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Vol. 11.


No. 69.


FLORIDA


(Department of Agriculture.)



..Monthly Bulletin..


SJULY, 1901.


B. E. McLIN, Commissioner of Agriculture,
TALLAHASSEE, FLA.


Part I. Crops.
Part II. Fertilizers.
Part III. Weather Report.
Part IUl. Mtlecellaneous.


These Bulletins are furnished free
to those requesting them . .


I I TALLAHBA8EEAN BOOK AND JOB OFFICE, TALLAHASSEE, FLA. -1








County Map of the State of Florida.
(For the Bulletin )







DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE:

HoN. B. E. McLiN, Com. H. S. ELLIoT, Chief Clerk,

CORRESPONDENTS' NOTES.
ALACHUA COUNTY-Stand of crops is generally good, and conditiGm
fair, considering we are wanting rain badly.
BAKER COUNTY-We have a fine prospect for a good crop at present.
good stand; corn, cotton and oats, all are looking well; we have had good
seasons so far.
BRADFORD COUNTY-The stand of field crops is on the whole good, andJ
the condition, considering the season, is also good; fruit trees- are looking:
well.
BREVARD COUNTY-The field crops we grow here are very good; fruit
trees are looking very fine, and the prospect seems good for a. heavy yield-
The truck crops are about an average, though potatoes are ratlierrpoor.
CALHOUN COUNTY-The late wet spring made planting very late, but:
crops are coming along nicely, and if the spring continues favorable, c vm
will do well. Garden crops are also late; fruit trees are making a4 'i
showing.
CITRUS COUNTY-The average stand of most crops is good; seed' cam,
was nearly all destroyed by November freezes, and the stand is bad an&'
condition poor; corn has also fallen off some, on account of the' dkIE
worm, and also from cold nights, which retards the growth very-muchly
fruit crops are doing well, except pears, which are about ruined by th-
blight.
CLAY COUNTY-All crops are growing off nicely so far, and seasons aB
favorable; stands of crops are generally fine; fruit doing well.
COLUMBIA COUNTY-All crops are growing nicely, with good stand;;
melons and fruit give promise of splendid yields.
DADE COUNTY-Weather is very dry, but crops are all doing-well;'fruit
trees are growing well, and promise a good crop.
DESOTO COUNTY-Weather conditions rather dry as a whole. The re&
spiders are doing considerable damage to orange and grape fruit trees.
There have been large crops of all kinds planted, and with good seasonIp-
the county will produce a great deal; the motive being the high prices for-
nearly everything.
ESCAMBIA COUNTY-A good many crops are just being planted anu
not up yet; the stand are so far good, and also the general condition; fruit
crops are promising so far.
FRANKLIN COUNTY-The average stand of crops is very good, thougTys
they are late on account of the backward spring; condition is fair, butl
rains are needed.
GADSDEN COUNTY-Stand of field crops is generally pretty good oar
the county; all crops are late, but in very good condition.








HERNANDO COUNTY-Crops will average a verg good stand and are
, also in general good condition; vegetables crops are turning out well;fruit
trees ard looking well, and prospects for fruit is good.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY-In some parts of the county it is very dry,
.and some crops are suffering for rain; stands on the average are good, and
condition average fair; fruit crops doing well, and prospect good.
HOLMES COUNTY-Weather is very dry, though so far farm and gar-
Zdeu work have progressed very favorable; the outlook at this time is good;
stand and condition of crops both good.
JACKSON COUNTY-We have good stands of corn and cotton, but a little
:backward on account of late spring; oats are doing well and bid fair to
make a good crop. Conditions are generally favorable, and with present
prospects good yields may be expected.
JEFFERSON COUNTY-Planting was very late owing to the backward
spring, but crops are now showing good stands and are in fair condition,
considering the cricumstances.
LAFAYETTE COUNTY-The cold wet spring made planting late and crops
have been slow coming up, but the stand and condition of crops are both
up to the average; the peach crop is very promising.
LAKE COUNTY-Crops are all doing very well, a good stand, and condi-
tion generally fine; vegetable crops fine; fruit crops also look well.
LEE COUNTY-We are having fine season for vegetable growing; some
-of our growers report as much from $800 to $1,400 per acre for pepper,
squash cucumbers, tomatoes, egg plants, strawberries, etc. Shipments
will continue as long as prices are good; watermelons and cantaloupes
.not ready for market yet; beets, Irish potatoes, cauliflower and celery
are paying well.
LEON COUNTY-The stand of field crops is much better than last year,
and is a good average; the seasons have mostly been favorable, and the
-conditions generally are good; peach crops will be very good; vegetable
crops though later than usual, are fine..
LEVY COUUNTY-The stand of crops in this county have rarely been
better than now, and all are practically in fine condition; the season gen-
-erally have been very favorable; vegetable crops are fine, and fruit crops
*show a fine prospect.
MADISON COUNTY-Crops show a much better stand in this county than
last year, and the condition is far better; seasons have been favorable, and
-all crops are growing very well.
MANATEE COUNTY-The seasons have been very favorable for all
kinds; the stand and condition of crops have been above the average;
'fruit trees are looking fine, and prospects is good for a large crop.
MARION COUNTY-Outside of a few cool nights, the general conditions
have been very good and favorable to crops; the stand of the several








crops is good; fruit trees are growing well, and the prospect for good
crops is bright.
NAssAU COUNTY-Crops of all kinds looking fine; rain is needed;
fruit never promised better; the seasons are a little late, but crops are
growing well, and the prospect good for full yield.
'OSCEOLA COUNTY-The spring is very dry; we had two fine showers
that gave crops a fine start, though late, and they are doing well; the stand
of field crops is very good.
PAsco COUNTY-We have had as a rule favorable seasons, though late,
but crops are showing a good stand and are doing well; the melon crops
are fine and promise well; fruit trees are also growing finely and show
a good prospect for an average yield.
POLK COUNTY-The season altogether have been very favorable to
growing crops, and vegetable growers have had fine crops and good returns
from sales. Fruit trees are growing very fine, and show every prospect
for a full crop; strawberry crops did well, and melon crops also growing
finely.
ST. JOHNS COUNTY-Condition of crops of all kinds in this county is
much better than last year; the stand is a good average, and they are
growing well; melon crops are good, also peaches and grapes.
SANTA ROSA COUNTY-The seasons have been very late, and planting
was greatly delayed, but crops are showing a good stand, and are growing
well. The melon and peach crops show a good prospect.
SUMTER COUNTY-The water generally has been most favorable for
all crops with the exception of Irish potatoes on low land which were in-
jured by heavy rain; peaches are away above the average at their season;
velvet beans were ever as good; corn is good; cabbage not much more than
half a crop, but prices fair; orange trees are doing well, and when large
enough are full of small fruit, now well set on tree, and with the moist-
ure already received, they are not likely to drop off to any extent.
TAYLOR COUNTY-The lateness of the season and heavy rain kept
planting back, and the land in some localities was so wet that crops did
not come up as well as some years; the stand is a fair average, and the av-
erage conditions are fair; the peach crop promises to be good.
WAKULLA COUNTY-Crops were very late in being planted, owing to un-
favorable and backward spring, but they have come up well and are
growing fast; the average is above the usual; the peach crop bids fair
to be a large one.
WALTON COUNTY-All crops are in fine condition, and are growing
well; the stands are all good, and every thing promising; melon and
peach crops are unusually fine.
WASHINGTON COUNTY-All crops are in fair condition, but late. We
are needing rain, but field crops are not suffering, and altogether pros-
pects are favorable for good all round crops.











Report of Stand and Condition of Crops and Fruit Trees
for April, 1902, as Compared with 1901.

