Friday, November 28, 2008
The Weekly Citizen - June 24, 1871
Mr. J. P. Pendergast, of Lincoln township, reports that he has succeded in finding a way to prevent chinch bugs from destroying corn. About four acres of his corn had been destroyed before he tried the experiment. His plan is to make the ground nearly level and lay a strip of wool twine soaked in turpentine along the gound. He says he tried it, and the chinch bugs will not cross over. He was so well convinced that it would do its work, that on Wednesday last he came to town and purchased enough twine to go around the entire body of his corn.