Fruit -Disease Control Pt 4 Spraying Apparatus & Technical Advice

BETTER FRUIT-
DISEASE CONTROL IN PRIVATE GARDENS

SPRAYING APPARATUS

The main types suitable for small gardens are:

For Trees up to 10ft. in Height

Syringe or Stirrup and Bucket Type.

The syringe should preferably be double-acting and fitted with a suction hose pipe to minimize labour, but any form of syringe can be used provided that every twig of the trees can be reached. The bucket pump is somewhat like that used for A.R.P. purposes and usually requires two persons, one to pump and the other to guide the spray.

For Trees over 10 ft. in Height

Barrow Type.

These sprayers are mounted on wheels and are complete with strainers and other essentials. This type of sprayer is much more powerful than the syringe and bucket types, and is preferable for treating big trees.

The sprayers mentioned are the simplest types for use in small gardens, but any sprayer which-gives a good forceful spray is suitable. Knapsack machines, for instance, are quite suitable for treating gooseberries and currants ; they will also do good work on small apple, pear and plum trees.

TECHNICAL ADVICE

The following Advisory Leaflets should also be consulted :—

INSECT AND OTHER PESTS:

INSECT AND OTHER PESTS : No.
Red Spider 10
Winter Moths 11
Apple Sawfly 13
Blackcurrant Mite (“Big Bud”) 27
Gooseberry Sawfly 30
Codling Moth 42
Magpie Moth 65
Apple Sucker 96
Apple Aphides 106
Fruit Tree Caspids 154
Raspberry Beetle 164
Wooly Aphis 187
Gooseberry Red Spider 305

INJURIOUS FUNGI:

Apple and Pear Canker 100
Die-Back Disease of Gooseberries 204
Apple and Pear Scab 245
Silver Leaf Disease 246
American Gooseberry Mildew 273

Advice may also be obtained (a) in urban areas from the Horticulture Committee at the Local Authority’s offices, or (b) where no such committee exists and in other than urban areas, from the Agricultural Organizer at the County Council offices.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Figs 1 and 2 reproduced by courtesy of the East Malling Research Station

March 1943 version (slight changes from the April 1942 version)