Studies on the Cinch-Bug

Studies on the Cinch-Bug

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...worst infested counties than in those less damaged. 'wise generalized by saying that a stock country is much less liable "to damage by the chinch bug than one in which the small grains-of the opinions respecting wheat culture and the chinch bug ex after, that farmers were obliged to wholly abandon the sowing of 'cert of action by farmers-over a considerable section of country." As these last are the stock-feeding crops, the facts may be other-are the staple crops. SUMMARY OF CURRENT OPINION. Before leaving this subject it may be well to give an abstract pressed by economic-entomologists, and by the township assessors replying to my inquiry, as given on page 11. The only published mention of this subject by Dr. Asa Fitch which I have seen, is contained in his second report as State Entomologist of New York (1856), p. 279, where he says, without" committing himself personally, that crops were so destroyed in some districts of North Carolina in 1785, or shortly wheat; and that again in 1809 the insects were reported to have been subdued by the abandonment of wheat for two years. Dr. Wm. Le Baron, the second State Entomologist of Illinois, writes in the "Prairie Farmer," September 2, 1871, "Chinch bugs originate almost exclusively in spring wheat or barley, and we have it in our power, if driven to this necessity, of getting rid of these destructive insects, and keeping clear of them, by abandoning the raising of these two kinds of grain." In his second entomological report (for 1871), page 154, he remarks that "we always have it in our power to get rid of these pests by the abandonment of these two kinds of grain-spring wheat and barley for one or two years; but to make this course...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236945093
  • 9781236945099