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)
-11 - 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- stood. 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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