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Central Montana Branch Station Marks
^ jiroareôâ Si 50 ecirô o i i l » I *y> wi&M. te':' - ■ ■ M / : : : ■ ■ . |p|$£ÿ - ■w m X)&fi v J f -, ■■■ ' ■ Wyf Ä'£;Ä M •<vf %À M >•> S, \ : > • 'j. s*y ' 'Ä - . -1 m K : ■ ■■■ r$i L*. ' ■■■.. ;<C ■ ■ ►Â|h%É W - i ■ Ü; W^iiÜ <ün Farmers inspect the latest in farm machinery at a field day and picnic held during the 1920's at the Central Montana Branch Experiment Station. Some of these ancient machines, along with others of an even earlier era, will be on display at the golden anniversary celebration July 18. ÉIBI * s a -L>,> I sUy 'si k ¥ Jim Krall, superintendent of the Moccasin station, is shown with a nursery seeder used in the early days. With the modern six-row seeder pictured on the right they can seed over 3,000 plots in a day. The im plement was designed and built at the station. ■ •' M ; m Back in the old days nursery plots were cut by hand with a sickle, bound and stacked on the ground, then carried to a shed to be threshed. Around 100 a day rould be harvested this way. Today with modern machinery designed for périment station work they can handle 100 plots in about an hour. ex 6—July I, 1957 * t r L_Z * n bv * J 9 ■■■ < v- ; M Nursery plots are harvested with this small threshing machine. Grain from each individual plot is threshed, cleaned and bagged right in the field, then weighed to determine the yield per acre. v-v'; 1 IÜF" ■ : : :■ if . ■ : # H m i I K: Art Dubbs, assistant in agronomy, is shown with a grass cutter used for harvesting forage and grass plots.