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EMERSON ALFALFA RENOVATOR
, MACHINES FOR ALFALFA AND
BROME GRASS.
,,, A machine has recently come to my
, , notice which I am rur-c will soon be
,,,,uscd considerably by the farmers of
.thc west, especially those 'engaged in
., growing dry farm alfalfa, cither for
,,Jiay or seed. This machine is called
,',thc Emerson Alfalfa Renovator. In
l nQthcr words it is a spike toothed disc.
..,;fiTluc spikes arc in the shape of Ivor-
., row teeth with the exception that thc
3 . arc slightly curved to give the wheel
p
M i , which twenty of them form, a slight
. disc. The machine has twelve of
, .. these wheels making 240 spikes. Each
individual spike is bolted on so that
if -one is broken another can be read
ily put on. It works in the same man
'ncr as docs a regular disc and so can
,be made to .cut cither deep or shal
low. Two good horses will pull the
machine readily.
h.fcl.JT,hc,5iadvantagft which this machine
Uajs, oyer the ordinary disc is that it
f-pulverizes the ground much better,
thus forming a better imulch for the
conservation of moisture. It tears up
, all shallow rooted plants better than
! does the disc, thus dtstroyjng June.
1 5i?iGlieat grass 'more effectively. It
I ' dotynor cut off the robots oT alfalfa
I ! as dots ..the: 'disc, but splits the
1 . i wow and causes tjie alfalfa to
! spread a-nd thus thicken tine stand.
! ' 'Me -only disadvantage which it has
I! is' that' it is a little heavier pulling
thaiifthc .ordinary disc,..but wlten wc
' consider that going, over 'the field -
once with the Alfa.l?a Renovator dqes ,
'aVtiio7o"iigh work ks" going over the
field1 three times with live ordinary
disc a great deal of labor and time is
saved by using this machine. Not
only this, but more moisture is con
served, no alfalfa roots -cut off or de
stroyed and all June grass and other
shallow rooted weeds arc killed which
is quite a consideration.
A cut of this Alfalfa Renovator ac
companies this article. It is sold in
t:liisf state by the MiJlcrCaJpon Co.,
...Murray,. Utah. ..... . i... . ,
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It has always been a hard matter!
to seed Bromc grass properly, owing!
to the chaffy nature of the seed. If a J,
grain drill is used it is continually
clogging and is therefore not satis-f
factory. If the seed is sown brond-'
cast by hand, it is not evenly dis
tributed over the land -and an. uneven
stand is the ncsult. A small machine,
known as Thompson's Wheelbarrow
Grass Seeder, No. 8, is especially dc-1
signed fpr sowing Bromc grass. The 1
hopper is ten feet long and is fitted
with a rak5 or agitator preventing
clogging and' insuring an even distri-$
bulion of the seed. The quantity oH
seed to, the acre 011 be regulated as
desired. These seeders do not run ,
hard as they weigh only fifty pounds.
A big wheel and a long hub make
them, push easy and balance nicely.
They can easily be thrown out of
gear. A' man can readily seed from
30 to 40 acres a day. This machine
has the advantage of not clogging,
of sowing the seed evenly over the
ground, thus wasting no seed. The
wind docs not effect the work as the
hopper is carried close to the ground.
This machine is manufactured by O.
E. Thompson and Sonst . Ypsilaiifi, M
HAI'icli., and can be obtained atcosl M
"P $10.00, J C. HOGENSONr& 4
lit 5-'Ti ..- -- f H
,.n .Richfield, Utah.; H
"Editor Dcscrct Farmer: J y6ul I M
like to be informed through .your M
' Ivaluablc phi?crl if alfalfa, a licavy M
' sband, about three foot high or niorc, M
' 'will make 'good seed, as there ' is fl
differdncc of opinion, some tliihfc it WM
iwill make, good 'Seed and oth'crsfjdo H
, not. Wc have hot been very "sudecsft H
I ful in raising alfalfa seed, only i now H
ijand llrcli.' N. P. PETERSON? ! I
" "'if fM
; Answer by J. C. Hogcnson, Agrono- JM
l'-'' mist, A. C. U. ' "
' As a general thing a heavy stand ol H
! alfalfa three feet high will not make H
' good seed. Alfalfa, seed must have H
mienty of sunshine and air to devdlop H
and mature properly; this cannot be jH
obtaiuad where there is a thiqk stand, H
andswHorc ;thctalfalfa lodgcsMp any
V'tent.. M WM
'-.' a grsafter '&- H
Mrs. Bill "Do you think tllat skin- M
grafting operation by Dr. Do'emall H
will prove a success?" H
Dr. Bill "Why, most assuredly. M
He's one of the most noted grafts H
in the profession," Judge. M
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AWARDED FIRST PREMIUM AT STATE FAIR. GOLD MEDAL BY STATE AGRICUL- H
TURAL SOCIETY OF SACRAMENTO, CAL., ALSO GOLD MEDAL AWARDED BY MID- H
j , WINTER FAIR, AND LB WIS AND CLARK EXPOSITION. PORTLAND, OREGON. H
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no HORSE POWER PLOWING ENGINE. H
From 50 to ioo Acres Plowed each day doing the work much better than by animal power and at half M
the expense per acre. More than two hundred in successful operation. Every one a success. a, M
The above illustration represents the Utah Arid Farm Company's STEAM PLOWING OUTFIT X
at work on their farm at Nephi, Utah. This engine is plowing So acres per day of ten hours at an J H
1 expense of 50 cents per acre. And it was also used by them to pull a "BEST" Steam Combined Har- 2 1
vester on the same farm and harvested an average of 65 acres per day, and at the nominal expense of m M
M socts. an acre. The grain was cut, threshed, rcclcaned and sacked in one operation and ready for the mill V H
1 The SUCCESS of DRY FARMING is THE STEAM PLOW AND COMBINED HARVESTER J
For further information address ,M
I THE BEST MAMUFAGTURING GO., or THE 6, T. INGERSOLL MACHINERY CO., I
I J SAN LEANDRO, CAL.FORN.A B,PDHo00WLVB9L9g. "" 0SBA0LVLaAKENC.T?HgTAH4G I

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