Annual report: county agricultural committee, Winnebago County: November 1, 1939 to October 31, 1940
Miscellaneous activities, pp. 19-22 PDF (1015.7 KB)
2J. 7. FARM BUILDINGS r. Farm mee-tngs were held in the county on farm buildings. These meetings had to do with the following building problems. 1. Building materials 2. Building insulation 3. Building ventilation 4. Location of buildings 5* Remodeling buildings 6, Lights for farm buildings 7. Concrete construction 8. Concrete repair 9. Concrete silos and their repair 10. Sewage and water systens 8. BANG'S DISEASE reThe countagent continued to help dairymen sign up under the voluntary Bangs Disease Eradication program. 1. During the year November 1, 1939 to October 31, 19409 16 herd owners signed for a voluntary test totaling 352 cows. B. A complete Bangs Disease file on all herds in Winnebago County is maintained in the county agent's office. 1. Any farmer at any tine may got a complete analysis on his Bangs tests by coming into the county agentIs office. Co Certified Herds 1. All certified Bangs Certificates have been handled through the county agent's office. D. Bougs Disease Statistics for Winnebago County 1. 230 herds are certified totaling 5505 cows. 2. 23% of the county's dairy cows are tested. 9. WEEDS A*W nnebago Countyts weed program is still one largely of education. This program has consisted of -- 1. Identification of Creeping Jenny 2. Chemical control of creeping Jenny, canada thistle and quack grass. 3. Fallowing to control creeping Jenny. 4. Cutting nurse crops of small grains in keeping thistles from seeding. Be Definite weed programs have been worked out in two townships -- 1. Vlinchester 2A Program consisted of the following steps. 1. Weed letters in the form of "Winchester Wneed Flashes" to all farmers in the township. Letters consisted of: a. Means of identifying creeping Jenny b. How to control creeping Jenny and Canada thistle by chemical and cultural methods. 2. Farm meetings to identify creeping Jenny 3. Demonstration farm meetings on the method to use in applying chemicals in weed control. 4. Demonstration plots to show effect of sodium chlorate in controlling creeping Jenny. B. Result of Winchester weed program. 1. Town voted to furnish sodium chlorate free to any land owner asking for it. Weed Commissioer applied the chemical.
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