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A correspondent of the rrairio b armer seeks to discourage orchardists from practicing top grafting, for tho reason that cutting out nearly one half of the top seriously injures the vitality of the tree. He thinks, however, that in case of very young trees this method of grafting might be beneficial. A correspondent gives the following remedy for the disease known as hollow horn : ' 'Give a rounded tablespoonful of pulverized copperas three mornings in succession, then skip three and so on until it has been given nine times. If the animal will not eat it when pulverized andmixedwithgroundfeed, dissolve it in water and pouritdown." Early hatched chickens are more vigorous than those produced later in the season, when hot and dry weather addles half the esrars whilo incubation is n progress. It is more troublc to care ïor the very earliest chicken during cold, wet weather in March or April, but the jockerels will bring fancy prices as early Droilers, and the pullets will be good layers next winter. It is stated that the State Chemist of Georgia has found by analysis that one bushei of sweet potatoes contains half as much nutrition as a bushei of corn, two bushels of potatoes equaling one bushei of corn, for fat-producing purposes. If this is correct it is important, since land which will produce in the South forty bushcls of corn per acre will produce from 100 to 150 bushels of sweet potatoes. From the Germantown Telcgraph: Liming meadows or oíd pasture lanas with say thirty bushels to the acre, has an enecc upon me cunuiuuu ui mo uujp of grass that few farmers would believe without giving it a trial. In faot we do not know how the same amount of money can be espended upan land with the same profit. It is not only certain but lasting. We have known farmers to pasture meadows fifty years without being turned up, by the simple application of lime once in six to ten years. These pastures, which are regarded as permanent and mostly abound in clay moulds, after being grazed down thoroughly are restored almost knee-deep in f rom five to six weeks. We do not hesitatc to say that nowhere has lime a more marked effect and can be used with better results than in the renovation of oíd pastures.


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