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Unformatted text preview: the last Punic war Carthage was destroyed along with its agriculture: Buildings and walls were razed to the ground; the plough passed over the site, and salt was sown in the furrow made. ..A solemn curse was pronounced that neither house, nor crops, should ever rise again. B.L. Hallward. The Siege of Carthage. Cambridge Ancient History Vol. VIII. Was this the f rst use of chemical weed control? Insect Control Natural products and preparations included seed treatment ( juice of leek and wild cucumber), smearing pruning knives with blood and fat, insect repellents, tar on trees to capture insects. Vermin Control (mice, moles, rats, snakes) Use of poisonous baits (hellebore, hyocyamus, hemlock and wild cucumber); burning of sandarach....
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course HIST 302 taught by Professor Jensic during the Summer '10 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.
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