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The Principles of Insect Control

Nature volume 114, page 7 (05 July 1924) | Download Citation



THE literature dealing with the various methods of controlling injurious insects has now, assumed such vast proportions that it is almost beyond the capacity of the economic entomologist to keep abreast of it. The necessity has arisen for periodic stocktaking of this accumulated information in order that the situation may be reviewed as a whole. Messrs. Wardle and Buckle have rendered a very distinct service in providing an excellent resume of the present-day position with regard to insect control. In undertaking this 1 task they have had the difficulty of sifting a literature often contained in unfamiliar languages, and scattered through a heterogeneous series of scientific, technical, and practical publications-many of which are relatively inaccessible. The collation and arrangement of the extracted information also presents certain difficulties, particularly on account of the wide and disjointed range of subjects dealt with.

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