The Organized Co-Operative Campaign Against Grasshoppers in Wisconsin
Author: GRANOVSKY, A. A.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 18, Number 1, February 1925 , pp. 73-83(11)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:The purpose of this paper is to record the successful methods used in the cooperative control of grasshoppers on a large scale. A total of over two hundred and fifty tons of mixed bait was spread on about 26.000 acres of landin foruco-operative townships by volunteer labor under supervision of the group of district leadersSawdust was used as abase of the bait with no bran or middlings, and all "attractants" were abandoned except salt and molasses. The value of molasses is doubtful. The sodium arsenite as a killing agent is superior to white arsenic, being cheaper, perfectly soluble, quick in its action and much easier to mix uniformly with other materials in the bait. The organized co-operative campaign resulted in the year's crops being saved in spite of very heavy grasshopper infestation.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1925-02-01
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