The Wheat Jointworm and Its Control

One of 1,702 pamphlets in the series: Farmers' bulletin (United States. Dept. of Agriculture) available on this site.

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Revised edition. "The wheat jointworm is a very small grub which lives in stems of wheat, feeding on the juices of the plant and causing a slight swelling or distortion of the stem above the joint. The egg from which it hatches is laid in the stem by an insect resembling a small black ant with wings. This insect attacks wheat only. The injury which it causes to wheat is very distinct from that caused by the Hessian fly, yet the effects caused by these two insects are often confused by farmers." -- p. 1-2. This bulletin gives a brief ... continued below

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13 p. : ill., 1 map ; 23 cm.

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Phillips, W. J. (William Jeter), 1879-1972 & Poos, F. W. 1940.

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  • Phillips, W. J. (William Jeter), 1879-1972 "Entomologist, Division of Cereal and Forage Insect Investigations, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine."
  • Poos, F. W. "Senior Entomologist, Division of Cereal and Forage Insect Investigations, Bureau of Entomlogy and Plant Quarantine."

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Revised edition. "The wheat jointworm is a very small grub which lives in stems of wheat, feeding on the juices of the plant and causing a slight swelling or distortion of the stem above the joint. The egg from which it hatches is laid in the stem by an insect resembling a small black ant with wings. This insect attacks wheat only. The injury which it causes to wheat is very distinct from that caused by the Hessian fly, yet the effects caused by these two insects are often confused by farmers." -- p. 1-2. This bulletin gives a brief outline of the life cycle and the nature of the injury to the plant by the jointworm so that any farmer may readily recognize its work and be able to apply the measures of control herein recommended.

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13 p. : ill., 1 map ; 23 cm.

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"Issued October 1918. Revised September 1940." -- title page

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USDA Farmers' Bulletins

The United States Department of Agriculture Farmers' Bulletins were produced to disseminate information about agricultural topics. This collection includes bulletins published between the 1880's and the 1980's.

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  • 1940

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Phillips, W. J. (William Jeter), 1879-1972 & Poos, F. W. The Wheat Jointworm and Its Control, pamphlet, 1940; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96585/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.