Roger Generelly article on Fertilizer
-. "the example to Because Of Pioneering Work Done In City Chinese Ag Information Anhydrous ammonia, the liq- iud fertilizer pioneered and developed in Greenville, was the subject of an urgent request from an official of the Taiwan Sugar Experiment Station in Nationalist- held Formosa, China. The information asked by Dr Shin Chung Wang of the department of soils and fertilizers, wil' be supplied by Roger Generelly to whom Dr. Shih's letter was referred by the American Fertilizer Co. of Philadelphia. However, due to the d i f f i c u l t y and expense of shipping anhyd- riculture Of Of Anhydrc rous, none of the liquid fertilizer will be *nt to the Formosan station. Dr, Shih's letter said: "Some of my comrades in the Taiwan Sugar Corporation and I are now interested in considering the possibility of applying anhydrous ammonia .directly to the sugar c;me and rice fields in this Island. Because of the unusual condition in the Far East we con get but scanty information. . ." A*ktd For Dates He asked competent information on scientific research, finan- ficial Writes us Ammonii cial benefits, methods of application including the kind of equipment required and the problems involved in shipping. Dr. Shih's letter was answered by W. J. Exum of the Commercial Solvents Corp. of New York, who said, "The subject of direct application of anhydrous ammonia to the soil has become of intense interest in the agricultural areas of this country." and that he was passing the letter along to Mr. Generelly fo give first-hand information. "Mr. Generelly . . . was one Here For a Fertilizer of the first men in the United States establish a business to distribute . . . t o farmers use as a source of nitrogen by direct application . . . We ar* asking Mr. Generelly . . . tc furnish you information both in regard to the method of applyini ammonia and the results obteinec when it is used oh sugar Ma* and rice. 1 * ; But shipping Is not feutie, E^um continued, "because t must be transported in pituuiÂ« containers, greatly inczeasinc thi expense."