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Title: Florists’ review [microform]
Identifier: 5205536_44_4
Year: 1912 (1910s)
Subjects: Floriculture
Publisher: Chicago : Florists’ Pub. Co
Contributing Library: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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FEEDING BONE MEAI.. Will you kindly tell me the proper amount of bone meal to use on beds of carnations and roses T We are anxious to get it right, yet we are rather un- certain as to just how much should be used on a bench 4z46 feet. C. F. Co.—Miss. You do not state whether you are just planting or whether your plants are established in the benches. We do not mix bone with our soil at plant- ing time, but rose growers do. A 4-inch potful to each wheelbarrow of soil 18 about the right proportion to use for roses. For feeding carnations we use about a 3-inch potful to each row across a 5-foot bench. If you have a mulch of manure on the bench, it will serve to prevent the bone from wash- ing when you water it in. If there is no mulch, you should scratch the bone into the soil before you water. Unless your soil is deficient in phosphoric acid, you should either alternate the bone with sheep manure or, still better, use one of the complete carnation fertiliz- ers. If your plants are growing vigor- ously and need feeding, a light appli- cation of complete fertilizer every three weeks will do no harm. Be care- ful, however, when dark weather sets in, as little feeding is wanted unless there is a moderate amount of sun- shine. Toward spring, when the sun begins to climb, the plants will need it and there is not much danger of overdoing it. A. F. J. B. DISEASED CABNATION STEMS. I am sending a sample of diseased carnation stems to see if you can sug- gest a remedy or preventive. There first appear brown spots on stem or leaf, which spread till the stem is encircled; then the top wilts. Usually it starts in the leaf socket. My soil is quite sandy. I have used manure, potash, bone meal and sulphate of ammonia. The climate here, south Georgia, has been humid, hot and rainy all summer. The side bench, farthest from the ventilators, is the worst affected. Would any fungicide help them? W. A. D.—Ga. The disease your carnations are af- fected with is one of the carnation spot diseases and is one of the most serious of this class of diseases. The fact that it works chiefly on the stems makes it diflicult to reach with the spray. It is brought on by a humid and probably foul atmospheric condition, which is more likely to prevail in your hot south- ern climate than in our northern lati- tude. The excessive rains during the summer were undoubtedly directly to blame for this condition. Cut away every affected branch you can find. Then spray the plants thoroughly with Bordeaux mixture. Keep this up until you get control, by which time the weather will probably" be cooler and you will have no trouble in keeping a bracing, dry atmosphere in your houses. As soon as you can run a little fire, it will help, especially if you will paint one of the pipes with a mixture con- sisting of equal parts of sulphur and Ume, mixed with enough water to make a thick paint. A. F. J. B. NOT TOO MUCH MANX7BE. Can you tell us what to use with blood and bone to make a complete carnation fertilizer, the proportions to use, how much to 100 square feet of bench and how often to apply! We are using soil with which no manure has been mixed. It is a good black loam and works easily, however. We raked in blood and bone before the plants were set and have given one feeding since. They look fine so far. L. P. & S.—HI. While you do not state when your carnations were planted in the bench and I therefore cannot form any opin^jtv»^l^g^j|^g^l^tvy^jL^g^jlV»VJl^4t^^^

