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Elder Bushes Vs. Curculio

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Editor Farmer - As Mr. Adair bM given "a remedy for the Red Spider," I trust one for the "next grat pest" of the garden will be received with sornt favor. As it is Deither "patented nor expansiva," 1 hope it will be tried suffioiently to tust it. A. few weeks id I visited a garden in this vioiaity, and aaw eeveral Plurn trees heavily ladea with iruit. 1 waerequewted toasamin and see if I oould discover und traoe or mark of the Curculio. I did so upon fruit on tl.o traes nd ripe fruit that had ft-llen off and lay upon theground. I eould discover no marksand nolarv in the fruit. I giithered up fruit irom the ground and canied it home; it wa all perfect. I tbougbt thure „must huv been groat pains taken to kill "the iosct ; but there hud been none at. til. Having raised ploras more or lesa for twenty years in Michigan, but never without the effucts of the mor or leas, and Hometimes to the entire destructioa of the erop, you oiay judgeof rny surprise when informed that all that had tieen done was to procure eomtnon eldr bushes nnd tie tbm to the branche of the trees. Thie had ben done ovry few da. s from the time the fruit wu tairly est, until lull grown. This man has lived upon the place fiva years. - The trees were upoa the place - bear ing trees - wheo he took possension ; tha flrst two years he tried to sav hia fruit by shaking th trees and gathering up the Curculios upon cloths spread undsr them. He had very poor u. cess ; the fruit was nearly all ëtuug and dropped off prematurely He wta in depair about bis fruit the second year, when h wai told by (a hu said) "n old Frenohman" that if he would put eider bushs into his trees he would raiso fruit. He has tried it for thre years with tho samo suocess, a f uil erof of pirñot fruit.


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