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Diseases, Insects and Spraying Fruit Trees in the Orchard

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Diseases, Insects and Spraying Fruit Trees in the Orchard

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40 pagine
26 minuti
Pubblicato:
Apr 16, 2013
ISBN:
9781447490883
Formato:
Libro

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This early work on orchard pests is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains information on the classification of disease, spraying rigs, pumps and much more. This is a fascinating work and is thoroughly recommended for the amateur fruit grower. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Pubblicato:
Apr 16, 2013
ISBN:
9781447490883
Formato:
Libro

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Diseases, Insects and Spraying Fruit Trees in the Orchard - Liberty Hyde Bailey

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DISEASES, INSECTS AND SPRAYING.

IN 1886, the present author wrote as follows: A remedy proposed of late is to syringe the trees with a mixture of Paris green and water, very early in the season, while the young apples stand erect. The poison lodges in the ‘blossom end’ and destroys the first brood of worms. Later, when the apples turn downward, the poison is washed out by the rains. This remedy was proposed, and its entire success demonstrated, by Professor A. J. Cook, of the Michigan Agricultural College. A tablespoonful of poison to a gallon of water is sufficient.* This represented very nearly the sum of knowledge respecting the spraying of orchards at that time. Just ten years later, the writer had a part in putting before the public a manual on spraying,† which made a closely printed book of some four hundred pages. These contrasts will serve to show how rapid has been the evolution of the spraying of plants to combat insects and diseases. This sudden development of the spraying of orchards has tended to magnify its importance out of all proportion to other accustomed operations of fruit-growing. The practice has been hailed as a positive means of making orchards fruitful. As a matter of fact, however, it makes orchards fruitful only when the cause of unfruitfulness is incursions of insects and fungi. It will not correct the faults of poor tillage, nor of insufficient plant-food, nor of unprofitable varieties, nor of neglect in pruning. In other words, it is only one of the various elements which enter into successful fruit-growing. Wholly aside from its direct and immediate importance, spraying has had an emphatic secondary influence in waking up the horticulturist. Any movement which sets a man to thinking very strongly along one line is likely to awaken his interest in cognate subjects. So it happens that spraying has been one of the means of rapidly diffusing a better knowledge of horticultural operations. Some of the directions in which this secondary influence of spraying is bound to enlarge the horticultural horizon may be stated as follows:

1. The necessity of spraying calls the attention of the grower to the reasons for the recent incursions of pests. Spraying was unknown

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