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Narcissus Pests

Nature volume 130, page 361 (03 September 1932) | Download Citation



BULLETIN No. 51 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (May 1932), entitled “Narcissus Pests”, by Mr. W. E. H. Hodson, has recently come to hand. The object of this publication is to provide growers with reliable and up-to-date information enabling them to control the more common and destructive of the enemies of the narcissus. The Bulletin deals with the species of flies of which the larv are persistent enemies of the bulbs, while eelworms, mites, and other pests are also fully discussed. The most satisfactory treatment for all such pests is the submersion of the bulbs in water maintained at a temperature of 110° F. for three hours. If such treatment were not available it is highly probable that the bulb eelworm would by now have rendered commercial growing almost impracticable. The Bulletin is obtainable, price 1s. net, from H.M. Stationery Office or through any bookseller.

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