The Potato Leafhoper and Its Control

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

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"The potato leafhopper is a serious and costly enemy of potato, bean, sugar beet, and other crops in the North Central and Northeastern States. It is a very small green insect which often occurs in vast numbers. It injures potato by feeding on the foliage and causes a diseased condition called "hopperburn" which may, under conditions favorable to its spread, ruin an entire crop in one or two weeks. This leafhopper can be controlled and the "hopperburn" held in check by the proper and timely application of Bordeaux mixture. Yields are greatly increased when this spray is used. This bulletin ... continued below

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16 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Dudley, J. E. 1921.

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  • Dudley, J. E. "J. E. Dudley, Jr."; "Scientific Assistant, Truck-Crop Insect Investigations."

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"The potato leafhopper is a serious and costly enemy of potato, bean, sugar beet, and other crops in the North Central and Northeastern States. It is a very small green insect which often occurs in vast numbers. It injures potato by feeding on the foliage and causes a diseased condition called "hopperburn" which may, under conditions favorable to its spread, ruin an entire crop in one or two weeks. This leafhopper can be controlled and the "hopperburn" held in check by the proper and timely application of Bordeaux mixture. Yields are greatly increased when this spray is used. This bulletin has been prepared to acquaint farmers with the insect, the nature of its injury to vegetable crops, and the proper measures for its control." -- p. 2

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16 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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"August, 1921." -- p. 2

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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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Dudley, J. E. The Potato Leafhoper and Its Control, pamphlet, 1921; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97242/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.