In his book, The Land Was Everything: Letters to an American Farmer, Victor Davis Hanson, author and fifth generation grape farmer, explains why farmers use pesticides - "because they kill things." And as every back yard vegetable gardener knows, summer is nothing more than an all out war between you and that which would eat the food than belongs to you and yours.
Let the Library help you out this summer with a new edition to Credo Reference - the 2nd edition of Garden Insects of North America. Arranged by such handy chapters as -
Now you won't need to go into despair when you find the leaves of your cabbage looking like Swiss cheese. With this great guide you'll soon know what is eating what and you'll be on your way to "terminate with extreme prejudice" all the while humming that old Tom Waits tune ...
Photo from Credo: A parsley worm coming for your garnish.
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