicated chapter covering label reading, including an updated label that reflects current regulations The Safe and Effective Use of Pesticides provides detailed information for selecting, using, handling, storing, and disposing of pesticides.

4. Texas Bug Book: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Author: by Howard Garrett
University of Texas Press
202 pages

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Texas Bug Book is your complete guide for identifying and organically controlling all of the most common Texas insects. Drawing on years of practical experience and research, organic gardening experts Howard Garrett and Malcolm Beck give detailed instructions on how to identify, understand the life cycle of, and control or protect Texas insects, mites, snails, slugs, nematodes, and other critters.

They also include striking color photos and black-and-white drawings to help you identify each bug. Garrett and Beck highlight the many useful roles that bugs play in nature and offer proven organic remedies for infestations of pest insects.

5. Deerproofing Your Yard & Garden

Author: by Rhonda Massingham Hart
Storey Publishing, LLC
208 pages

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From nibbling on fruit bushes to destroying flower beds, unwanted deer pose a frustrating and challenging obstacle to even the most patient gardeners. Rhonda Massingham Hart provides insights into deer behavior and offers a variety of proven techniques to keep your deer problem under control.

Learn how to choose the best fence types, landscape with plants deer detest, make effective homemade repellents, and much more. You’ll have all the information you need to maintain a pristine, deer-free landscape.

6. Population Health and Its Integration into Advanced Nursing Practice

Author: by Mary Bemker
528 pages

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This textbook provides essential population concepts in a comprehensive way to advanced practice students in population and public health. Focus is placed on the supports and practices used in the advanced practice role with chapters contributed by nationally known experts on their respective topics.

This text provides the reader with a strong foundation in current population health theory while also providing practical tools to implement the principles into practice. The text is divided into three parts. The first part provides a global review of population health, and includes coverage of access to data, data analysis, and explores the various APN roles in population health; practitioner, nurse educator, nurse executive, and policy advocate.

The second part addresses key issues and populations including the elderly, the military, the chronically ill, and the family roles and health impact of substance abusers. The third section addresses care providers and techniques that foster better care delivery, such as social marketing, coaching, and compassion fatigue.

7. Farming with Native Beneficial Insects: Ecological Pest Control Solutions

Author: by The Xerces Society
272 pages

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Harness the power of beneficial insects to deter pests and reduce crop damage. This comprehensive guide to farming with insects will have you building beetle banks and native plant field borders as you reap a bountiful and pesticide-free harvest. With strategies for identifying the insects you’re trying to attract paired with step-by-step instructions for a variety of habitat-building projects, you’ll soon learn how to employ your own biocontrol conservation tactics.

Lay out the brush piles and plant the hedgerows because the insects are going to love it here!

8. Tuning in to Nature

Author: by Philip S. Callahan
Acres USA
239 pages

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This 25th anniversary edition, updated by the author, reveals the miraculous communication systems present in nature. Learn how plants and insects communicate through emissions in the infrared frequency range and why poisonous pesticides do not solve the real problems facing agriculture.

In this breakthrough book Phil Callahan uncovers why certain insects are attracted only to certain plants, the role of pheromones work in nature, and how plants under stress literally signal insects to come devour them.Long out of print …Classic Callahan!

9. Stochastic Processes: Theory for Applications

Author: by Robert G. Gallager
Cambridge University Press
553 pages

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This definitive textbook provides a solid introduction to discrete and continuous stochastic processes, tackling a complex field in a way that instils a deep understanding of the relevant mathematical principles, and develops an intuitive grasp of the way these principles can be applied to modelling real-world systems.

It includes a careful review of elementary probability and detailed coverage of Poisson, Gaussian and Markov processes with richly varied queuing applications. The theory and applications of inference, hypothesis testing, estimation, random walks, large deviations, martingales and investments are developed.

Written by one of the world’s leading information theorists, evolving over twenty years of graduate classroom teaching and enriched by over 300 exercises, this is an exceptional resource for anyone looking to develop their understanding of stochastic processes.

10. PCT Technician's Handbook, 4th Edition

Author: by Richard Kramer and Joshua Kramer
GIE Inc., Publishers
340 pages

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The PCT Technician’s Handbook, 4th Edition, is a valuable pocket-sized resource for pest management professionals. It contains two-page pest profiles and a full-color pest identification guide as well as chapters about Pest Management and Society, Integrated Pest Management, Identificaiton and Control, Equipment, and Safety.

Pest profiles are provided for a variety of ants, blood feeders, cockroaches, flies, occasional invaders, pantry and fabric pests, wood-destroying pests, stinging envenomizing pests, and vertebrate pests.

11. Pesticide Applicator Log Book: Chemical pest and insect control application record logbook | Track certified applicator name, pesticide, crop, … mix details | information record sheet

Author: by Abatron Logbooks
120 pages

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Pesticide application record keeping log bookWhen applying pesticide, keeping a detailed record is a legal requirement. This pest control book has been designed to keep track of all the basic record keeping requirements required for pesticide application. Each page contains 29 inputs for pesticide application, in a legible and clearly labeled, layout.

This book contains 120 pages, meaning there is space for 119 applications (and a cover page with owner details). This book can be used by pesticide companies, individuals, or crop owners looking to keep a record of the pesticides applied to their own crops.

What do the pages contain:DateApplication AddressStart timeFinish TimeTotal TimeApplicator Details:Applied byCertification numberApplicator companyCompany AddressCompany Phone numberEmail or ApplicatorPesticide DetailsBrand NameProduct NameEPA NumberRate of ApplicationActive IngredientsAmount of Concentrate UsedAmount of Mix MadeTotal Amount UsedApplication MethodCrop DetailsCrop(s) applied toArea covered (size)Area covered (description)Weather DetailsWeather ConditionsTemperatureEstimated Wind SpeedWind DirectionNotesReason For ApplicationOther Notes

12. Partially Observed Markov Decision Processes: From Filtering to Controlled Sensing

Author: by Vikram Krishnamurthy
Cambridge University Press
488 pages

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Covering formulation, algorithms, and structural results, and linking theory to real-world applications in controlled sensing (including social learning, adaptive radars and sequential detection), this book focuses on the conceptual foundations of partially observed Markov decision processes (POMDPs). It emphasizes structural results in stochastic dynamic programming, enabling graduate students and researchers in engineering, operations research, and economics to understand the underlying unifying themes without getting weighed down by mathematical technicalities.

Bringing together research from across the literature, the book provides an introduction to nonlinear filtering followed by a systematic development of stochastic dynamic programming, lattice programming and reinforcement learning for POMDPs. Questions addressed in the book include: when does a POMDP have a threshold optimal policy?

When are myopic policies optimal? How do local and global decision makers interact in adaptive decision making in multi-agent social learning where there is herding and data incest? And how can sophisticated radars and sensors adapt their sensing in real time?