These two arch enemies of the plum seem to vie with one another in their work of destruction in the Valley of the Mississippi.

The Plum Curculio, Conotrachelus nenuphar, has received much attention from entomologists and fruit growers for a great many years in this country and there remains little to be added to what is already known of its habits and life history. But the best remedies for these two plum insects, and especially for the gouger, have not yet been fully determined. During the last two or three years the arsenites have been much talked about as curculio remedies and a few careful experiments, at least, have been made to determine their value for this purpose.



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