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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.
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
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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.
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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
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
Let us hear from you

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