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I 4 THE DESERET FARMER Saturday, july 25, 1908.
If THE DESERET FARMER
II (THAT BIG FARM PAPER.)
I Combined With "Rocky Mountain
I Farming."
I Established 1904.
I Official Organ of the
I Utah State Poultry Association.
II Utah Horticultural Society.
I! Utah State Dairymen's Association.
' Utah State Bee Keepers' Association.
I; Bear River Valley Farmers Protec-
tivc and Commercial Association.
I' Utah Arid Farming Association.
Hi
l Issued every Saturday by the Dcs-
crct Farmer Pub. Co., Salt Lake Sc-
I curity & Trust Building, Salt Lake
I City, Utah.
Entered as second class matter Dec.
! 27, 1905, at the PostofTicc at Salt
I I Lake City, Utah.
I All communications, whether relat-
ing to subscriptions, advertising or
I containing matter for publication
I should be addressed to "The Dcscrct
I Farmer," Salt Lake Security & Trust
Building, Salt Lake City, Utah.
I ft inscription price $1.00 per year
Hi (Strictly in Advance.)
l Advertising rates made known upon
I application. The right is reserved to
I reject questionable advertising.
I All remittances should be made to
"The Dcscrct Farmer," Salt Lake Sc-
curity & Trust Building, Salt Lake
City, Utah.
I, Lewis A. Merrill Editor
' P. G. Peterson Asst Editor
J. H. Harper Business Mgr.
I Salt Lake City, Utah,
I Saturday, July 25, 1508.
I Next issue will complete volume .f.
I In the Inst issue wc will print an in-
dex of volume 4 at the request and
I for the convenience of a uumbor of
lj subscribers.
lj An old student of the Editor
I writes: HI love the Dcscrct armct
I, and believe that it is the greatest
I factor within the State today for the
1 upbuilding of Utah agriculture."
1 O' -
The "Granny" who writes "feow
I! pea" editorials for the Descrot News
I boasts of his appreciation of tho work
I of the Experiment Station. Dollars
I to doughnuts, he has never visited
1 mt cxporimontal farm and hasn't the
I slightest idea of what an "expert-
I' ment" would look like.
I, The hot dry weather has taught
I, our dry farmers the valuable lgon
j that if the moisture be properly cgn-
H served thorc is no crop fniluro on the
dry farms. The "rotation of crops"
H idea may be alright for the Washing
H ton theorists, but don't work out in
practice or the Utah dry farm.
TTft Utnli Fruit crop this year will
be the largest in quantity hC best in
quality of any time in its history.
Fruit growing is going to rival min
ing in importance, in this .grate within
the next few years.
... .n . -
While sojourning in Southern Utah
at this season of the year isn't the
most delightful experience in the
world, yet "Ye Editor" finds so many
interesting agricultural problems that
the discomforts arc easily forgotten.
o
"Ye Editor" is spending the week
in company with Director. Ball of tlu
Experiment Station, inspecting the
State Arid Farms in Iron and Wash
ington counties. The trip there at
this time of the year u'sn't exactly a
summer vacation.
Four counties, Weber, Boxcldcr,
Morgan and Davis will unite in hold
ing an agricultural and horticultural
exhibit just prior to the State Fair
It is a commendable undertaking and
the Dcscrct Farmer will aid in every
way within its power.
The permanent and stable growth
of Utah is due to the wisdom of
Utah's great pioneer leader, who in
structed his followers in the art of
agriculture. Brigham Young did not
believe in "chasing the pot of gold,"
at the foot of the rainbow,
1 "U - '
k Wc can promise our readers and
supporters that Volume V Willi excel
any previous volumes of the Dcscrct
Farmer. The oxperts at the Agricul
tural College arc to conduct various
departments, thus insuring our rcauy,
ers the best agricultural information
obtainable,
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TURKEY RED WHEAT.
