CHAPTER 12

AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE FOR TREATMENT OF THE INFESTED FIELDS.

WHEREAS, Golden Nematode, the most serious pest threatening the American potato industry, has been found on a potato farm in New Castle County; and

WHEREAS, approximately 8,500 acres of potatoes, making up a six million dollar industry, and also a large acreage of tomatoes is threatened by this pest in Delaware; and

WHEREAS, emergency action has been taken to prevent the spread from the infested area; and

WHEREAS, a coordinated Federal-State program of surveying certain farms and the immediate treatment of the infested fields has been developed with the cost to be shared on equal State-Federal basis.

NOW, THEREFORE,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. The sum of $150,000 is appropriated to State Board of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1969.

Section 2. This Act is a supplementary appropriation and the money appropriated shall be used for the treatment of the infested fields and be paid by the State Treasurer out of funds in the General Fund of the State of Delaware not otherwise appropriated.

Section 3. Any money appropriated herein and unexpended shall revert to the General Fund of the State of Delaware on June 30, 1970.

Approved April 1, 1969.