Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / The Wisconsin horticulturist: issued monthly, under the management of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the purpose of disseminating the horticultural information collected through the agency of the society
Vol. I, No. 5 (July 1896)
How to fight the cutworm, p. 26 PDF (194.6 KB)
26 WISCONSIN STATE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETYr a barrel having a capacity of about fifty gallons. The liquid was pumped into a gas pipe which was supported upon a light framne at the rear of the wheels. This pipe was fitted with four discharges to vhich nozzles could be attached. Four rows wvere sprayed at once, the wvork being fairly well accom- plished as the horse wvalked across the field. M1r. Ware drove and puiipewd at the same tine, and the machine worked without a breakl. The plants were uniformly although rather lightly covered, and the maelinle was pronounced a decided success by the four orn fi%-e lundldred people who saw it in op- eration." H1-AL TO FIGHT THE C'UTWORM. C 'utw orm'1s are uuiore destructive than ever this Oieal. On Long Island. from 5 to 20 worms are found about the roots of everv cabbage plant in some sections, and complaints of its ravlges ale wVidespread. In addition to the partial reme- dies describe(d ini our last issue, trapping the woruis under boards which have been placed on the ground and then in the lu1ornin.g destroyilng the wormis which have congregated will diminiish their number. A tablespoonful of a mixture of paris green wvith fine wheat bran and a, little sugar scattered on boards or stiff paper near the plants will kill many. Plow- ing the infested hlnd in the fall gives the birds a chance to destroy many of them. Kainit or nuiriate of potash applied liberallv as a fertilizer has been found beneficial. These are the prinucipal remedies employed but an infallible preventive or Cure hIaS vet to be found. Somne success is following the use in Gerinany of bisulpbide of carbon injected into the soil by a recently invented French apparatus. The same insecticide put into the soil about the plants with a _McGowen injector is effective against the cabbage root miaggot and is worthyv of trial against cutwVorms and wire wvorIms. Our American ex- perilelnt stations onughlt to test this and other methods of sterilizing the soil against inswet pests.
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