Circular Volume 76-108

Circular Volume 76-108

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...On Oahu the following fruits and vegetables have been attacked: All species of citrus fruit, peaches, figs, grapes, rose apple, star apple, mangoes, white lemon guavas, wild guavas, alligator pears (bruised and fallen), strawberry guavas, papaya, sapota, Carissa arduina (South African), also string beans and peppers. In addition to this list the known host fruits include: Eggplant, coffee, plums, cherries, persimmons, grenadillas, maupi fruit, apricots, pears, nectarines, loquats, apples, shaddocks, mandarins, mammee-apples. So far the banana and pineapple appear to be immune from attack, but close inspection should be maintained for future development. To this list for Hawaii should be added the additional fruits more recently found to be infested, as stated by Mr. W. M. Giffard (Hawaiian Forester and Agriculturist, April, 1912), namely: Kumquat (Citrus japonica), Murray a exotica, and Eugenia sp. Mr. Giffard adds: I would further report that coffee berries, varieties of orange, loquats, varieties of Eugenia, and Kamani seeds appear to be among the worst-infested fruits so far examined. The above records indicate the omnivorous character of the pest and leave no doubt that when once introduced into a locality where proper temperature conditions exist it will be able to maintain itself without difficulty. Its life history in Bermuda, as stated by T. I. Harris, director of the public gardens, in the Bermuda Colonist for the 12th of August, 1907, may be quoted in this connection. It will be recalled that the pest was introduced into Bermuda many years ago: Though the great variety of fruiting trees growing here is insufficient to furnish propagating media for flies throughout the whole year, each successive generation making use of a...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236747704
  • 9781236747709