Crop Protection presents in-depth information on managing pests and diseases of tropical plants in an easy to follow format with numerous colour photographs and illustrations, review questions and additional readings. Chapters 1 – 3 discuss the main categories of agricultural pests and diseases and their symptoms; the conditions that pre-dispose plants to attack; and the role of beneficial organisms. Chapters 4 – 6 focus on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and provide practical guidance on non-chemical and chemical control measures; weed identification and weed management. This is an excellent instructional text for students of vocational agriculture in secondary schools and junior colleges as well as for persons engaged in gardening, horticulture and farming who wish to acquire the knowledge and skills to better manage pests and disease problems.
Practical exercises geared toward competency assessments for Levels 1 and 2 vocational agriculture qualifications are provided in 2 separate workbooks, namely: Workbook 5.1 - Managing Pests and Diseases; and Workbook 5.2 - Managing Weeds.