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Page 429 - Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island...
Page 294 - Burpee in 1890, and Barteldes in 1892 or 1893. The variety which is now called the Henderson was picked up twenty or more years ago by a negro, who found it growing along a roadside in Virginia. It was afterwards grown in various gardens, and about 1885 it fell into the hands of a seedsman in Richmond. Henderson purchased the stock of it in 1887, grew it in 1888, and offered it to the general public in 1889.
Page 385 - No. 1. No. 4. No. 7. No. 2. No. 5. No. 8. No. 3. No. 6.
Page 365 - Jessup and Mr. William Schmierer, Cinnaminson, NJ The plan of the experiment was to apply sulphur in the row before setting the plants, in amounts ranging from 50 pounds to as high as 400 pounds per acre. The plots were four rows wide and sixteen rods long, each plot representing onetenth of an acre.
Page 362 - The plan upon page 847 gives not only the treatment each plot received, but the yield of crop for each season during the whole time covered by the experiments. It will be noted that there were six series as numbered upon the left hand, three of which received fertilizers, namely, lime, manure and kainit, and three others alternating with these had chemicals added, namely, sulphur, corrosive sublimate and sulphate of copper, one or more of which it was hoped might check the soil-rot. The plots were...
Page 379 - ... ruined the crop. The good effects of irrigation with turnips may be expected in land free from the club-root. Irrigation for celery gave satisfactory results, considering the unfavorable soil and situation for growing this crop. In round numbers the crop was increased to two and one-half times that upon belts not receiving the water. In marketable product in pounds the difference was three to one, and in marketable value about eight to one in favor of irrigation.
Page 408 - Instead of the healthy green color there is a brown hue, as if insects had sapped the plants or frost destroyed their vitality. Rusted plants, when viewed closely, are found to have the skin of the stems...
Page 427 - At the close of his experiments Siemens was very sanguine that the electric light can be profitably employed in horticulture, and he used the term "electro horticulture" to designate this new application of electric energy. He anticipated that in the future "the horticulturist will have the means of making himself practically independent of solar light for producing a high quality of fruit at all seasons of the year.
Page 377 - ... a few early blossoms are infected, the insects will scatter the disease from flower to flower and from tree to tree until it becomes an epidemic in the orchard. We shall see later how the first blossoms are infected. From the blossoms the disease may extend downward into the branches or run in from lateral fruit spurs so as to do a large amount of damage by girdling the limbs. Another way in which the blight gains entrance is through the tips of growing shoots. In the nursery, when trees are...
Page 378 - In these cases the blight usually continues through the winter. The germs keep alive along the advancing margin of the blighted area, and although their development is very slow, it is continuous. Probably the individual microbes live longer in winter. At any rate, the infected bark retains its moisture longer, and generally the dead bark contains living microbes during a much longer period than it does in summer. It has already been found that this microbe stands the cold well. Even when grown...

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