IT DOESNT TAKE A vegetable gardener long to find himself or herself facing the problem of controlling bugs and other pests. There are essentially two approaches to this problem—organic and chemical. While a few people still rely solely on one or the other method, most gardeners try a little of both. Though wary of the dangers of manufactured chemicals, they recognize their unique benefits in certain situations. Pest control systems come in the form either of sprays or traps.
Different insects and different disease organisms affect different vegetables. The tables in this chapter will help you diagnose the various pest problems your garden is likely to face as well as suggest a cure.
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