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I 2 IHt DBSBRBT FARMER Saturday, July u, i9o8. j
I INVESTMENT WORTHY INVESTIGATION
H Money put in the bank brings a low rate of interest, but is generally
H safe. There arc, however, other investments equally as safe and more pro-
j ductive. We list a full line of the following "stocks" and recommend
H them to your notice, firmly believing that as a security giving adequate
H results to the investor they cannot be excelled.
McCORMICK MOWERS, BINDERS, HEADERS, REAPERS
m AND RAKES
B INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER AND RED TAG BINDING
TWINE AND ROPE.
U. S. CREAM SEPARATORS
F. E. MYERS & BRO. AND RED JACKET PUMPS.
OLIVER AND DEERE PLOWS.
BAIN AND COOPER WAGONS.
I. H. CO. GASOLINE ENGINES FOR ALL PURPOSES. $
I. H. CO. MANURE SPREADERS, DIFFERENT SIL"SS, THE
M BEST ON EARTH. DEMONSTRATION MADE.
J. I. CASE THRESHING MACHINES, ENGINES AND HORSE-
THE MOST COMPLETE LINE OF LIGHT VEHICLES OF-
FERED AT ANY POINT WEST OF CHICAGO.
BUICK, FRANKLIN, COLUMBUS ELECTRIC AUTOMO-
BILES DEMONSTRATED FOR DURABILITY, SPEED AND HILL
H The farmer, rancher, stock raiser and the public generally arc in-
vitcd to inspect our list of "stocks" at Salt Lake City, Ogdcn, Logan
H and Price, Utah; Idaho Falls and Montpelicr, Idaho, and at the
H thirty additional stores we have located at different points in Utah, Ida
H ho, Wyoming and Nevada.
H Correspondence addressed to the above' points nearest located to
H your residence or shipping point insures quick reply. Our general of-
H ficcs at Salt Lake City arc closed at I p. m. Saturdays, owing to the fact
H that railroads will not receive freight after that hour.
H Sundays and Holidays during the harvest season a force of men
Hj arc at work from 10 a. m. until 2 p. in. filling orders for machine cx-
tras. Telephone us. Independent 120 and 163; Bell 163 during the
H hours named.
H Watchman on the premises nightly.
I ' CONSOLIDATED WAGON AND MACHINE COMPANY
H i Jos. F. Smith, President. Leading Implement Dealers.
W. S. McCornick, Vicc-Pres. tttatt amd maun
Mcivin D. Wells, Sec'y. & Trcas. UTAH AND IDAHO.
Grant Hampton, Asst. Sec. & Tr. GEO. T. ODELL, General Mgr.
s.. I THREE CAR LOADS OF REQ AUTOMOBILES
SHIPPED OUR COUNTRY TERRITORY IN MAY
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" RGRIGULTURE j
Dodder. (Love Vine.)
One of the worst enemies of the
alfalfa plant is dodder. It seems to
be a pest that is rapidly spreading
over the country and clover and al
falfa both suffer from the presence
of this parasitic plant. Once started
in a field, through dodder in the clov
er or alfalfa seed, it rapidly spreads
and the -small brown spots where
the alfalfa dies out rapidly increase
..in size until the whole field is infect
r cd and the crop spoilt before the- mis
chief is appreciated and it is too late
to do anything. In Pennsylvania it
has spread to such am extent that the
Experiment Station issued a bulletin"
from which the following method of
destroying the pest is taken:
"It is not very often that clover
dodder spreads over the entire field
during the first year from -seeding,
but the second year it is likely to be
much more prevalent owing to the
abundance of seed scattered. The
small patches or single plants from
which it spreads, if discovered in time,
may be scraped with a hoc, clover
and all, and oarricd from the field.
Care rraust be exercised, however, noc
to scatter any loose sprigs of dodder,
as these may take hold and grow ii
thcy chance to fall on green clover.
If the infested patches have attained
considerable size a ring eighteen inch
es to two feet wide may be scraped
around them to prevent further
spreading, but this method docs not
prevent the maturing and scattering
of the seed. Sometimes the infested
spots may be covered with straw or
other rubbish and burned over.
"Perhaps an easier way to hold
these small spots in check and pre
vent them from spreading further i3.,
to spray them with a- two or. throe
per cent solution of copper sulphate.
It would be desirable to dcroy the
dodder and leave the clover ending
but this is very difficult as the por
tions of the dodder stem entwining
the clover wilt not be killed and new
growth will start froni them, How- '
ever, a solution of one pound of cop
per sulphate to from four to six gal
lons of water applied with a spray
pump until the plants are thoroughly
wet will' be effective, and even if the
clover plants arc killed it will serve
also to hold the dodder in check and I
prevent it fromi spreading or seeding. a
If this is done in the fall it may be
necessary to repeat the application 1
again in the spring in order to pre- I
vent further spread before the clover U
is ready to cut. R
"In case the entire ficW is affected fl
two things may be done: The mea
dow may be heavily pastured or the
sod may be plowed under. In case I
the crop is pastured the clover may
be saved to the use of the stock, but
at the same time viable dodder seed
may remain in the soil and become (
troublesome again next year, unless
the land is put in corn or some other
cereal crop. If the sod is turned
under this fall, the soil will) be ameli
orated by the clover and the land
may be planted to corn, potatoes or
some grass or cereal crop next year.
This latter is perhaps the surer meth
od of eradicating the dodder."
OUR TREES: HOW TO KNOW
The Dcserct Farmer is in receipt
of a splendid 'book on "Our Trees: m
Hov to Know Them." The book is I
profusciy illustrated and goes in some
detail until one could recognize the
various trees al any season of the
year. Thcrc arc also notes on their
characteristics, distribution, and cul
ture. .The book furnishes a splendid
opportunity for a more intimate ac-
quaintance with our American trees,
and is from the press of the J. B. Lip
pincott Company of Philadelphia.
The writer seldom -takes a ride
along any of our public highways
without a discussion comes up re- ,
garding some of the trees that arc
found in these localities. A study of
this book will give one just the in
. formation he needs to intelligently
discuss this subject. The pictures
upon the plates have all been taken
direct from nature, and they have
been brought together in such a way
that the unscientific reader can recog
nize at a glance, either the whole
tree or the leaves, flowers, fruits, or
r twigs, and thus be able to identify
with ease and certainty any unknown
tree to which his attention may be
called. ' J
The book can be obtained through T
the Descret Farmer at $3,00, in com- I
bination with the Deseret Farmer. 1