EDITOR Horticulturist: The apple worm, or larva of (corpocapsa pomonella), by Dr. J. Weed, in your September number, is truly a valuable article. Too much cannot be said on the subject. The necessity of keeping the matter before the lovers of fruit, to arouse them to action, is self-evident. I have captured and destroyed the worm for several years; first tried hay bands, and other material, but have settled down on old woolen rags, of any width, and long enough to reach around the tree and tuck in. I have taken and counted about 3,000 on forty young trees, this season, commencing as soon as the worm leaves the apple, going over and destroying them once a week, continuing as long as there is fruit on the trees.

I have discovered a parasite on the larvas in the person of a (gordius) hair worm; have found them in the larva, taken from the inside of the apple, therefore think there is no doubt of the fact.

For one, I am looking forward to the time when our inventors will discover some means of destruction, as yet unknown to us. Horticultural friends should create a fund sufficiently large to pay for the operation of brains on the subject. I will deposit ten dollars for one. P. H. Foster.

Babylon, Long Island.

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