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4 > Image 4 of Kentucky fruit notes, vol. 2, No. 12, -11- 1945

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

be given to the quality of the pro- ORCHARD MOUSE CONTROL ducts that reach the consumer than U I fi has been customary heretofore. This bulletin has published much p Fruit growers should not overlook material from time to time on the y _ the trend in thisdirecti0n. damage caused _by orchard mice tI _ The weirere of the mit industry end n- depends on the action Of all the in_ StlLlCT.1OIlS;` fol _ their control. _ This v dividuals that comprise it. What can *1m8 1* {lb nnperient and timely 5 _ we do_to help? The recommenda- HOW Us WC1- :1 UQUS 11519d g1V 115 S0mth12 te The accepted and effective poi- E think 3b0t sons for orchard mice are (ll ..1-; strychninc-treated grain baits and . (2) zinc phosphide-fruit or vcge- ti RABBITREPELLENT PAINT table baits. The first of these baits 1 Sevee1 Stetee 1e1d1 Miehi- E13 lLi,i$}f?13 i1`S$eiX`Qi2 . gan, Ohio, Virginia and Illinois, are Ymd to EU ngiwd wm? the Cm I using and recommending the fol- _. y _ ; . _ fruit. These materials can be pur- lowmg r0Sm`a1cOhO1 abb1t`1p1` chased and detailed instructions ob- Y lent paint for young fruit trees. The gained if mjqdcd from the Colle 8 1 material is easily made at home `_ _- g ( and the needed ingredients are gen- ef Aguu1tu1 L)mgtOn' Kee Emmy available tuckyI>rStheDRode1;t IControl lggivi- . E ' sion, . . cpt. o nterior, est ` Materials and mixing: Dissolve 7 Lafayette, Indiana. - lbs. of crude, pulverized rosin in 1 { gal. of ethyl alcohol. A cheap grade t of denatured ethyl alcohol is satis- PRINCETON STRAWBERRY { factory. However, wood (methyl) YIELDS 1945 ( alcohol islnot satisfactory for it will j not disso ve the rosin. (Ohio sug- . j glesits 1 lb. of rosin to I pt. of alco- R g' irzlstrong h 2 o .) _epeate pri rosts were t e V Mix the alcohol and rosin in 3 main drawback to the strawberry eeteier with e tight tee Se ee te f$1$$1thubXEiiS at{$$F$$2 I Pr."t "aPP11'1 If the ton Kentucky in 1945 A11 varieties tamu IS Set Ht a Warm mom eee suffered considerable lblossom kill- shaken occasionally, the rosin in . .- . . g at taiious times with the late should dissolve in 24 hours. Warn- blooming Varieties mbabl Suf_ ings are issued not to use heat to fem, . the reatcst logs y hurry the process because of the g g ' dense: eft hre- Stgawbefrry Fgigds inF?4 Qzart Caates F;cr App ica ion: Apply the paint with **`= ' as use * *'V$ a small paint brush and only when Md *,e;*e,x;r,,;;;<;,~eg,,;;e;;,,*;g~=e* the bark is dry. Paint the trunk and small limbs up as far as a rabbit , can reach above the expected snow- _ i Q _ nipen- F,,.,,,_ line (about 2 ft,). One application V*1' ig >e.,. fj., S35) ness virlillfgive protection all winter. With ,2.2 271 E E3 " " t e irst snow or wetting, the cover- _ "f if Y" N _ _ 1 ing turns white. This change is to Eitliiigwl ti let I5? Liilrlfl be expected and does not change Tennessee _ __ . the effectiveness of the treatment. 4 93 118 1-Me ***1*1 The size of the trees and the height sn1ppei' 4 sc ss M,1z;ir1y v, 1>iiiii . og treatment determines the amount Tegngesaee 4 H1 101 T I {__ `_ 0 materia used. One gallon gen- }`1 g!f' erally treats 125 to 200 2-year-old 25 i?'}Yj,m, yf? trees, aytimc I 159 76 V, Early M, Firm . at IlIl.'. , * * _ _ Siiprscsigiie 1 142 101 Early M, Firin 11:1 pigepared rabfgt-repellent paint Tzggessee 1 9H 51 Emy W Film ma e y a specia ormula is avail- _ , QE , * ` able by purchase from the District l 90 57 Lmly Film if Agent, Rodent Control Section, U. S. 381 1 53 75 lgurly Ifirm . Dept. of Interior, West Lafayette, 1[}T;S1b.7!`t1 1 114 76 karly aoft Ihdlalla. Blakemore 1 224 150 Early Firm `E l