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Cranefield, Frederic (ed.) / Wisconsin horticulture
Vol. I (September 1910/August 1911)

Wisconsin horticulture, vol. 1, no. 3: November, 1910,   pp. [1]-16 PDF (7.5 MB)

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the use of fertilizer in orchards, you 
must avoid too much nitrogen. For 
this reason   heavy  mulching   with 
barnyard manure is to be recom- 
mended only for such orchards as in- 
dicate by their small annual growth, 
and by their scanty and light colored 
foliage that nitrogen is lacking. For 
soils of fair natural fertility and 
where a   nitrogen  gathering  cover 
crop, such as clover, crimson clover, 
cowpeas or vetch may be grown, the 
following formula is suggested: 
   A thousand   to 1500 ponids per 
 acre of a mixture containing   One 
 part (100 pounds) each of groind 
 bone, aeid phosphate, an1d  nturiate 
 of potash. On soils that are some- 
 what exhausted, 125 pounds nitrate 
 of soda may be used in addition. 
 In order to get the greatest re- 
 turns from this fertilizer, it should 
 be thoroughly worked into the soil. 
 Tihis can be accomplishted very well, 
 by applying it to the surface just 
 before plowing.  The plowing and 
 working of the ground will get the 
 fertilizer pretty thoroughly incorpor- 
 ated atnd the trees will soon show the 
 beneficial effect of its presence. 
 After the neglected orchard has 
 been thus treated, an intelligent ap- 
 plication of the spray ltIl)p will gen- 
 erally complete  its eure.-C. C. 
 Woodbury in Green's Fruit Grower. 
 This is the month for protecting 
 strawberries and cane fruits. Note 
 the excellent directions by Mr. lKolhler 
,n another page. We clipped it from 
an exchange. 
   The cranberry larvest will begin 
 earlier this year -than last, and des- 
 pite tall reports to the contrary there 
 is every indication that it will sur- 
 pass all previous records in WViscon- 
 sin. The crop in Barren atod ad- 
 j.oininlg ciunties never looked better 
 than it does this year. On account 
 ,f the utnusutl droughts this sum- 
 mer, in some instances it hlas been 
 necessary to irrigate the cranberry 
 marshes, butt with plenly of water 
 lhrough irrigation the berries havw 
 grown rapidly, are larger 1n11  better 
 than ustial an1l the vines have more 
 fruit tlmn ever before. 
   As the picking seasii is tiOw io1, 
and there have beito no serious frosts 
als yet, no loss from  that score is 
liiotii.ipatlil.  lii'e  Shiolihl,  Barron, 
  We have conltidence in every firm 
anld individual whose advertisement 
alppears in thifs issuoe. 
  \Ve feel tlot itoetobers ought to 
use our advertising colutinms. If you 
have anything to sell or exchange, 
even if not in regular loorticultural 
lines, let us know antd we will make 
you a special rate for short time 
"want ads."  We need the money. 
  Do not fail to mention this paper 
when writing advertisers. 
  At tbe risk of seeming saorilogious 
the editor rises to remoark that in his 
opinion God never intended Wiscon- 
sin for a game pireserve. 
               A PLEASED CUSTOMER 
                               Green Bay, Wit., Aug. 17th, IpIO 
Wiconnin Nuroerie: 
    Gentlemen: -n spits of the very dry jumoner you no doubt will be ourp;ried
learn thai Out it the 325 cherry 1r-t you sent mn, iwe loot only IS. Thei
lioving have 
made a growth offron. 12 to 14 inches. Your, truly, 
                                        Wv. D. COOKE 
    These trees cost Mr. Cooke, 5 to 6 ft. 20 cents, 4 to 5 ft. 15 cents.
Early Richmond 
and Montmorency. 
    We are going to do better by our customers for spring of 1911, and furnish
them with 
5 to 6 ft. trees at 18 cents, 4 to 5 ft. at 14 cents, 3 to 4 ft. at 10 cents.
    These 10 cent trees are big value for the money and we prefer them personally
for our 
own planting to the larger trees as they transplant with more certainty.
                  PLACE YOUR ORDER TODAY 
for next spring delivery for 100, 1000 or 10,000 trees and get started right
on the royal 
road to cherrydom. 
Wisconsin, Nurseries, Union Grove, Wisconsin 
           Consisting of 
FRUIT, SHADE         AND    ORNA- 
         MENTAL TREES 
  Strawberries, Raspberries, Black- 
berries, Currants, Gooseberries, Grape 
Vines, Asparagus, Rhubarb, etc. 
  Ornamental and Flowering Shrubs, 
Vines and Perennials. Roses Ever- 
greens etc. 
  If you would like to see a reallp 
good Catalogue we would be glad 
to send you ours. It has more than 
fifty pages and and describes every- 
thing in the plainest langauge with- 
out any extravagant or overdrawn 
The Coe, Converse 8 Edwards Co. 
    Wisconsin's Largest Nursery 
 Nursery Stock 
 Complete assortment of Fruit 
 and Ornamental stock in all 
 varieties suited to northern cul- 
 ture.  A specialty of Hardy 
 Shade Trees, Windbreak Stock, 
 Evergreens (Coniferous), Decid- 
 uous Shrubs, Apples and Na- 
 tive Plums. 
1500 Acres        Established 1868 
November 1910 

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