"C. J. T.," Flora Dale, Pa., says: " Enclosed please find a specimen of grass I have growing upon my farm; it started here several years ago, and has been spreading very rapidly despite my efforts to check its growth. I have one field in corn now, which is the third successive crop, but the 'Devil grass,' (as I call it for the want of a better name) still 'holds the fort;' the roots form a complete mat or net-work, and when allowed to stand unmolested for a year or two, is very difficult to plow or break up; it also crowds everything else out. Neither wheat or any other kind of grass will grow where it has a foothold. Can you tell me its proper name? and do you know of any way to eradicate it? An answer to this question will be appreciated.

" If you cannot answer these questions you perhaps would know to whom to refer them better than I, and I think the American farmer would do well to keep an eye on this pest".

[The Couch grass, Triticum repens. Extremely hard to eradicate when unintelligently attacked, but easily destroyed when pursued with good judgment. About three hoeings when the leaves are young, will destroy the whole crop in a single season. Of course care must be taken not to let a single plant mature leaves, or all the labor will be lost. - Ed. G. M].