Sea,
Up nd Island Corn OHts ga Rye


Counties Ig c e c

rool C ot to n ? r Ca Cye

Alachua..... .......... ... .... 85 85 90 5 100 )O 50 60 .......
Baler .............. 10 0 l 0 100 100 100 50 ......
Braaford .......... .. .. .... 9 5 100 100 90 100 75 70 .... ..
Brevard .............. .. ...... 100 100100 100......
Calhoun....... ...... 5 85 .. 100 100 100 95 100......
Citrus..................75 65 100 100 5 25..
Clay..................... 100 100 100 125 9 100 100 100 100 100
oambia ................ ..100 100 115 115 100 100 100 100 105 105
Da de ............... .... .. .. ... ...
DeSoto....... ....... 00 100 95 90 90 100 90 95
Escambia ............ 100 8.. 110 100 100 100 80 100 100 100
Franklin .............. 90 90 0 90 90 95 ...
adden ............ 100 85 100 85 110 100 120 125 110 120 100 100
Garden ............. 81o 1 r 1
Hernando............ ... ...... ... .... 80 75 100 100 100 100 .......
Hillsborough ............ ........... 100 10........75 100......
Holmes ................ S 80 80 o90 90 1 110 110 95 95 95 100
Jackson................ 90 85 75 80 100 100 100 1to 00 100 100 100
Jefferson ......... 100 85 100 90 90 100 lu 100 100 100......
LaFayette............. ..... 100 95 100 100 100 100 100 70......
10. 1001 ....... 75 9 10
Dade................ ......... 100 100 90 90 100 10 90
Lee ..... ........ .. .....
Leon ................100 5 ...... 10 1 00 0011 95 10 100 100
Levy ............. 100 90 100 100 100 100 100 110 80 100 100 100
Madison ...............10 100 100 100 110 100 110 110 90 100 100 90
Manatee....... .. .. 100 100 100 100 100 100........
Marion ............... 10 0 110 100 1 10 100 100 100 100 100
Nassau...... ........ .... 100 90 95 90 90 9 ......
Nassau........... ......... ........100 0 5 0 0 .......
Osceola............... ....... 11 90 100 90 90 80... ...
Pasco................ .. .......100 0 0 10 100 00...... ...
Polk ................ ... ...... ... .... 100 0 110 100 00 100 100
St.Johns ................ .... .. 100 75 75 0 100 .....
Santa Rosa.... ........ 100 100... .... 100 100 100 100 80 80........
Sumtero.s............. 19000 100
Sumter................ .... 100 100 100 100 100 105 90. 100 100 100
Suwannee ..............- 100 100 100 100 85 80 90 90 100 ....
Taylor ............ 80 90 0 100 75 0 100 100 7
W kulla .......... .. 75 75 75 75 100 100 100 50 100 100.......
Walton .......... 100100.... 90 95.......105 110 ..
Washington .......... 101 100 90 0100 110 1 102 110 100 100 100
General averages.......96 90 4 941100 99 95 97 90 98 99 9








Stand and Condition of Crops and Fruit Trees-Continued.


SSwet Field Velvet
Rice Potatoes Peas Cassava Beans Cabbage

Counties



Alachu ............. 60 70 10 100 .... ...
- 'Q .-0 "' 0
C =3 a C 0

Baker ................ 100 100 80 80 100 100 . .
Bradford ................ .. 80 75 90 95.. 100 100 0 90
Brevard............ .. 100 1 00 100 10 00 100 ...... 100 100
Calhoun.... ...... 100 100 751 95 90' 90 1001 100 .... ....
Citrus................ ........... 100 100 100 100 100 105
Clay........ .......... 100 100 90 100 10 10 00 100 1101 110 100 100
Columbia ............... 100 100 .. .... . ........ ....
Dale ........... ............ 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
DeSoto ....... ....... 100 100, 901 90 100 10010 100 100 100 100 105
Escambia.............. 75 100 .. ... .. ... I.... 100 100
Franklin............. ....... 90 9 9 90 90 90...... ....90 90
G adsden .. .... .. . . ....
Hernando.............. 100 10 100 100 .. .. 100 110 100 90
Hillsborough .......... .... ..... 100 100 ... I 125 100 ...... ....
Holmes .............. 100 1001 801 100 100 lO 10 1001 100 100 75 75
Jackson ............. 80 80 75 7 100 100! ... ... 100 100
Jeffeison ............. .. 100 1 100 100........ 100 100 ... ...
Lafayette.......... ... .... 90 951 ...
Lake.............. 85... 8. 5 50 100 100.
Lee.... .............. 100 100 90, 90 100 100 100 100 150 150 110 110
Leon .................. 7 90g 110 100 100 100 .... 125 100 110 110
Lavy.............. 100 100 11001 100 100 100 110 110 100 100 90 100
Madison...... ...... 951 95 110 100 0 90 .... .. ...
Manatee .... ... ... .. 10 100 100 100........ .... .. 125 100 100 100
Marion ........ ......... 100 100 100 100 100 100 90 100 125 100 100 100
Nassau ......... 100 11 1000 95..... 100 100 ....
Oragee............... 100 100 100 105.. 160 1 100 100 100 90
-Osceola.............. 100 90 100 100 125 80 150 90 140 100
Pasco................ 100 70 100 80! 90 100 10 100 1 100 100 80
Polk.... .......... 100 100 100 100 100 100 00 100 100 10 90 100
Bt. Johns ............... . .. 95 100 ...... .. 7 100 .... .... 65 50
Santa Rosa . ..... . .100 100 ... . I ...' 100 75 .
Sumter ........... .. 100 100! 100 1001 100 10 10 100 115 115 100 75
Suwannee ...... ..... .. 100 100 .. .. .. ... ...
Taylor. . ....... . ..... 90 80! 85 8o1 65! 75 .. ..... . .
Wakulla............ 80 100; 75 80 .... ..
Walton ........... .. 10 100' 95 90 ....... 125 125 ....
Washington .......... 100 100 100 100 90 100 125 100 200 125 ... .

Generlaaverages.. 9 96 96 C 4 94' 94 96 101 96 113 104 98 94







8

Stand and Condition of Crops and Fruit Trees-Continued.


Alachua ................ 100
Baker ............. ...
Bradford.... .......... 80
Brevard............... 100
Calhoun......... ...... ....
Citrus ....... ...... ... 95
Clay........ ...... .. 90
Columbia........... .. 110
Dade... .............. 95
DeSoto ................. 105
Escambia.............. 110
Franklin.............. 90
Gadsden ........... ...
Hernando.............. ....
Hillsborough....... 100
Holmes.. .......... 100
Jackson............. 100
Jefferson.............. ...
Lafayette....................
Lake.... ..... ....... 50
Lee. .................. 150
Leon ............ ...... 90
Levy................. 100
Madison .......... ...... ll
Manatee.... ........... 125
Marion................ 105
Nassau....... ........ 100
Orange......... ... ... 100
Osceola .............. 80
Pasco ................ 80
Polk....... .......... 75
St. Johns.... .......... 100
Santa Rosa.............
Sumter ........... ... 100
Suwannee.............. ....
Taylor. ...... ........ ....
Wakulla............... 80
Walton............... 75
Washington............ 100

General averages....... 97
._ J ^ _


90 90 95
100 100 100

90 95 100
100 100 110
110 100 100
100 100 100
110 95 90
100 100 100
95 90 95

100 .... ....
100 60 60
100 100 100
90 95
40 75 100
150 150 150
85 90 95
100 100 100
110..
100 100 100
90 100 110
95 .... ....
100 100 00
90 100 80
80 80 80
75 90 100
100 100 100U

90 100 100

70 ..... ... .
70 ......
125 ...... .

96 195 98


o80 o0 90 95
10000 95 100
.... .... 100 100
90 85 100 100
10 100 100 100
95 95 1101 110
100 100 100 100
100 100 105 110
100 100 115 100
90 90 90 95
.. ....... ....

i66 i66]ioo i~o
100 100 100 100
75 75 100 100
100 100 100 100
........ 100 100

... .... 100 100
120 120 110 110
100 100 95 90
105 100 100 100

100 100oo 100 i
90 100 90 100
100 100 100 100
90 75 90 95
100 50 120 110
6. ... 100 70
100 100 100 100
100 100 100 100

66100 100 100 90

... .... ..i66.



971 95 100 99,


98j 931 88








9 .

Sand and Condition of Crops and Fruit Trees-Continued.



eanuts Hay Tobacco Straw- Water- Canta-
berries melons loupes


Counties


V
E 0
rr
0 5
D-


Alacuua.... .........
Baker...............
Bradford.............
Brevard...... ......
Calboun ...............
Citrus.................
Clay. .......... ...... ...
Colum bia ...............
Dade.... .......
DeSoto.... ......... .
Escambia............
Franklin................
Gadsden ...............
Hernando.............
Hillsborough .........
H olmes ... ... ........
Jackson....... ........
Jefferson.............
Lafayette................
Lake ...................
Lee ....................
Leon...... ... .......
Levy....... ... ...
Madison ... ....... ....
Manatee..................
M arion .................
N assau ............. ..
Orange........... ... ...
Osccola ............ ....
Pasco .................
Polk ................. .
St. Johns...........
Santa Rosa.............
Sumter..................
Suwannee..........
Taylor...... ......
Wakulla.................
Walton .............
Washington...........

General averages........


80 80o
75 75l
100 90
ibo io
100 100
95 100
100 100
100 100
. . I .



100 100
90 90




100 100
100 100

100 100
100 100

100 100
100 1001
100 100

100 100
100 1001


o 0i


....::::.:::::::: I o
S .... .... 0
.. .. .. .. .... 100

.... .... ... ...




i95 0 a5'i9
.... ... .. ....... 100


...... ... ... .. 90
... .... 150 100 ....
.. .... 80 100



. .. .... ....

