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Founded 1895. at StarkCille. yiiss.. by Dr. Tait Butler. Editor-in-Chief.
Volume XIV. No. 13 SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 20. 1909. Weekly: SI a Year. SPRAYING AS A GUIDE POST TO $500 MORE A YEAR FARMING a Nd with the garden at which we talked last vkcek come the orchard, the vineyard - and the small fruit patches AH of these e\erv tarm should and could have, hut, like ev en* thing else worth having, they. too. require care and attention. I his the reailv progressive farmer must be prepared to give. Insects and fungus diseases play havoc often with the fairest prospects for fruit or vegetal le* when allowed to go unchecked *, and it is the part of wisdom to be prepared to control them All question as to whether spraying is profitable has long since been settled. NX hen progeny done no line of farm work pays better. I be figures quoted by Or. Stevens on the next page are typical of hundreds of cases. The N rw « # i « « * I ork potato growers are not me omv men afiO have found spraying profitable, for i* the principal fruit growing distnrts it is now recognized as one of the necessities in the production c ♦ apples or grapes or peaches or oranges of the finest quality. Indeed, m many instances, the cost of spraying represents tbe price pa •or .% good ctop of fruit instead of a verv poor one or none at a-. It may seem . ke a great deal of trouble to spraN giape \ mes cr pota V U\, 9 I VS% II It VI V t *VV mu« h. it would be more profitable than to allow the graphs to rot or the potatoes to be taken by the blight and the bugs Spraying ;• one of the little ‘extras of which we have several times spoken, which, when done in the right way and at the right time, constitute the most profitable work done on the tsrm. if the essentials of good farming have been first complied with. These illustrations (reproduce by courtesy of Maxwell's I alisman) show the difference in the yields from a spra>ed and an unspraved apple tree growing side by side. F rom the spray ed tree the apples m the basket—6 1 per cent — are wormy f rom the unsprayed those in the larger pile—56 per cent—are wormy. I lie plac ing of 5 1 1 _• per cent of the apples on a tree in t he salable instead of the unsalable c lass is one of those achievements which speaks for itself, and is a fair example of what spraying would do with truits and vegetables on thousands of farms where it is now neglected L*et a good spraying outfit, and don t let mse< ts and plant diseases have so much of that $50U M orr w hich vou are entitled to this vear I here „ ik not a day to loae. no order your outfit at once. THIS WEEK S FEATURES. A Y «- Sjir^jiue Kx;»* rH*tir« H M C*!»•* IS I'fam \ nr \* «-t Ijuiii» V»w. V K'rfMi \| ■ * a \ car || < >* t<> M uk< It I III * G** rt-.it S' ■«', *■» «<•*•( ll*»w t , l4'*riW-*u% Mixture, K 1 I In ir Mrm'tur**. F'hii|hmiIU,’W an*! I «♦. M*> VV N Hull ; * ; ( y <h rpr 'I | ;«rrtH r* **f*«»uM I *'"t ®|Q<!} ) • . .-tit. f>f > tif ><*H \V F Ma*w*? * *kl** * *,. ,f Y<>ur r.'i-abi >'piU'atof. ^ Our Cotton Special. \|;t >j >'b *< 'hall publish our Co’ton Special." atul <•» ret ton 1* the treat crop ,n our •e.-tioti w. want to make Ihi* bet* t« r than an> of the upectala w» hav« yet pub llahed To do thi* Me need the aMdatanc* of every reader Mho hu* anythin* teulb new and helpful t<> tell about cotton culture. V\ hat do you know | of varieties, of seed selection, of methods of planting and cultivation, of controlling the boll weevil, or of any other feature of cotton produc tion. which will be helpful to other farmer” Surely you know something worth telling, and we want it. Liberal prizes will be given for the test letters and by the best we mean not long winded essays, but helpful accounts of actual ex periences Let us hear from you