The Journal of Agriculture Volume 9

The Journal of Agriculture Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...of their knife; and this very often was a remedy, but not so completely as if the whole constrictive bark had been removed. Besides, simple scoring did not disturb the lurking places of insects; it rather gave additional facilities to the insects to hide in the cicatrices. Next to securing a fruit-tree against the invasion of insects, by throwing upon, or thoroughly drenching it with some kind of wash, in the autumn, to prevent them choosing the tree for a winter retreat for themselves, or a nursery for their young, is Mr Lyon's plan of scraping off all the exfoliations and rugged"parts of the exterior, leaving no cranny for the insertion of eggs, nor protuberance to hinder the action of the weather, or application of lime-water, or other wash that may be used. Independent entirely of relieving the tree of an useless encumbrance, smoothing the bark to dislodgo the hordes of insects, is a practice so necessary and effectual, that there cannot be two opinions concerning it; and, as already observed, it is rather surprising that it is not more urgently enjoined in gardening directories, and more generally practised by orchardiste. At this present moment (27th June), in the environs of London, the standard fruit-trees look most dismally. The flower-buds were mostly injured by the severe frosts of last January, but the eggs of the little grey excavating moth remained unscathed, and are now, and have been for some weeks back, devouring every leaf, particularly of some of the best sorts of apple-trees. The rigour of the season, it is true, could not be averted; but the eggs of the inseets might have been displaced and destroyed by scraping, or kept off by an autumn wash, or by an uninviting naked surface. If Mr Lyon's book contained nothing but the...show more

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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236679334
  • 9781236679338