Building on the author’s highly regarded Color Atlas of Fruit Pests, this new book gives a systematic account of fruit and hop pests – their recognition, biology and status. The scope of the original book has been greatly expanded to cover pests of fruit crops in temperate and sub-tropical regions. Most color photos, from a total of 1157, are published for the first time.

The pests are considered in their natural sequence of less advanced to more advanced forms, including a description of each, its life history, plants affected and damage caused. Families of pests are arranged according to generally accepted systematic systems, species appear under scientific names and show common names. Detailed indexes allow cross-referencing between pests and their host plants.

Key Features

* Detailed indexes * Full color * Covers pest in a variety of climates


Growers/Farmers, Scientists, Instructors, Advisors, Consultants and Students in horticulture, viticulture, agriculture, entomology, acarology, pest management and crop protection.


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© 2007
Academic Press
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About the author

David Alford

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Regional Entomologist and Head of Entomology Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Cambridge, UK


Reviews of the first edition: "...a commendable job balancing technical detail with practical control needs, admirably describing our most important fruit pests." - Bulletin of the Entomological Society of America "This book should be in the library of every fruit farmer and amateur enthusiast." - Growth "A look at these pictures is often enough to arrive at a correct identification...warmly recommended." - Plant Pathology