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1915

To Destroy Insects in Seed
Seed merchants are often annoyed by insects that get in stored seeds and cause more or less damage. Weevils, beetles and moths are the most troublesome. How to destroy these pests without injuring the appearance or lowering the germination of seeds is a question that has often puzzled seed men.

Carbon bisulphide is the answer. It will kill all insects, no matter of what species. It is easy to use, effective and inexpensive and may be applied to seeds in bins, bags or barrels.

Great care should be exercised in using carbon bisulphide, as the vapor arising from it is extremely poisonous and highly flammable. It should not be used in grain elevators or flour mills on account of the danger from fire, and its use is prohibited by mill and grain elevator insurance companies.

1965
 

Mexico’s Peaceful Revolutionist
Helping farmers get more from every acre…Dr. Norman Borlaug

Along with such names as Juarez, Morelos and Guerrero, add the name Dr. Norman E. Borlaug to the list of Mexican revolutionists.

For this Iowa-born, Minnesota-educated scientist has created major changes of far-reaching importance to Mexico.

His peaceful revolution has helped change Mexico in two decades from a wheat-importing country (importing more than half of what it consumed) to self-sufficiency. It has raised average wheat yields from 11 bushels per acre to 39, and 70 to 90 bushels per acre is not uncommon. From the tireless energy of this man have come new wheat production ideas of importance throughout the world.

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