Diseases of Fruit and Fruit-bearing Plants

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    THE Board of Agriculture and Fisheries has issued a series of seven small coloured diagrams illustrative of a number of common diseases met with in cultivated plants, especially those which are grown for the sake of their fruit. They are adapted for use in schools in the country districts. They illustrate the general appearance of the diseased fruits, without any botanical details. Indications are given as to the best methods of prevention. The use of Bordeaux mixture is frequently and judiciously recommended, but no instructions are given as to the way in which the mixture should be prepared. It is certain that, in spite of the publicity which has been given to this excellent fungicide, many cultivators do not yet know how to prepare it. The use of liver of sulphur is also recommended, but the caution is not added that it should not be allowed to come in contact with the paint on frame or greenhouse so as to prevent the discoloration that would otherwise ensue.

    Diseases of Fruit and Fruit-bearing Plants.

    (Board of Agriculture and Fisheries.) Seven diagrams and text. (London: Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Darling and Son.)

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