The Fredericksburg (Va.) Herald says the application of guano the last season or two, has been so highly satisfactory, that many farmers are operating on a large scale this fall. One produce house in that city has received an order for fifty tons from a Rappa-hannock farmer, and another for thirty tons. The Herald says:— We have also had cited to us several instances wherein practical results were shown from the application of guano. One gentleman, whose means were rather limited, commenced a few years ago by the application of fifty pounds. At that time his farm raised a bare sufficiency of corn to support the ordinary want of "his household and stock, whilst in the way of wheat he had but a small quantity to sell. He increased the application gradually as his increased crops allowed, until this year he has one hundred and fifty barrels of corn to sell, besides a very fair crop of wheat. He is able to apply what will be equal to about four tons of guano this fall, when but a few years since his means allowed him an application of only fifty pounds.
This article was originally published with the title "Increased Use of Guano" in Scientific American 8, 9, 67 (November 1852)