Annual report: County Agricultural Committee, Winnebago County: November 1, 1939 to October 31, 1940
Miscellaneous activities, pp. 19-22 PDF (1015.7 KB)
MISCELLANEOUS ACTIVITIES 19. ............................ . ............................ ........................... .. ........ ............. 1. FRUIT AND GARDEN A. The county Fruit and Garden Growers .ssociation.was maintained with a program including: 1. 12 monthly meetings 2. Maintained two orchard spray rings 3. Conducted one orchard tour 4. Exhibited spray ring fruits at the county fair in a special exhibit 5. Held a garden tour 6. Held an apple identification contest 7, Held one landscape tour of inspection 8, Arranged for a special series of landscape schools, 1940-41. 9. Maintained an active paid-up membership of approximately 50 members. 10. Affiliated themselves with the State Horticultural Society. 11. Affiliated members with the Southeastern fruit growers association and cooperatively purcha sed fruit and garden growers supplies through this cooperative. 12. Held a spraying demonstration 13. Conducted one grafting demonstration 20 LEADERSHIP TRAINING SCHOOL A Rural Leadership Training School was held at the Allenville Grange Hall' This school was directed by Miss Madeline Stevens of New York City and was held for the purpose of instructing delegates of rural organizations in better leadership methods. This was a 4"day school and was attended by approximately 65 people. 3. INSECTS A. Grasshoppers - Only one township seemed to have a serious grasshopper infestation this last summer. That was the town of Winchester. A mixing station was set up in the town of Winchester from which a pproximately 6 ton of bait was distribuLted. B. Climbing Cutworms(er Army Worms) - The county had a serious army worm infestation* .bout two ton of poison bait was distributed to infested fields. Natural enemies and heavy rains destroyed most of them, C. Corn Borer - Corn borer is in Winnebago County and is widely Z11s Trlbiy'edo The county agent located many fields and recdmmonded procedure. Corn borers are a problem that face Winnebago County farmers.
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