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Annual report of the Bayfield County Agricultural Agent Washburn, Wisconsin: 1939

Agricultural conservation,   pp. 10-11 PDF (421.5 KB)

Miscellaneous,   pp. 11 ff. PDF (307.6 KB)

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the Soil Conservation program, are largely responsible for this
increased acreage.
     Alfalfa and clover seed are coming to be recognized as a
standard cash crop in the County. There is excellent demand for
these seeds farther south in the State, and all available seeds
are sold each year. A Cooperative Seed Growers Association has
been established in Douglas County, to which several Bayfield
County seed growers belong. By making advanced payments on seeds
deposited to the Association, farmers are not forced to sell
their seed in the fall during a period of low prices and are thus
averaging greater net returns. Undoubtedly, more of our farmers
will join the Assciation when its functions are clearly under-
                         MIS CELIANE OUS
                    Grasshopper Control Program
     During 1939, the County was again organized on a township
basis for grasshopper control, township committeemen being
appointed by the Town Chairmen. One County-wide meeting of these
committeemen was held to establish procedure in mixing poison
bait, allotting to farmers, records, etc. However, due to the
continued rains in the month of June, very little poison was
necessary to protect the crops. There were abundant hatches of
young grasshoppers during the latter part of the season, which
means that a control program must be in effect in 1940. Due to
a Federal Emergency Appropriation, in all probability the County
will be allotted sufficient poison to take care of its needu for
the next year.

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