Bulletin - West Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, Issues 116-135

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West Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station., 1908
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Page 381 - In the ground over winter it is beet to uee a variety which doee not have the depression around the crown of the plant. The hollow crowned sorts are apt to rot because of the 'freezing and thawing of the water which collects in the depression. PEAS. For the extreme early crop, smooth peas of the Alaska type may be planted just as soon as the ground can be worked in the spring. They are much inferior to the wrinkled sorts, some of which are but a few days later in maturing.
Page 348 - Pour the sulfate solution into the barrel or tank used for spraying, and fill one-third to one-half full of water. Slake the lime by addition of a small quantity of water, and when slaked cover freely with water and stir.
Page 388 - Smut of Oats. No. 251. Experiment Station Work— XXXIV No. 252. Maple Sugar and Sirup. No. 253. Germination of Seed Corn. No. 254. Cucumbers. No. 255. The Home Vegetable Garden. No. 256. Preparation of Vegetables for the Table. No. 257. Soil Fertility. No. 258. Texas. or Tick, Fever and Its Prevention. No. 259. Experiment Station Work— XXXV. No.
Page 344 - REASON FOR SPRAYING. By far the larger proportion of the enemies of the apple may be held "in check by spraying the trees with one or more of the common insecticides or fungicides now offered. By a combination of materials, several enemies may, in many cases, be successfully checked with one application. There should, however, be a definite purpose in view for every application. The mere fact of spraying, is not enough. Vast sums of money are wasted every year because of the use of wrong materials,...
Page 356 - States, but from careful observation the statement can safely be made that a well-kept garden will yield a return ten to fifteen times greater than would the same area and location if devoted to general farm crops. A half acre devoted to the various kinds of garden crops will easily supply a family with $100 worth of vegetables during the year, while the average return for farm crops is considerably less than onetenth of this amount. A bountiful supply of vegetables close at hand where they may be...
Page 3 - Copper carbonate 5 oz., ammonia 3 pts., water 50 gals. Dilute Ammoniacal the ammonia in seven or eight parts of water. Make a paste copper of the copper carbonate with a little water. Add the paste to carbonate. the diluted ammonia and stir until dissolved. Add enough water to make 50 gallons.
Page 259 - WINTER. Successful tomato culture under glass, depends as much upon the man in charge as upon conditions. Eternal vigilance and the exercise of good Judgment on the part of the grower are more essential than strict adherence to set rules. The crop is one which demands constant care and intelligent management, but under suitable conditions the returns are very satisfactory; and the product meets a ready demand at good prices. The...
Page 223 - While in general the use of a cover crop in cultivated orchards is advantageous, there are cases where, if used injudiciously, it may be actually detrimental. One such case is the use of rye upon a soil naturally dry and gravelly ; especially if the crop be left late in the spring before plowing under.
Page 221 - ... element or combination of elements which will produce the best results. Deductions from work conducted in Maryland2 indicate that potash has a tendency to produce a relatively large percentage of acid in the fruit, while phosphoric acid seems to have a similar effect on the sugar content. Voorhees3 has found that nitrate of soda, while increasing the yield, does not do so at the expense of earliness of maturity, if used in small quantities or in two or more applications ; but if large quantities...
Page 251 - Is the demand of the canneries whlcli, more than any other, has given the great impetus to tomato culture. The credit of introducing canned tomatoes as an article of trade, is due to Mr. Harrison W. Crosby, who made his first venture in 1848, while steward of Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania. There...

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