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KEEN'S SCALY BLIGHT DESTROYER

A little, orchard Is now-a-days looked npon as an almost Indispensable adjunct to every farm or oountry residence, and during the list few. yeare groat ncmberi of frnit trees have been planted,: tha apple of course being- the main desbrlp* tion. Tho young trees have generally made fair progress for a time, after taking root, and have even borne a fair orop of frnit, hat have then pined, become barren and died branoh by branoh. The common anple, or soaly, blight has generally been the cause of this, and many efforts hsvo been made to God a apeolfio care for the (ceeot but most of the experiments yet tried wbiob have been effectual m killing the parasite have also killed ihe tree. Me Kien, a praotloal gardener who arrived from Eog'and about twelve months ago at oice took up tbe matter, and after m my experiments has arrlred at a composition which Is a oertaln cute for tha blight without being Injurious to the tree. It Ib m the f rm of a powder, whioh li mixed with cold water and applied with a fino spray syringe, till the whole surface of the tree is wet. A mlnn'e afterward! tbe aoale can be soraped rff In a greasy masp, or ff allowed te remain on the tree the first shower of rain washes It off, leaving the tree olean and' healthy. It msy be ap* plied any time while the leaves are off and does not Injure the bud>. After one dressing the npp'io .tion of the mixture to the lowpr part bf the trunk of the' tree every winter will, It Is' asserted, keep the blight from returning. The application so Instantaneous In Ita effeots as' to leave no doubt of Its effiolenoy, and the ingredients are Buch as will, no doubt, render It permanent In its effeots. Mr. ?ame« Heseltine, saddler, has entered upon the manufacture and sale of the speoifio, ln conjunction with the inventor 1 and patentee, Mr Keen, and' although they only oommenoed the business In May last ■a very tathfaotory output has already been retched, and the Exterminator li giving general astlsfaotlon, and Is being used In several of the. beat, orphards In Oanterbnry. The ooat la only about 64 for a good s'zed tree.

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KEEN'S SCALY BLIGHT DESTROYER, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2189, 2 August 1889

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KEEN'S SCALY BLIGHT DESTROYER Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2189, 2 August 1889

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