Report Volume 91-96

Report Volume 91-96

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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: ...the past fiscal year it has transpired that the infested area is somewhat larger, but the rate of increase has been shown to bo proportionately less than it has been any year since the beginning of the work. The infested area in New England is now a httle more than 10,500 square miles. The work in Massachusetts is carried on along the old fines. In New Hampshire about 100 men were kept in the State during the winter carrying on scouting operations and applying creosote to the egg clusters along the roadsides. This scouting indicated the presence of the gipsy moth in twenty-one towns where it had not theretofore been suspected. There were no large colonies, and in some of the towns only single egg clusters were found. There seems to be Httle hope of controlling the gipsy moth in New Hampshire until the authorities appreciate more fully the serious character of the threatened damage. A local organization should be brought about in each city and town, under state supervision, and a constant concerted effort should be begun. There is the same necessity for concerted work in this State against the brown-tail moth. Conditions in Maine as compared with New Hampshire are much better. Some large new colonies were located by scouting, but some of the older ones seem to have been extirpated. The brown-tail moth seems possibly to have reached the northern limit at which it can thrive in Maine. The condition in Rhode Island is very favorable, and the gipsy moth is less abundant in that State than at any time since its control was undertaken. In Connecticut the colony near Stonington is nearly exterminated; less than 100 caterpillars were found there during the summer of 1909, while in the following winter but a single egg cluster could be found by more

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  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236931777
  • 9781236931771