"We would, they would make what they called poison bran. Bran is made from wheat. And they'd poison that bran and they would scatter it all around the edge of the field where the grasshoppers come in. They liked that. It would kill them. You didn't have the good chemicals to spray them like you do today. They would eat several rows of corn in, but we didn't have them eat the whole field."

Harvey Pickrel - Killing grasshoppers

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Other Excerpts from Harvey Pickrel's Interview:

Harvey's daily chores
Picking corn
Tractors were a big change
Wild horses
Threshing machines
Killing grasshoppers
Planting corn

Entire Interview with Harvey Pickrel