Historic Hood River
Power Dusting, 1916
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.