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title: 'Deseret farmer. (Provo, Utah) 1904-1912, November 28, 1908, Page 2, Image 2',
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2 T HE DJEflBKBT JAJtMSK SATURDAY, NOVEMBER aB, igcl.
H Juit reotiytd a Cur of Dry
H Land Turktj- Bed Wheat for
VOGELER SEED GO.
I Salt Lake City
Accidentally, on camping trip, have
discovered a Root that will cur both
tobacco habit and indigestion. No
drugs, but nature's remedy. Let me
write you about this wonderful root.
A. H. STOKES, Mohawk, Fla.
I j WHITE LEGHORORNS ;
I ; f LAYING STRAIN OF COCKERELS
Thcsfc birds will probably lay as many eggs, right now, a9 some
H 1 of your hens Wlwtl Hens don't lay any eggs now? Well, ncith- ( ,
Hj , cr do these cockerels, but their mothers, grand-mothers and great
H ! grand-mothers for thirty-fhc generations were selected layers ( '
H from great egg producers and the egg laying habit is transmitted ;
H directly through the male line. If yoU( arc not getting all the ,
H e8fffs yu wish, try a cross from this laying strain.
(C S. GORLINE j
J224 Ktit n fetrtk Strut SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH t
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B It plows any width or any cUpth.
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WRITE FOR. CATALOGUE
SUGAR BEET AS A ROTATOR.
The following is from a bulletin re
cently issued by Mr. R. L. Adams,
chief in charge of the sugar factory
experiment station at Sprcckcls, Cal.:
When a farmer smiles a "you-can't-stuflf-mc"
smile when the suggestion
is mode that he raise sugar beets not
only to help out his income but to
prolong the life of his farm, one often
wonders how this farmer accounts fot
so many European countries produc
ing their own sugar at a cost greater
than to import it. Probably he
doesn't try to account for it. But the
fact remains that Europe learned long
ago that even with her cheapest help
she couldn't compete with the peon
labor of the tropical countries. Hol
land owns the Island of Java, but she
buys almost no sugar there, notwith
standing that it produces 1,000,000
tons. France gives only the slightest
reduction to colonial sugars. But
Europe didn't -give up making it be
cause she could buy it cheaper. Duty
put on imported sugar to protect the
home trade not to insure an income
to the few men directly connected
with the industry, but because of the
great good done to the land a bene
fit which covers a long period of time.
This means a slight increase in cost
to the consumer of the sugar, but les
sens hiscxpenditurcs very materially
on other products.
By protecting her sugar industries
Europe has given opportunity for the
investing of $500,000,000 an amount
which returns to the people $400,000,
000 annually, a sum which would oth
erwise be paid out to foreign coun
tries. In addition to this $150,000,000
is derived from the surplus which is
But the principal reason for en
couraging the home raising of the
sugar beet is as a crop rotator. -Used
in this way it has reclaimed much
worthless land and made good land
much more valuable for crop produc
ing purposes. This argument has of
ten been advanced, but most everyone
seems to think it untenable. How
ever, in Germany, wheat, barley, rye,
potatoes and peas were grown on land
just following beets and the yields
per acre were increased in the follow
ing percentage: Wheat, 24 per cent;
barley, 25 per cent; rye, 15 per cent;
potatoes 102 per ct., peas 86 per ct
The item of potatoes is a very sug
gestive one and indicates the future
possibilities of the Salinas Valley.
Land constantly grown to one crop
soon deteriorates. If Blanco, Chualar
and all sections primarily interested
in potato raising would rest their land
by a two-years' rotation with the sug- K
ar beet the next few crops, after a re-
turn to potatoes would be astonishing.
There is nothing supernatural about I
this. Thorough cultivation of the land I
affects not only the growing crop but
those the following year or two. To
grow beets the land is plowed deep I
and careful, and thorough cultivation
is given during the growing season.
The plowing is deeper than ordinary
by five to ten inclvcs and just so much
more land becomes available for fu
ture plants, as most crops can derive
moisture and nutriment only to the
depth of plowing. Repeated plowings
to one depth leaves n. hard-pan
through which it is almost impossible
for roots to penetrate. This is broken
up by the plowing for the beets.
In the case of the sugar beet num
crous small fibrous roots will pene
trate many feet down and to the
sides, breaking a way through hard, I
When the beets arc dug these roots
arc broken off and by rapidly decay
ing replace humus to the soil, and the
humus is the life of the land. In the i
same way the tops also contribute I
The holes made by the tiny root- Jr.
lets arc left and the roots of future W.
crops' will follow these paths, thus ft
reaching increased stores of available m
food. So there is nothing miraculous 1
or difficult to understand in regard 1
to the way the beet improves the soil. K
Qnc more reason, of a more general E
nature, showing the value of the sug- 1
ar beet is in remote sections partial- H
larly arid regions where long hauls
and heavy freight rates prohibit the H
shipping of low-priced, bulky com- jK
modities. Here the 'bulky beets can 8
he turned into sugar and the $5 per M
ton is turned into $100 and shipped
to a market consuming hundreds of K
thousands of tons of sugar and cap- M
able of handling a vast amount more. B
Verily, the United States can and M
should be her own Sugar Bowl. W