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Virginia-Carolina Chemical Corp. Crop Book Dept.
Richmond, Va.: Virginia-Carolina Chemical Co., c. 1915.
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"As a producer of fine Tobacco, I do not feel that I can say enough for V-C Fertilizers. It makes me Tobacco that brings more money than any other Fertilizer I can get, and I have tried many other Brands but none equaled yours. I believe it to be the best thing on the market for Tobacco, and shall use it exclusively in the future. It has also given me fine results on Corn and Vegetables, which goes to prove that it is made of good material."
V. C. LOVE, Kenbridge, Va.

This is the kind of Tobacco grown when well fed with V-C Fertilizers. Tobacco grown on the farm of Mr. R. H. Rigsbee by Mr. W. R. Chamblee, Durham, N. C., using about 900 lbs. of V-C per acre.

A Virginia Tobacco Plant-bed. Should the Tobacco growers of any one of the many Tobacco sections of the United States be prohibited the use of Commercial Fertilizers, they would have to go out of business. Hence, one of the best Fertilizers you can buy has proven to be V-C.

Another Tobacco Plant-bed. The plant food in a low grade Fertilizer eventually costs more than the plant food in a High Grade article and is not so good. Use the best which has proven to be V-C Fertilizers.

"The average Tobacco grower does not use half as much Fertilizer as would be most profitable and often four times the amount commonly used per acre would give in return more than four times this profit from the use of the greater quantity."

900 lbs. of V-C Fertilizers per acre produced this excellent field of Tobacco grown on farm of Mr. R. H. Rigsbee, Durham, N. C., by Mr. W. R. Chamblee. Photo taken August 20th, 1915.

Part of a field of 7 acres of splendid Tobacco grown by Mr. Purvis Tilley, near Bahama in Durham Co., N. C. Mr. Tilley is one of the largest Tobacco growers in the county, and uses V-C Fertilizers exclusively on all his crops. Mr. Tilley sets 6,000 plants to the acre, and uses 200 pounds of V-C Fertilizers to the thousand, making 1,200 pounds of Fertilizer to the acre. Mr. Tilley studies his Tobacco plants closely from the time they are set until the cured Tobacco is marketed. He has experimented with a number of different brands and grades, but finds that V-C goods give him better Tobacco than anything else he has ever used, and that Tobacco grown with these goods is of finer texture and cures up more evenly than any Tobacco raised with other brands. Mr. Tilley also makes a specialty of raising Tobacco seed for sale.

"In the production of Tobacco of high price, heavy yields and of good quality, V-C Fertilizers exercise a most controlling influence." See last page for evidence of this.

Three views on Mr. W. M. Hinson's Tobacco fields, Enfield, Conn., who used 3,000 lbs. of V-C Fertilizers per acre, reaping a bountiful crop of fine Tobacco. See article on Northern Grown Tobacco, page 46.

A common sight where V-C Fertilizers have been applied. This bountiful field of Tobacco is evidence of the efficacy of V-C Fertilizers as a crop and soil builder.

This excellent Tobacco was grown on the farm of Mr. John W. Lamberts, Germantown, N. C., who used V-C Fertilizers to be assured of a fine crop and an increased yield.

"Your V-C Fertilizers have given me perfect satisfaction, having used same for several years. This year I used for Tobacco 800 pounds of V-C Fertilizers per acre, and have the finest Tobacco I ever saw grown anywhere. I feel it my duty to my fellow farmers to advise the use of V-C Fertilizers for good Crops and as a land builder."

This type of Fertilizer Distributor is commonly used for Tobacco, Cotton, Corn and other crops cultivated in rows. The row is marked, opened, the Fertilizer put down and then partly mixed with the soil with the solid wooden wheel which follows in the furrow. See that it is V-C that is applied if you want a really fine crop of Tobacco.

V-C Fertilizers were not used on Tobacco field shown in upper picture. On this 20-acre field in lower view, 640 lbs. of V-C to the acre were applied, producing a yield about 900 lbs. per acre, bringing an average of from $16.00 to $20.00 per 100 lbs. This is part of Mr. J. B. McCormac's field of Tobacco near Danville, Va.

Applying 1,000 lbs. of V-C Fertilizers per acre on this 8-acre field of Tobacco, produced 1,200 lbs. of fine Tobacco per acre on the farm of Mr. T. F. DeJarnette, South Boston, Va. No wonder Mr. DeJarnette is an enthusiastic user of V-C.

