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To Combat Insects
Preying on Tobacco
By E. G. Moss
Aesistant Director in Charge N. C. Tobacco Experiment Station
INSPXJ r enemies of tobacco attack
thf plant in the plant b«.'ii aiul in the
field. 'Ih«- flea beetle, or flea bug,
attacks the plant from the time it comt!S
up ami as long as it is green. I'he flea
beetle is a small brown insect about
I-15th of an inch long, which hops like
a flea. It krds on the green tissue, Icav
ing small holes in the leaf, oltcii <le-
stroying the plants in the plant bed.
'I'lu- flea beetle ma> l>e |ioisoiM‘d by
mixing one pound of paris green with
five pounds of arsenate of lead, applied
at the rate of one-halt ixiund of the
mi.xture to lot) square yards of plant
For field control, use three pounds
per acre of the above mixture for newly
For half-grown or larger plants, use
four to six |K)unds per acre.
Dusted or Sprayed
The mixture may be dusted or spray
ed on the tobacco. It is also effet-tive
against hornworms. Care should bo
used in making and applying this mix
ture as too much paris green will burn
1 he cutworm causcs considerable dam
age by eating off the newly set plants.
1 he poison bait is effective in killing
cutworms. ITie bait .may be made by
using 50 pounds of wheat bran, one
pound of paris green, and enough water
to moisten. 'I'he bran should be just
moist enough to crumble readily after
being squeezed in the hand. The bait
should be applied late in the evening at
the rate of 15 to 20 ix>unds per acre
broadcast a few days before plants arc
set or on the .same day.
The bud worm, which damages the
young bud as it grows, may be controlled
by use t»f poisoned corn meal bait, which
is made by thoroughly mixing one |x>und
of arsenate of lead with 50 pounds of
corn meal, or six heaping tablespoonfuls
of arsenate of lead to one peck of corn
meal. Early in the morning, when the
bud is open, apply a pinch of this mix
ture directly in the bud of the plant.
1 welve pounds or one peck is suttiicient
tor an acre.
Control Horn Worm
l*he horn worm does considerable
damage by eating the leaves. I'his w»)rni
may be controlled by dusting with four
or five iwunds of arsenate of lead ikt
acre. (,)ne iwuiid of paris green mixed
with five pounds of arsenate of lead,
dusted on the tobacco at the rate of four
to six pounds per acre, may be user! in
stead of arsenate ot lead alone.
When transplanting tobacco, use only
good strong plants pf uniform size.
Plants should not be drawn from the
bed too long before they are set in the
field as they wilt and lose their vitality,
decrea.sing the chance of a good stand.
Transplanting by hand is common, al
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though horse-drawn machine planters
are used more extensively each year.
With the machine setters, planting may
be done when plants are reaily, reganl-
less of seasons, as water is put to the
rwjts as the plant is set. From five to
six acres may be set in a day with a
Hie distance of planting or space al
lowed each plant is a factor in determin
ing the quality, to some extent, the yield
of tobatxo per acre. ()n soils which pro
duce gotkl sized tobacco, plants should
The county agent inspects thie North
Carolina grower's tobacco.
be set 22 to 28 inches on four-foot rows,
which will require approximately 5.(HX)
to 6,ckk) plants |kt acre. With liberal
applications of fertilizer, a better qual
ity and heavier yield of tobacco will be
obtained by close planting. On very fer
tile .soils, plants niay be set 18 inches
apart and a smoother tobacco will result.
Important Factors in Cotton Growth
Cultivating cotton with a one-mule cultivator on a Southern famt and dust
ing for boll weevil at the same time.
% /’. /J. Kime
Agronomist, N. C. State College. Raleigh, N. C.
COTTON can be produced economi
cally only when gootl yields of high
quality are produced at minimum cost.
Labor costs are about the same, whether
the yields are 2(K) pounds or 400 (kiuiuIs
of lint (Kfr acre; picking cost being about
the only difference. A uniform inch cot
ton of high spinning quality can bt-
grown as cheaply as ^-inch cotton and
will bring $2 to $5 a bale iiH>re.
You can usually produce five bales
on eight acres more cheaply than you can
on lu acres. Suppose you have been
planting 10 acres 111 cotton, some of yout
land is better adapted to cotton or more
fertile than other parts.
Why not plant cotton on the eight
acres which prrxluces the best yields ot
cotton and put the other two acres in
soil building or feed crops?
Less Production Cost.
Then use the same amount of fertil
izer on eight acres you would have used
on 10, buy pure seed of an improved
variety, prepare the land well, leave the
cotton thick and cultivate well. You will
make nearly as much, if not as much,
cotton on the eight acres as you have
been making on lo, and will producr
it at a considerably less cost per pound.
An nnportaiit factor in profitable cot
ton production is that the soil type be
well adapted to growing cotton and also
that the soil be productive enough tu
make fair yields. Cotton cannot be pro
duced economically on land that will
produce less than one-half bale j>er acre
under average conditions. Soils of low
proiluctivity should be planted to soil-
building crops or pa.stiire.
Warm Up Slowly
PooHy diained .soils warm up siuwl)
in the Spring, usually resulting in pooi
stands. A rank growth is often secured
and boll weevil damage is usually heavy.
Very fertile low lands protluce t<K)
much growth, the cotton opens up slowh
and is subject to heavy weevil damage.
TTie best cotton soils in the Coastal
Plains area are the sandy loams and fine
sandy loams of the (Jrtenville, Marl
boro, Norfolk. Orangeburg and Kuston
series. In the Piedmont area, the Cecil
sandy loams, Mecklenburg sandy loanu
and Davidson clay loam are the n>ost
productive. Where these soil series do not
occur the well drained sandy loams are
inch to I I-16 iiK'h staple length:> are
in greatest demand by the mills of our
state, and most markets pay fair to gootl
premiuins for these lengths. Varieties
which produce these lengths and which
have proven to be high yielders are
Cleveland 884-4, *nd Cleveland 5-7.