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The Probability of Phylloxera Crossing the Tropics

Nature volume 23, pages 147148 | Download Citation



MUCH alarm has been felt by the wine-growers of South Africa at the possibility of the phylloxera being introduced into the Cape vineyards. Very stringent regulations have been framed in consequence, prohibiting the importation of living plants or vegetables in any form; and so rigidly have these regulations been carried out that it is stated that, in accordance with them, a cargo of potatoes from New Zealand was destroyed on its reaching Capetown.

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