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Plant Pathology at the Seale-Hayne Agricultural College

Nature volume 134, page 249 (18 August 1934) | Download Citation



THE tenth annual report of the Department of Plant Pathology of the Seale-Hayne Agricultural College, Newton Abbot, Devon, contains several interesting articles by the entomologist (Mr. L. N. Staniland) and the mycologist (Mr. A. Beaumont). The general activities of the Department are reviewed, and reveal a very efficient and progressive organisation. Short articles appear on “The Spread of Potato Eelworm in Consignments of Seed Potatoes”, “The Alternative Host Plants of the Violet Aphis”, “Violet Eelworm” and “Notes on Hot Water Treatment of “Strawberry Runners” together with several paragraphs describing its effects on various pests. A useful article on “Narcissus Disease and Pest Control Calendar” guides the grower in the general treatment of his bulbs (a study which is somewhat neglected by many home gardeners) in addition to discussing the control of pests and diseases. More general notes on insect and fungus maladies which have occurred during the year, and lists of those found in Devon and Cornwall, are also given.

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