The average Tobacco grower does not use enough Fertilizer to be assured of a maximum crop. Instead of 200 or 300 pounds per acre it will be found that an application of 1,000 to 2,000 pounds per acre will invariably produce the best results. And be sure you use the best, which is V-C.

Method of hanging Tobacco in Warehouse. You will always hang the finest grown Tobacco whenever V-C Fertilizers have been applied wisely and abundantly.

Tobacco culture offers a great reward to the grower who is master in his business. The master Tobacco grower has learned to appreciate the necessity and effects of V-C Fertilizers on his Tobacco crops.

Gathering a bountiful harvest where V-C Fertilizers have been applied is almost a universal custom throughout the South.

Tobacco that sold from $17.00 to $20.00 per 100 lbs., on the farm of Mr. J. H. Warren, near Danville, Va. On these 18 acres an average of 656 lbs. of V-C Fertilizers were used per acre, producing an average of from 800 to 1,000 pounds per acre. Of course V-C pays.

Mr. W. A. Erwin, President of the Erwin Cotton Mills Co., of Durham, N. C. knows the great value of V-C Fertilizers as is here evidenced. The excellent field of Tobacco was grown on his farm with the aid of V-C.

No. wonder Mr. J. Rufus Creech, of Pine Level, N. C., is such an enthusiastic user of V-C Fertilizers. He used only $50 worth of V-C on this 5 acre tract which produced a crop of excellent Tobacco which sold for $1,000 without being graded. $50 for cultivation; $50 for V-C Fertilizers--cost $100, profit $900.

Here's a wonderful picture of 60,000 hills of excellent Tobacco on the farm of Mr. P. H. Thomas, Danville, Va. This is an every-year occurance with Mr. Thomas for he has now used V-C Fertilizers for over 16 years. He annually profits by it.

Here's the "proof of the pudding." These four Tobacco plants were planted at the same time--the two on the left not fertilized; the two on the right were fed with V-C Fertilizers.

Upper left view is on farm of Mr. J. W. Blankenship, near Danville, Va., who used on this 20-acre tract 650 lbs of V-C to the acre, producing 800 to 1,000 lbs. per acre, averaging $17.00 to $20.00 per 1000 lbs.
Lower left corner view is on farm of Mr. J. H. Warren, also near Danville, Va. This 20-acre patch averaged 800 to 1,000 lbs. per acre on which 665 lbs. of V-C Fertilizers were applied.
On two center fields in above group V-C Fertilizers were not used. Compare these two Tobacco fields with those adjoining, on each of which V-C Fertilizers were bountifully and wisely applied.
Upper right corner had 660 lbs. of V-C per acre, producing 900 lbs. per acre. Owing to high quality of Tobacco the highest price was obtained by Mr. M. G. Bryant, near Danville, Va.
Lower right corner view is a section of 25-acre Tobacco field of Mr. Lee Brown, who used 3,000 lbs. V-C Fertilizers per acre, giving a yield of 1,800 lbs. per acre, bringing an average of $17.00 to $20.00 per 100.

An enthusiastic Tobacco grower is Mr. John W. Lambert, of Germantown, N. C., who has learned to appreciate the ample and wise use of V-C Fertilizers, as this view of his Tobacco crop proves.

Mr. H. H. Rose, of La Crosse, Va., is proud of this fine patch of Tobacco which yielded about 2,000 pounds to the acre. Every leaf seems perfect. 800 pounds of V-C High Grade Fertilizers per acre helped to produce this gratifying result.

This is the kind of Tobacco 700 pounds per acre of V-C Fertilizers helped to grow on Mr. W. M. McAden's farm at Diamond Grove, Va. It pays to use V-C.

Field in upper view produced about 100 lbs. to the acre, field in lower view produced an average of 1,000 lbs. to the acre. V-C Fertilizers were applied on field shown in lower view, whereas V-C Fertilizers were not applied on fields shown in upper view. Lower view is on field of Mr. J. W. Blankenship's farm, near Danville, Va.

1,000 lbs. of V-C Fertilizers per acre produced 1,400 lbs. per acre of excellent Tobacco on this 10-acre field of Mr. A. B. Emmerson, of Houston, Va. If you want bountiful crops, feed V-C bountifully.

On this 20-acre field of Tobacco on farm of Mr. T. A. Cage, South Boston, Va., 1,000 lbs. of V-C Fertilizers were used to the acre, producing 1,400 lbs. of fine Tobacco to the acre. There are quite a few progressive Tobacco growers in South Boston, who have learned to know the great value of V-C in producing fine and bumper crops of Tobacco.

