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Deseret farmer. (Provo, Utah) 1904-1912, July 17, 1909, Image 7

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so that they can reach far and wide
for moisture.
Dry Farm Wheat.
Wheat is now and perhaps a'.ways
will be the principal arid farm crop.
Fall wheat is a'.ways preferable to
spring wheat. From two to three
pecks an acre sown with a press drill
gi'ves better results than more thick'y
sown grain. Broadcasting grain is
not satisfactory in any way. During
four years of trial on the various arid
experimental farms in this state, the
Turkey Red wheat has given the bcit
A yields of good quality wheat. It i
L considered the standard of mi'ling
,'j wheats in the great northwdst. The
KofToid wheat also is an excellent
variety and during the years of trial
has stood all the tests and yielded
good crops when most other varictLs
have failed. It combines the qualities
of high yield, good quality, stiff straw,
docs not shell easily and stands frost
and drought well. Other good variw
tics arc Winter Lasa'lc, Odessa, Gold
Coin, Blue Stciu and Red Chaff. The
Durum wheats take the lead as spring
wheats. They arc adapted to grow in
soil rich in plant food an3 in a cli
mate that is hot and dr.y. Other good
spring wheats arc Sonora and New
Winter Oat3 Best.
Oats is now considered a good arid
farm crop. The on'y drawback has
been spring oats. About three years
ago Mfl. Stephen Boswcll, of Ncphi,
Utah, imported some seed of a foil va
riety from Europe, which has since
proven a great success and is the best
we have today. It is icallcd the Boi
well winter oats.
Diversified Cropping.
Alfalfa, fiJd corn, bromc grass, po
tatoes, etc., also give excellent re
sults on arid farms. Alfa'fa should
be sown with a drill at the rate of
about 8 pounds an acre. A disc run
over the field every spring wi'l be
found 'beneficial. Corn and potatoes
should be planted in check-rows, the
cultivation shou'd be fiat and not
ridged, as less water will be lost in
this way. Bromc grass is by far the
best grass grown on arid land. It is
sown "broadcast in the spring at the
rate of from 15 to 20 pounds an acre.
It may be used either for pasture or
for hay. The hay is of excellent qual
ity and is relished by all farm animals.
For strehgth, durability, capacity, simplicity
and ease of operation, the
is unequaled. Why buy an inferior article
even at a lower price ? When quality alone
counts, no other Binder is used.
Utah Implement-Vehicle Co.
j J. F. BURTON 133-139 So. State St.
I Gen'l. Mgr. salt lake city
Booklet Issued by State Commission
for Exposition Contains
Valuable Data.
Gives Figures that Do Not Lie. Re
cord of Marvelous Progress
and Development.
"Utah A Place of Abundant Op
portunities for Prosperity in Business,
Industrial and Home Life," is a title
of i litt'c booklet issued by the Utah
commission for the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific
exposition. The pamphlet
a compendium of information about
the state, its resources, its develop
ment. It is illustrated throughout
and has a neat cover, bearing, in tin:,
a picture of the Wasatch peaks and
the scgo lily. The photographs of
the more prominent buildings give
one an idea of the architecture of the
The text is a comprehensive sum
mary of Utah's unlimited resources.
Here arc a feu sentences sc'cctcd
from the fifty pages of the booklet:
During 1908 thirteen Utah mines
paid aggregate dividends of $5i5377i6.
and this is but n fair beginning which
will be eclipsed in 1909.
The International Smc'ting and Re
filling company is building in Tooele
-county, thirty miles from Salt Lak
Gty, a p'ant that will icost $8,000,000.
During 1907 and 1908, 3,812,000 tons
of coal were taken from Utah mines,
the retail price of this product exceed
ing $21,000,000.
Iron county has the greatest iron
deposits in the world, A Pennsyl
vania expert estimates the body of
iron ore in one section of this1 county
at 400,000000,000 tons.
Heavy Bank Clearinqs.
The bank e'earings in t 1 past five
years 1 904-5-6-78 aggregated more
thn $1,300,000,000; the savings depos
its of the ipcoplc at the end of 1908
aggregated $15,000,000, or nearly $42
per capita, and have been augmented
considerably in 1909.
The jobbing trade in Salt Lake City
in 1907 and 1908 exceeded $50,000,000
for each year, while Ogdcn came c!oa.e
to $25000,000 for the saunc period.
Utf'i has 21,900 farms covering a
co ined area of 2,114,364 acres; th'js
is out of an approximate cultivable
area of 20,000,000 acres.
Importer and Breed r M
of H
Young S.ock fur Sale H
Write Mo for what You Want H
The value of farm, fruit and gard- H
en crops in 1908 exceeded $30,000,003;
in addition to this, the wool clip and
range stock sold realized more H
than $7,000,000. At present thcr; W
is morc than $20,000,900 pri- H
vntc capital invested in irri- H
gtition works in Utah. (This docs H
not take account of the government H
projects.) H
Sugar and Grains I
Beet sugar. Total acres planted fl
1908, 31,580; paid farmers for beets,
$'1837,750; value of refined sugar, 4
cents per pound, $4,095,000. I
In 1908 there were in Utah 408,(160
head of cattle, 122,347 horsos 411111
mules and 63,618 hogsy an inorenfic wf fl
50 per cent in five years. I
In 190S Utah had 2,857,314 slice,), M
with a total value of $11,143,525, an. I -M
a wool clip which brought $3,000,000. H
In the year 1908 Utah had 27,66s ,'
acre of land devoted to horticulture, '
with a product valued at $1,693,000, or
an average of $61.16 per acre.
The wheat yield of Utah in 190!$
was 6,072,220 bushels, bringing 78 o
90 cents the bushel to the growers;
75 per cent of this was shipped ;o
points outside the state. Outs, 2,11b,
920 bushels, ranging at about the
same price as wheat. Barley, 326.910
bushels. Corn, 360,160 bushe's. Ry
78,000 bushels. Potatoes yielded 2,0
40,000 bushels, at a ma'rkct value of ,
more than $1,000,000.
Utah .dairy products in 1908 ex
ceeded $2,000,000 in value; dairy farm
property exceeds $5,000,000; annual
butter product, 6,000,000 pounds, and
cheese, 2,000.000 pounds.
The output of honey in 1908 was r.
5000,000 pounds.
The value of poultry and poultry
products in 1908 was approximately
Purimtil-e ijnjt eight years $1,736.
4,s3 has bcjaif WJftn&Ja jahjjstare
for new school bul 1ffijHiItuJ
tion of public school propbtnyin ig$$
was $3,398,565,89.

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