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4 > Image 4 of Kentucky fruit notes, vol. 2, No. 8, August 1944

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

i . Strawberry Yieldsl944 and 1943 below so that the bud soon falls to _ mt I24_Qum.I Crmes pei. Acre) the ground. The egg hatches mto a IICI __i ____ grub which completes its develop- (III. . ` ec '"` U, T ment in the fallen bud. me I __ __I_ _ \ __ The insect is partial to early ra} \.ul> gg: varieties. Aromas are rarely lll- lll] Ei; I Qi; jured. The fact that the insect _ I? ruins the early blooms means the I 5i Blakemore lt15.;I.,1;;..;;i5I;]_IIIIIs[I52s-n;_II] 10$$_ of UTC El.I`ly l8l`gC berries which ill" I II I ordinarily bring the best prices. In lll EIi;g{l];}\\_S)lI-O .,{ ;I.I.I_I; 0thCl' States where trouble has been le L I "` ` Q' had with strawberry weevil, they Sei Premier ,___,, I107.1I' s7.l5 20G.GII5,I2l16/ll recommend several dusts such as I Sh - _ -, ..,i.I.. ._. I (1) lead arsenate 1 part, and hy- I Fe Catskill ........ I i4.G240.oa 2- b_r~Il 6/1 tl/It dratcd UIUC 4 parts; (2) lead me I IS Dresden .....l.. I 55.0l13T.2l5.25S'RI Il/1-6/ll senate 1 part, and gypsum 9 parts; Ie __ le n_ T .,.,,.:,,3 _.,_, and (3) cryolite. In some cases n O CI** I `1;1l`OI ` 6 EI) lb/l` liquid sprays are also used. The el Fgrirfnx II 54.2I24T.SX5/23'SI5/illell/ll' growers choice of what to use will Yl . . . ` s ` O r se ..r . depend on what is available at the . I I gi ..I 1-.1!l.>4. ., _.-. .... .ll~t_ ll . I mum xt I OI M I time. Treatment should be made YI 'fegllgeasee I _ _ _I___ _ 7 __ _I__rI_I_ before the blooms begin to open, as ri l"m" M 6]""" " *0* bl" 'b_G/H this is when the beetles first appear. Ill Tennessee l l l l 1.. Supreine I 5l.`l`25l,lI5I;Z()6'5I52St$14 7 I I l I . Tennessee II M_ I [qu OL II)_ GIIII (In G/N lmllllt} II 4l.JI...J.i.-.1 -.) .II 1,I.._ I Gandy 1T.0I156.0.5_/129-6WSI G/SG/10 VV D ARMSTRONG , . .......... i3. .... "26.'$l.... ..... i I . . I Umm l Gll I/ G I At the Substation at Princeton. c. "_""" ' ' the l943 strawberry plantings made A I: STRAWBERRY WEEVIL IN f31F%}tSHtlSfHCl(I`} grogth. Get- .\ ing 0 o a goo start uring the T I KENTUCKY cool, wet spring, they were not 'I By P. O. RITCHER seriousy affected by the dry I I Of Entoynolggy and Botany \VC3tAl'l$I`d l8Cl` OI'].- TllC [)lHllllllX ' J Reports have been coming in that E? SISOSI. 2.ep?Ie;l$; \OE}uLfgI_O;;Il I the strawberry weevil was on the Blakemore Temwsgee BC.IIIII,` I increase this year and caused con- Te,meSSeeShIppeI_ ,1ZCmICSCC 393 II siderable damage to patches in the Massey and Merggm TIICIC WCIIQ I ]?eWlm$b1GI`ee% eregd Thethlnscct also siiigle plot plantings of such FI lespensl e IS esell e m IS ae varieties as Fairmore, Maytime, U. . Fclel, S0 Qigwegs hmsig bed mme S. D. A. Blakemore, New York 72:21. I tig? mr W1 IS 3 IS an com Tennessee Supreme, Tennessee 381, Tennessee 230 and ten U. S. D. A. The strawberry weevil is a very gegdlinggh ` i small snout beetle about 1/10 inch Th I I I. I I d IW . I- 1eg It is dull red te bleekish in ea1lyCAI>aiilcaiI2;d sdrgie sllelitcdaiii- l eelerv eften with 8 dark SPM On age to early blossoms; however, on I each Wmg COVER The weevil is. 3 the morning of May 7, when the l nellve mseet bda en wlld late blooming varieties were white strawberries, COmlj!l0H C11U[0ll, with bloom, a sharp frost and frCCZC ` red b;ld bleekberrles and deWbe1" caused marked damage to these up- ` leS Since all ef these ere ebendent turned, exposed blossoms and small m Westeln Keml}ekY It IS 1>l>l>l<> fruits. At that time the earlier the mfestetlen m Our sl?l`eWbe1`YY blooming Blakemore had set much of giggles meved ever [rem the Wild its fruit and most of the developing berries were down under the foliage. Adult weevils appear shortly be- Even so, with temperatures of 28 . fore strawberries begin to bloom. and 29 degrees all over western The female lays an egg in an un- Kentucky and with ice and heavy opened bloom and then cuts the stem frost in spots to the Tennessee line, 4 .