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Mar 06

[ARCHIVED] 1949 Document on Chemical Use in Agriculture

The original item was published from March 6, 2017 12:17 PM to March 6, 2017 12:19 PM

We added an interesting document to the State Library of Kansas' KGI Online Library this morning:  "Chemicals for Farming." The booklet was published in 1949 by the Kansas State Board of Agriculture as part of its "Report" series. 

The record with title linking to the 1949 documents is here:

Just click on the title, Report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, to be taken to list of icons... publications within the 1949 Report series.

This document might be of interest to agricultural history researchers and environmental history researchers.  What jumped out at me was a chapter called, "DDT, Gift of Science."  The history of DDT promotion, use, banning and continued limited use is a great story for people interested in agricultural industries, environmental/health concerns, farming and pest control.