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title: 'Ranche and range. (North Yakima, Wash.) 1897-1902, July 29, 1897, Page 3, Image 3',
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TOBACCO AS AN INSECTICIDE.
For some years I have been using
and recommending tobacco dust as
as an all-round insect destroyer. I
use it in the greenhouse for lice, in
the open ground for the cucumber
beetle, plant lice and worms of all
kinds, and sometimes in the hen
house tor lice, etc. It is surely one
of the swiftest of insecticides we can
apply, almost or fully equal to
buhach. If sifted or scattered over
currant bushes the currant bushes
will be free from the pest within an
hour less. If blown into the heart
of cabbage plants it means the end
of the green worm.
Applied in the same way to the
nests of eaterpillers and the trees
all around us at this time are full
of them-especially in the morning
or evening, when the worms are all
at home, it will clear them out for
good in less than an hour. In short,
I hardly know what worm or soft
bodied insect the contact with to
bacco dust would not speedily kill.
I believe it will even put an end to
the potato bug. It is distasteful to
many hard-shell beetles also, as
may be seen by the fact that with
heavy applications we can drive
away the cucumber beetle and per
haps the sqash bug.
The flea beetle, unfortunately, is
not so easily conquered, even if it
does not like the tobacco smell.
Surely tobacco dust must be con
sidered a most excellent insecticide,
and it is not expensive. In some
cases, perhaps, the sweepings of
numerous cigar factories in cities
will do, and can be had for the
hauling. I think every soil tiller
should keep it on hand. I have
usually applied tobacco dust with
the bare hands, scattering it freely
over the bushes and plants, and
around cucumber, melon and squash
vines even an inch on the ground.
The stuff is worth nearly the full
price asked for it, $3 a barrel or so,
as a fertilizer, and I have not felt
the necessity of using it in a par
ticularly economical manner.
For cabbage and caterpillar nests
hand bellows of some kind are al
most a necessary, as we want to
blow the dust well among the leaves
and webs. The ordinary cheap
hand bellows offered for sale by
seedsmen and hardware stores will
do very well for cabbage.
E. Messerly, of fertile Wenatchee,
has ordered a Montieth evaporator
for the purpose of taking care of his
crop of prunes. The expense and
RANCTTK AND RANGE.
risk of shipping east is too great to
make the business safe. The evap
orator will have a capacity of two
tons per every 24 hours. His or
chard will produce between So and
100 tons of green fait this year.
Tendrils are vine supports, and
the rule is that growing vines thrive
letter if fastened. Garden peas,
sweet peas, the grape, the clematis,
etc., all thrive better if the tendrils
are amply stayed and are not sway
ing and clutching at the air.
The tendril is an abortive flower
or fruit. Kxpert gardners remove
the surplus by pinching them off.
It aids in the formation of more
perfect bloom and fruit.
From now until September is the
time for budding the plum, cherry
and peach, commencing with the
wood that ripens first.
W. A. BANKS COMPANY.
Jobbers and Commission Merchants,
Fruits and Produce.
Established trade with all wholesale grocers, fruit and produce dealers in '22 markets be
s dcs our own. Large storage facilities at low rates. References: Mercantile
Agencies, German American Bank, Wholesale trade in general.
Northwestern Green and Dried Fruits, and Produce of All
Kinds in Car Lots a Specialty.
42-44 Broadway, 607-609 Ontario St.,
Cleveland = = = = = Ohio.
THE FLECKENSTEIN EVAPORATOR
Cheapest, Simplest, Easiest to Operate, No Shifting of Trays,
Dries at Lowest Cost, No Waste of Hot Air, Perfect
Circulation of Air, No Bursting or Dripping.
CAN BE BUILT FOR THE LARGEST OR THE SMALLEST 0 CHARD
Evaporates prunes, apricot*, peaches, pears, .berries', cher
ries, grapes, apricots, vegetables, etc. The trays are put in at
the top where the temperature is the lowest and the gradual
approach to a higher temperature ripens the fruit and makes
it sweeter, while the rapid and uniform circulation of air
dries the fruit very fast. For particulars and price address,
W. T. Jacobsen, IVlfr.,
430 Washington Street, - PORTLAND, OREGON.
ICknkst Pbyckb. * Jruu.s Pkyckk
Brokers and Commission Merchants
PACIFIC COAST PRODUCTS.
Qreen and Dried Fruits, Canned Goods, Honey, Etc.
OMAHA. NEB., DES MOINES. IA.
Warehouse on track! No cartage! Liberal advances made on Consignments.
No Storage Charges! First-Class References furnished upon application.
W. H. ADAMS & CO
solicit CONSIGNMENTS OF .
AND FARM PRODUCE.
And refer you to the following leading grow
ers: Hon. P. K. Lcnli, North Vnkiinn; Purdy
J. Flint. North Yiikinm, .1. V. Meeker, Pny
idlup; K. S. Ridge. Pnvilllup.
and Produce Co.
ISIS Pacific Aye.,
Has correspondents and agonts In all largo
eastern cities. Can pi toe your entire crop ot
fruits. Write us for information.