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Evening star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, June 30, 1946, Image 87

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Weed killer is sprayed on honeysuckle and poison ivy as a
part of the Montgomery County program. Joe Huttons,
farm bureau secretary is atop the truck; Jack Arnold holds
the spray, and Mr Smoll operates the motor.
COUNTY iMd.i Farm Bureau
this summer is bringing new
contentment to hundreds of
the county's prize dairy cows
and. indirectly, an increased
flow of milk to Washington
Cows without flies are con
tented cows and contented
cows give from a pint to a
quart more milk a day. James
D. King, president of the or
ganization. says. To rid the
county’s dairy barns and cows
of flies the Farm Bureau has
purchased from the Govern
ment a surplus 400-gallon,
high - pressure spray outfit
mounted on a truck, and will
treat more than K00 farms
with a 1 per cent solution of
Visiting from seven to nine
farms a day. the bureau's
spray crew treats dairy and.
horse barns, poultry houses,
pig pens and even the farm
er's porches with DDT.
The secret of the effective
ness of DDT m the low con
cent ration used lies in the
high pressure spray which ap
plies the solution in droplets
under 300 pounds pressure. A
white residue remains on
the walls and ceilings that
will give lly control for a
period of several months.
Aside from increasing milk
production through content
ed cows the use of DDT in
dairy barns and other farm
buildings aids in sanitation.
In addition to covering dairy
barns and animals, the treat
ment of other buildings, such
as poultry houses, hog lots
and stock barns, will erad
icate lly breeding places.
'Hie bureau also plans to
use the spray outfit to con
trol honeysuckle and poison
ivy along fence rows through
out the county. In this pro
gram an .R per cent solution
of 2. 4-D. the recently per
lected chemical, will be used
DDT is sprayed in pig pens to kill flics where they breed.
Star Staff Photos hy John Horan
' Bill Small sprays
the cows on tnc
James D King
farm near GaitheiS
bu ro, Md
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