If their photo archives are any indication, the Agricultural Research Center did extensive experimentation throughout the 1910's with methods and devices for pesticide and fungicide application. We have many images of "power dusting" taken by Mr. Childs in 1916, but this one gives the clearest view of the apparatus and its effect.
This image courtesy of OSU Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Photo by Leroy Childs.
Looks like a good crop of clover on the edge of the road.
l.e. on 9th November 2012 @ 8:49am
Love the sound of those old engines. Many of them kept alive by quite elderly gentlemen who must also have had an affection for them. Each one had a familiar rhythm, chug, and 'cough'. Good to see them at the Dufur Threshing Celebration and occasional county fairs. Always an oil can nearby.
nels on 9th November 2012 @ 10:38am
Wonderful pictures Arthur! What a neat historical resource. And another place to see some of these engines is the annual Steam-Up in Brooks. Arlen
Arlen Sheldrake on 9th November 2012 @ 11:11am