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•:y»Air/Wi^irASir/sirr*irr*>ii)«>(ir/si.7Svir/sir/sii/sir/«vir^ DEPBECIATION ON GREENHOUSES. Please be kind enough to inform us what has been a fair estimate on depre- ciation of greenhouses yearly, in filling out income tax returns. We believe we saw in The Review that it varied from ten to* twenty per cent. Also, please in- form us whether the Commissioner of Internal Bevenue has, under Section 328 of the present income tax law, figured the percentage which the tax on repre- sentative corporations engaged in the florists’ business bears to their net in- come. If so, please send us copy of that ruling of the commissioner or inform us how to obtain it. B. B. C.—Ind. Would any owner of greenhouses sug- gest that the houses would depreciate so that in from five to ten years they would have no value? The income tax law provides that "a reasonable allowance for the exhaustion, wear and tear of property used in the trade or business" may be deducted. The instructions for filling in the return of taxable income state: "The amount claimed for wear and tear or depreciation should not ex- ceed the original cost of the property (or its value March 1, 1913, if acquired before that date) divided by its total estimated life in years. When the amount of depreciation allowed equals the cost of the property (or its value March 1, 1913) no further claim should be made." The schedule for the return of cor- poration incomes requires (schedule A 18): Submit a colnmnar scbedale containlngr. In tbe most practical form, aabstantlally the following Information: 1. A classiOcatlon of depreciable asaeta snb- dirided on the basis of (a) character, (b) term of useful life. 2. The fair marlcet Talue of such assets March 1, 1913, if acquired before that date. 8. The cost of such assets if acquired after February 28, 1913. 4. The estimated life or term of reasonable usefulness of such assets from date acquired or from March 1, 1913, as the case requires. Olre reasons for your conclusions. 6. For each class of assets state: (a) The total amount of depreciation from March 1, 1913, to the beginning of the taxable year, (b) The total amountof depreciation claimed for the tax- able year. The plain intent of the law and the regulations is to allow greenhouse own- ers, like other taxpayers, to deduct the actual depreciation on their buildings, but no more. The Internal Revenue Department has indicated its idea of the expectation of life of various classes of buildings, but these are not a part of the law or regu- lations and if they do not cover special cases, due allowances are made. The department thinks four per cent will cover the depreciation on well-built greenhouse structures, but there seems to have been no action taken where flo- rists have claimed higher depreciation. The Review never has suggested that it should be ten to twenty per cent. There are plenty of greenhouses which are 20 to 25 3’ears old still producing profitable crops. One point the florist should not over- look is that when he has claimed depre- ciation aggregating 100 per cent of the cost of his buildings, no further allow- ance for depreciation can be claimed.

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Does your company use the latest hiring software available on the market today? If you are going to be successful in your candidate search during times like these, you need an edge. The old method of posting an email address for resumes on your corporate contact page doesn’t work anymore. An open position which might have attracted a dozen applicants in the past is now bringing in scores of resumes, a large number of which are qualified on paper for the open position.  Modern recruiting software can help you differentiate and compare skills, education, and experience.

When something becomes a premium or prized possession, like a job, it is necessary for those who control that prize possession to make it even more valuable and unattainable so they can “thin the herd”. If three candidates apply for a job which pays $ 50,000 a year, the employer, after evaluating the available candidates, may need to concede something to get the right person. The position obviously isn’t as desirable as others on the market if there are that few applicants. On the other hand, if one hundred people apply, systematizing the application process will offer clear organizational advantages towards landing the best candidate for the job.  Hiring software provides the best available solution for managing large numbers of applicants during the hiring process.

In the United States right now, unemployment is at ten percent and not looking to improve any time soon. The good jobs are all considered premium and the number of candidates applying for them is higher than ever.  Recruiters representing companies with active hires rely on technology to increase overall efficiency and decrease a company’s average cost per a hire.  Without software, filling a highly demanded position is extremely difficult due to the volume of applicants. What could once be accomplished by relying on email folders and spreadsheets becomes unmanageable without better organization.

Think about the number of workers who have been laid off from long term, seemingly stable jobs which they always assumed they would retire from. Each of those men and women has a skill set in their chosen profession. Some of those professions will experience permanent downsizing as jobs ship over seas.  Many job seekers are applying to multiple positions and industries in an effort to make a career change.  Hiring software leverages powerful database technology to categorize available candidates and match their personal profiles to appropriate open positions.  This advantage increases a corporate recruiter’s ability to recycle applications into other available job openings even if the role a candidate originally applied for has been filled.  

Ask your corporate recruiter what he or she is using for hiring software and whether it has been upgraded in the recent past. Unless you’re a software designer, you probably won’t know the difference between programs, but you’ll at least find out if your recruiter is confident in the software he or she is using to get the job done. Technology has changed the job search industry and the recession has changed the market. If your recruiter doesn’t have the very latest hiring software, you are at a severe disadvantage.

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