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Important 8 n 4 Growing Experiment!.
Prof. W. H. Olin, agronomist of the Colorado State experiment station, cording to the Record Stockman, who haa been making a careful study of agricultural conditions in Colorado, is firmly of the belief teat the solution of most of the farming problems in this *tate is to b® found in the breeding and selection of seeds Heretofore there has been no attention paid to this important subject and Colorado farmers have sown any seed they can get, regardless of where it was raised or the conditions under which it is to be used, "Up to Leadville" he says, „I find farmers trying to raise vegetables for the market here from seeds brought from Alabama, two miles below them, and they kick because frost catches them before their tare. ac to be used. often crops ma On the arid plains ia the east ern part of the state they get seed from the damp country along the Mississippi , river, and when they fuse to develop big crops under the arid conditions on the plains they sav there Is no use trying " It is Professor Olin's idea that the re seed to be used in various portions of the state should be carefully selected and grown under conditions that vail in the sections where the seeds to be used. pre various parts of the state this year to test the truth of his idea. are He proposes that experi ments be started in This year the farmer should select from his crops seeds from best and most flourishing individual plants. the These should be planted in plats by themselves for next season and a selection again made for contin uing tWife experiment, but the larger part could be planted for crop the selected seed rhile should be planted by itself for further selection. . « In this way it would take but a few years to develop seed that would fit the condl "»LT nu I rof. OHn sidea is said to have met with approval and is to result In sev eral experimental plats in that state. In this connection attention is called to the fact that Prof. Crosthwait, agronomist of the Idaho Experiment station, as those who followed his arti clea io^thejGem State Rural, will recall, holds the same vi views as credited and has strongly urged farmer, to select and test the various farm seeds, particularly of corn, to termine their adaptability to general planting, or to fit the desired tlons, Prof. OUn, to stimulate an interest in seed growing and testing, has an nounced a seed growing contest, to open to every boy and girl in Colorado, under 18 years of age, and to continue Prof. OUn, condi 3 years with an annual award of priz andageneral award at the end of It is to bo known es, the time. as the Patterson Seed Competition", hav ing been named after Senator Patter son. of that state, who has agreed to provide the money ($2500 in gold) for the prizes. The contest is to see who duce the best wheat' I« and harley „ehr, ... contestant is required to grow each ... Wh.ch ,8 tobe judged in competion by the experts at the col lege. There will be ten prizes award cd annually for each grain, fall wheat spring wheat, can pro oats by seed selection and acre of grain from year an selected 100 heads, oats and barley, forty prizes ,n all each year, and an addi tional forty prizes for the general competition at the end of the third be year. This contest will no doubt watched with interest both in Colora do and outside of that enterprising commonwealth. Jottings by the Editor. \ A drive the first of the week down past Notas, showed grain fields gener ally in good conditions with some ex tra thrifty stands. A 12 acre field of oats, 0 : George D. Stafford's place, was parlcularly uniform and thrifty, and an 8 acre block of volunteer wheat adjoining heavy. Mr. Stafford thought it would yield fully 4o bushels to the acre, and it certainly looked that way. There was a big crop of wheat on the land last yaar, and in harvesting he was not able to save it as closely as he usu ally does. surprisingly was The result was enough seed was left over to seed the land of itself. This was disked, as Mr. Staf ford expressed it, would do," and it has even surprised him. "to see what it year *' Up °" which sheep were past ' ured > and this i* one of Mr. Stafford's While at his place attention was ca ** ed to a handsome field of alfalfa and wheat *th two This land was in clover for several met hod so f rotating. in the spring, and sown experience, Mr. Stafford has become a believer in sow fiT wheat with alfalfa, seasons both as a nurse crop and a profitable crop of it In addition to getting from 25 wheat per acre, it serves to protect the alfalfa during its tender growth. Of self, to 35 bushels of course, to raise twocrops ia this way, the soil should be in good tilth and fertility. & e bree's farm there At B, was a 10 acre field °■ wheat that about as high man, and was as a it was a thick fair sized sta "d also, Mr. Sebree's alfalfa Poking thrifty and he assured the ed h° r that the first Cutting, was likewise which is ™ostly in the stack, in that viejnity, would average close to 3 to acre V ' D ' Ham,ah & Sons are ™ a king a good showing on their large farms midway between Caldwell and Notus Thevihave one 30 acre field of wheat that looks fine, and a smaller nlst promises to make a record yield, Hannah, Sr. thinks it will come to 7o bushels to the ns to the Mr. close acre. At Russell' Smith's well kept young cattle and grazing on a white to farm, a nice herd of calves were clover and blue „ de- Wrn. Seidenberirs be A little distance from the publi road ' the thrift y orchard of Cullom is to be seen grass pasture, and at some good dairy Mr. Seiden berg cows were -noticed. patronizes the Caldwell , . creamery, and makes it profitable as has been shown by some of his monthly returns which have appeared in this paper. 1 C J- R. Me of si, h r H'"»« «PP*», pears. prn.Ji and peaches, a„d sends on, some very larpe fine fruit. He has ,his season removed some inferior varielies that have not been found either prolitable 1 or desirable. seen. P robab, y a medium crop At the farm home of Mr. and Mrs î Nathaniel Raker, the place with the the house, were seen dnrv ♦ . v.c seen dairy stock and ! ample meadows and hay stacks, show- I ing that the Caldwell creamerv ht I other patron here ' an ' !* Among other farm ' distance, 8 seen only at a 1 were those nf m t x. IE Laughlin. Z S R J' Mc * I Deitrlch and Frank Gilbert ' ■ nue producers, by most of Z u sified farming is » > ch diver- ! ticed, with sheep able features. uccessfully prac ■P as one of the profit These animals are ex- , . reed destroyers, and of fertility, besides cellent. both restorers as w they are profitable for wool and mutton. Harding & Williams, Contractors for all Kinds of Cement Work. Makers of the Miracle Hollow Blocks. Well Curbing:. T &ng and Office on Alain Street, Opposite Cooper Lumber Co. Caldwell, Idaho. Think you will ever Die? It's a Sure Thing. What will become of your Estate? Call or Write to Caldwell Banking (Sh Trust Co. little book, which tells you all about it. per cent Interest Time Deposits. for their Free. We Make Money Work. A. K. Steunenberg, Cashier U SEED QUOTATIONS. 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