Transcribed from volume I of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed May 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Entomological Commission, State.—The act creating the state entomological commission was approved by Gov. Hoch on March 1, 1907. It provided that the commission should consist of the secretary of the state board of agriculture, the secretary of the state horticultural society, the professors of entomology in the University of Kansas and the Agricultural College, and some nurseryman—a resident of Kansas—to be appointed by the governor for a term of two years. The act also appropriated $500 for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 1908, and a like sum for the year ending on June 30, 1909.

The first commission was composed of F. D. Coburn, Prof. T. J. Headlee, Prof. S. J. Hunter, Walter Wellhouse and F. H. Stannard. In the organization of the commission, Mr. Coburn was elected chairman and Mr. Wellhouse secretary. Under the law, the commission was given authority to adopt rules for the inspection of nursery stock, seeds, etc., and was required to report annually on or before Dec. 1. For the sake of convenience, and in order to conduct the work more systematically, the state was divided into two sections by a line running east and west, as near the center as practicable, the northern half to be under the supervision of Prof. Headlee of the Agricultural College, and the southern under Prof. Hunter of the University of Kansas. Aided by the appropriation, although small, the commission began a careful study of the insects that work upon the crops, plants and orchards of the state, and in the reports and bulletins issued there is much valuable information for the farmer and horticulturalist regarding the methods of destroying these insect pests, the spraying of fruit trees, the selection of nursery stock, etc.

Page 594-595 from volume I of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed May 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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BIOGRAPHICAL INDEXES


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