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Insect Pests and Fungus Diseases of Fruit and Hops

A Complete Manual for Growers

Percival J. Fryer



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Cambridge University Press
01 October 2015
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.
By:   Percival J. Fryer
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 200mm,  Width: 125mm,  Spine: 55mm
Weight:   1.200kg
ISBN:   9781107544550
ISBN 10:   1107544556
Pages:   786
Publication Date:   01 October 2015
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Preface; 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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