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Deseret farmer. [volume] (Provo, Utah) 1904-1912, September 12, 1908, Image 15

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, xgo f & S DESERET FARMfiR la
by the fungus and -eventually is con
verted into the characteristic smut.
Of these .smuts, those parasitic on
cultivated crops arc frequently very
destructive and reduce the yield of the
grain. But there arc instances in
which the fungus mr.y be beneficial
to man. For example, the pestiferous
fox-tail grass is frequently attacked
and its annual crop of seeds conse
quently reduced. But unfortunately
in his instance the amount of injury
is scarcely noticeable the next year.
The smut of grain can easily be pre
vented. The simplest method is to
sprinkle the seed with a solution of
formalin of the strength of one
pound' formalin to fifty gallons of
water until the seeds arc nearly moist
enough to pack in the hand. The
seed should then be shaken about or
t shoveled over into a pile and covered
with isacks. After a couple of hours
or more the seed is ready to sow, or
they may be spread out and dried
'i and kept for future sowing.
Formalin is a gas disolvcd in wat
er, and' the reason for covering the
; seed is to keep the gas confined and
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give it time to penetrate between the
chaff of the grain and thus reach
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every spore of the fungus and kill it.
After, the spores of the fungus are
killed it matters not whether the seed
is sown at once or dried and sown at
a later time, but if kept for later sow
ing the seed must be stored in sacks
or bins which arc known to be free
from smut spores. Otherwise there
will be no appreciable value in the
formalin treatment.
FARMERS ATTENTION! W
are in. the market at all time for
Wheat, Oata and Barley. Write to
ua for price. We pay Spot Cah.
DAVID ROBBINS & CO.
Salt Lake City, Utah.
PROPOSED LEASING LAW.
In the West they arc much stirred
up over the proposition to tokc from
the unreserved, unappropriated public
(Fomain reserved for settlers a vast
area of 300,000,000 acres and place it
in the Forest Service and lease it out
for fencing and grazing for the big
cattle barons and others whose inter
ests arc being crowded by encroach
ments of the homesteaders.
This would shut out settlers from
a pretty big strip of country well,
equivalent to an area 200 miles wide
and over 2,000 miles long. This land
is not included in the; lands concerned
in the regulation of streams or con
servation of timber supply. This vast
area has never been included in the
Forest Reserves; it is part of the pub
lic domain awaiting settlement.
The agricultural lands of the public
domain belong not to the people of
the West alone; they belong to the
citizens of every -state in the Union.
Anybody may go out there, take up
ai homestead of 160 acres, and make a
home in the manner the law specifics.
The act of June 4, 1897, which set
aside timtbercd "areas and mountain
watersheds for Forest Reserves spe
cifically and distinctly forbade the in
cluding of lands good only for other
purposes. The idea was that the in
terest of the settlers should have firsc
consideration. Land unavailable for
timber protection or rofoncstration or
for conserving the flow of streams
was to be kept open for farms and
homes and communities.
Under the proposed "leasing policy '
any big cattle magnate may lease ami
fence up for ten years as much as 10,
000 acres; his friends may lease next
door to him 10,000 more, and another
friend the next, 'and so on.
It is not likely that any settler H
would care to undertake the rcspon- H
sibility of taking a family upon a M
homestead within such inclosurc; his M
life would be a sultry one at best. M
But the settler is not likely to have H
this opportunity, for if the leasehold M
has had one penny over $100 spent on M
it by the cattle owner (which amount H
is easily covered by the fence), the H
lessee has a right to debar the settler M
from entering. Globe-Democrat. H
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STEADY-GOING.
A shooting party, putting up at fl
Amos Libby's Maine camp, found M
their sport much interfered with by M
rain. Still, fine or wt-t, the old-fash- H
ioncd barometer that hung in Amos's H
general room persistently pointed to H
"set fair." I
At last one of the party drew his H
attention to the glaw. H
"Don't you think now, Amos," he H
said, "there's Something the matter H
with your glass?" H
"No, sir, she's a good glass an' a H
powerful one," Amos replied, with H
dignity, "but she ain't moved by H
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