DISEASE CONTROL IN PRIVATE GARDENS
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
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.
The following Advisory Leaflets should also be consulted :—
INSECT AND OTHER PESTS:
|INSECT AND OTHER PESTS :||No.|
|Blackcurrant Mite (“Big Bud”)||27|
|Fruit Tree Caspids||154|
|Gooseberry Red Spider||305|
|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.
Figs 1 and 2 reproduced by courtesy of the East Malling Research Station
March 1943 version (slight changes from the April 1942 version)