A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON
THE TOMATO, ITS HISTORY, CHARACTERISTICS, PLANTING,
FERTILIZATION, CULTIVATION IN FIELD, GARDEN, AND
GREENHOUSE, HARVESTING, PACKING, STORING, MARKETING,
INSECT ENEMIES AND DISEASES, WITH METHODS OF CONTROL AND
REMEDIES, ETC., ETC.
Plant Industry, United States Department of Agriculture
ORANGE JUDD COMPANY
little book has been written in fulfilment of a promise
made many years ago. Again and again I have undertaken
the work, only to lay it aside because I felt the need
of greater experience and wider knowledge. I do not now
feel that this deficiency has been by any means fully
supplied, but in some directions it has been removed
through the kindness of Dr. F. H. Chittenden of the
Bureau of Entomology, who wrote the chapter on insect
enemies, and of W. A. Orton of the Bureau of Plant
Industry, United States Department of Agriculture, who
wrote the chapter on diseases of tomatoes.
made free use of, without special credit, and am largely
indebted to, the writings of Doctor Sturtevant and
Professor Goff, Professor Munson of Maine, Professor
Halsted of New Jersey, Professor Corbett of Washington,
Professor Rolfs of Florida, Professor Bailey of New
York, Professor Green of Ohio, and many others. I have
also found a vast amount of valuable information in the
agricultural press of this country in general. I am also
indebted to L. B. Coulter and Prof. W. G. Johnson for
many photographs. My thanks are also due B. F.
Williamson, who made the excellent drawings for this
book under Professor Johnson's direction................