Plant Management

  1. Plant Selection
  2. Plant and Garden Location
  3. Plant Location
  4. Garden Location
  5. Plant Site Preparation
  6. Planting Procedures for Seeds and Transplants

A. Seeds

  1. Bareroot Plants
  2. Balled and Burlapped Plants
  3. Container Grown Plants V. Watering Considerations
  4. Variables That Affect Plant Water Requirements
  5. Water Penetration
  6. Soil Type
  7. Water Interval
  8. Water Retention
  9. Compaction and Thatch
  10. Interfaces -The Idaho Master
  11. Irrigation Method 6
  12. Landscape Water Requirements 6
  13. Plant Water Needs 6
  14. Deep Watering 7
  15. Lawns 7
  16. Shrubs and Trees 7
  17. Vegetables 7
  18. Containers 7 Further Reading 7

Backyard Composting 7

  1. Introduction 2
  2. The Composting Process 2
  3. Process Basics 2
  4. Decomposers 2
  5. Factors Affecting the Composting Process 4
  6. Composting Methods 7
  7. Piles 7
  8. Bins and Ventilated Containers 7
  9. Barrels and Tumblers 7
  10. Making and Managing a

Compost Pile

B

A.

Materials

B

B.

Additives

9

C.

Inoculants

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D.

Location

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E.

Volume

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F.

Building Composting Piles

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G.

Turning

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H.

Moisture Management

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I.

Odor Management

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J.

Troubleshooting

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K.

Judging When Composting

Is Finished

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  1. Using Compost
  2. Benefits of Compost
  3. Application
  4. Compost Quality

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Backyard Composting (cont'd)

7

Basic Entomology

9

VI. Alternatives to Composting

15

I.

Introduction

2

A. Grass Recycling

16

II.

Insect Anatomy

2

B. Mulching

16

III.

Insect Development

3

C. Worm Composting

16

IV.

Insect Classification

3

D. Soil Incorporation

16

V.

Major Orders of Insects

4

VII. Plans for Constructing

A. Beetles and Weevils—Coleoptera

4

Composting Bins

16

B. Moths and Butterflies —

A. Wooden-Pallet Holding Unit

17

Lepidoptera

5

B. Wire-Mesh Holding Unit

17

C. Flies, Mosquitoes, Gnats,

C. Snow-Fence Holding Unit

17

Midges—Diptera

5

D. Wood-and-Wire, Three-Bin

D. Bees, Wasps, Ants, Sawflies,

Turning Unit

17

etc.—Hymenoptera

6

E. Wooden Three-Bin Turning Unit 17

E. True Bugs—Hemiptera

6

F. Worm Composting Bin

17

F. Aphids, Scales, Leafhoppers,

G. Concrete-Block Holding Unit

17

Cicadas—Homoptera

7

H. Concrete-Block, Three-Bin

G. Grasshoppers, Crickets,

Turning Unit

18

Cockroaches, Camel

Further Reading

18

Crickets—Orthoptera

7

H. Termites—Isoptera

8

Pesticide Management and Safety

8

I. Earwigs—Dermaptera

8

I.

Three Main Objectives of Pest

Control

2

II.

Home, Yard, and Garden Pesticides

2

III.

Pest Control Methods

2

IV.

Herbicides

2

V.

Insecticides

3

VI.

Fungicides

4

VII.

Pesticide Labels

4

VIII.

Pesticide Categories

4

IX.

Pesticide Formulations

4

X.

Pesticide Hazards

5

A. Pesticide Toxicity

5

B. Pesticide Formulations

5

C. Exposure to Pesticides

6

D. Pesticides Poisoning

6

E. Pesticide Spills

7

F. Pesticide Storage

7

G. Pesticide Disposal Options

7

XI.

Pesticide Law

7

X.

Pesticide Recommendations

8

Further Reading

8

K. Silverfish and Firebats —

Thysanura 9

  1. Springtails—Collembolla 9
  2. Other Orders 9
  3. Other Insect-Like Creatures 9
  4. Spider Mites, Spiders, Ticks, and Scorpions—Arachnida 9
  5. Millipedes—Diploda 10
  6. Centipedes—Chilopoda 10
  7. Sowbugs and Pillbugs — Crustacea 10
  8. Garden Centipede or Symphylan—Symphla 10

Further Reading 10

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