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TO FARMERS, ALLOTMENT HOLDERS, &II COTTAGERS. Mr. Charles Yeo, Glamorgan County Horti- cultural adviser, writes:—The seed potato supply orders for next year's planting are being pushed forward with as little delay as possible, so as to give the authorities every possible chance of dealing with the heavy demands that will be made upon them. The prices are very moderate as compared with those of 1917. There is an ample supply of seed of the following varieties:—King George, Great Scot, Lochar, Irish Queen, and Shamrock. Those named are most suitable to our soils. If quality is re- quired do not heavy manure the two first named —although Great Scot this year has borne a bad name for cropping, disease, and no keeper after being lifted. It is not the fault of the variety, but the fault of the cultivator, who is too liberal with manure (organic and nitrogen) that has given Great Scot a swollen head. No better place suits this variety than a field of ground that has been heavily or well manured for a previous crop. A little liilie and super and sulphate of ammonia will bring a good crop. Fresh broken-up ground, aided with the above-named artificials, suits it well. Through the whole county being scheduled as an affected area of wart disease, only certain varieties are available for planting in 1918. As no early varieties of resisters can be placed on the market this year within reach of tha cultivator, the authorities have consented that those who have saved early and second early varities, such as Sharpens Express, Eclipse, Midlothian Early, Duke of York, May Queen, Royal Kidney, Sir John Llewellyn, British Queen, are eligible to be planted in 1918, provided only they were grown on the premises of the cultivator during 1917. The show at Nolton Institute on Satur- day, Nov. 24th, convinced many that wart dis- ease is no friend of the food producer. No early or second early varieties of non-resisters will be allowed to come over the border into the county of Glamorgan. All late varieties of non-resisters, such as Arran Chief, President, Iron Duke, Scottish Farmer, King Edward, Dalhousie, Up-to-Dates, and Factors, will not be allowed to be planted in 1918. Those who have no early varieties to plant should plant King George, for second early Great Scot. When seed is purchased, lay them out to sprout well before plainting; in fact, all varieties should be sprouted before planting. Farmers and Allotment Association members will have the benefit of purchasing from their respective Associations any quantity required, which the Association will buy in bulk direct from the grower at a much reduced rate. Those who J have not thought out the question of buying oo- operatively-which is the best method of busi- ness to-day—will find they will have to pay much more than anYJDember of an Association. The small seed question is an acute one. Here, again, the members are going to score rather heavily. It is up to the allotment holder and cottager to see to his needs at once, and not place his order in the pigeon hole of "wait and see." Order just what you think you can sow without waste; not loz. of seed when !oz. would do, or 1 quart of peas and beans when | a pint would cover the same ground. Think of the thousands who require as much as you, and per- haps a Tittle more. There was a big demand for artificial manures in 1917. No doubt there will be for 1918. I advise you to order your requirements at once of supers, sulphate of am- monia, lime, salt, etc, not to leave it until the spring, and then get disappointed, especially as I am afraid all available truckage will be re- quired for food commodities, which will be more essential.