Says the " Canterbury Times ":—Some three months ago we had. occasion to publish an article dealing with the question of the cure of scale blight on apple trees with special reference fco a report of a series of important experiments made by Mr Murphy, the secretary of the Agricultural and Pastoral Association. Our remarks were followed by some interesting correspondence from Mr Moffat, of Glenmark, and other practical gardeners, fully confirming Mr Murphy's experiments and our own views on the subject. The gist of it all was that a successful cure had been found for scale blight m what would, perhaps, hardly seem a likely article, namely, " Little's Fluid Sheep Dip ; " and so successful had been tho experiments of Mr Murphy and others with this fluid, that it was said nothing else was necessary to absolutely overcome the pest. As the time has now arrived when the scale may be attacked with advantage, we take the opportunity to again refer to the subject. No harm can result from a winter-dressing, and as many people assert a winter application is very beneficial, bath as regards the scale and as a stimul*nt to the trees, prudent orchardists will do well to apply the fluid now and dre.ss tho trees again about October or November.
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Scale Blight, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2518, 15 September 1890
Scale Blight Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2518, 15 September 1890
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