Victory Gardens, Insecticides, Paris Green, Lead Arsenate, Pyrethrum, Rotenone
Insects are directly responsible for the loss of 5 to 20 percent of garden products under average conditions; in some cases the loss is complete. While much of this loss may be prevented or reduced by tillage and weed destruction, it is frequently necessary to protect the growing garden with insecticides. The various common insecticides available are listed and the use of each is described. Special advantages and disadvantages of each are also given. Table 2 ( see back cover) shows the uses of several of the more common insecticides, while Table 1 ( see pages 8 and 9) lists the major insect pests of various garden crops grown in South Dakota, along with general descriptions of the insects, their injuries and control suggestions.
South Dakota State State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, Agricultural Experiment Station
Larson, N. P., "Insecticides for Victory Gardens" (1942). Agricultural Experiment Station Circulars. 37.