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Insect Pests and Fungus Diseases of Fruit and Hops
A Complete Manual for Growers

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  • Date Published: October 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107544550

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  • Originally published in 1920, this book was predominantly aimed at fruit growers and was one of the most comprehensive reference guides to pests and fungus diseases at this time. Part one of the book focuses on common insect pests such as the caterpillar, the winter moth and the beetle, discussing their features and environment, whilst part two of the book examines the myriad fungus diseases of fruit and hops and details the intrinsic traits of each disease. Part three goes on to discuss the diverse methods of spraying and deals with prevention, remedies and treatment. Additionally, the book contains multiple illustrations and historic photographs. This book is an important record of the most prevalent pests and fungus diseases in the early twentieth-century landscape and will be of particular value to anyone interested in the history of botany and agricultural science.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107544550
    • length: 786 pages
    • dimensions: 200 x 125 x 55 mm
    • weight: 1.2kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Explanatory note
    Section 1. Introduction
    Section 2. How Fruit Trees Live:
    1. The leaves
    2. The trunk and branches
    3. The root
    4. The flower (blossom)
    5. The fruit
    Part I. Insect Pests and their Control
    Section 3. About Insects:
    6. The structure of insects
    7. How insects live
    8. The changes which insects undergo
    9. How insects are classed
    Section 4. Insect Pests:
    10. Introduction to insect pests
    11. Moths and butterflies (general and classification)
    12. Caterpillar pests
    13. Beetles (general and classification)
    14. Weevil and grub pests
    15. Beetles and chafers and their grubs
    16. Flies and sawflies (general and classification)
    17. Sawflies and midges (maggot pests)
    18. Aphides and plant bugs (general and classification)
    19. Aphides
    20. Bugs and hoppers
    21. Scale insects
    22. Mites
    23. Red spiders
    24. Worms, snails and slugs
    Section 5. Insecticides:
    25. Introduction
    26. Insecticide materials
    Section 6. Beneficial Insects:
    27. Beneficial insects
    Part II. Fungus Diseases of Fruit and their Control
    Section 7. Fungus Diseases:
    28. About fungi
    29. Causes and prevention of fungus diseases
    30. Diseases of the apple
    31. Diseases of the cherry
    32. Diseases of the currant
    33. Diseases of the gooseberry
    34. Diseases of the hop
    35. Diseases of the peach
    36. Diseases of the pear
    37. Diseases of the plum
    38. Diseases of the raspberry
    39. Diseases of the strawberry
    40. Diseases of the vine
    Section 8. Fungicides:
    41. Introduction
    42. Fungicide materials
    Part III. Spraying in Theory and Practice
    Section 9. Spraying Appliances and Methods:
    43. Introduction
    44. Types of spraying machinery
    45. Spraying methods
    46. Combined sprays
    Section 10. Spraying Calendar
    Section 11. Tables and Appendices: Table 1. Weights and measures in common use
    Table 2. Strengths of solution
    Table 3. Directions to find capacity of tanks
    Table 4. Weights of common metals
    Appendix 1. Calendar of insect pests
    Appendix 2. The gipsy moth
    Appendix 3. The structure of insects
    Appendix 4. The hop dog
    Appendix 5. Refractive indices of aqueous solutions of nicotine, refractive indices of aqueous solutions of pyridine
    Appendix 6. Reversion of currants
    Appendix 7. Arsenic poisoning
    Appendix 8. Powder ('dry') spraying
    Appendix 9. The use of beneficial insects in combating insect pests
    Appendix 10. Cherry and plum leaf blight
    Appendix 11. Spraying pump
    Appendix 12. Plum leaf-curling aphis
    Appendix 13. Apple sucker (psylla)
    Appendix 14. Lace-wing fly
    General index.

  • Author

    Percival J. Fryer

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