Report of the State Entomologist on the Noxious and Beneficial Insects of the State of Illinois Volume 12-14

Report of the State Entomologist on the Noxious and Beneficial Insects of the State of Illinois Volume 12-14

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...the juice out of the green berries, causing them to wither and partially dry up--'button' it is called by strawberry growers. This 'buttoning' has been known for a long time, and it has proved one of the worst of the many difficulties encountered in the business. Many fields of berries that promised a large crop up to a few days before picking, have been known to wither up and disappear so as to be almost total failures." American Entomologist, Vol. I (1869). p. 227. 1' Report of the U. S. Department of Agriculture for 1875, p. 126. "For the last two weeks I have noticed these green insects on the berries and have wondered what they were doing, but I did not pay much attention to them till last Saturday morning, when I made the unpleasant discovery that many of our berries were 'buttoning' badly. It then occurred to me, for the firsttime, that these insects might be connected with the trouble. I have since examined all our fields quite carefully, and have been in several others, both here and alt Cobden, and I am now quite thoroughly convinced that such is t e case." "This is a trouble beside which the crown-borer and root-worm sink into insignificance, but I do not think any one has thought of charging it to insects before. I judge it has already damaged our crop to the extent of from five to ten thousand dollars. The weather has been quite dry for the past month, which has, I suppose, increased the trouble. As I write a fine shower is falling, which will, I hope, check further injury for the present." Accompanying this letter was a vial of insects, which proved on examination to be all adults and young, in various stages, of Lygus lineolaris. In consequence of this...
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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 490g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236869168
  • 9781236869166