J.M. McPartland, Robert Connell Clarke and David Paul Watson
Hemp is enjoying a worldwide resurgence. This book combines a review of the hemp pest and disease literature published over the second half of the 20th century, with up-to-date information on modern biological control techniques. Each pest and disease organism is presented in the same format, covering range and economic impact, symptoms, life history, diagnosis, and both new and old techniques for biological control and chemical control. Easy to use keys are included for rapid identification of the most common pests. Introductory chapters describe the general principles of plant protection, requirements for healthy plant growth, and taxonomy of parasites and pathogens.