Report of the United States Entomological Commission for the Years - United States Entomological Commission Volume 3

Report of the United States Entomological Commission for the Years - United States Entomological Commission Volume 3

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...feebly-growing and weaker-struwed sorts. ARVINE C. WALES. Stark County, Ohio, June 7. Anotber extract from the Cultivator and Country Gentleman bears directly on this important poiut. There is a dispute among good farmers whether wheat injured by the Hessian Fly is irreparably damaged. Mr. F. C. Root thinks it is, as he says when the central st alk is eaten out the plant is either dead, or able to make only a feeble growth. If it makes a head, it will perfect only one or two seeds to a plant. Mr. Jesse Dewey qualifies this statement thus: If the land i- rich enough, though the central stalk be injured, the wheat plant will stool, and from its side roots sends up stalks and perfect a fair crop. I have no doubt that both of these excellent farmers are right. On the great majority of fields, the injury to the wheat plant in the fall means the destruction of the crop. When the central plant has been injured, the side shoots have not enough vitality to perfect much seed. Yet thoro may be land rich enough to make a crop from the second growth, provided the Hessian Fly next spring is not numerous enough to do serious damage. Very much now depends on the character of the coming winter. A season which, under ordinary circumstances, would be favorable, may also save myriads of Hessian Flies. There was much more "crinkled" wheat last summer than usual, and I have little doubt that the cause is to be found in the heavy mantle of snow, which preserved a greater number than usual of the Hessian Flies through the winter. The wheat crop this fall would have suffered more than usual in any event, but the evil has been greatly aggravated by the warm and generally dry weather after wheat-sowing. We had no killing frost until near November, nor more

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  • English
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  • 9781236565082