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SOLUBLE OILS oh LIME-SULPHUR | 11, gtrect Tells Why. In His Opinion, is Former Are BeUer for Fight ing the Ran Jone Scnle. Messrs. Editors: I wish te take some exception* to the article by Professor Massey appearing in your Issue of December 18th. Mr. Mas*ey *ays In hls article: “For the lean Jo*e scale, the beet remedy l* the lltne-eulphur wash. I believe that this statement l* too often made simply on the grounds that the llme-aulphur wash l* the eldest remedy, and consequently the one most largely used. During the past live yean a num ber of soluble oils have bean put on the market as remedies for acale. some of them made by those having no experience In the soluble oil bual ae»«. and being practically worthleM as remedies; but on the other hand, experienced sotable oil manufacturers Uve pat on the market oil sprays of front merit, and they have proven so effectual in destroying the scale that I believe It a misrepresentation to make the "statement that the lime sulphur wash Is the best remedy for the control of this pest. An endless number of comparative tests bare been made, aed I have never seen a record of an extensive test In connection with which the lime-sulphur wash killed all of the scale oo badly Infested trees. On the contrary. In a great majority of the cooes where careful and thorough teals have been made, a property made soluble oil has killed 100 per cent of the scale. As an Illustration on this point Tho writer was recently In receipt of s communication from n commercial sprayer who had sprayed forty-one 1 orchards. Is some he used lime- 1 sulphur, and In othtrs ha used solu- 1 ble oil. Ha stated that In every case, 1 without ene exception, the beet re- 1 suite ware obtained with the soluble ell. Pleese understand that I am re- 1 ferring to orchards that were badly 1 Infested with scale. There la. of 1 course, no question but that the lime sulphur wash baa stronger fungicidal < veins than an oil spray, and an ( orcaara mat is only spottea nere ana < there with eeale. which Is to be < •prayed more largely for fungicidal < purposes, sen doubtless be sprayed < te the best advantage with the lime- '< sulphur wash; but as a destroyer of < scale Insects, all reports the writer ' has had have proven without any I question that a properly made solu* < ble oil la much more effectual. < As to the possibility of Injury from a properly made soluble oil. this i point need not be considered (please i note that I say a "properly made < soluble oil**), as there la absolutely I no danger whatever; and further I than this, there are now soluble oils i on the market which cost applied to < the tree about one-half the oost of the i lime-sulphur waah. It is a slgnlfteant fact that In those i parts of the country where the In- I fostatlon of scale ta the worst, there Is more soluble oil used than there Is lime-sulphur waah. and those who have a bad Infestation of the scale will do wisely to try one of the prop* ®rly made and economical soluble °n* F. O. 8TRKBT. ' Notes on Dewberry Culture. The following answers to ques- | Hons sent by a grower of dewberries WH1. I think, be self-explanatory: i (>ur growers of dewberries here 1 ^nve abandoned staking entirely. T tiey pinch the runners to make | thorn more bushy, and cultivate them i as long as they can get through han dy, and And that they get aa good crops as by suiting. I do not think that it would be wise to plant anything to the suke» »s the beans would interfere with the dewberry plants. The best thin* that 1 can suggest is to plant cow peas in a row between the piauta. The seed will always aell well, and the vines left ou the land will greatly neip the dewberrlea Plant a variety that does uot run much, and I think »t will pay both in seed and in bene fit to I be land by having the dead vines to turn under in the spring. W. F. MASSEY. Fruits for Arkansas Ferns. In reply to an Arkansas corre spondent, Prof. H. Harold Hume, one of the best sutborlUes on such mai lers in the United Sutes, recom mends the following varieties of fruit: Strawberries: Kiondyks. Lady rhompson. Excelsior. lilsck berries: Wilson. Grape*. Delaware, Diamond, Con cord, Niagara. reaches: Greensboro, Elberta, Al exander, Triumph. Apple*. Ked Astrachan, Wineeap, Uen Davis—good bearers and gooo sellers, but not good Quality. How to Bed Sweet Potatoes. I want to plant a few early sweet potatoes and want some one to tell me