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Successful Spraying and How to Achieve it

Nature volume 113, page 780 (31 May 1924) | Download Citation

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THIS unpretentious little text-book is intended to appeal to the practical fruit-grower. Its author starts from the proposition that the production of fruit is a business operation, and that if it is to succeed it must be run on strictly up-to-date business lines. Insurance against obvious risks is essentially a good commercial proposition. To the grower of fruit there is no sounder insurance policy than adequate spraying against the pests and diseases that prey incessantly upon his produce. The commercial fruit-grower has, however, neither the time nor the opportunity to gain a deep insight into the why and wherefore of the complicated strategy that is being gradually evolved by modern scientific workers who specialise in this field, and their terminology is often beyond him. The author therefore presents in the simplest language most of the things that the grower needs to know to meet with some real prospect of success the enemies that lie in wait for his crops in orchard and garden. Many plant pests and diseases and the methods of coping with them are briefly described. The times of the year when spraying will be effective and when it will not are indicated, and outlines of the conditions, both chemical and physical, that spraying practice must fulfil in order to be successful are given. There are good illustrations.

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