Bulletin Volume 205-238

Bulletin Volume 205-238

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... alfalfa frozen to death also. Last year I had twenty-two acres, all on clay. It was cut three times and yielded from two to five tons per acre. I believe it would do well on any soil if the water is not too near the surface of the ground." "I have had good success in seeding on corn stubble, if enough dirt can be scratched up to cover the seed. That is all that is necessary. It has caught and done as well this way as where the ground has been plowed in the fall and subsoiled. I believe it is the best feeding crop that can be raised on the farm if the killing winters do not come too often. I used a side delivery rake and hay loader. Last year I put in some alfalfa under circumstances where red clover would have spoiled. The alfalfa came out in good condition. I filled a silo six feet in diameter from the last cutting for chickens. It kept well. There was no waste. It seemed to dry out a little, but did not spoil." A farmer near Tipton notes that June grass is the worst enemy of alfalfa in that section, with the possible exception of the hard winters. Concerning the experience of farmers about Tecumseh with alfalfa, Mr. J. R. Keeney, of Tecumseh, gives important testimony, writing in May, 1905. He has two acres of alfalfa, cut three times in 1904 and twelve inches high in places on the 7th of May, 1905. He reports that Mr. Howard, of Tecumseh, has a small field looking fine. Mr. William H. Osborne, of Tecumseh, has cut a certain field for several successive years. This field has plenty of nodules. It is along the road where there is plenty of sweet clover, to which plant the inoculation may be due. Mr. Abner Wilson, of Tecumseh, has five acres sown in 1904 with inoculated seed. No nodules yet discovered. R. D. Harrison, of...show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236802136
  • 9781236802132