From a notice appearing in another
pjirt of this issue, it seems 'that the
Inter-Mountain Milling Company are
making an effort to get the farmers
to grow Turkey Red wheat. This is
a very commendable effort as the
Turkey Red wheat is proving to be
ou load'or on the various Experimental
arid. farms. The wheat stands at the
hood of the list in yielding qualities,
and in a recent bulletin issued by the
Utah Experiment Station, it is phueod
at the head of the list in .milling quali
ties. Since the Turkey Red wlwat has
been grown successfully in this state
on the various experimental arid
frms, it is desirable now that the
farmers get together and make this
wheat the leading one for this region.
It has long been recognized that
the wheat from Kansas makes' the
yory best flour, .and as a mat tar of
fact flour from that section has- bocn
shipped into this state for a number
of years. If the Utah farmers will
co-operate in growing this wheat in
sufficient quantities, wc tare assured
that the importation of flour from
other sections can be stopped, a con
summation certainly to be desired.
u
Prof. E. G. Titus, Entomologist of"
the Utah Experiment Station was
called to California during the week
to investigate a new pest of the Cali
fornia beet growers. Prof. Titus has
been in this section several times be
fore this season, and as his work be
comes better known, there is a great
er appreciation on the part of the beet
growers there. The professor is cer
tainly a diligent and able worker, and
the Utah Station is extremely fdrtuu
tc in having his services. It is ex
tremely fortunate that our Station is
manned by such a competent, capable
staff, and they arc doing a great
amount of good, not only for the
farmers of Utah but for the entire
western country.
THE NEPHI HIGH SCHOOL.
A circular has recently been issued
fromi the Trustees of the Ncphi
School District descriptive of the
work r f tlve Ncphi- High School. This
' School has for several years now
maintained courses in Agriculture and
Domestic SciencQ and the people
there feel a pride in the results. The
dignity, beauty and importance cf
farm and home work is emphasized
and the boys and girls of Nephi are
realizing a greater- love for nature
and farm life then ever before. They
are acquiring facts and principles that
will be a direct and lasting benefit to
them all their lives.
The kind of n education the young
people of Ncphi arc receiving has
proved a sure load to commercial de
velopment and greatly increased
wealth. The tremendously productive
results which have already come from
the work of agricultural colleges and
experiment stations may be multiplied
a hundred fold b the method fol
lowed by tlto JSeplil people thst of
teaching the definite and systematic
truths of agriculture and domestic
science to the young people of the
high school. The people of Ncphi
have for several years now had very
successful experience in this work '
and it seems to us that they have set
a very worthy example to be followed
by the people of other localities. Mr.
R. F. Homer, "a graduate of the State
Agricultural College is the efficient
and popular principal.
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COVER CROPS.
So far, there has been in Utah,
very few farmers or fruit growers
who have resorted to the use of cover
crops in any extensive way. Wc be
lieve that this method should be more
generally employed'. The Experiment
Station authorities and practical or
chardists unite in advocating the
seeding of orchards down to some
nitrogenous cover crop along in July
or August. Mammoth clover, vetch,
or crimson clover, all have been used,
with success in this state for this
purpose. Until July or August the
orchard should be given thorough
cultivation.
Wc know of one practical horti
culturist in Salt Lake county who
has his orchard seeded to grass, and
who keeps- hogs among the trees con
stantly. Wc do not believe, however,
that this method is generally prac
ticed, audi as far as wc can sec it has
no merits that could commend it to
onchardists who desire to secure best
results. It seems to us that it is ab
solutely essential that the orchard
should be given tillage for at least
a part of the year. Tn no otjicr way
can the plant food in the soil be made
available. Then there is the prime
object of conserving moisture, though
where irrigation is practiced, it is
contended that this is not so essen
tial, j
Orchards in full bearing draw hcav- I
ily upon the plant food in the soil,
ajid certainly where the returns from
the orchards are so ample as are
found in Utah orchards, there is no
justification for tuny man attempting ,
to grow -a crop of fruit and a crop of
hogs from the same land. Where
manure is scarce, a crop of any leg
ume will assist very materially in
rendering available the plant food al- '
ready there, and in addition of QQursc, 1
some nitrogen will be secured from j
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