Wednesday Trivia

Sep 142004

Q: In the time of the Great Depression, agriculture was a

practice made much harder by drought and grasshoppers. To ease such

hardship, the college’s Experiment Station found a remedy for the

severe outbreak of peach mosaic in orchards. How much money did

fruit farmers save with this cure?

A: The Experiment Station ended up saving fruit farmers about

$1.2 million with their peach mosaic remedy.

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