Insect Pests & Diseases of Harakeke

S Scheele

Currently out of print and being updated for future release.

This book describes insects and diseases commonly associated with harakeke. Control methods for the most harmful are discussed including natural control measures, insecticide sprays, and home remedies.

Harakeke or New Zealand Flax (Phormium spp.) is home to a myriad of insects which live amongst the leaves, roots and flowers.

In the right conditions, their feeding can inflict considerable damage on the plant and allow the introduction of disease-bearing organisms. This not only affects the ornamental appearance of harakeke, but lessens the quality and quantity of leaf material and fibre available to weavers.

A practical booklet, for people growing flax for fun or profit.

Product information

Author: S Scheele
ISBN: 978-0-47-809316-2
Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press
Publication date: 1998
Pages: 27
Format: Paperback