Bulletin Volume 11

Bulletin Volume 11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...attended to. I would put cultivation first in importance, because it includes in no small measure the second requisite--fertilization. Pruning should be done every year, not neglected for several years and then overdone. Some varieties need more pruning than others. Pasturing with sheep or swine, in orchards of old, large trees, can be made to take the place of cultivating and manuring, to some extent. Many harmful insects are destroyed by the animals. But I am of the opinion that it will be found better and cheaper in the end to cultivate and fertilize with barnyard manure or buy special fertilizers. I never saw an orchard, old or young, hurt by being properly plowed. John L. Chase. Windham--Eight years ago I purchased a small farm having an orchard of about 300 trees. The most of them had been badly neglected. I commenced on about one-third of the orchard, plowed and spread from five to six cords of manure to the acre, which I worked in thoroughly with a disk harrow. I cropped with corn and potatoes. The second year I sowed Hungarian early, and plowed the stubble in in the fall. In the spring I sowed grass seed, with about the same amount of dressing. Since then I have used any and all kinds of rubbish that have accumulated, as a mulch, and have never failed since the third year to have a good crop of apples. I have been over my whole orchard in about the same way, except changing my crops. I think corn and beans are the best crops to raise in an orchard, with a liberal amount of any good fertilizer. I have had no caterpillars for three years. I wipe them off with a cloth in the spring as soon as they commence to show themselves on the tree. I spray with London purple, using about 1-3 of a pound to fifty gallons of water, and using Stahl's...
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780217451321
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 3 mm
Width: 186 mm
ISBN-10: 0217451322
Publisher Date: 08 Jul 2012
Height: 242 mm
No of Pages: 46
Series Title: English
Weight: 100 gr
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