Another fine Tobacco crop on the farm of Mr. Hitchcock, Fair Oaks, Va. Fine, high-priced, free-burning Tobacco always follows the wise use of V-C Fertilizers.

"We congratulate you on your efforts in getting up this Fertilizer. We have today furnished your company with an order for 300 tons of V-C for shade-grown purposes and 50 tons for plant-bed purposes, and have requested your company to prepare the shade-grown Fertilizers by same formula in every respect as that used the past season."

This extra fine quality of Tobacco was grown by Mr. J. A. Stephens, near Georgetown, Ohio. He used V-C Fertilizers drilled in the row before making the hills; after setting, drilled broadcast between rows. See article on Northern Grown Tobacco on page 46.

On this lot of shade-grown Tobacco, Mr. J. L. Glauson, of the Ware Orchard Co., used V-C Fertilizers. As manager for the Ware Co., at Americus, Ga., Mr. Glauson is in a position to know the value of these High Grade Fertilizers.

"The proof of the pudding." There is always proof of the results produced by using V-C Fertilizers. See last page.

Not alone a fine growth of Tobacco but a high quality is the result of using V-C Fertilizers wisely on the 15-acre farm of Williams & Newman, Brown Co., Ohio. See article on Northern Grown Tobacco on page 46.

Curing Tobacco in Kentucky. A fine, healthy leaf is produced by the wise use of V-C Fertilizers. See last page for additional evidence of this.

On field in upper view V-C Fertilizers were not applied. On the 20 acres or more shown in lower view about 640 lbs. per acre of V-C Fertilizers were applied, resulting in an average of from 880 to 1,000 lbs. of fine Tobacco per acre, selling for an average of $18.00. This picture is of Mr. J. B. McCormac's farm near Danville, Va.

Here is another man who is proud of his Tobacco Crop. Mr. J. W. Mathews, of Charlie Hope, Va., is a firm believer in, and user of V-C Fertilizers. He used 800 pounds per acre on this crop which yielded a handsome profit.

A Kentucky Tobacco Shed near Lexington. Of the various factors entering into the successful production of Tobacco of superior qualities, no others are so important as the fertilization of the growing crop and the management of the curing process. By actual test V-C has proved the best.

Ordinary crop of Tobacco is topped 8 to 12 leaves, and 14 to 16 leaves is considered Big Tobacco. The above crop on farm of Mr. O. L. Joyner, near Greenville, N. C., is topped 24 to 30 leaves. Mr. Joyner uses V-C Fertilizers exclusively; no wonder his Tobacco is a Record Crop.

Mr. J. E. Parkerson's Tobacco on one of Mr. C. T. Munford's farms near Greenville, N. C. Mr. Parkerton tried. V-C Fertilizers on this patch with results as indicated in this picture; on another patch where V-C was not applied the Tobacco was about half the size shown above.
"I bought this spring a quantity of V-C Fertilizers for Tobacco, and I can safely say it is all you claim for it, as I have given it a thorough test this year, and have grown the finest and most uniform field of Tobacco I have ever seen. My crop is quite the largest in my community. It started growing early, and V-C held its strength to the last. I can safely recommend it to anybody desiring to raise fine Tobacco."

Giants on the Pilot Mountain, N. C., farm of Mr. McR. Smith. That this is a giant tobacco crop is evidenced by this picture. which shows Mr. Smith on the left whose height is 6 feet 2 inches, and the other man's height is 6 feet 8 inches. Mr. Smith is an enthusiastic V-C Fertilizer user.

Mr. Edmond Fox's Tobacco Fields, East Hartford, Conn., who used 3,000 lbs. per acre of V-C Fertilizers, producing a yield of 1,900 lbs. of fine Tobacco per acre. It pays to use V-C on Tobacco.

Two acres of Broad-leaf Tobacco on farm of Mr. Louis R. Lobdell, Vernon, Conn. Some leaves measured 3 ft. long and 19 inches wide. Of course Mr. Lobdell used V-C Fertilizers.

1,800 lbs. of Tobacco per acre on Mr. John Kent's farm, East Hartford, Conn., in upper view field. Center view, field of Mr. Chas. Andrews, Glastonbury, Conn., who used 3,000 lbs. V-C Fertilizers per acre, giving a yield of 1,800 lbs. per acre. Lower view, Tobacco on farm of Mr. Allen Bidwell, Glastonbury, Conn., who used 3,000 lbs. of V-C Fertilizers per acre, yield 2,000 lbs. per acre.

Bringing in the harvest of fine grown Tobacco at Drake's Branch, Va. Wherever V-C Fertilizers are used wisely a bountiful harvest is always assured.


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