.... .. .. 50
8 050 1 00




901 90 100 100 120
100 100 100 110 80


o100 10i 50


o10 0


100 ....

100


100 200

93 112


100 125

.... 100
. .. 140
.... 150
... 100


. 90
80 ....



110

95 102


. 0
0 0 0



70 85 85 100 10(
.. . .. . . .. .
95 95 100 100 9C
.. 100 100 . ....
.... 100 100 .... ...
. 90 100 .. .. ...
100 100 100 ... ....
.... 110 115 110 11,

ioo so ioo ioo i6t
90 90 90 .... .....
... 100o 10 .........
90 .... !..... .. ......
.... 75 100 ... ....
95 110 100 .... ..
100 95 9o 100 10C
... 100 120 100 12t
.... 100 100 .... ...
50 150 100 .. ....
120 120 120 100 10C
75 125 125 120 110
.... 100 105 100 100
..... 105 105 .... ...
120i 100 100 100
100 1501 100 150 11C
.... o100 110 90 9M
100 100 90 100 1K
50 100 50 ... .
1011000 100 .... ....
100 100 110 100 10 2
... 85 95 80 90
. HO 100 ...... ....
S90 100 100 90 100
.... 116i 100 85 8C
.... 100 100 .... ....
.... 100 110 .... ....
.. 100 100.... ...
110 150 100 100 110

91 104 99 100 99







LO

Stand:anrd Condition of Crops and Fruit Trees-Continued.


Counties


.A lachua.... .............. ......
.(B ker. ................ .. ..
S;Bradford..... ...................
SIBrevard .....................
-Oalhoun ........................
-Citrus. ............... ....... ..
Clay ............................
-Columbia............. ..........
iD ade ...... . .....................
lDeSoto...........................
Escam bia ......... .............
franklin ....... ..................
-Gtadsden.........................
Jlernando ..... ............ .......
iHillsborough ..................
MHolmes ...... ...... ..............
.Jackson.................... ........
,Jefferson............... .. ..........
Lafayette. ........................
ILake ..... ...... ...............
Lee ............ ........ ......
ALeon... ...........................
ZaLevy..............................
Madison ........ ..................
Manatee ............................
larion. ...........................
oeranwau. ... .....................
range ........ ......... ............
aes o .. .... .... .... .................
fPcAk........ .. ...................
:S t. Johns......... .. ............
S antaRosa.........................
Sumter ..............................
Suwannee......................... .
Taylor. ...... ..........
Wakulla...... ...............
Walton ....... ........ .........
Washingtone ........................

generall averages ..... ..........


80 .... .




100........

120 ...
105 100 100
95 90 90


100 '...
100 100





120 100

80

120 100
125 100

100 ..
100 100
100 160
100 100
45

100 ...






97 99


ci Sc s

a a a
o0
. .2
'* '*S v


100 ... .. ....


110 100 110 100
95 100 100 90


100 ... ....










100 110 ... 100
1.... .... ..110..
.... .. ....











75 75 50 75
100 120 100 100.






...... ...... .

100 120 110 12


i|'i20



25

i...

200

50









04


ce
o


o 0
v o


105 ..
100 ......
100 ....

100 ....
105 ..
125 100
110 100

110 105
125 100
90 90

105 100
100 100
110 100
95 100

100 100
100 100
100 100
100 100
140 .

100 100
110 110
125! 100
110 100

100 ....
100 100
100 100
100 ....
110 90
80 100
100 ....
125 ....
150 ......
150 100

108 100


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BUREAU OF FERTILIZERS.

R. E. ROSE, State Chemist. E. E. McLIN, Clerk.

VALUATIONS.
For Available and Insoluble Phosphoric Acid, Ammonia and
Potash for the Season of 1901-1902.
Available Phosphoric Acid................ 5 cents a pound
Insoluble Phosphoric Acid ................ 1 cent a pound
Ammonia (or its equivalent in nitrogen) ..... 15 cents a pound
Potash (as actual potash, K20)......... 5 cents per pound
If caluclated by units-
Available Phosphoric Acid................. $1.00 per unit
Insoluble Phosphoric Acid .............. 20 cents per unit
Ammonia (or its equivalent in nitrogen) .... $3.00 per unit
Potash.......... .... ................. $1.10 per unit
With a uniform allowance of $2.00 per ton for mixing and
bagging.
A unit is twenty pounds, or 1 per cent in a ton. We fini
this to be the easiest and quickest method for calculating the
value of a fertilizer. To illustrate this take for example a
fertilizer which analyzes as follows:
Available Phosphoric Acid, 6.39x1.00 ...............$ 6.39
Insoluble Phosphoric Acid, 1.15x.20 ................ .23
Ammonia, 4.93x3.00.............. 14.79
Potash, 7.11x .10 ............... 7.82
Mixing and bagging .................... ........ 2.00

$31.23
The above valuations are for cash for materials delivered at
Florida seaports, and they can be bought in one ton lots at
these price. at the date of issuing this Bulletin. Where fer-
tilizers are bought at interior points, the additional freight to
that point must be added.
If purchased in car load lots for cash, .a reduction of twenty
per cent. can be made in above valuations, i. e.:
Available Phosphoric Acid.............. 80 cents per unit
Potash (K20) ........................88 cents per unit
Ammonia (or equivalent in nitrogen)....... .$2.40 per unit
The valuations and market prices in succeeding illustra-
tions, are based on market prices for one ton lots.






BUREAU OF FERTILIZERS.
t1. E. ROSE, State Chemist. MARION G. DONK, Assistant Chemist.
Analysis of Special Samples under Sec. 9, Act approved May 22, 1901.
(Samples taken by purchaser.)

Phosphoric Acid


Name of Fertilizer By Whom Sent

S .5 S o
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Bright C. S. Meal.....
Dark C. S. Meal.......
Fertilizer..............
Fertilizer.................
Ground Bone.........
Dissolved Bone Black.
Extra Fruit& Vine Fart
Kainit...........
Double Manure Salt..
Bone Compound......
Nitrate of Soda.....
H. G. Sulphate Potash
Dissolved Bone Meal..
Fine Grou'd t ri'd Fish
Dissolved Bone. ......
Fertilizer .............
H. G. Tobacco Dust...
Acid Phosphate.......
Mixed Fertilizer......
Mixed Fertilizer .....
Blood, Bone & Potash.
Acid Phosphate Pot-
ash and Ammonia..
Ashes. ....
Blood, Bone & Potash.
Fertilizer..............
Guano................
Mixed Fertilizer No. 1
Mixed Fertilizer No. 2.
H. G Su.phate Potash
H. G. SulphatePotash
H. G. sulphate Potash
Fertilizer ...............
Fertilizer..........
Mixed Fertilizer No. 1
Mixed F. rtilizer No.2.
Palmetto Ashes.......
Ground Garbage.......
Fertilizer ............
Fertilizer....... ...
Fertilizer.............
Fertilizer.............
Fe'tilizer..............
Cotton Seed Meal, 2d
class for feeding....
'Cotton Seed Meal....
Mixed Fertilizer.......
Blood and Bone.......
Tobacco Dust.........
,Cotton Seed Meal.....
Toba-co Dust.........
Cotton Seed Meal.....
Cotton Seed Meal.....
Strawberry Fertilizer.
Mixed Fertilizer .....
-Cotton Seed Meal....
.Mixed Fertilizer......


