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Plant Food Should Have A
bility If It Is To Measure
J. C. Pridmore, Farm Service
While the Ameri
can farmer respon
ded to the world
wide demand in
1917 for food, feeds
and clothing, Mr.
Houston, the Sec
retary of Agricul
ture, says that this
does not justify a
let-down in farm
activities; for he
has stated that
even greater ef
forts must be put
J. C. PRIDMORE. forth in tne coming
If the southern farmer is to do his
share in producing foods for man and
beast, and, at the same time, grow cot
ton fibre for the nation, he must either
increase his crop acreage, or else grow
considerably more per acre than cus
In view of the scarcity and high
price of labor at the present time,
it seems to be the part of wisdom
for fanners generally not to mate
rially increase the crop acreage, but
to increase the acre yields.
Increase Yield Per Acre
Acre yields can be increased by
better preparation of the seed bed, by
the use of good seed of varieties adapt
ed to the region, by using a more lib
eral application of the right kinds of
fertilizers and by better cultivation of
the growing crops.
While all of these factors influence
acre yields, let us call particular at
tention at this time to the kind and
amount of fertilizer to be used. Prac
tically all of the southern soils are
deficient in phosphoric acid, nitrogen
and potash and these must be supplied
in some form to get the largest yields
and biggest farm profits. While the
proper use of these materials will in
crease the yields per acre and help
supply the nation's needs, the wise
farmer will at the same time strive
to get the largest financial returns
from their use. To do this, he must
exercise care ir. buying them as well
as in applying them.
The farmer should understand that
plants use fertilizers as foods only af
ter they have been dissolved by the
soil water, and that which is not sol
uble is not available to the plant. It
is to the farmer's interest, therefore,
to k?.o*r that the fertilizers he is buy
I lng are guaranteed to contain a stated
amount of available plant food.
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For the best results in the cultiva
tion of general field crops, materials
carrying phosphoric acid, nitrogen and
some potash should be applied. Pot
ash is more deficient in the light and
sandy soils than in clay soils. Not
less than 150 to 200 pounds of com
plete fertilizers per acre should be
used and hundreds of farmers find
more than this amount to be most
profitable. Fertilizers containing these
necessary plant foods are generally es
sential for the most profitable produc
tion of all field crops. Since there is
such a world-wide need for crops, and
since farm products are higher now
than ever before, it follows that the
farmer who strives to fulfill the na
tion's needs just now by the use ol
such plant food as is necessary, se
cures at the same time the largest pos
sible financial returns for himself.
Good As German Kind
If there is any doubt in the mind
of a farmer about using fertilizers con
taining American-made potash, in the
belief that it is not as good as that
which was formerly obtained from Ger
many, his mind can be set at rest by
any chemist or agricultural authority
Any one who knows in what form the
potash exists in the American-made
product will declare that muriate or
suflate of potash is the same to the
plant whether it be obtained from
American sources or Germany, and
that the plant asks no questions as tc
where it originated, but feeds on it
just the same. .
Raise Home Supplies
And Some To Spare
"Store bought" foods and feeds axe
too high priced for any farmer to pay,
even if he could find them for sale.
The wise southern farmer will get in
a crop of corn and velvet beans, pota
toes, vegetables of various T?j?nds,
grow a few hogs and poultry and oth
erwise look out for the needs of his
family and his tenants. With ?all
of food products bringing such good
prices, the southern fanner should do
a patriotic bit if he would raise enough
to spare some for the armies while hi
is raising his cotton crop.
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The farmers of Long Branch sec
tion are asked not to put their fer
tilizer within 15 feet of the middle
of the road, as I am going to widen
the roads to that width.
R. N. BROADWATER.
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farmers of Edgefield county
that we have on hand ready
for delivery all brands and
formulas made by the Vir
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Also a full supply of the
"Quality Line of Fertilizers"
made by Coe-Mortimer & Co.
Before making your fertil
izer contracts for 1918-call to
We can also supply you
with meal and 16 per cent,
acid for mixing your own
fertilizers at home.
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>u Are a Patriotic
Ul make every acre produce its ut
i food crops, cotton and tobacco, all
needed by our country. You will
rve your country and yourself by
ng each acre liberally with
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