Genesee Farmer 21(7): 219 (July 1860)

Charcoal On Old Orchard Land

C. W., of Fairfax Co., Va., writes: "In a back number of the Farmer I noticed a statement that apples did not do well on the old lands in Connecticut. Charcoal will supply that which old land fails to furnish the trees with, while at the same time it acts as a total exterminator of the grub. They cannot work among it."