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NAME.

ADDRESS OF MANUFACTURER OR

GENERAL AGENT.

SAMPLED AT

Station No.

3635) Zell's Ammoniated Bone Su- Zell Guano Co., 30 S. st., Baltimore, Wilmington..... 86 3786) perphosphate,

Md.,

Jonesboro. 3820 Zell's Cotton Acid Phosphate. Zell Guano Co., 30 8. st., Baltimore, Raleigh............187

Md.,

88

3818 3833 3891

Zell's Tobacco Fertilizer....... Zell Guano Co., 30 S. st., Baltimore, Warrenton.....
Md.,

Durham
Oxford..

3604. Orchilla Guano sold by S. W. Travers & Co., Richmond, Va. Sample taken by the Inspector of Fertilizers at Wilson gave the following analysis: Moisture at 212°F.............

..12.22 per cent. Total phosphoric acid...

...15.25 Carbonate of lime.

.38.96 Matter insoluble in acid....

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3808. Norfolk Fertilizer and Insecticide, sold by Nottingham, Wrenn & Styron, Norfolk, Va. Sampled at Enfield. Contains : Moisture at 212°F..........

....11.22 per cent. Matter insoluble in acids.....

6.07 Carbonate of lime.....

.33.75 Lime as hydrate.......

.19.77 Phosphate of lime....

3.41 Sulphate of potash.....

2.66 Sulphate of magnesia..........

3.72 Combined water, volatile and organic matter, &c., undetermined ......

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HOME-MADE FERTILIZERS

AND THE INGREDIENTS USED IN THEM.

The great number of requests which the Station receives for information on this subject shows that these practices are increasing rapidly throughout the State. The Station is always glad to give information about farm materials and the methods of producing manures, and no one should pay anybody for formulas when they can get from us, free of charge, any number of them for utilizing to best advantage in fertilizing all kinds of refuse material.

Do not patronize the peddlers who travel through the country selling farm rights to make manures by their formulas. They are usually very ignorant men, and their formulas are either entirely worthless or possess no novelty at all to entitle them to be sold. The fact that the formula has been patented at Washington, is no guarantee at all that it is worth anything. We have seen the most ridiculous and worthless things which had been patented. Last year we investigated a case and found, on inquiry at Washington, that the government had given a man a patent on a method of making a “complete fertilizer," the whole of which was to cover a large heap of pine-needles partly with earth, and then set fire to the pine-needles and burn them, as charcoal is burned. When they bad burned all they would, you were told to mix the earth and charred mass together, which was your fertilizer. It cost you $5 to learn this. A few of the formulas produce good mixtures or composts, but there is no need for anybody to pay for what is well known and can be had for nothing by applying to us.

One leading object of the Station's work is to discover and bring to the attention of the farmers every material in the State which can be profitably utilized for improving our soils. This

was the object of our phosphate and marl explorations, and the reason we analyze all kinds of farm refuse, etc.

WHAT HAVE YOU AT HOME?

Let your aim be to save all the natural manure and compost, or mix all the fertilizer you possibly cau at home. Look after your stable, hog-pen, chicken-house, and every other source of animal manure zealously. For this end use an abundance of litter, or of absorbents of some kind. Save all the ashes, old lime and everything of that kind. Look about you to discover on your farm material that may help you in fertilizing. Have you any pond-mud, muck, or woods-mould ? At

At spare times you can dig and haul these. Have you any marl or lime rock ? If this is anywhere within your reach, you will be sure to find a good place somewhere to use it. Save, and do not buy, except to supplement, or add to your savings and make them better. To make your manure, muck or mould, or whatever you have, act best and go farthest, it will frequently pay you to add some lime, phosphate, potash or other chemical to them.

INGREDIENTS FOR FERTILIZERS AND COMPOSTS.

The Station makes analyses for actual farniers of all kinds of ingredients, of fertilizers and composts. During the past year we have made the following analyses of such things, and the average composition of the ingredients now upon our markets may be judged from them. Analyses of simple superphosphates or acid phosphates will be found in the preceding table.

BONE MEAL.

3598. Bone Meal ground by Baugh & Sons, Baltimore, and sample sent by Capt. James F. Johnston, Charlotte.

3822. Bone Meal, ground by Baugh & Sons, and sampled by the Inspector of Fertilizers.

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4249. Dissolved Animal Bone, from F. S. Royster, Tarboro, N. C. 3583. Dissolved Bone Black, from Royster & Nash, Tarboro, N. C.

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3590. Sulphate of Potash, sent by the Potash Committee of the Association of Official Agricultural Chemists, Dr. W. J. Gascoyne, Chairman, Richmond, Va., marked chemically pure.

4132. Muriate of Potash, sent by William Dunn, of New Bern, sold to him under a guarantee to contain 50 per cent. potash.

3591. Kainite, sent by Dr. W. J. Gascoyne, Chairman, Richmond, Va. 3632. Kainite, sent by Wyatt & Horne, Wadesboro.

3784. Kainite, sampled by the Inspector of Fertilizers, for Col. R. W. Wharton, Washington.

3863. Kainite, sent by Royster & Nash, Tarboro.

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16.63

30.76

Dr. W. J. Gascoyne, Richmond, Va...
Wyatt & Horne, Wadesboro......
Col. R. W. Wharton, Washington........
Royster & Nash, Tarboro.........

3632

3784

13.40

24.79

3863

12.08

22.35

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