6.79 2.00
11.41 9.57
18.62 0.19
6.88 2.69

9.42 4.06


6.87 4.59
21.75 1.07
8.t6 1.28
13.72 7.41
6.80 0.87
6.20 2.19
5.47 2.15

12.09 1.51
7.45 7.69
7.26 1.52
8.15 2.14
7.24 0.78
7.15 1.26


6.80 0.42
6.51 0.79
10.07 1.70
10.920.64
3566.9
8.37 1.31
7.021.58
8.84 4.63
2.16 1.73
i.60 2.99

.. 1.82
6.45 1.S2
7.07 7.75




6 .07
9. 1.0


3.31 8.44
2.03 4.76
'.43 6.12
7.79 11.50
0.98 4.66
18.81 .....
9.57 2.31

13.48 1.83
.. 18.43
19.839 2.77
11.46 9.41
22.821. .
9 34 2.23
3.28
21 .......
7.75 1.54
8.39 3.84
7.6210.97


1.83 Tallahassee Cotton Oil Co., Tallahassee.
1.65 Tallahassee Cotton Oil Co., Tallahassee.
7.801 E. K. Fairell, Punta Gorda.
0.48 E O Painter Fertilizer Co.. Jacksonvlll
..... Benedict Pineapple Co., Orlando, Fla.
......Th Atwood Co., Manavista, Fla.
14.18 Suthern Fertilizer t'o., Orlando, Fla.
12.50IFrank Adams, Jasper, Fla.
30.92 Frank Adam-. Jasper, Fla.
..... Goulding Fertilizer Co.' Pensacola, Fla.
D. R. Knight, Lemon City, Fla.
51.73 D R. Knight, I emon City, Fla.
..... D. R. Knight, Lemon City, Fla.
.....D R. Knight, Lemon City, Fla.
... 0. Painter Fertilizer Co.. Jacksonville.
8.36 James Henry. st. Petersburg. Fla
10.33 Florida Fert. Mnf. Co., Gainesmille, Fla..
.... Tampa Fertilizer Co., Tampa, Fla.
12.75 Tampa Fertilizer Co, Tampa, Fla.
7.49 Tampa Fettilizer Co., Tampa, Fla.
0.78 Sterling and Russell, Delray, Fla.
4.31 Sterling and Russell, Delray, Fla.
4.24 Sterling and Hussell, Delray, Fla.
0.84 Sterling and R ssell, Delray, Fla
12.62 W. L. Foster, St. Petersburg, Fla.
.2.36 A. L. Willson Co Quincy. la.
11 84 rampa Ferilizer Co., Tampa, Fla.
5.98 Tampa Fertilizer Co., Tampa, Fla.
49.28 Mis. Hellen s. Wright, Orlando, Fla.
46 60 Mrs. Hellen S. Wright, Orlando, Fla.
50.04 Mis. Hellen S. Wright Orlando, Fla.
4.72 E. D, Luter, W\ildwood, Fla.
12.50 J. H. Loyd, Winter Haven, Fla.
3.67 S. R. Shomaker, Cotton Dale, Fla.
1.89 S. R. Shomaker Cotton D-le, Fla.
0.57 Arthur Cornwell, Palmetto, Fla.
1.35 Southern Fert. Mnf. Co, Gainesville, Fla.
11.81 Schroeder & Arguinbaw. Quincy, Fla.
5.01 W. G. Norsworthy, Mclntosh. tla.
0.56 E. C. Lanier & Co., Miami, Fla.
13.26 Schroeder & Arguinbaw. Quincy, Fla.
4.21 M. Jacoby, Marianna, Fla.
... Booker & Gentry, Memphis, Tenn.
1.60 Southern Cotton Oil Co.. Washington, Ga.
10.32 Marshall & Beebe, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
..... Hardec Bros., Jensen, Fla.
5.92 B. F. Hardesty, St. Sebastian, Fla.
1.73 Florida Grocery Co.. Jacksonville, Fla.
2.00 Sterling & Russell, Delray, Fla.
1.72 Mellan Crosby Co., Pensacola, Fla.
2.09 R. J. Brewten, McDavid, Fla.
1.33 W. W. Valentine, Antioch, Fla.
10 68 F. S. Dunklin, lakeland, Fla.
... Florida Cotton Oil Co., Jacksonville, Fla.
6.6.i M. O. Donell, West Tampa, Fla.


For values see heading 'Bureau of Fertilizers. "
NOTE.-This department is not aware of the source of the goods, or tLe names of man.











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ufacturers cf the "Special amplee" sent in by purchasers. Dealers frequently send in sam-
ples of goods for examination before purchasing. A "Special Sample" sent in by a dealer ol
mannacturer. hence is not an evidence that the goods are offered by him for sale. The "Of-
ficiat Samples" taken by the State Chemist, or his assistant, on preceding pare states the name
of the goods and the manufacturers, the guaranteed analysis, and the amount of fertililing in.
gredients found by the State Chemist.
Moisture not determined in samples sent in paper, or wood boxes.
Tobacco stems and tobacco dust contain some phosohoric acid, but it is bought for the potash
and ammoniacontent. Cotton seed meal contains some phosphoric acid, and some posash, but is
bought for the amrmonia content.
Where only the insoluble phosphoric acid is given, in the table, it has been determined as
total phosphoric acid.








DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, DIVISION OF CHEMISTRY.
R. E. ROSE, State Chemist. ANALYSIS OF FERTILIZERS. MARION G. DONK, Assistant Chemist.
Sa eples taken by State Chemist under Section 1, Act approved May 22, 1901.

Phos. Acid GUARANTEED ANALYSIS.


NAME OF BRAND. S '0 By Whom and Where Manufactured.



Cotton Seed Meal .......... .......... 118.4......4 .. 8.4 1
Cotton Seed Meal................. 8.4........ 2.908.6 1 8............ ... 2 to 3 8 tol% 1 to 2 Decatur Cotton Oil Co., Decatur, Ala.
Cotton Seed Meal .......... .... 11.14 ........ 2.4 .91 1.79................... 3.22 .24 1. Jefferson Mig. o..Jetterson, Ga.
Cottou Seed Meal ..............9. 4........ .9 8.36 1.9 ..... ...... ..... 3 2 8.24 1.96 Alabama Cotton Oil Co., Selma, Ala.
Cotton Seed Meal..... .. 7.6 ...... ...... 2.39 8.34 .78 .......... ....3.22 8.24 1.96 Alabama Cotton Oil Co.. Mobile, Ala.
Cotton Seed Meal.......... 8.18 .... 8 38 1 97..................... 3.22 8.24 1.96 Alabama Cotton Oil Co., Mobile, Ala.
Cotton Seed Meal .............. 10.1 ...... ..... 2.57 8.24 1.82 .... .... ......... to2.8 7 .5-1.8 Southern Cotton Oil Co.. Selma, Ala.
Cotton Seed Meal...... ..... .82 ...... .. 3.31 8.73 2.16 .. ... to2% 8 to94 1 to Decatur Cotton Oil Co., Decatur, Ala.
Mape's Fruitand Vine Manure. 9. .4 1.9 9.34 2.48 11. to 5 to to 4 .. ..... 2 to 310 to 12 Mapes' Formula & Peru Guano Co.,N.Y.
Ideal Potato Manure.......... 11 8 7.4 .91 8. 4.23 8 ........ 6to 1 to 2 .......4 to 8 10 Wilson & Toomer Fert. Co Jacksonville
Bradl y's Veetable Fertilizer. 10.7 6.8 0 8.9 4. ; ..... 6 1 8 ....... ....... 4 to 5 5 to 7 Amer. Agricultural & Chem. Co.. N. Y.
Ideal Fertilizer .... 7.9 1.07 8. 11 .28 7.19 .... .. 5 to 7 ... .... 4t05% 6 to 8 Wilson Toomer Fert. Co., Jacksonville
Mape's Fruit and Vine Manure 1' 7.12 2.03 9.15 2. 11.3 8 to 10 5 to 7 2 to 4.. to 310 to 12 Mapes' Formula & Peru.Guano Co.,N.Y.
Mape's Vegetable Manure..... 10. 6.3 2.57 9.5 4 8 4.7 2 to 4 .. .. 5 to 6 4 to Mapes' Formula & Peru. GuanoCo,N. Y.
ape'sOranee Tree Ferte r. 120 771 29 414 3.79 10 to 12 6 to 8 2 to 4 ... 4 to to 4 apes'Formula & Peru. Guano Co ,N.Y.
Ideal Fertilizer.................. .101 7.32 0.94 8.26 4.2 6 69........ 5 to 7 ................ 4to 6 to 8 Wilron& Toomer Fert. Co., Jacksonville
Bradley's Fruit&Vine Fertilizer 12.9 8.57 1.5 10.22 .5 9.74 ...... 5to ....... 8- 2to3 10 to Bradley's Form. & Peru. GuanoCo.,N.Y.
Fruitand Vine Fertilzer........ 15 2.21 9.02 2 11 11.76 8to 6 to 8 1 o 3 2 1 4 12 to 14 Tampa Fertilizer Co., Tampa.
Bradley's Nursery Stock....... 10.56 7.97 2 64 10.61 4.6 3.52.. 8 to 10 .. te 13 4Xto5 3 to 4 Amer. Agricultural & Chem. Co., N. Y.
H. G. Vegetable Fish Guano... 860 6.44 .4 7.8i 4.2 6.17 10 to1 3to7 2 to 4 4 to o 4 to 6'Tampa Fertilizer Co., Tampa.
Ideal Vegetable M nure. 13 !5 7.6 8.50 3.8 14 ........ 6 to 8 1 to 2 .. 4 10 5 8 to 1 Wilson &ToomerFert. Co., Jacksonville.
Mane's Vegetable Manu e...... 1.15 6.78 2.91 9.6 5.16 5.lb 10 to 12 6 10 8 2 to 4 5 to 6 4 to 6 Mapes" Formula & Peru. Guano Co., N.Y.
Mape's Fruit and Vine Manure. 0.95 .67 .23 8.90 2.32 10.84 8 to 10 5 to 7 2 to 4 ....... 2 to 310 to 1 Mapes' FormulaPeru. Guano Co.,N. Y.
Blood. Bone and Potash .... 11.75 7.70 0.88 8.58 5.38 559 5 to 10 8 to 10 2 to 4.......5 to 6 7 tO 8 Armour's Fertilizer Works, Jacksonville
Nitrate of Sola............... 1.0 .... 18.32 ... .... ....... 17 to 19 .... Wilson & ToomerFert Co., Jacksonville
Ideal Fruit and Vine Manure.. 9.00 6.24 0.1 6.85 3. 12.9 ....... 6 to 8 to 3 3 to 4 10 to 12 Wilson & Toomer Fert. Co.. Jacksonville
Special Orange Tree Manure.... 12.35 7.15 2 0 9.16 2.54 9.7910 to 12 5 to 6 to 3 ..... 2 to 3 10 to Baugh & Sons. Baltimore, Md.
H.G. Tobacco Dust.......... 886 ....2.31 2 42 8 to 10 ............... lto3% I to 3 Armour's Fertilizer Works, Jacksonville.
Osceolan rard Tobacco Dust... 7.90 .. 1.61 .................... .... 1 to 3 1 to 5 Wilson & Toomer Fert. Co., Jacksonville
Special Mixture (Tobacco) 7.8........... ........ 1.48 4.4.. .......... ........................Tampa Fertilizer Co., Tampa.
H. G. Sulphate of Potash...... 1.4 .... ...... ... .28 ............... ....48 to 51 Armour's Fertilizer Works, Jacksonville.
Kalnit ................ 5.8 ...... ...... 4 ................... ........ .... 12 to 14 Wilson & Toomer Fert. Co.. Jacksonville.
Ideal Fertilizer.............. 32 7.00 48 .5 3.92 6.32 8 to 10 to .... .. ....... 4to 6 to 8 Wilson & Toomer Fert. Co., Jacksonville.
H. G. Tobacco UDst....7....... 20 ..... ......... .97 10.06 ......... ... ..... 3 10 Florida Ferillizer Co., Gainesville, Fla,








