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title: 'The Garden Island. (Lihue, Kauai, H.T.) 1902-current, May 06, 1919, Page 4, Image 4',
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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY. MAY, 6, 1919
at the club or hi the den, a round of
that good, home-grown, richly-flavored
and aromatic Kamehameha Brand
Pure Kona Coffee Is first to break
Ask the Club Steward to provide it.
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KTORAOE I5ATTEKIi:s REPAIKKI) AND RECHARGED
Items of Interest to Our
By Q. W. SAHR, County Agent
.Toe Agniar, who i hnrvcntitig
eane for the member of the Ka
paa Homesteader' Harvest ing
Association, reports that it will
he two months more before har
vesting operations will he com
pleted in Kapahi district. Al
though things are progressing
favorably in general, the work is
being very much delayed due to
labor shortage, as a large percent
age of the cutters and loaders
have left Hie gang to take up culti
vation contracts at Hanamauln
The plant crop of pineapples on
S. K. Meheula's homestead in the
fourth series at Kapaa looks
splendid now'. The recent rains
had a wonderful effect on the pine
apple plantings in that section.
The presence of an unusual a
niount of pineapple wilt has been
attributed by some to the unpre
cedented dry season just passed.
In addition to large planting of
cane M. (5. Mount of the fourth
series at Kapaa, has an excellent
stand of Irish potatoes that prom
ise to be something unusual when
the crop is harvested. The plants
are blossoming at the present
time. Moura ought to be able to
get an exhibit of Irish potatoes
from this plot for the coming
Territorial Eair that will be of
considerable credit to Kauai
Considering the acreage going
into watermelons this spring, li
ning with what has already been
planted, there ought to 'be an
abundance of delicious fruit on
the market this season. So far
this year only a few watermelons
from Kekaba and Wailua have
A number of homesteaders cul
tivating cane have made mention
of the fact that they would not
use fertilizer this year largely on
account of the high price of the
commodity and the uncertainty of
their contracts with the Makee
Sugar Company. It is a sad state
of affairs when men who are mak
ing a business of cultivating cane
cannot see the profit in fertilizing
even when fertilizer is at present
prices. A good many homestead
ers never did use fertilizer even
when it co'uld be had at a lower
figure than what it sells for at the
According to li. H. Uroadbent,
manager of Grove Farm Planta
tion, little or no profit is derived
from fertilizing plant cane with
nitrogenous fertilizers on new
land or just previously fallowed
lands. At least that has been his
experience under conditions at
(rove Farm. This, however, does
not apply to ra toons or plant cane
on land from which a crop of cane
has just been harvested and the
stools plowed under.
The value of second season fer
tilization by the application of
nitrate of soda or sulphate of
amonia either by hand or in the ir
rigation water may be determined
by a simple problem in arithmetic.
At Eleele it was found that an
application of 200 lbs. nitrate of
soda raised the yield of cane ap
proximately 8 tons to the acre.
With homesteaders at Kapaa get
ting approximately !) dollars per(
ton for cane, the application of
200 lbs. nitrate at a cost of $18.50
per acre would increase the acre
yield of cane 8 tons, or a gain of
$72 per acre as the result of an
$18 investment. Approximately
400 per cent profit in one year's
time is the value of second season
fertilization. Is there any other
investment that would yield more
profit? Nevertheless many small
planters fail to see it.
The man who tries to make
money out of cane cultivating
without fertilizer is like the busi
ness man who does not advertise
his business. They ought to be in
the same class anyway, fcr how
can we expect the small planter to
use fertilizer when the fertilizer
manufacturer neglects to adver
tise his product?
Amount of Phosphoric
Acid in Soils
The phosphoric acid in soils is gen
erally found in largest amounts in
the surface soil and is usually derived
from the disintegration of rocks. It is
often deficient and many soils show
only traces of phosphoric acid. Even
fertile soils only contain small a
mounts of this constituent. Soils
average from traces to 0.25 per cent
of phosphoric acid. An average soil
contains about 3,600 to 4,000 pounds
of phosphoric acid per acre. Only a
small amount of this is available.
Some soils may contain large quanti
ties of phosphoric acid but the poor
condition of the soil keeps this locked
up so that plants cannot utilize it.
Organic matter, lime and good tillage
help to increase the available supply
of phosphoric acid.
The young animal growing rapidly
in skeleton and tissues, needs a liberal
supply of mineral matter, especially
calcium (lime) and phosphorus. The
amounts supplied in the feeds must
always be larger than the quantity
actually stored in the body, in order
to cover the continuous excretions
thereof from the body which occurs
even in case of a deficient supply.
Pigs fed an Insufficient supply of
mineral matter are light in skeleton,
with weak bones. Mineral matter
builds up the skeleton and tends to
make stronger animals. Lack of it
will ultimately end in disaster to the
Since common feeding stuffs are
rich in protein are likewise high in
phosphorus, probably the phosphorus
supply will be ample when rations are
fed which are balanced according to
the usual feeding standards. Deflci
encies in lime will only occur in dis
tricts where the roughages are unusu
ally low in lime., or when large
amounts of such roughages are fed.
Where pigs are fed exclusively on
cereal grains, especially corn, the lime
supply will usually be deficient.
Where lime alone is deficient it may
be supplied in legume hay, which is
rich in lime, or in the form of chalk
or ground limestone. If phosphorus
alone or both lime and phosphorus are
lacking, these may be supplied in
ground rock phosphate or else In
form of bone ash.
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