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Annual report Waupaca County Agricultural Agent: 1937
(1937)

Farm institutes,   p. 12 PDF (291.5 KB)


Page 12


(Grasshopper and Cutworm Controls Cont.)
     Farmers in the County whose farme have been infested with
grasshoppers are realizing more than ever before that if we are
going to control grasshoppers, control measures must be started
soon after the grasshoppers batch in the spring. It was definitely
proven this year that very little could be done to keep the grass-
hoppers in check after they became large enough to fly and migrate
to other fields,
     It is planned to hold educational meetings in the County be-
fore the grasshoppers appear next spring pointing out the Im-
portance of starting the grasshopper campaign early. Continued
assistance will be given the town chairmen in the distribution of
poison to individuals.
               ffied Grain and Corn Inspections
     Several fields were inspected during the past year in co-
operation with the Wisconsin Experiment Association in connection
with the certification of seed grain for seed.
     In addition inspections of available hybrid seed corn is to
be made this fall. At the same time the necessary sampling and
sealing will be done.
                       Parm Institutes
     Considerable interest was shown in general farm meetings
that were held during the past year. These meetings were held at
Weyauwega# Clintonvill,, Marion9 New London, and Crystal Lake. A
total of 2,750 people were in attendance at these meetings.
     Farm institutes give county farmers an opportunity to hear
special speakers that appear on the program so that they might
obtain the latest information on various farm topics.
     Already a number of similar meetings have been planned for
the coming year in places where such meetings were not held pre-
viously.
                      SOIL IMPROV3I  T |
    - Marl &ad lime production continues.
    - Soil tests are being made.
    - 62,000 trees were distributed,
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