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Farmers spraying fruit trees.
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Black and white image of farmers spraying fruit trees from atop a stand attached to a wagon which is  drawn by two Morgan horses.

Credit: Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Large orchards were highly susceptible to insect and fungal infestations. To combat devastating losses, farmers in the 1890s began to use chemical sprays on their fruit trees.

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