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

Handbook / Manual

By: Percival J Fryer (Author)

786 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Oct 2015 | #225353 | ISBN-13: 9781107544550
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About this book

Originally published in 1920, Insect Pests and Fungus Diseases of Fruit and Hops 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.

Insect Pests and Fungus Diseases of Fruit and Hops 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.


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

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