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TO KILL OFF GRASSHOPPERS
Burning Over Grast Lands is Some
times Practical-Po??on eran
Mash ls Also Effective.
(By A. I* LOVETT. Oregon Experiment
Grasshoppers feed normally on the
native grasses. Where forage crops
are planted, the hoppers readily adapt
themselves to the new food. It an
abundance of young hoppers is ob
served in the spring, the fields and
grasslands where they occur should
be dragged with a hopper-dozer. This
hopper-dozer Is a long, shallow gal
vanized or wooden trough, which ls
filled with crude oil and along the
back side is fitted a back stop about
three feet high. When it is dragged
through the field, the hoppers attempt
to jump over it. They strike against
the back stop and fall into the crude
Burning over the grass lands be
fore the hoppers get their wings is
The poison bran mash ls an effec
tive poison for grasshoppers, and has
been used successfully for their con
trol in a great number of cafes. Be
sure to add the salt, since grasshop
pers appear especially fond of this
material. Broadcast the mash over
an infected field or sow in drill rows
at right angles to their course of
travel, as they enter the field The
poison bran is prepared as follows:
Coarse Bran.16 pounds
Paris Green.% pound
Salt .2 ounces
Cheap Sirup.1 quart
. Warm water to make a coarse, crum
Do not get the mash sloppy. It
shouid fall apart readily In the hand
after pressing together. If lead arse
nate is used instead of paris green,
increase the amount one-half. The
quantity given is sufficient to broad
cast over one acre, or scattered in
drill rows, will extend over a great
WEED SEEDS ARE EXPENSIVE
Many a Farmer Pays Dearly for Priv
ilege of Planting Something He
Would Be Better Rid Of.
(By S. B. NUCKOLS, Colorado Experi
, ment Station.)
Many farmers are paying as much
as a dollar per pound for the oppor
tunity to plant, on the farm, several
pounds of weed seed each year. Oth
ers do not pay as much for the oppor
tunity to sow the seed but the cost
of eradicating these weeds costs them
many hours of labor and no small
amount of money. The manner in
which they avail themselves of the
opportunity varies, but to give a spe
cific and true example-an actual oc
Two samples of alfalfa seed are
offered for sale, one for $20 per hun
dred and the other for $16 per hun
dred. Sample No. 1 tests as follows:
Weed seeds, none.
Chaff and dirt, none.
Germination, 94 per cent perfect.
Sample No. 2 tests:
Weed seed, seven per cent, much of
which is sweet clover which is not
very noticeable to the average farmer.
Chaff and dirt, two per cent
Germination, 80 per cent perfect
If you buy 100 pounds of No. 1 you
get 94 pound? of seed that will grow
at a cost of $20, or a cost of $21.28 for
100 pounds ol! perfect seed.
For No. 2 you pay $16 for 71
pounds of perfect seed, or $22.54 for
100 pouDds cf perfect seed.
In the above case you pay $1.26 for
the privilege of planting seven
pounds of weed seed on your farm.
Even greater variations than the
above can be given. Every man
should know how good the seed is
that he is planting.
MOVABLE FENCE FOR SHEEP
Temporary Arrangement Made of
Boards Solidly Nailed Together,
Will Keep Animal? In.
A movable fence for soiling sheep ls
made in panels as seen in the illus
tration. The panels are ten feet long,
Temporary Fence for Sheep.
made of four-inch boards solidly
nailed together. After this fence ls
once put up, sheep or hogs are not
: likely to overturn iL A fence three
and one-half feet high will turn most
BUYING NEW COWS FOR DAIRY
Animal? Who Have Lost Capacity for
Handling Home-Grown Roughage
Should Be Avoided.
In buying new cows for the dairy
one should buy from farmers who
practice rational methods of feeding,
preferably from those who do not
feed too much grain and rich concen
Many cows have been fed so much
grain that they have lost their ca
pacity for handling home-grown
Such cows are no longer profitable
dairy producers and should.be avoid
ed when buying new cows for the
TWO EXCELLENT CROPS
Benefit of Use of Leguminous
Crops Just Appreciated.
Aggressive Campaign Waged for Past
Few Years in Interest of Better
Farming Has Not Been With- .
out Its Reward.
(By T. PARKER.) .
The soy bean, also known as Ja
pan pea and soja bean, ls one of the
many good things that have come to
us from Asia. The writer first grew
it in 1872, but its real worth and value
have not been appreciated by us until
within the last.few years.
