Annual Report of the Nebraska State Horticultural Society for the Year ...: Containing the Proceedings of the Annual and Semiannual Meetings Held During the Year

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State Journal Company, printers, 1895 - Horticulture
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Page 223 - Extra cloth, $5 00. As a complete and condensed treatise on its extended and important subject, this work becomes a necessity to students of natural science, while the very low price at which it is offered places it within the reach of all.
Page 289 - Secretary. — The Secretary shall keep an accurate record of the proceedings of all meetings of the...
Page 157 - Churn the mixture by means of a force pump and spray nozzle for five or ten minutes. The emulsion, if perfect, forms a cream which thickens on cooling and should adhere without oiliness to the surface of the glass. Dilute, before using, one part of the emulsion with nine parts of cold water.
Page 116 - ... or the vine itself, is struck a sharp blow with a club. The beetles readily fall by the jar, and contact with the kerosene sooner or later destroys them. Doubtless it may be found advisable in some cases to use two of these sheets in order that the vine may be more completely surrounded. With this simple apparatus three boys can go over a large vineyard almost as fast as they can walk ; and if this be done every day, say for a week, in an infested field, the beetles will be quite thoroughly destroyed....
Page 141 - ... lustre, becoming brown on the outer angle of the front edge of the wing and paler towards the hinder and inner angle. The under surface of the wings is much paler than the upper. The body is dark brown; the rings have a pale border.
Page 84 - We have, therefore, the spectacle of an underground insect possessing the power of continued existence, even when confined to its subterranean retreats. It spreads in the wingless state from vine to vine, and from vineyard to vineyard, when these are adjacent, either through passages in the ground itself, or over the surface. At the same time it is able, in the winged condition, to migrate to much more distant points.
Page 82 - With the renewal of vine growth in the spring, this larva moults, rapidly increases in size, and soon commences laying eggs. These eggs, in due time, give birth to young, which soon become virginal, egglaying mothers, like the first ; and, like them, always remain wingless. Five or six generations of these...
Page 82 - Usually. however, the natural enemies of the louse seriously reduce its numbers by the time the vine ceases its growth in the fall, and the few remaining lice, finding no more succulent and suitable leaves, seek the roots. Thus, by the end of September the galls are mostly deserted, and those which are left are almost always infested with mildew, and eventually turn brown and decay. On the roots, the young lice attach themselves singly or in little groups, and thus hibernate. The male gall louse...
Page 176 - Apricots in Western New York. I. CULTIVATION OF THE APRICOT. It is a prevalent notion that the apricot tree is too tender to be grown in New York State. It will surprise many to learn that the fruit is considerably grown in the State, there being one plantation of many hundred trees. The apricot is as hardy as the peach, and it thrives in the same localities and under the same general cultivation and treatment. There are three chief reasons, I think, why the apricot has remained in comparative obscurity...
Page 288 - These officers shall be elected by ballot at the annual meeting of the Association, and shall serve one year, or until their successors are elected.

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