Deid Phosphate........... ..... 12.02 15.72 4.07 19.79
Dark C. S. Meal ...................... 10.12 ............
Dark C. M eal................ 9.10 ..... ... .. 2.8
Aixe Brand C. S. Meal .......... 8.16 ......... ...... 2.56
K ainit........... ............... .. . .....
Fish and Potish....... ...... .. 4.80 3.48 2.04 5.52
Pi.eaple F ulter ............... 4. 7.4 5.7 13.00
Potato Manure................ 5.95 5.83 1.97i 7.80
I eiture and Cucumber, SI ecial. 5.50 5.00 1.33 t.33
P. ruvian Fi-h Guano. No. 1.... 5.0 5.5 2. 0 .25
Special for Fruit................ .901 6.63 2.21 8.84
o. 2. Double Strength ot Putash 6.25 6.10 1.87 7.97
Blood, Bonei and Potash ..... 6.75 5.6 3.43 9.09
No. 1, Fe Ilitzer...... ........ u 7.13 5.11 12.24
No. 2. Fertizcr. .... 1 ...... 7.15 6.62 3.57 10.19
No. 4, Fertilizer ............. 6 89 3.72 10.
Dissolved Bone ................. 13.05 11.21 3.64 14.85
Cotton Seed Meal.. 6............ ...... .70
Almour's Practical Trucker .... 7.8(l 7.13 5 83 12.9
Armour's Oranige Tre lMalnte.. 7.(0 8.01 7.43 15.14
Armour's Fruit and Vine Fert... i.85 8.12- 5. 9 14.'2
Armour's Blood, Bone & Potashh. 8.70 7.13 4.58 11.71
Armour's Fruit&HootCrop,Spcc. 6.40 7.21 3.99 11.20
Armour's Bone Fl. r............ 2.7 8.42 15.(i0 24.0
Armour'- Dried Blood.......... 12.35 ...... ... .. ....
H. G. I'obacco Dult ......... 6.8 ...
Almour's Blood and Bo ...... 75 3.73 8. 11.7
H G B and Bon........... 9.65 5.46 5.91 11.37
Blood and Bone ......... .... 8.(5 6.25 9.14 15.39
H. G. Blood and Bone ...... 8.45 3.53 3.09 6.60
Acid Phospliate ............. .. 7.85 16.9-' 7.10 24.02i
Strawberry Fruiter...... .... 7.3 5.8 2.41 8.39
Extra Fruitand Vine........... 6.10 6.37 2.11 8.50
Cotton Seed Meal .......... ... . ......... .88
Cotton Seed Meal .... ..... .... 2.. 1
Cotton seed e d .... 5.96 .... ...... 2
Cotton eed Meal........ 8.35 ............... 2.6
H. G. Acid Pl plate ........... 13. 17.57 1.30 18.
A L.Wilesol 6.60 Acid P lolihlt 12.;0 14.77 3.7ti 17.53
Brauney's XXX l'hopli te. 8.05 14 8 1.76 16.14
Dissolved Bone Pho-phate...... 14.(5 1.3.67 1.51 16.18
Alas Acid Phospate.......... 12.95 15 49 2.29 17.7
Acid Phosphate.............. 13.7 12.34 0.28 12.
Bradley's ialinu tcW Phosphate 7.95 14.89 1.58 16. .
Cumberland Bone Super Phoa... 16.15 10.71 1. 62 12 a3
Gou'ding's Bone Compound .... 13.96 9.73 3.98 13.71
Gum Guano.. ......... .. 13.90 10.25 3.18 13.43
Lott's Compnond ................ 3-45 4.35 8.48 12.83
umlrer and Ftilizer.......... 11.80 9.3 2.12 11 4
Mobile Standard uano.... 7.45 98 4.74 14 43
Raw Bone Super Phos nate... 13.55 10.59 3.30 13.9
uoullding's.UG.Ac&idPhos.& Pot 10.3, 14.70 1.42 16.13


...... ....... 15
1.46 8 to 12 .......
1.31 8 to 12 ......
1.55 ..... ... .......
7.3 10 to 12 2 to 3
11.2S 10 to 12 4 to 5
8.95 10 to 12 5 to 6
5.72 10 to 12 5 to 6
5.6 10 to 12 5 to 6
12. ... .. to 8
9.82 10 to 12 5 to 6
4.510 to 12 4 to 5
3.93 ........ 5 to 6
9.88 ....... 6 to 7
10.30 ........ 6 to 7
..1 to 12 14 to 15
1.78 BIfto7% ........
9.25 5 to It 6 to 7
4.09 5 to 10 8 to 10
11.02 5 to 10 6 to 8
7.53 5 to 10 8 to 10
5.22 5 to 10 8 to 9
.... 5 to 10 10 to 14
10 te 13 ........
1.60 8 to 10 ........
...... 5 to 10 ......
.. 5 o I ........
...... 6 to 7 .......

...... ....... 14.00
8.91 10 to 12 5 to 6
13.73 8 to 12 6 to 8
1.2 ....... .
1 28 6 5-,8. 75 ..... ..
1.50 ........ .. ....
1.38 8.00 ....
... .. 12 to 15 15 to 17
...... 12 to 15 14 to 16
.. .. 10 to 20 13 to 15
...... 11 13
........ 12 to 15 13 to 15
..... 13 to 16 2 to 14
. ... 1 to 122 to 24
1.71 10 to 20 8 to I'
1.51 10 to 12 8%-10
1.84 10 to 12 8 to 10
1275 ....... 5 to 6
S09 12i 8
2.62 11 to 16 8 to 10
1.73 10 to 15 9tol0
1.3 0 to 15 12 to 14


