The Asparagus Beetles and Their Control

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"Asparagus growers in large sections of the United States now have to protect their crop against the attacks of the adults and young of two species of beetles introduced originally from Europe. These insects feed on the young and tender asparagus shoots and render them worthless for the market. Later broods devour the foliage and frequently kill the plants. This bulletin gives brief descriptions of the various stages of these pests, tells how they live and work, and gives suggestions for controlling them. Of remedial measures the best for general use is shown to be spraying with arsenate of lead ... continued below

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15 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Chittenden, F. H. (Frank Hurlbut), 1858-1929 1917.

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"Asparagus growers in large sections of the United States now have to protect their crop against the attacks of the adults and young of two species of beetles introduced originally from Europe. These insects feed on the young and tender asparagus shoots and render them worthless for the market. Later broods devour the foliage and frequently kill the plants. This bulletin gives brief descriptions of the various stages of these pests, tells how they live and work, and gives suggestions for controlling them. Of remedial measures the best for general use is shown to be spraying with arsenate of lead directions for the preparation and application of which are given on pages 10-11." -- p. 2

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15 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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"August, 1917." -- title page

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Chittenden, F. H. (Frank Hurlbut), 1858-1929. The Asparagus Beetles and Their Control, pamphlet, 1917; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96478/: accessed September 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.