Transactions Of The Wisconsin State Horticultural Society (volume 10) by Wisconsin State SocietyTransactions Of The Wisconsin State Horticultural Society (volume 10) by Wisconsin State Society

Transactions Of The Wisconsin State Horticultural Society (volume 10)

byWisconsin State Society

Paperback | February 3, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880. Excerpt: ... HORTICULTURAL ADDRESSES, PAPERS AND DISCUSSIONS, BEFORE THE JOINT CONVENTION AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY, HELD AT MADISON, FEBEUARY 2-6, 1880. POISON IN HORTICULTURE. J. W. WOOD, Baraboo. The immense increase of acreage in all departments of agricultural labors in the United States has been attended, of late years, by a still more rapid increase of the enemies with which we have to contend. The remarkable development of our insect enemies, 'by which species heretofore obscure have suddenly obtained national reputations, and in the great increase of the numbers of the well known ones, has become very alarming, and threatens the complete extinction of many important productions. New enemies are springing into notice every season. Some of them are foreign importations, filled with the old-time ambition to conquer a new world, and some are a remarkable development of indigenous species. An obscure moth, butterfly or beetle, heretofore insignificant in its native haunts, strikes in upon our orchards, gardens or fields, and finding conditions favorable for rapid development, becomes a fearful pest, so suddenly that we might almost suppose it to be a new creation. Potatoes, squashes, cucumbers, melons, cabbages, turnips, and many other things in our gardens, would soon become extinct were they not protected by constant vigilance, and apples, plums, currants and grapes in the orchard, would probably share the same fate. We read in the Bible of the plagues of lice, flies and locusts in Egypt, and cf hornets in India. These events were accepted by the people as miraculous in their origin, but we can see the same laws which prepared them actively at work to day. Sections of our own country, equal in area to the productive portions of Egypt, might be, throug...
Title:Transactions Of The Wisconsin State Horticultural Society (volume 10)Format:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217410294

ISBN - 13:9780217410298