Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / Annual report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the year ending July 1, 1921
Vol. LI (1921)
Hays, J. A.
President's address, pp. 56-58 PDF (800.4 KB)
56 Fry-FImST ANNuAL REPORT OF material is. I do not believe it will deteriorate, but I cannot be positive. MR. TooLE: I should like to call attention to two insects which people find rather hard to combat. In many localities we see on the snow-ball the leaf curled up by insects. People do not know just what to do, and yet if you use this tobacco spray, then when the leaves are just opening, you can destroy the bugs which are causing the trouble. Do not wait until the leaves have been curled by the bugs, because then you can do nothing, but it is an easy matter if you attend to it in time. Then again we see roses looking fuzzy. Last spring I thought I would try tobacco, but it did not seem to do the work, then I used arsenate of lead, and from this time on I will be a little more prompt about using the arsenate. If you watch closely just before the roses begin to bloom, you will see little worms there, slugs, if you are prompt you can very easily overcome them. MR. FLUKE: The rose slug ought to be checked with the nico- tine sulphate spray, provided you add a little soap, but you have got to hit the insect to kill it. The beauty of the arsenical spray is that you can put it on and the worm comes along and eats it and dies. In regard to the snowball, we found that in order to get the lice we must get them in the early stages. Do not wait till the leaves curl. Nicotine sulphate is all right if used at the right time. Wednesday Morning Session THE PRESIDENT: I have two committees to announce. First is the committee to revise the list on ornamentals. I have ap- pointed W. J. Moyle, Professor Aust and William Toole, Sr. Committee to revise premium list at the state fair: N. A. Ras- mussen, J. W. Moore and M. B. Goff. PRESIDENrS ADDRESS J. A. HAYS. As we come together in annual convention for the 54th time, like Lot we cannot help but look back and as we look we see some of the things which our predecessors have had to contend with. Not only the common enemies of horticulture had to be met and overcome, but the founders of this Society were in such a pitiful minority that their main task was to convince their neighbors that fruit could be grown in this far northern state of ours.
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