........... ........ ......... Southern Fertilizer Co., Orlando, Fla.
........ 3 5 to 7 to I t florida Manufacturing Co., Madison.
........2 to 3 5 to 7% to I Florida Manufacturing Co., Madison
........ ......... Humphries,Goodwin &Co .Memphis,Tenn
...... ... 12 to 13 Little Brothers, Jacksonville
3 to 4 7 to 8 5 to Florida Fert. Mfg. Co., Oainesville, Fla.
6 to 7 ....... 3 to 4 2 to 13 F rda Fert. Mfi. Co., Gainesvllle, Fla.
2 3....... 3 to 4 9 to 1( Florida Fert Mfg. Co., Gainesville, Fla.
I to 2 ....... 7 to 8 4 to 5 Florida Pert. Mfg. Co., Gaincsvillo, Fla.
1 to 2 ........ 4%to5 5 to 6 Florida Fert. Mig, Co. Gainesville, Fla.
1 to 2 ....... 4 to 5 12 to 14 Sunlhern Fertilizer Co Orlando. Fla.
2 to 3........ to 2 10 to 12 Florida Fert. Mg Co. inir esvil'e. Fla.
2 to 3........ 4 4 t 4 to 5 Forida Frt. MIg. Co. Gainesville, Fla.
2 to 3 ........ 5 to ti to o Southern Fertilizer I o., Orlando, FIa.-
2 to 3........ 5 to 6 10 to 1 Soutern Fetilizer Co.,Orlndo Fla.
2 to 3 ...... 3 to 4 10 to 12Snther Fertilizer Co., Orando, Fla.
3 to 4 ..... 2 15 3 ........ lorida Fet. Mfg. Co., Gaiineville, Fla.
2 to 3 ..... Sto 8 to 2 P. A. Smith, A'lanta, Ga.
2 to 3 ... 3 to 4 10 to 12 Armour Fertilizer Works, Jacksonville.
2 to 4 .. ... :.4 o4X 4 to 5 Armour Fertilizer Works, Jacksonville.
1 to 2 ........ 2to334 10 to 13 Armour Fertilizer Works, Jacktonville.
1 to 2 ...... 5 to 67 to 8 Armour Ferti izer Works, J; cksonvillc.
1 to 2 .. 2 to 35 to 6 Armour Fertilizer Works, Jacksonville.
.... 24 to 28 3 to 4 ... ...... Armour Fertilizer Works, Jackhonville.
............... 16 to 17 ......... Armour Fertilizer Woiks, Jacksonville.
... ...... .... /lto3 1% to 3 Arnour i.rtiliz'r Works. J: cksonville.
........10 to 12 7 to 8 .......... ArmourFertilizer Works. Jaclsonville.
........ 12 to 1 9 o 10 ........Cu.daly Pat king Co., Jacksonville.
........ 15 to 206) to 8 .......... Cudahy Packing Co., JHacksonville.
....... 4.58 lo.. .... Amour Packi g to., Chicago, 111.
... ..... .. . ...... .. Little Brothers, .Jack, oni ill
2 to ........ 2 to 310 to 12 lFloida Fert. Mfg. Co., Gsinesville, Fla.
. .. 2 to 3114 to 16 Southern Fertilizer Co., Orlando, Fla.
........ .0 7.50- 1.85 Dothan Cotton Oil Co., D)othan. Ala
...... 1 to 3 _% to 9 1 to 2 Trader's Cotton Oil Co., Union Springs,Ala
........ 2-.2.80 ?a-7 85 Ito 2.85 Sonthe in Coton Oil Co, Montgomery, 4la
S 2.10 750 2 la' ama Cotton Oil Co., Montg'omery, Ala.
1 to 2 ... ....... .........- Goulding Fertilizer Co Pensacola, Fla.
I to 2 ............. ......... Goulding Fertilizer (o., Pensacola, Fla.
2 to 3 ........ ..... ..... .... Bradley Fertilizer Co., Boston, Mass.
1.50 ........ ................. Georia Chemical Works, Augusta Ga.
2 to 3 ............... ......... t.oulding Fertilizer Co., Pensacola, Fla.
2 to 4 ....... ....... ......... Virginia. Carolina Chem Co .Richmi nd,Va
2 to 3 ...................... Bradley Fertilizer Co. Bstoin, Mass.
1 to 2 ........ 2 to 3 1 to 2Cumberla d Bone Phos. Co., Poitland.Md.
1 to 2 ........ '2 I to 2 Goulding Fertilizer Co Pensacola, Fla
1 to 2 ....... r. -. to Go 'ding F, rtilizer Co., Pensacola, Fla.
.............. I 12 to 13 H. MI Lolt Havana, Fla.
2 ..... 2Mulual Fertilizer Co., Savannah, Ga.
1 to 2 ........ 2 to 3 2 to S Mobile Phosphace Co., Mobile, Ala.
Ito 3 ...... to 3 1 to Standard Guano &Chem. Co.,New Orleans
1 to z ....... .... 1 to 2 Goulding Fertilizer Co., Pensacola, Fla.







value is proportionately much greater as raw or untreated rock, has but
little agricultural value.
The Phosphoric Acid of "Superphosphate," "Acid Phosphate," and
"dissolved bone" are identical chemically and agriculturally. Large quan-
tities of "Acid Phosphate" are used and sold as "Dissolved Bone," ad-
vantage being taken of a prejudice existing against a name or term, the
available phosphoric acid of "Acid Phosphate" is equally valuable as that
from "bones," commercially and agriculturally.
On this subject the following quotation from the report of the State
Chemist of Georgia, for 1899-1900, serial number 36, is pertinent:
"It should be borne in mind always that State valuations are relative
.and approximate only, and are only intended to serve as a guide. It is
much to be desired that farmers should study the analysis giving the ac-
tual percentages of plant food more, and pay no attention whatever to
names and brands. They should realize, for instance, that in nine cases
out of ten, brands known as "Pure Dissolved Bone" contain not a particle
'of bone, but are made simply out of phosphate rock. They are every
"whit and grain" as good as if they were made from bone, the available
phosphoric acid from rock being just as available and identically the same
.as the available phosphoric acid from bone. The proof that such brands
are not made from bone is that they contain no ammonia, and if they
were made from bone the percentage of ammonia would be stated, and
it would be charged for. This is only one instance of the folly of being
influenced by names and brands-many might be given. Remember that
a multiplicity of brands is also expensive to the manufacturer, and you
have to pay the cost in the long run. Study the markets, select a time for
purchasing when general trade in fertilizers is dull, club together with
some of your neighbors whose credit is of the best, or, better, who have
a little spare cash, and then order from a reliable manufacturer, stipulat-
ing, if you have a preference, just what materials the goods shall be made
from, and especially the guaranteed percentage of ammonia, phosphoric
acid and potash. Let the maker call it anything he pleases. In this way
you will be sure to have a first-class goods bought at the lowest market
price. But if you are going to wait till the last minute to buy your fer-
tilizers, at the very time when everybody else wants his, and are going to
buy on time and pay interest, why then be assured your fertilizers are go-
ing to be expensive just as your clothing or any of your household goods
would be if bought in the same way."
The following price list of manurial chemicals is quoted by reputable
dealers and importers in Jacksonville in lots of one to ten tons. The same
figures can be made in Pensacola or Tampa, for spot cash f. o. b. cars:
Less than 5tolO 10
5 tons tons tons
High Grade Potash. 90 to 95 per cent.Sulphate (48 to 50 per cent. K20)...... 52 0 $5100 $5000
Sulphate Potash, 48 to 55 per cent. Sulphate (25to30per cent. (K20)...... 3200 3100 3000
Muriate Potash, 80to 85percent. Muri.te (42to45 per cent. KO) .. ......... 4600 4500 4400







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Kainit, 12 to 13 percent. Actual Potaih ... ............................... 15 00 14 50 1300
Blood and Bone, 6% per cent Ammonia..... ....................... .. 2650 2600 2550
Blood and Bone, 7 to 8 per cent. Ammonia............................ 2750 :7 00 2650
Blood and Bone, 10 per cent. Ammonia................... ......... 3200 3150 3100
Haw Bone Meal. 2 to 4 pr cent Ammonia, 22 to 5 per cent. total Phos-
phoric Acid.. ......... ....... ........... ..... ... 200 3150 3100
Boneblack, 16 to IS per cent. available Phosphoric Acid.................... 25 00 24 00 2400
AcidPhosabate, 14percent. Phosphoric Acid............ ................ 1300 1250 1200
Nitrate Soda, 18 to 19 per cent. Ammonia..... ......................... 47 00 4650 4600
Sulphate Ammonia, 24 to 2B per cent. Ammonii..................... 7200 71 00 7000
Dried Blood, 17 per cent. Ammonia ........ ...................... 47 00 46 0 46 00
Ground Castn romance, 62 to 8% per cent. Ammonia..................... 2100 2050 2000
Canada Hard Wood Ashes, : to 8 per cent KzO (Potash).................. 1500 14 Mf 1400
Pulverized tobaccoo Stem, 5 to 8 per cent. K ,0 (Potash).................... 1500 1450 1400
Tobacco Stens (Baled) 5 to 8 per cent K20 (Potash) .................... 1680 1550 1500
Tobacco Dust, High Grade, 5 to 8 per cent. K20 (Potash)................... 21 0 2050 2000
steamed Bone Flour, 3 to 4 per cent. Ammoniia, 25 to 28 per cent. Phos-
phoric Acid............................................. .. ....... 25 00 2450 24 00
Brght Cotton Seed Meal, 7 to 9 per cent. Ammonia ........................ 26 5 2600 2 00
Dark Cotton See t Meal, 6 to 8 per cent. Ammonia........... ............ 2200 215) 21 00.
"Blood and Bone," "Tankage," "Garbage" and numerous other by
products are excellent fertilizers, but depend solely on their "Ammonia,"
"Phosphoric Acid" and "Potash" for their value, the "odor" or smell
has no value. Their analysis is the only safe guide as to their agricultural
value.
The phosphoric acid of "Superphosphate," "Acid Phosphate," and "dis-
solved bone" are identical chemically and agriculturally. Large quantities
"Af "Acid Phosphate" are used and sold as "Dissolved Bone," advantage be-
ing taken of a prejudice existing against a name or term, the available
phosphoric acid of "Acid Phosphate" is equally valuable as that from
"bones," commercially and agriculturally.

