By Jeff Gillman
Gardeners are inclined to suppose that any natural product is immediately secure for people and valuable to the environment—and more often than not this can be precise. the matter, as Jeff Gillman issues out during this attention-grabbing, well-researched publication, is that it isn't continuously actual, and the exceptions to the rule of thumb can pose an important risk to human wellbeing and fitness. to quote only one instance, animal manures in compost could be a resource of damaging E. coli illness if imporperly taken care of. Gillman's rivalry is that each one gardening items and practices—organic and synthetic—need to be tested on a case-by-case foundation to figure out either whether or not they are secure and whether or not they accomplish the duty for which they're intended.
Ultimately, Gillman concludes, natural tools are most well known in so much events that gardeners are inclined to come upon. After analyzing this eye-opening booklet, you'll comprehend why, and why wisdom is the gardener's most crucial tool.
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Index 2, 4-D, 62–63, 173 2, four, 5-T, sixty two abamectin, 113 acephate, 118 acetic acid, 50, fifty six acibenzolar-S-methyl, 140–141 Actigard, one hundred forty lively element, 23 aflatoxin, 103 Agent Orange, sixty two Agricultural testomony, An, 19 aldicarb, 104, 114 aldrin, a hundred and fifteen alfalfa meal, 32 allethrin, one hundred twenty alternaria, 131 aluminum, 102 aluminum sulfate, forty three aluminum tris, a hundred and forty four American hellebore, one zero one ammonia, forty, one hundred fifty five antioxidants, 187–188 antitranspirant, 156 ant traps, 77–78, ninety six Aphidius colemani, 89 aphids, seventy five, eighty, 84–87, 89–90, ninety five, ninety seven, 101–103, 105–107, 111–112, 119, 122–123 apple maggot, 81–83 apple scab, 137, 182 apples, sixty eight, 183 Armicarb, 138 arsenic, sixty one synthetic manures, 33 ashes, one hundred sixty five Asian ladybeetle, eighty five, 114 Asparagus, fifty four aspirin, 141 atrazine, 174 auxins, 61–62 avermectins, 113 Avery, Dennis, 21 Azadirachta indica, 103 azidirachtin, 103 Bacillus popilliae, 92–93 Bacillus pumilus, 132–133 Bacillus subtilis, 132–133, 146 Bacillus thuringiensis, 94–95 Bacillus thuringiensis Israelensis, ninety four Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki, ninety four Bacillus thuringiensis tenebrionis, ninety four bacterial spot, 137 bagging fruit, sixty eight baited electrical twine, 154–155 baits, 23–24 Baker, Brian, 181 baking soda, 138 Balfour, girl Eve, 19 banana peels, 30 beans, 35 Beauvaria bassiana, ninety five beer traps, 166 beetles, ninety four, a hundred and one, 103, 107, 112, 114 useful bugs, 72–74, 83–90, 139, 173, 178 benomyl, one hundred forty four beta-carotene, 187 beta-1, three glucan, a hundred and forty bifenthrin, a hundred and twenty big-eyed insects, seventy three, 87, ninety Billiald, Helen, seventy five black spot, 103, 138–141 blackbirds, 152 blood meal, 32, a hundred and sixty blueberry, 149, 151 Boeke, Sara, 103 bonemeal, 32 borax, 49–50 Bordeaux combine, 133–136, 147 borers, 117–118 boric acid, seventy seven, 95–96 boron, forty three, 50 Bosch, Carl, forty large spectrum, 57–61, sixty seven, eighty three broadifacoum, 161–162 bromadiolone, 161–162 bromethalin, 162 bronze birch borer, sixty nine brussels sprouts, 49–50 Bt, 94–95 buckthorn, sixty two cabbage root fly, seventy five calcium arsenate, 102 calcium methanearsonate, sixty one camellias, seventy three capsaicin, 96–98 captan, 142 carbamates, 114–115 carbaryl, 114–115, 169–170, 173 carcinogenicity, 176, 184 Carrots Love Tomatoes, seventy four Carson, Rachel, 20, sixty six, a hundred and fifteen, a hundred and eighty, one hundred ninety castor oil, 160–161 caterpillars, 86–87, 89, ninety four, ninety five, ninety nine, 103, 112 Cato, 139 warning, 23 cedar shavings, seventy six Chase, Carlene, forty seven chemical rotation, 122–123 cherries, 151 chook cord, 158 Chilean nitrates, 39–40, 171 chlordane, one hundred fifteen chlorinated hydrocarbons, 115–116 chlorothalonil, 142, one hundred forty five cholecalciferol, 163 Christians, Nick, forty six Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium, a hundred and five, a hundred seventy five cinerin, 106 citric acid, forty seven citrus oil, ninety eight cleanliness, 70, 126–127 clove oil, 47–48 clover, 34, forty eight cockroaches, ninety six, 116 codling moth, 79–80, 102 espresso grounds, 30, fifty one, one hundred sixty five Cohen, Jerome, 19 Collier, Rosemary, seventy five Colorado potato beetle, ninety nine advertisement deer repellents, 155–156 significant other planting, 74–76, 128–129 compost, 29–32, 171–172 compost tea, 127–128, 187 self assurance period, fifty nine convergent ladybeetle, 86 copper, 133–136, 147, a hundred sixty five, 173, 176, 178 copper hydroxide, 135–136 copper sulfate, 134–136 corn, 34 corn gluten meal, 46–47 corn husks, 30 Cornell, 183 cottony cushion scale, eighty five disguise vegetation, 33–35 crabgrass, sixty one, sixty three creeping Charlie, forty eight Croatia, 106 cropped out, 33 cryolite, ninety nine Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, 86 cyclopsia, one hundred and one cyfluthrin, one hundred twenty cypermethrin, a hundred and twenty Dalmatia, 106 dandelions, forty eight, sixty four, seventy three risk, 23 Davis, Jeanine, one zero five DDT, eighty five, 102, 115–116 deer, 153–157 Deer Away, one hundred fifty five DeGregori, Thomas, 21 deltamethrin, a hundred and twenty Derris elliptica, 108, one hundred seventy five diallyl disulfide, a hundred diallyl trisulfide, a hundred diammonium phosphate, forty-one diatomaceous earth, 99–100, a hundred sixty five dicamba, sixty two dieldrin, one hundred fifteen dill, seventy three dioxins, sixty two diquat, 60 disulfoton, 118 disyston, 118 dithiopyr, 63–64 diuron, 60 dormant oil, one hundred and five Dose Makes the Poison, The, 26 doves, 152 downy mold, 134 dusts (pesticide), 24 eggs, 155–156 eggshells, one hundred sixty five EIQ.