As a forage crop, especially for
hogs, it is exceptionally fine. For best
Roots of Soy Bean, Showing Nodules.
results the hogs should be turned on
them about the time the bean in the
pod has reached its full size, and be
fore it begins to harden while the
leaves are still green. The hogs will
first eat the leaves, then the remain
der of the plant until there is only the
hard stalk left.
Soy beans require good preparation
of the soil. Slipshod methods usually
result in a failure of the crop. They
may either be sown broadcast at the
rate of a bushel per acre or planted
in row3 and cultivated. The latter
plan gives best results. In purchasing
seed, buy only bright, plump seed, the
vitality of which is guaranteed.
Soy bean hay ls of the finest and
most nutritious quality. When cut at
the proper stage of growth and well
cured, it is relished by all kinds o?
The velvet bean is an important
crop for the purpose of soil Improve
ment, especially in cotton-growing ter
ritory. This plant has been grown in
Florida and other southern states for
a number of years. It is a rank-grow
ing grass, the vines often growing
fifteen or more feet In length under
favorable conditions. The seed can
Roots ol' Velvet Bean, Showing Nod*
be broadcasted or planted In rows, but
best results will be obtained when
planted In rows and cultivated. The
rows should be four or five feet apart
and the hill-: two to three feet apart
in the rows. Plant about three beans
to the hill.
ERRORS IN FEEDING PROTEIN
Plenty of Right Kind of Feed ls Re
quired to Run Milk Machine to
Its Fullest Limit
It is a great mistake to give the
cow indifferent care unUl her milk
flow has greatly diminished, then try,
by feeding her heavy, to get her back
to her full flow.
The dairyman who withholds pro
tein foods until the cows have cleaned
np all roughage will soon learn the
folly of his ways when he adds the
figures of his milk checks.
A Worse mistake than high protein
feeding is made by many farmers.
That mistake is not feeding enough of
The man who goes into the dairy
business thinking that selecting good
cows and compounding balanced ra
tions ls all he needs to understand
is sure to wake up a sadder and wiser
It requires plenty of feed to run the
cow machine to its full limits. This
limit vari?s more than most people
seem to think.
Fresh Shipment by Express
For sale by the quart or served any style in our
restaurant. Take your dinner with us when in town.
For Edgefield Roads
This has been proven over and over again. Ask
your friends who have had experience with automo
If you contemplate buying a car see us and let us
prove why the Ford is the best for you to put your
money im We have a stock of Runabouts and Tour
W. F. Rush & Co.
PLUM BRANCH, S. C.
Drop in and let us show you the New Fall
Styles in Men's Hats. Also new Shoes in all
Other goods arriving and being displayed.
DORN & MIMS
ance the Land
A telephone on the Farm not only jj
means convenience and comfort for the
user, but it adds value to the land and will
enable you to sell your land to a better ad
vantage. Telephone service on the Farm
can be had at very low cost.
Write for our free booklet Address
Fanners Lin? Department
SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE
& TELEGRAPH COMPANY
South Pryor St" Atlanta, Ga.
Ford Cars Have
Stood the Test
- The experience of scores of own
ers of the Ford Automobiles has
proven that there is nothing better
made for the Edgefield roads. Ford
cars will carry you safely over any
road that a buggy or any other ve
hicle can travel.
An All-the-Year-Around Car
They are light, yet substantially
built. They are cheap, yet the best
of material is used in their con
struction. Are you contemplating
purchasing a car? Let us show
you a Ford Run-About or Touring
Edgefield Auto Repair Shop
Next to Court House
Ginning Season Now On
Machinery in use just one season. Everything
I have the latest improved Murray Four-Gin Sys
tem. I am prepared to handle your ginning in the
most up-to-date manner. My last year's work proved
entirely satisfactory to every customer. Be sure to
give me a trial. I guarantee that you will be highly
pleased, I personally oversee all work done.
I also buy cotton seed. Always pay highest market
price. Am in touch with one of the largest cotton
seed concerns in the South.
R. T. HILL
Telehone 2002 Edgefield, S. C.
Ginnery Next to Edgefield Graded School
W. W. ADAMS & CO.
Members State Warehouse
All persons storing cotton with us,
we think, will have no trouble to bor
row money" on certificates issued by the
""We will appreciate any business
W. W. ADAMS & COMPANY
Edgefield, South Carolina
B. B. RUSSELL, Jr R. E. ALLEN
SHIP YOUR COTTON TO
RUSSELL & ALLEN
Cotton . Factors . and
Bonded Warehouses. Liberal Advances Made on
Cotton in Storage.
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