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How to Destroy Plant Uce.
(By C. P. Gillette). This is the time of year when rose bushes, golden glows, boxelders, cherry trees and other plants are likely to be Infested with lice that sap their vitality and make them un thrifty. These lice are rather easily controlled with simple spray mater ials. As these insects all get their Hy ing by «(ticking tjie sap of the plants which they live, it is useless upon to attempt to kill them by the use of poison, such as Paris green or senate of lead put upon the surface of the plants. They must be de stroyed by the application of a sub stance that will kill by coming In contact with the exterior of their Among the most useful sub ar bodies. stances for this purpose are kero solutlon that is about 7 per sene cent oil when applied; tobacco de coction, made by steeping, a little below the boiling point, one pound of tobacco to each four gallons of one pound of soap, (pre water; or ferably whale oil) to eight gallons Where it can be obtained, Blackleaf Extract, one part in 70 parts of water, or in the proportion of 1 part in 700 of water, is a very effectual spray for all plant lice. of water. "Blackleaf 40," Pear and Cherry Slug See what is said by Prof. Gillette in this issue about the pear and chér ir slug and the obstreperous aphis. Th«BG mlachlel-makers can be pat out of business by the proper use of the remedies named. No doubt about it. Go after them. for Cut Worms, wheat bran with Poison "Ration »♦ Dampen some molasses and water and then mix part of Palrls green to 40 parts of the bran and scatter it along the one get While this bait Is out for the cut keep the birds and farm rows. worms stock away from it Big Bean Patch. Tom Han ce is putting under cul his 40-acre tract on the tlvatlon south slope and will plant the en tire tract to beans, enougli beans to supply all of Bos ton for a year and Uncle Sam's army to boot. Emmett Index. That will be Climbing Cut Worm. Some trouble is reported in Idaho with the climbing cut this season worm in the young orchards. those who have suffered is T. W. Tarr, who has a 2 6 acre orchard of young trees near Fargo. Mr. Tarr says that others in his lo cality have had a similar experience with the result that many of the been stripped of While the pest has Among have trees their leaves. not been seen at work, yet from the of the cllmbiög given description cut worm, he believes it is the mis chief maker. Prof. A. P. Melander, of the Wash ington State Agricultural College, reports the presence of this mau rauder in the orchards of that state, In considerable numbers, and sug Twlce-a-Week a remedy or gests through the Spokesman-Review, remedies. In addition to the treatment sug gested by Prof. Melander, which, if followed carefully, should prove ef fective, the editor of the Gem State Rural recommends the use of bands around the trunks of the trees, cov ered with what is known as "Tangle A three-inch band of coarse foot. cloth with the upper or outside sur face well covered with tanglefoot ought to prevent the cutworm, any other worm or crawling insect reaching the foliage of the trees or from the ground. Professor Melander's views are as follows: Professor Melander was in Spo kane, returning from a trip to the Yakima and Columbia river valleys in eastern Washington, where many orchards were being seriously affect ed by bud and leaf eating Insect pests. "The principal insect doing the damage is the climbing cut v'orm," says Professor Melander. "This pest Is a native throughout the state, Indeed there are many species numbering Into the hun dreds of different kinds. "The climbing cut worm lives in the ground during the day time, but as soon as night fall comes it starts on its depredating tour, climbing up the young trees to de vour the growing foliage. "When the Insect first started working a month ago the only edible portion of the trees was the buds. At this time of the year the cut worms are apt to do a serious damage to the young trees. Three or four, or even dozens of cut worms may select a single tree, eating out every bud. The tree endeavors to live by developing new buds, but as fast as the new growth appears the cut worms are present to devour It. In my visit this trip in one orchard, which was as seriously affected as any, there were 1500 3-year-old ap-i pie trees so completely destroyed of all growth as probably to require resetting. .. . ..._ With the cut worm as with so many insect pests It seems as f fate Is especially adverse, tor it la the new orchard that Is most apt to be destroyed. The inexperienced fruit grower, not knowing how to cope with this pest, is apt to be come discouraged with the prospect of orcharding so different from what it has been pictured to him. At the Deering Binders 1 \ 7l/i X : ■â & ft fi ? t -A . It A ■MV" ■ \Y/E have a good stock of six-foot Deering Binders on hand, " ready for immediate delivery. We anticipate a lively de mand for these goods and would advise our customers to place their orders now and avoid the annoyance of late deliveries, bility of our being unable to furnish machines. Bfcr Full Stock of Deering Extras for Binders, Mowers and Rakes. Call us up or write us by first mail I -■ 5 or possi i i i 5 Idaho Implement & Grain Co., CALDWELL, IDAHO experiment station we have received this year an unusual number of in quiries for remedies against the cut worm. Although the cut worm is possibly the most serious pest of orchards it can be easily con Cut worms are especially young trolled, fond of bran. "The bran mash Is made by stir ring one pound of Paris green with 2 0 or 25 pounds of bran moistened with water, molosses, and, possibly If this be distributed a stale beer, spoonful at the base of each tree it will work wonders in killing off tho worms. "When night fall comes the worms greedily devour this poisoned bait. The poison Is slow acting, sometimes requiring several days before killing the worm, but it is sure death to the insect to feed on it. This bait should be supplemented by spraying the trees with Bordeaux spray. This is Fruit Farm For Sale Ten acres one and one-half miles south of Payette, bench land, set to two years old commercial apple trees and other fruit, free and easy working soil, five room house completed, good well and other improvements under the best ditch in the state with first right. I will sell this at $100 per acres less than land is selling for all around it. This is a snap for Address owner, Best of drainage. New someone. J. A. Ludington IDAHO i PAYETTE. £ The High Cost of Living be materially reduced by can planting an assortment of trees and berries for home use. Why buy your fruit and berries when you can raise tl cm yourself and enjoy the luxury of having them freshly picked. There is hardly a farm garden or city lot where space cannot be found for these, greatly enhancing the value of the property and adding to the enjoyment of life. Our large catalog is free for t he asking. It's a beauty and should be in every home. WuRcsemr/ \ go. j Wash. Toppenish, More Salesmen Wanted