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Volume 37, Issue 6, 1910
Author J.D.F. GilchristSource: Agricultural Journal of the Cape of Good Hope 37, pp 658 –659 (1910)More Less
Source: Agricultural Journal of the Cape of Good Hope 37, pp 660 –661 (1910)More Less
When arsenate of lead was first brought into use as an insecticide, it was considered that no kind of fruit tree would be injured by it, however strong it was applied; but extensive experience has slowly brought out the fact that injury is apt to result to the foliage and fruit of peach and some other particularly sensitive plants from an application of even moderate strengths of the very best brands.
Author Walter JowettSource: Agricultural Journal of the Cape of Good Hope 37, pp 662 –670 (1910)More Less
The object of the present note is to record the occurrence in the vicinity of Cape Town of a fowl disease known as ""Spirochaetosis."" This is a tick-borne malady, the causal agent being a protozoal parasite - a small spirally formed thread-like organism, found in the blood of infected subjects.
Author Forester F.C. FernandoSource: Agricultural Journal of the Cape of Good Hope 37, pp 671 –680 (1910)More Less
When contemplating a scheme of afforestation upon a systematic basis, it is useful to, be able to know beforehand what the progressive rate of growth of the trees we are planting is likely to be. The volume increment laid on by a wood represents the interest on the capital invested in the formation of the wood and Its management.
Author C.W. MallySource: Agricultural Journal of the Cape of Good Hope 37, pp 686 –687 (1910)More Less
In the Cape Agricultural Journal for August, 1905, I recorded the fact that the eggs of the Maize Stalk Borer, Sesamia fusca, are deposit under the edges of the leafs sheaths and that the resulting larvae remain under the sheaths and begin feeding on the stalk at once, gradually eating their way towards the centre of the plant.
Author Ray LankesterSource: Agricultural Journal of the Cape of Good Hope 37, pp 708 –711 (1910)More Less
In England one of the most widely-spread survivals of the belief in, and practice of magic is that of ""Divination."" There have been, various methods of practising ""divination,"" but that to which I refer is the use of the ""divining rod"", a short stick (the exact form and nature of which varies), which is held in one or both hands, and by its apparently spontaneous movement indicates to the holder in the ground beneath his feet the presence of hidden treasure, metallic veins, or of springs of running water.