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H U " THJB DflSB'RflEfl Ffcift M-.fiift? Saturday, July vs , 1908.
B j HORTICULTURE
M ORCHARD FERTILITY.
H Prof. Wendell Paddock.
H How to keep up the fertility of or-
H chard lands is a problem which out
H orchardists arc beginning to consider
H more and morq. Not that there is yet
H n crying need for fertilizers, but it
H must be apparent to all thinking men
H that the enormous drain on fertility
H cannot be continued indefinitely. For-
H tunatcly commercial fertilizers arc
M out of reach on account of high prices.
H Barnyard manure is no very big item
H in the orchard districts, but fortunate-,
m ly green manures arc within the
m reach of oil.
H Clean cultivation of orchards is all
m right within certain limits, but in too
m many sections of Colorado this prac-
B ticc has certainly been carried too far.
H All Colorado soils arc lacking in or-
H ganic matter, and if it is added by
H plowing' under, stubble, green crop3,
H or manure, it docs not last for any
H great length of time. So, the supply
1 must be constantly renewed. Green
H manure lias been used in a few or-
H chards here and there over the state
H with good results, but in the majority
H of instances the soil is puddled and
H lifeless frpm long continued clean cul-
H Organic matter docs many things
H for soils, but the one important thing
H for us to consider in this connection
H " is that it sets free some of the locked
H up plant food elements. All our soils
H contain an abundance of fertility, but
H it is .mostly in forms wljich arc use-,. "
H less to plants.
H The decay of vegetable matter -gem-'
H crates materials which decompose the
H soil particles, and also promotes
JM various soil activities. All these
H working together arc continually ma.k-
H ing food'Clcmcnts available. And the
H family of plants which includes the
H. clovers, beans, peas and alfalfa, act-
H ualty add fertility to the soil.
H The use of coyer crops in orchards
H has become general in many states,
H but so far Colorado orchardists have
H givqn the matter little attention; how-
H ever, many fruit growers are consid
H erihg the subject.
H It is impossible to give definite in.--
H structions as to what crop will be
H best suited to Colorado conditions, or
H jusj how it should be managed. The
H only way these qu'elfiSnVcan be
settled is for a number of men in the
various localities to experiment with
different crops, time of planting and
methods of handling. If this is done,
we will soon have a -mass of reliable
data from which at Colorado system
of green manuring may be evolved.
SALT LAKE COUNTY HORTI
Salt Lake City, Utah, July i, '08.
To the Honorable Board of County
Commissioners and the Secretary of
the State Board of Horticulture.
In the .month of June it was cold
and stormy and wc had a great deal
of rainy weather and the deputy in
spectors worked a little over half
time, making a total of 96 days' work.
There were 634 orchards visited and
inspected, 298 were found to be cul
tivated and cleaned, 95 were sprayed
the second time. 4,250 trees were
planted and not reported before. ' 283
trees were found so diseased that they
were condemned to be cut down an J
burned. 8,425 trees, mostly peach
trees, have had the 'excess fruit
thinned out. 351 pear trees were found
affected with blight and most of them
Will have to be cut down and burned,
and notice was served to this effect.
1,263 trees condemned in May have
been cut down and most of them
I have visited and counseled with
some of the deputies about different
vwork in their districts, also have had
t to report one case to the County At
torney and the Sheriff for their action.
I have also, as the law requires,
given the first summer inspection to
a large portion of the young nursery
trees now being raised in the nur
series and found them in a good heal
thy condition,, except n small patch of
old left over trees that were badly
diseased and were threatening the sur
rounding young stock. I reported
this to the proprietors and they prom
ised to cut it down at once and burn
!" Another nursery was affected with
the black or cherry aphis. I advised
with the owner and recommended him
to use a strong nicotine wash to clean
This is my report for the month of
JOHN P. SORENSEN, ,
THE UTAH IMPLEMENT -VE.
To Expand Capital Stock and In
crease Official Force.
The Utah Implement-Vehicle Com
pany arc out with the announcement
that they arc to increase their capital
stock from $100,000.00 to $350,000.00.
Arrangements have been made where
by they consolidate with the Burton
Implement Company of Ogdcn, and
it is their announced policy to es
tablish several branch houses in a
number of the more prominent towns
of Utah and Idaho.
The expansion of this large and
flourishing business has made it ad
visable to increase the official force
as well, and with this end in view
Mr. Jos. F. Burton will become man
ager and head of the sales depart
ment. Mr. Burton enjoys a very ex
tensive acquaintance throughout the
inter-mountain country, and in select
ing him for this important position
the Board of Directors has made no
mistake. His extensive experience
with the Salt Lake Hardware Com
pany, as buyer for the Consolidated
Implement Company, and as manager
for some years of the Burton Imple
ment Company of Ogdcn, gives him
FOR SALE. One Thoroughbred
Holstein-Frissian Bull, zlA yars old,
Registered. Bread by Wm. O. Jack
son, South Bend, Indiana. For fur
ther particulars write to
Berry Cups and
Fruit Box Material at
Chas. F. Grout
352 24-TH T., ODGEN
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SALT LAKE NURSERY GO.
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Salt Lake City, Utah.
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