Useful Sources of Information

Assured Produce. 2013. Crop Specific Protocol. Herbs (culinary). April 2013.

Buxton, J., Bennison, J. Brough, W. & Hewson, A. 2006. Integrated Pest Management in Protected Ornamental Crops. A Best Practice Guide for UK Growers. London, UK: Defra. (Copies from ADAS UK Ltd, Tel: 01954 268214/268205).

HDC Crop Walkers’ Guide, Herbs (2008)

HDC Factsheet 15/05. Use of chemical disinfectants in protected ornamental production.

HDC Factsheet 09/07. Soil disinfestation options for cut flower growers.

HDC Factsheet 10/07. Guidelines on nursery hygiene for outdoor and protected ornamental crops.

Helyer N., Brown, K. & Cattlin, N. 2003. A Colour Handbook of Biological Control in Plant Protection. London, UK: Manson Publishing Ltd.

Koike, S.T., Gladders, P. & Paulus, A.O. 2007. Vegetable Diseases. A Colour Handbook. London, UK: Manson Publishing Ltd.

Malais, M.H. & Ravensberg, W.J. Knowing and Recognizing: The Biology of Glasshouse Pests and Their Natural Enemies. Koppert B.V., ISBN 90 5439 126X.

Further sources of information:

  • The Biological Control Product suppliers listed in Section D also supply recommendations for the use of each product, guidelines on the side-effects of pesticides on each biological control agent, and posters with photographs of pests and biological control agents. Some of the suppliers also provide booklets covering the recognition of pests of protected crops.
  • Defra Pest Identification Cards are available from the Fera Information Centre, York. Tel: 01904 462000, email: A catalogue of cards is available and includes sets on aphids and caterpillars.