This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Eighth Annual Report of Prof. C. V. Riley, State Entomologist.
Unfortunately the " Insects of the State of Missouri" are the insects of most of the Union, and yet it is fortunate that this is unfortunately so, for Missouri is the only State that goes to work in a creditable way to make these terrible enemies known, and we are all benefitted by Missouri's labors. We never feel so much enthused for Missouri, and to do her some good by voice or pen, as when we read these annual reports. May she continue to be prosperous, and the great and powerful State in the Union she is to-day!