This reference book describes the diseases, physiological disorders and pests of vegetables grown in Central Europe on around 400 pages, with 850 photographs by 33 authors. It gives brief technological recommendations for the cultivation of all vegetables. It describes the typical symptoms of damage, the damage threshold levels, the biology of pathogens and pests. It gives plant protection suggestions in an integrated and biological control approach. In about 80 pages, it describes useful living organisms and their application techniques with the help of beautiful photographs. The book is a great help for vegetable growers and an interesting work in accessible language for all readers interested in the subject.