Farmers are urged to treat all their seed grain with Formalin, during the coming spring, and thus save to the state, next year, thousands of dollars now lost by smut-infested grain.
Formalin can be purchased at any drug store for about seventy-five cents per pound. Pour one pound of Formalin in fifty gallons of water and completely submerge the seed grain, which is loosely held in burlap sacks, for ten minutes. Dry the seed and it is ready for use.
Merrill, Lewis A. and Eliason, B. F., "Bulletin No. 84 - The Grain Smuts" (1903). UAES Bulletins. Paper 35.