Bulletin, Volume 1, Issues 1-6

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University of the State of New York, 1892

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Page 30 - ... thick, distant or subdistant, decurrent, branched and anastomosing, cinereous; stem hollow, often compressed or irregular, cinereous or blackishcinereous ; spores elliptical, .0003 to .00035 in. long, .0002 to .00025 broad. Plant gregarious or caespitose, 1.5 to 3 in. high, pileus 1 to 2 in. broad, stem 2 to 4 lines thick. Woods. Greig, Sandlake and Albany. August and September. The gray Chantarelle is less common than the preceding species to which it is closely related, but from which it may...
Page 19 - I place cabbage or turnip leaves in rows fifteen or twenty feet apart all over the field, and about the same distance apart in the rows. The leaves are first dipped in a well-stirred mixture of a tablespoonful of Paris green to the bucket of water ; or they may be first moistened, then dusted with a mixture of one part of Paris green to twenty of flour, and placed carefully with the dusted surface next to the ground. Two such applications, particularly in cloudy weather, at intervals of three or...
Page 19 - Riley, is the best I have found. Whoever adopts it will rid himself of the pest at least cost and trouble, and will not be compelled to replant constantly or to sow his seed thickly."* In our own experience we used chiefly clover sprinkled with Paris-green water and laid at intervals between the rows, in loosely-tied masses or balls, which served the double purpose of prolonging the freshness of the bait and of affording a lure for shelter.
Page 9 - Early in the morning and towards the close of the evening, the Robin may often be seen searching after cut-worms in lawns, pastures and meadows, and when thus engaged, it hops about apparently gazing more at distant objects than searching for something near at hand; then, suddenly, it commences tearing up the old grass and turf with its bill; and, in another instant, it stands triumphant with its wriggling prize in its bill, for it rarely digs in vain. I have seen a Robin capture, in this manner,...
Page 2 - ... Cabbage-plants, till they are grown to a considerable size, are very apt to be cut off and destroyed by them. Potatovines, beans, beets, and various other culinary plants suffer in the same way. The products of our flower-gardens are not spared ; asters, balsams, pinks, and many other kinds of flowers are often shorn of their leaves and of their central buds, by these concealed spoilers. Several years ago I procured a considerable number of cut-worms in the months of June and July. Some of them...
Page 15 - ... of the field, which suffered greatly. Thus encouraged by these results, I sowed the next year a whole field of forty-two acres, which had never repaid me for nineteen years, in consequence of nearly every crop being destroyed by the wire-worm ; and I am warranted in stating that not a single wire-worm could be found the following year, and the crop of wheat throughout, which was reaped last harvest, was superior to any I had grown for twenty-one years.

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