COTTON SEED MEAL.
The attention of consumers of cotton seed meal, either for stock feeding
or fertilizing purposes, is called to the analysis of various brands.
Pure, bright cotton seed meal shows a content of 8 per cent. and-above in
ammonia, 2 per cent. or more of available phosphoric acid, and 1 per cent.
of potash. Such meal is now selling at $26.50 per ton at seaport. Its com-
mercial value is as follows:
8 per cent. ammonia @ $3.00 ......................... $24 00
2 per cent. available phosphate @O $1.00 .................. 2 00
1l per cent. potash (@ $1.10 ............................ 1 65
The commercial value being in excess of the market value.
There is a quantity of cotton seed meal offered in the State labeled
"For feeding purposes only." These goods are guaranteed as follows:
44 to 5 per cent. ammonia.
1: to 2 per cent. phosphoric acid.
14 to 2 per cent. potash.
Their commercial value compared to pure meal is as follows:
44 per cent. ammonia.................................$13 50
1f per cent. phosphoric acid ............................ 1 75
14 per cent. potash .................................. 1 65

Commercial value ................... ............$16 90









These goods are sold at $1.00 to $2.00 per ton less than prime meal.
Their relative value is $10.75 less than prime meal. There is no economy
in the use of such goods; on the contrary, a direct loss. This applies as
forcibly to the feeder, or dairyman, as it does to the planter, the value of
the meal depending only on its content of amomnia, phosphoric acid and
potash in both cases. Purchasers should buy according to the analysis,
and pay for the actual content of the valuable elements only.

ORGANIC AMMONIATES.
It is generally conceded by pineapple growers that the sulphates of am-
monia and potash are harmful to pineapples. The universalpracticeamong
the pineapple growers is to use organic fertilizers only--cotton seed meal,
castor pomace, blood and bone for ammoniates; ashes, tobacco and nitrate
of potash for potash.
-Blood and bone supplying ammonia and phosphoric acid, considerable
"Tankage" and "Garbage," reinforced by sulphate of ammonia, has been
found in the State an unquestionably valuable fertilizer for certain crops,
generally acknowledges hurtful to pines.
The State law, section 3, requires the manufacturers to state in the#
"guarantee on each package the percentage of ammonia and the source
from which it is derived." A failure to state the source of the ammonia
in a fertilizer is a violation of the law.
Purchasers requiring only "organic ammoniate" in their fertilizers
should see that this important part of the guarantee is complied with.

MECHANICAL CONDITION.
A number of complaints have been made to the department this season
of failure of vegetable crops, using certain brands of goods. On exam-
ination chemically, these goods have been found well within the guarantee
of their makers. The same goods (that is, goods having the same amounts
of fertilizing elements) have proved satisfactory to growers in the same
localities, and under the same conditions. The difference in results can be
attributed solely to the imperfect grinding and failure to properly mix the
goods complained of. In all cases the best results have been had from
those goods having the best mechanical condition.
Other things being equal, those goods most finely pulverized and mixed
have proved most satisfactory. Coarse ground "Blood and Bone," "Tank-
age" and "Mixed Fertilizers" using such ground material in compounding,
have proved unsatisfactory in producing quick results, as demanded by the
vegetable growers of the State.
That the mechanical condition of commercial fertilizers'has much to do
with results, has been practically demonstrated, particularly among the
vegetable growers of the State.






UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

Climate and Crop Service of the Weather Bureau-Florida Section.
A. J. MITCHELL, SECTION DIRECTOR, JACKSONVILLE, FLA.

Climatological Data for March, 1902.


Stations


Counties


NORTHERN SECTION.

Archer............ Alachua........ 92
Bainbridge........... Decatur, Ga ..... 119
Federal Point....... St. Jchns....... 10
Fernandina........ Nassiu........... 15
Fort Georget....... Duval.......... ....
Gainesville ........ Alachua........ 175
Huntington ........ Putnam........ 50
Jacksonville ....... Duval........... 43
Jasper.. ... .... Hamilton..... 165
Lake Butler........ Bradford ..... ...
Lake City........... Columbia....... 201
Macclenny.... ..... Baker ....... ..140
Micanopy .......... Alachua........ 105
Mildleburg......... Clay........... ..
finemount.... ... Suwannee.........


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18
10
9
1
17
10
6
30
5
5
13
71

2


Temperature, in degrees
Fahrenheit

-3









63.2 0.3 8530 34 7* 38
60.8 .. 8230 32 6* 38
62.8-0.9 85 15* 2927 48
60.0 .... 81 14* 35 7 27
61.4-0 8 8430 40 6 ...
64 0 +-1 4 86 16* 35 6 36
64 5--1.0 8715 35 7 7
624 00 8330 376 28
a61.0 -0.4 a83 30 a34 7* a41
61 8 -3.3 8530 34 3* 43
63.0 -1.1 8530 85 6 36
63 35-0.1 8616* 32 7 39
a64 6-1.7 185 15* a34 7 a37
61.4+1.5 84 15 28 7 42
61.4 *... 8724* 3219 37


Precipitation, in inches


0









6.57 +-2.681.61 11 15
.11.85 ...... 5 70 12 ..
3.77 +0.91 0 98 9 25
5.25 ...... 1 61 10 15
4.08 1 4 42 20







4.20 g07212 14 11
8.08 2 00n 25 9 ....
6.57 +0 1.6 09 11 1
.11.85 .......5 70 12
3.77 +0.91098 9 25



5.2583 1792 00 10 15
4.15 +0 171.155 8 17
4.08 +1 431 42 9 20
4.20 +0 721 33 14 11
8.08 +200225 9....
6.27 -0182 09 11 8
6.83 +1 79 2 00 10 10
7.98 +3 052 87 12 22
6 20 +1 76 3 11 6...
7 04 -0 743 52 7 12
4 90 ...... 31 6 13,


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Climatologicall.ata for March-(Continued.)


Stations


Savannah. Ga .......
St. Augustine...x...
Sumner ..........
Switzerland ........
Thomasville, G.....
Waycross, Ga......


CENTRAL SECTION.

Bartow ...........
Brooksville... .....
Clermont ...........
DeLand .. ........
Euatis .................
Ft. Meade... ...
Fort Pierce.........
Inverness ..........
Kissimmee ........
Malahar ....... .
Men itt's Island ....
New Smyrna.. ......
Ocala .............
Orange City.......
Orlando.............


Counties


(Ulithain, Ga.. 36
St. Johns...... 10
Levy ......... ....
St. Johns......
I'homas, Ga .. 330
Ware, Ga...... 131

Means....... ....


Polk ....... ..
Hernando......
Lake ...........
Volusia ........
Lake...... ...
Polk ..........
Brevard......
I'itrus. .........
O.-ceola .......
Brevard.......
Rrevard .......
Volusia..........
Marion ......
Volusia .......
Orange ........


Temperature, in degrees
P. Fahrenheit









31 58.6 0 0 8 U 34 19




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38. 0.0 83|3 3419
52 ('x" dayr mis ing
16 7 -05 82 11 31 17
5 6{ 0+1 0 64 15* 30 7
24 6+08 2 830 34 7
20 585 -09 80'0 32 7

I 62 4....... ....


7 69 5 +1 9 9112*
10 ..... . .. ..
10 68 2+0 4 8924
2 66 2 . 88 15
12.f67 0+1 0 eS8 15*
16 65 6+0 3 8825
11 68 4-0 4 9030
2 64 8 .... 8515*
10 67 20 5 8824
67 4..... 8929
21 67 6+0 6 84201
14 65 0-0 2 88 24
16 64 2 -0 1 8915
12 66 8+1 2 88 117*
12 67 4 +0 6 85 15*


Precipitation, in inches




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6 16
3 45
10 16
9 02

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2 02

3 61

4 56
3 28
2 95
4 95
1 88
0 83
1 05
1 89
6 61
2 37
1 81


+1.55

+2 42
-0 34
+5 65
+4 58

+1 24


-0 3

+1 84

1 99
-rO 83
-0 29
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+4 14
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Plant City..........
Rockwell ..........
St. Leo............
Tampa ...........
Tarpon Sprit gs....
Titusvilte ..........


