: Insects can wreak havoc on a farmer's field. This farmer uses special equipment to spray insecticide on his young orchard to kill and repel insects, captured by Joe Munroe in this 1962 photograph. Insecticides have long been popular with farmers, but environmental effects over the last decades have led to the banning of certain chemicals like DDT. Joe Munroe's career began in 1939 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He served in the Air Force during World War II and then joined Cincinnati-based Farm Quarterly magazine. Though raised in Detroit, agriculture became an important subject of Joe's photographs. He moved to California in 1955 and free-lanced, taking magazine assignments and selling his own work. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Joe Munroe; Farming; Farm equipment; Insecticides Places
: Porterville (California)