Gold, Sport, and Coffee Planting in Mysore eBook

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Bad kinds of shade trees cannot control, but increase leaf
    disease.

Conditions under which leaf disease is liable to occur in the
    cases of good soil under good shade trees.

The importance of manure and cultivation with reference to leaf
    disease.  Mr. Graham Anderson’s, Mr. Marshall Ward’s and Mr.
    Brooke Mockett’s opinions.  The Coorg plant not so liable to be
    attacked as the Chick plant.

The Borer insect.

Borer is worst under bad kinds of shade trees, but can be
    controlled by good caste trees.

Conditions favorable to attacks of the Borer.

Reasons for thinking that the usual practice of destroying all
    bored trees is of little use.

The Borer can only be suppressed by adequate shade.  Rot, or
    pellicularia koleroga.  Aggravated by want of free circulation
    of air.

Measures for lessening rot.  Importance of meeting monsoon with
    mature leaves on the coffee trees.

Green-bugs.  None in Mysore, Receipt for killing them used on
    Nilgiri Hills.

CHAPTER XV.—­THE SELECTION OF LAND FOR PLANTATIONS, AND THE VALUATION OF COFFEE PROPERTY.

Much uncleared land available in northern part of Mysore.

The various classes of forest lands.

Much land unsuitable from over heavy rainfall.  Mr. Graham
    Anderson’s return of rainfall.  His interesting memorandum.

Elevation of plantations above sea level.  With a few exceptions
    not much difference in value of the coffee of various estates.

The especial importance of aspect in Mysore.

The most favourable gradients.  Various kinds of soil.

Comparative healthiness of the different coffee districts in
    Mysore.

Various considerations to be taken into account when valuing
    land.

An old established estate may not necessarily be an old
    plantation.

The quality of the shade ought largely to affect a valuation of a
    property.

Facilities that should be considered when valuing a property.

Impossible to offer opinion as to value of coffee property, till
    facts as regard it are widely known, and the line is opened to
    western coast.

CHAPTER XVI.—­HOW TO MAKE AN ESTATE PAY, AND THE ORDER OF THE WORK.

Inferior parts of estates should be thrown out of cultivation.

The losses caused by giving advances.

Advances not so necessary as formerly, as labour rates are higher
    now.

Advances to Maistries to bring labour.

Minor sources of loss.  The order in which the various works
    should be performed.

CHAPTER XVII.—­THE MANAGEMENT OF ABSENTEE ESTATES.

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