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EXTRACT FROM THE ANNUAL REPORT, NEBRASKA STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE FOR 1893 (LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. 1893)
Although "corn is king" in Nebraska, our crops of small grains are not insignificant. The insect enemies of wheat, oats, barley, and rye therefore demand our attention nearly or quite as much as do those which attack corn. Accordingly, during the past year much time has been given to the study of this class of insect pests. While many of the species are identical for the different crops, the nature of the plants themselves being unlike, it necessarily follows that the mode of attack among these enemies must vary somewhat in each case. This being true, some pains has been taken to beat of them according to their host plants. While it is not claimed that this paper is complete or even original, it cannot strictly be termed a compilation. All that the writer hopes in its presentation is that it may be of some little value to those for whom it is intended, and that through its influence some efforts may be made towards protecting our crops from the ravages of these insect pests.