This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 Excerpt: ...be prepared at one time and they will keep in good condition for a week or two but they should never be put together until ready to be used. Before mixing, the lime solution should be thoroug...
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and diluted. It la best to begin with 10 to 151and Increase unless some Injury Is noticed. The copper solution will retaiu its strength and value indefinitely, but the lime mixture is never as good as within an hour or (ivo of the time it is made and we would caution those purchasing the prepared Bordeaux mixture, not to expect as satisfactory results as from the fresh home-made mixture which is also much cheaper. The active agent in this mixture is the copper, the lime being used simply to hold it in place upon the foliage and branches of the plants sprayed. Here it is given up with each rain, destroying the spores of the fungi as they are brought in contact with it by the surrounding atmosphere. Should the lime be air slaked at all more than four pounds may be needed as it will have lost much of its strength. This fungicide is recommended as more satisfactory than any other, from the fact that it adheres a long time to the branches, buds and leaves and seldom causes any injury to the foliage. It has been found more effective if made up fresh for each application. Two or three thorough applications give better results than many light ones. When both fungous growths and insects attack a crop, Paris green should be applied with the Bordeaux, as in a combined state both are as effective as if used singly, one-half of the labor being saved and the lime preventing injury to the foliage by the Paris green. DILUTE COPPER SDLFATE SOLUTION. After the fruit has nearly matured it is often disfigured by the adhesion of the Bordeaux mixture especially the plum, peach, c...