§ MAJOR RASCH (Essex, S. E.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether he is aware that a considerable acreage under market garden cultivation is infested by the pea bug; 909 whether it has been imported from abroad; and, if he will order an inquiry, through the Agricultural Department, with a view of checking its ravages?
§ *THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. HERBERT GARDNER,) Essex, Saffron Walden
My attention has been directed by a correspondent at Braintree to the prevalence of what are commonly known as pea and bean weevils, in that district, and I propose to recirculate the information as to the life-history of the insect, and the preventive and remedial measures which may usefully be adopted, which was contained in the Report on Injurious Insects which we issued for 1892. No special inquiry is necessary, the insect being well known in this country, and there being no reason to suppose that it has been imported from abroad.