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ing year when the insect is not present in the plants in any —
stage of development. —
3. If possible get plants for 11ew beds from beds that are
not infested. i,
4. Destroy the plants of old beds as soon as practicable A
after they are no longer profitable; by plowing up and raking
off and burning them in July, or August., when the insects are i
most numerous in the "erowns." Some fine new plantings at
Bowling Green are now becoming infested from old plantings
left at their edges.
i 5. WllC11 beds are but slightly infested and are still
profitable for berries, spraying in late August and early Sep- =
tember with one and one-half pounds of arsenate of lead pow- _
der in forty gallons of water may be helpful as a means of I
keeping the borer in subjection until the plants can be plowed `
up and destroyed. ·‘
lf the practis suggested had been employed generally
about Bowling Green, beginning twenty-five years ago, it is ._
believed that the present unfortunate condition of the beds '
as to infestation would have been avoided. A general adoption .
of these suggestions should in a few years reduce the damages _»
from the pest, and it remains for individual growers and i
organizations of growers to work together in urging upon those .
inclined to be careless about seattering infested plants, the .
iniportance to the County and State of exterininating the pest
in strawberry plantings of all sorts, without regard for whether `
these &l1'C coinniereial or for home use. ]
Note.—The fact that the adult beetle feeds freely on the leaves _
was not known in 1890, and hence spraying was not then considered .