SOUTHERN SECTION.

Avon Park.........
Flamingo........
Havana...........
Hypoluxo..........
Jupiter............
1Ky West .......
Manatee............
Marco ... .........
Miami ...........
Myer .............
Nassau...........
Nocatee ..........
San Juan.........


WESTERN SECTION.

Bonifay ...........
Carrabelle..........
Daphne.... e.......
DeFuniak Springs..
H olt ....... .......
Marianna .........
Mobile..............
Molino ......m.....
Montgomery .......


Hillsborough.. 121
Marion......... ...
Pasco........ ...
Hllsborough... 20
Hillsborough .. 20
Brevard....... 11

Means......


DeSo, o......... ....
Monroe ... .. ..
Cuba. ...... 57
Dade... ..... .
Dade...... ..... 28
Monroe........ 22
Manatee........ 16
Lee....... . . ....
Dade.......... ...
Lee . . ...... . .
N. P. Bahamas ....
DeSoto.... ... 3
Puerto Rico.... 82

Means .. ...


Holmes ........
Franklin ........
Baldwin, Ala...
Walton ........
Santa Rosa ...
Jackson........
Mobile, Ala....
Escambia ....
Montgom'y, Ala


116 1
12 4

193 "6
208 ......
85 2
35 3:

219 201


66.0+1.2 89
64 4+1 0 86
67 2-0 6 88
66 2 0 0 81
b5 9 0 3 t'7
66 2+07 86

06 6 +0 5 ...


69.4 . 88
70 7 .... 85
730 0 0 87
70 6+0 5 89
69 6+1 0 88
72 6 0 0 83
67 4+18 87
71 0 .. 86
a70 6 0 989
68 6+0 1 88
71 8 ... 4
68 2 0 9 89


69 9+0 5 ...


6- 0-24 81
61 8-0 1 8
b60 8+06 b79
61 1 --0 2 82
a57 6 .... a81
60 2 .... 84
60 83 1 0 79
62 4 ... 88
57 3 0 0 77


1.16 -1.88
5 80 -6 07
2 34 -1 15
1 91 -0 92
4 04 0 17
2 73 -0 27

2 94 +0 13


3.19 .....
0 00
0 96 -0.87
1 62 --1 10
0 97 -0 84
0 22 -1 00
1 36 --1 71
0 61 ..
0 00 -2 30
0 18 -2 69
0 13 .. .
1 46 -2 88


0 97 -1 79



6 34 06 82
6 43 -0 64
13 62 +7 02
6 09 ..
12 38 ..
6 52 -0 79
0 95 ......
8 60 +2 38


21* 39
31 41
24 56
30 42
30 40
30 53
15 40
13* 42
30 a40
29 43
2 60
15 38




29 31
30 835
11*b 9
29 25
25 H30
29* 3
24 35
16* 32
11 30


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3 70 7 13
3 75 12 8
4 02 4 ....
7 00 8 16
92 14 11
0 451 .... .
1 76 15 11







climatological Data for March, 1902-dontinued.


Stations


Counties


Temperature, in degrees
Fahrenheit


Precipitation, in inches


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Pensacola.......... EscHmbia ...... 56 22 61.0 1.0 79 30 36 6 20 8.06 +2 393.25 12 12 5 14 n
Quincy ............. Gadsdenden... 260 2 60 3 ..... 85 30* 29 7 36 10 81 ... 3 98 11 13 8 10se
St. Andrews Bay... Washington.... ... 4 61 4-0 6 84 26 1 7* 38 779 +343 34 9 21 7 3s
Stephensville .... Taylor............. ... .. .. .. .. 3 46 1 40 .. ... .... .......
Tallahassee........ Leon.......... 193 16a59 6+0 4a8129 419 a26 11 06 5 473 02 8 .. .... ...
Waukeenah.......... Jefferson...... ....... 61 7 .... 8930 8019 82 4 20 ...... 120 10 15 6 10s
Wausau........ ... Washington. .. 250 4 61 2+02 8530 28 6 38 12 7734 11 11 15 5...
Wewahitchka...... Calhoun.... ....... 58 8-0 1 8223 81 5 35 11 0 +3 44305 11 16 8 7s

Means...... ... .... 60 5-02 ... ...... .... 9 48 4 33 ...... 9 14 9 8
State Means ......... 64 -0 6... .......... .... 6 1 55.... 7 16 9 6s
FEBRUARV, 1902.
San Juan...... P.R .................... .. '7 77 2+2 0 8918 66 3 1 0 09 -2 090 08 2 21 6 1se
.. . . ..o.. . ..... .. ... . .. o .. . . . . . . .. .. .


fThirinometers are not self-registering and readings are
made at 7 a. m.. 2 p. m. and 9 p. m. daily.
*More than one day. tWeather Bureau.
TNot included in means. Incomplete.


All records, except stations outside of the State, are used
in determiinng State or district means, but State and district
departures ar determined by comparison of current data of
only such staons as have normal.
a, bc,, c., following name of station, indicate number
of days mislng from report.


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Salient Climatic Features.


ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE.

The mean pressure for the month was 30.5 inches, which is normal.
The highest observed pressure was 30.40 inches, at Pensacola on the 6th;
the lowest observed pressure was 29.60 inches, at Jacksonville on the 1st;
monthly range for State was 0.80 inch.

TEMPERATURE.- (Degrees Fahrenheit.)

The monthly mean temperature for the State was 64.8 degrees, 0.6 de-
grees below normal. By sections, the means were: Northern, 2.5 degrees;
Central, 6.6 degrees; Southern, 9.9 degrees; Western, 60.5 degrees. The
highest monthly mean temperature was 72.6 degrees, at Key West; the
lowest monthly mean temperature was 57.6 degrees, at Holt. The high-
est temperature during the month was 91 degrees, at Bartow on the 12th
and 14th; the lowest temperature was 28 degrees, at Wausau on the 6th
and at Middleburg on the 7th; absolute range for the State was 63 degrees.

PRECIPITATION.--(Inches and hundredths.)

The average precipitation for the State during the month was 4.63 in-
ches, 1.55 inches above the normal amount. By sections, the averages
were: Northern, 5.66 inches; Central, 2.94 inches; Southern, 0.97 in-
ches; Western, 9.48 inches. The greatest monthly amount was 13.62 in-
ches, at De Funiak Springs; the least was none, at Miami and Flamingo.
The greatest amount for any twenty-four hours was 7.00 inches, at Ma-
rianna on the 14th.

WIND AND WEATHER.

The prevailing winds during the month were from the southeast. By
sections, there were: Northern, 15 clear days; 8 partly cloudy; 8 cloudy.
Central, 16 clear; 9 partly cloudy; 6 cloudy. Southern, 19 clear; 9 partly
cloudy; 3 cloudy. Western, 14 clear; 9 partly cloudy; 8 cloudy.
Rainy days: Northern section, 9; Central, 7; Southern, 4; Western, 9.









COMPARATIVE TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL DATA FOR FEBRUARY, WITH
WITH DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL, DURING THE PAST ELEVEN YEARS.
The normal temperature for February is 59.0 deg., the normal rainfall is 3.79
inches.

Year 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902,


Mean.... 62.0 63.9 66.9 65.4 66.0 70.6 67.5 66.8 68 6 62.1 64.8
Departure-3.4 -1.5 1.5 0.0 -0.6 +5.2 +2.1 +0.9 +1.8 -38. -0.6
Total.... 1.55 4.90 1.77 2.16 2.48 2.06 1.54 1.96 6.82 5.65 4.63-
Departure-1.53+1.82-1.76-0.92 0.65-1.02-1.54-1.12 -1-8.74+2.57+1.55.




PRESSURE AND WIND TABLE

Wind Velocity, Relative
Atmospheric Pressure in Miles Humidity

Stations S| gE o


^ x 0 s Ia t i

Jacksonville............. 30.04 30.38 7 29.0 1 6,587 82 w 2 9931 74
Jupiter. ................ 30.06 30.34 7 29.80 110,558 36 w 5 9853 79
Key West.............. 3.03 3030 7 29.79 1 8,080 86 nw 5 9555 79
Pensaoola .............. *0.04 30.40 6 29.62 1 8,948 88 sel2 9937 78
Tampa.................. 30 07 30.36 6 29.71 1 6,338 33 s 1 9737 77
*8 a. m. readingsonly.




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