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Lonchocarpus, derris, and pyrethrum cultivation and sources of supply

Author: Edward Counselman Higbee
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1948.
Series: Miscellaneous publication (United States. Department of Agriculture), no. 650.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Interest in these plants, in addition to their effectiveness against numerous pests, is also because commercial pyrethrum and rotenone insecticides derived from these plants are also comparatively nontoxic to man and other warm-blooded animals. They may be used with safety in the household, for livestock dips and sprays, and on garden vegetables, fruits and canning crops.
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Higbee, Edward Counselman, 1910-
Lonchocarpus, derris, and pyrethrum cultivation and sources of supply.
Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1948
(OCoLC)953977954
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Counselman Higbee
OCLC Number: 15702102
Notes: "May 1948."
Description: ii, 36 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction. pp. 1 --
Lonchocarpus : Botany --
Sources of commercial supplies --
Cultivation practices --
Selection of superior-quality strains. pp. 5 --
Derris : Various cultural practices --
Cultivation in Puerto Rico --
Design of a mechanical harvester --
Selection of superior varieties. pp. 16 --
Pyrethrum : Botany --
Cultural practices --
Production in the Western Hemisphere. pp. 24 --
Literature cited. pp. 35.
Series Title: Miscellaneous publication (United States. Department of Agriculture), no. 650.
Responsibility: by E.C. Higbee.

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Interest in these plants, in addition to their effectiveness against numerous pests, is also because commercial pyrethrum and rotenone insecticides derived from these plants are also comparatively nontoxic to man and other warm-blooded animals. They may be used with safety in the household, for livestock dips and sprays, and on garden vegetables, fruits and canning crops.

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