Saturday, May 26, 2007

A short course in aesthetics

In the Mississippi Delta, where I grew up, planters often place a bug trap like this one at the end of a row of cotton or soybeans. By regularly checking its contents, they can estimate how many pests are in the crop and know when to spray for them.

This is a Tuscan vineyard bug trap.

2 comments:

Presbyterian Gal said...

That is one of those things I just never considered when pondering pesticides. Amazing. Farming is the all knowledge vocation.

SpookyRach said...

good grief. We are surrounded by those stupid looking bug traps, here, too.

danged ol' pioneer practicality. bleh.