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W. S. Hough

Entomologist, employed by the Crop Pest Commission in 1921. He was a leader in fruit pest management research in Virginia.

Hough helped establish the Winchester Fruit Research Laboratory. A 5'x 7' building on runners was built to serve as a lab and was located in an orchard behind his barn. He studied pest problems of that day including codling moths and leafrollers. He also published his research on removing lead arsenic residues from apples, and spraying orchards. His career spanned 42 years.

 

Hough is shown in the photograph - he is in the middle.  Hough built the station. After he retired he operated a bicycle shop in town with his son.

 

Link to "History of the Alson H. Smith, Jr. AREC" on the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station homepage.

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