Fight Declared on Boll Weevil

Demonstration Arranged In Richland, Kershaw. Pee Dee Infested.

In a determined Fight on the boll weevil, reported very active this year in the state, David R Hopkins, Richland county agent, has arrange four boll weevil poisoning demonstrations in all of the county.

At Camden yesterday County Agent McCarley also announced a schedule of meetings to be held at various points in Kershaw county during the week to combat the unusually heavy infestation.

Reports from the Pee Dee experiment station at Florence were to the effect that the infestation was heavy in the eastern South Carolina, and from the station came a warning that is now the time to act.

The Richland demonstrations will be given as follows;

At 2:30 this afternoon at E. R. Sloan’s farm in Horrel Hill; at 4:30 this afternoon W. F. Thompson’s farm at Eastover.

At 10 a.m. Friday at A P Nunamaker’s farm on the Newberry road; at 4 p.m. Friday at Tallie Boney’s farm in Blythwood.

The proper method of applying the mixture known as 1–1– 1 sweetened poison for boll weevils will be explained at the demonstrations. This treatment is used because it requires little equipment.

Farmers, 4-H club boys and vocational agricultural students in the county are hers to attend one of these meetings. According to the

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county agent, a number of farms inspected in Richland county show heavy infestation at the present time due to the mild winter. The Pee Dee experimental station in Florence reports that since it has been keeping records that boll weevil activity this year is the greatest.

Mr. Hawkins said yesterday that if a dry summer is experience there will doubtless be little damage from the boll weevil but that on other hand if normal or above normal rainfall is had serious damage will be done to the cotton crop.

“Since we cannot predict the weather,” he said. “it is wise to protect the cotton crop as much as possible by killing the old weevils that are now coming out of hibernation.”

Kershaw Meetings

Camden, June 9. – In order to combat unusually high weevil infestation, County Agent McCarley has arranged a series of meetings to give poisoning instructions throughout Kershaw county. Demonstrations will be given in the preparation and use of sweet poison.

Meetings will be held Thursday and Friday as indicated.

Thursday: Boykin Hill, 8 o’clock; Charlotte Thompson, 9:15; Antioch school, 10:30; Midway school, 12 o’clock; Bethune, 2 o’clock; Mt. Pisgah, 3:30; Westville, 5:30.

Friday; Coats’ store, 8 o’clock; Liberty Hill, 10 o’clock; Lugoff, 1 o’clock; Blaney, 3 o’clock; Hinson’s store, 5 o’clock.

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