The Larger Corn Stalk-Borer

One of 1,872 pamphlets in the series: Farmers' bulletin (United States. Dept. of Agriculture) available on this site.

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This report discusses a pale, dark-spotted caterpillar known as the larger cornstalk-borer which bores into and weakens cornstalks. "Only corn is injured seriously by this insect; some of the larger grasses are food plants, and sugar cane sometimes is damaged slightly. This bulletin gives the life history of the insect, its feeding habits, and methods of combating it. There are two generations in a season, so greater vigilance is necessary. The second generation passes the winter only in the corn roots, so if these are destroyed or plowed under deeply, the pest will be largely decreased. The injury is worst ... continued below

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

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Ainslie, George G. 1919.

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  • Main Title: The Larger Corn Stalk-Borer
  • Series Title: Farmers' bulletin (United States. Dept. of Agriculture)
  • Added Title: Farmers' bulletin (United States. Dept. of Agriculture); no. 1025
  • Alternate Title: The Larger Corn Stalk Borer
  • Alternate Title: The Larger Cornstalk Borer

Description

This report discusses a pale, dark-spotted caterpillar known as the larger cornstalk-borer which bores into and weakens cornstalks. "Only corn is injured seriously by this insect; some of the larger grasses are food plants, and sugar cane sometimes is damaged slightly. This bulletin gives the life history of the insect, its feeding habits, and methods of combating it. There are two generations in a season, so greater vigilance is necessary. The second generation passes the winter only in the corn roots, so if these are destroyed or plowed under deeply, the pest will be largely decreased. The injury is worst where corn follows corn, so rotation of crops will help to destroy the pest." -- p. 2

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

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"February, 1919." -- p. 2

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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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  • 1919

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Ainslie, George G. The Larger Corn Stalk-Borer, pamphlet, 1919; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96604/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.