The 1919 and 1920 outbreaks of Army worms within our state were by no means new experiences for Iowa. Previous heavy losses from this pest, however, date back so many years that the younger generation of farmers knew them only by tradition. With older men, the memories of their experiences seem to have been somewhat confused so that many stories were related that were but in part in keeping with the history and habits of the Army worm. With all classes there seemed to be an unwarranted fear of the insect and exaggerated ideas of its ability to travel, reproduce and defy the efforts of man to control it.
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Jaques, H. E.
"Recent Army Worm and Variegated Cutworm Outbreaks in Iowa,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 27(1), 343-351.
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