Excerpt from Some Insects Attacking the Steams of Growing Wheat Rye, Barley, and Oats: With Methods of Prevention and Suppression
Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith the manuscript of a paper entitled "Some insects attacking the stems of growing wheat, rye, barley, and oats," prepared under my direction by Prof. Francis M. Webster, temporary field agent of the Division of Entomology, and now stationed at Urbana, III. Professor Webster has acted as field agent of this Division, having received temporary appointment since 1884, with headquarters at the experiment stations of Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois, and is ably qualified for the prosecution of the present work through years of study in the States mentioned of the insects which will be treated. As remarked in the introduction, this paper deals with the injuries committed to small grains by different forms of minute flies, eight species in all, which are generally confused by the average farmer with the Hessian fly. The differences between these various species and their method of attack in comparison with that of the Hessian fly are duly pointed out, and many valuable suggestions based upon an intimate knowledge of the habits of these insects are made for the mitigation of their ravages. In most instances losses by these insects could be prevented by the simplest of farming practices, as set forth in their proper place. I recommend the publication of this report as Bulletin No. 42 of this Division. The fifteen text figures are necessary for the purposes of illustration, those illustrating plants having been kindly loaned by the office of Agrostologist.
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