Bulletin Volume 132-155

Bulletin Volume 132-155

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...downy mildew will keep the leaf blight in check and will give large returns for the work. Anthracnose.--Anthracnosc is found on leaves and stems of cucumbers and musk-melons, and on the leaves, stems, and fruit of watermelons. On the leaves it forms angular spots and on the stems and fruit it forms irregular sunken areas. The common sunken spots on the water melon is due to this disease. The fungus causing this disease is closely related to the fungi causing anthracnose of cotton, beans, bitter rot of apples, etc. It probaly lives over winter in the Fig. 15.--Bucket pump, a very simple vines. Destroy vines and rotation pump for use only in a small garden., Costs about $2.00. (Deming.) of crops are recommended. Spraying as recommended for the downy mildew will aid in keeping the anthracnose in check. (See Farmers' Bulletin No. 231 for further discussion of the diseases of cucumbers and melons.) EGG PLANT. (See Tomato.) LETTUCE. Lettuce grown out of doors in a good, well-drained location rarely suffers from disease. In the greenhouse, two or three diseases are sometimes troublesome. "Damping off."--A disease of seedling plants in which they rot off at or near the surface of the ground. (See under Celery.) Downy mildew forms mouldy or downy growth on the leaves and gives them a frosted appearance. High temperature and too much moisture are conditions favorable to this disease. Under glass have good ventilation and do not keep the soil soaked. Plant in well drained soil out of doors. Drop or rot.--This disease is sometimes quite serious, especially in the greenhouse, and is hard to control. The stems and leaves wilt and rot off at the surface of the soil, the whole plant dying. Care in watering and proper ventilation will keep this...
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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236828062
  • 9781236828064