Congressional Edition Volume 6147

Congressional Edition Volume 6147

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... Parasitologia Agricola, vol. 2, pt. 2, pp. 45-58. this cottonseed or sacks used in infested fields may easily be the means of spreading the insect. It is thought probable that a sporadic infestation at Jackson, Miss., in 1908, originated by such means from the heavily infested district around Fayette, Miss. UNEXPLAINED SPORADIC OCCURRENCES. Infestations at Wichita Falls and Paris, Tex., in 1904, far removed from other infestations, can not be explained. A reported infestation in 1909 at Temple, Okla., is also of the same nature. INTENTIONAL, TRANSPORTATION OF THE WEEVIL. On several occasions it has been found that the boll weevil has been carried into uninfested territory purposely. In some cases the intention has been merely to exhibit live specimens and in others to test supposed remedies. Whatever the purpose of these introductions may be, the practice must be strongly condemned. It is very likely to result in the infestation of localities many years in advance of the time the weevil would reach them by natural means. The result would be a great and unnecessary loss, not only to cotton planters, but to merchants and others dependent upon the cotton trade. In this connection attention is directed to the fact that a Federal statute prohibits the interstate shipment of the boll weevil, as well as other important insect pests, and prescribes heavy penalties.1 This act is reprinted in part, under the heading "Legal Restrictions," on a subsequent page. In addition to the Federal legislation on this subject practically all of the States in the cotton belt have statutes which prohibit the importation or having in possession of live boll weevils for any purpose whatever. (See the section at the end of this bulletin.) HIBERNATION.2...
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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236759834
  • 9781236759832