how to prepare a hot bed and when to bed. R. A. P. (Answer by Prof. W. P. liaisey.) In my own practice 1 never use a »ot bed for starting sweet potatoes. >ut have a frame covered with glass mb**, i spread a layer of clean and In this and bed the potatoes md cover with two Inches more sand, rhen put on the sashes after watsr ng and leave them close till the po atoes start. After this 1 give air as needed. Without the sashes you wtll have 0 make a hot bed. Dig out a space 1 feet wide and as long as you wish he bed and 18 Inches deep. You an bed a bushel In each 8 feet of his bed. Tr Amn Intn It a l<u>t a# I rwh horse manure and cover It with i Inches of light sandy soil. Then :over It thickly with pine straw, and rail UU the heat rises and the rank >eat declines somewhat, and then un :over and bed the potatoes sad cover hem S laches with pine straw. iVatch the bed and see that It does tot gel too hot, about 75 degrees by i thermometer In the bed Is hot mougb, and if it gets hotter punch loles In the bed and let off the heat nstead of the pine straw you can nake a board frame and cover with doth, which Is better. If you use he pine straw, uncover the bed In varm sunny weather and give the ilants the sun. Start the bed the ast of March. Horse Radish. Horse radish Is generally a proflt ible crop when well grown on rich ind heavily manured land. It needs i deep and fertile soil and heavy ma turing. The cuttings are planted vlth with a crowbar in spring and ceuerally between some early crop, ike cabbages, and the horse radish CANNING MACHINES sssfosusss Ami 'Vi l**a*wA 111 llJM ODS. Have won Highest Awards. Capacities 100 to 10,000 cans per day. Prices $5.00 to $500.00. Family a'pluJ* wS.Pto'rcu toi* MW C0’ J- CluttaiMi*. T»im. is cultivated after the early crop is off. It is dug in the late fall and trimmed and shipped green in bar rels. The price varies from $75 to $100 per ton. w. P. MASSEY. Raising Melons on Poor Land. Messrs. Editors: I was out with a German friend in southern Ohio a few years ago, stopped with a friend of his to get melons, and found the dnost crop I had ever seen. I asked how he prepared the ground. He said he used fresh manure Just from the stables, put about one peck te each hill, took a mattock and dug iuusu iv vui um uactt got urea, rested and did it all over again. When I was ready to plant here I soon saw oar sandy pine lands are not equal to Mr. B’s valley land; so I used half a bushel of manure. I also saw that the manure that I get at the city stables is not as good as that made on the farm; so after I had mixed the manure thoroughly, I put on one-pound baking powder can full of fertiliser (made of 1C per cent. acid, kalnit and cottonseed meal) and mixed again. Hoe the hills as soon as the plants are all up. I plant 10 by IS feet, as • a__a__a bvi i uavu ucru uniug ucw grouau. now and barrow the middles twice. At laat working I scatter three or four handfuls of the same fertiliser on the hills, hoe in, run out about three rows in each middle, fertilise with icid and kalnlt at the rate of 400 pounds, and plant peas and cover with the harrow. I have raised larg er melons and more of them on the same land than any one else in these parts. The melons make quickly and the vines die out, then the peas keep the grass down and make a crop. The land is then sown to wheat or rye and is in line shape for nest year. Our readers will please note this plan is for poor land. Those having good land will perhaps not need so much fertilizer. Our land Is covered with second growth pine and oak from four to eight Inches in diame ter. We cut or saw them very close to the ground, so the harrow will pass over. BOB IRON. Jefferson Co., Ala. , SWEET POTATO PLANTS; Commencing to April I win have Sweet Potato Plants of tho following varieties for aala Nancy i Unit and Triumph. Tho Nancy Hall la an early prolific potato of , rood quality, deop yellow to color. Will produce J potatoes ready for the table to 60 days The Triumph la as early aa the Nancy HaH. but mere prolific, quality good, color cream. It is the meet proli'ic potato that 1 have ever grown. Price tl-50 per thousand. DABNEY PALMER, - CABSON, AU. Strawberry Plants MUUona of tbom. I am haadquartara lor Klondyka, Lady Thompaon. Aroma. Gandy, Ktoalaior. MAO lor 1,000 plan to. Daw bony, “taekborry and Vagotablo plant* HU00 par i.OOOt Preaoatalorua Jobs Lif btfoot, ltF.D.2. H Chattanooga. 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