Voskuil, W. C. / Annual report of W. C. Voskuil, county agricultural agent of Grant County, Wisconsin: 1938-1939
Weed program advances, pp. 8-10 PDF (613.7 KB)
-8- not found in other types of work. The future of these boys and girls is very important to Grant County. WEED PROGRAM ADVANCES Aided by an appropriation for Field Bindweed control and excellent cooperation from weed commissioners and town chairman, this years weed program achieved excellent results. Field bindweed received the most attention. The first problem was to secure an accurate map of Bindweed infestation in the County. Weed commissioners and A. A.A. committeemen did most of this work during the summer. The accompanying map shows the latest picture on infestation in each township. No doubt many patches are not accounted for. All possible help was given to farmers on whose farms Bindweed ias found. Personal visits were made to many of them. The appropriation glade by the County has been used to pay half the cost of the sodium chlorate used on Field Bindwued. The fund will be depleted in another year. An activity that helped spread Bindweed information was the erection of a County Weed Booth at all three of the County Fairs. Large crowds viewed the booth at Lancaster, Platteville and Bloomington. Half of the exhibit was devoted to identification of the weed while the other half gave control methods. This booth evoked more inter..st than any other method that we have used. In distributing sodium chlorate care is taken to give out only the amount needed for the Bindweed patches at an application rite of four pounds per square rod. An O.K. is re- quired from the Agent, weed commissioner or town chairman.
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