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Pictorial History of Pesticide Application Technology in Virginia (1940-1960)

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A series of photographs from the Virginia Tech Newman Library Digital Archives Collection.

Montgomery Co., VA, Hubbard Farm, 1946

Extension Entomologist demonstrating application of DDT for controlling flies.

VPI field station, Dr. Smith and his alfalfa experiment, spraying for insects, May 15, 1957
Spraying cattle with rotonene for grub control
November 1953
Spraying cattle with Rotonene for grub control
November 1953
Spraying cattle with Rotenone for grub control
November 1959
Spraying Apple Trees at Andrew's Farm, Roanoke, Virginia 1940's.
Bonham Bros. orchard, Chilhowie, Virginia -- Mr. Bonham spraying. 1950.
Bonham Bros. orchard, Chilhowie, Virginia. Spraying. 1950.
Bonham Bros. orchard, Chilhowie, Virginia -- Overview of Orchard and Packing Plant. 1950.
Augusta Co., VA, Weed Spraying, 1940s
Sprayer owned by State Soil Conservation Committee. Operator, Ralph Mowry, farmer, is spraying fence row to kill coralberry, honeysuckle and other weeds.
Weed sprayer owned by State Soil Conservation Committee. shown are E. E. Morse, County Agent and Ralph Mowry, farmer.
Ralph Mowry, farmer, operating machine owned by State Soil Conservation Committee.
Demonstrating a spray rig for corn in Winchester. 1949.
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