Thursday, June 30, 2011

1907 Japanese Beetles

It is claimed that nature always provides a remedy for every disease and a destroyer of every pest. It is now claimed that the Japanese ladybug beetle, imported into this country two years ago for the particular purpose, is proving an effective remedy for the San Jose scale and is destroying the pest to the satisfaction of fruit growers.

Interesting . . .

Does anyone remember a couple years back how bad the Japanese beetles had gotten? I thought I had heard it was a fairly new problem but it would appear these pests were brought in the states in 1907 -- over a hundred years ago. The above blurb was found in The Fowlerville Review, this being an opinion piece written by G.L. Adams, editor and publisher.

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