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A Semi-Monthly Journal for Farmers.
Stock-Raisers,and their Families. V '*STARKVILLE. MISS.. OCTOBER 15.1904. 50 CENTS A YEAR. : FARM DEPARTMENT. : • l. 4 *!»;• !*r|>Ar*»rat ilifttn quratiat* n reg*r-1 \ • • «"« * ■•**' ' **-»■ *n«» Hintific A«ruwitutr He ■«* :: e .*,j. J • «. »-* »f, 1'art!.u«i» sn !hr«e C^umn*. • *• 41 ffc Woi»htUtl *»f Still. f1 4IK food IS removed from til* t^rti' *n three mv«. Larjfe a* »«ioatt ar ■ .cached out bv ua* drr%r ;r.: water and carried d- r "ir r 'co. the rrmovai ot ti' p*» fa <»•** plant food from '.hr lac an»l water washes the »«il i t .o*.- the bottom*, crcril*. and as. • m pa rat elv small hms e«* •» st.i Red PC 'racblttif and tbr rem * . of crops can best 'be re dttcen t > the minima® bv keep* ■°f * :rop i»'nw rk on the and ..t a-; times, especi*Uy in the fa and w inter and be keep* Of en- go *to k to manufacture the ’nr.ii'" - p* nto manure. Lea o r-.g an*! the rrmoiai of rrop* .it • * r.a.i factor* n the re mein of p ant ror>4 from the «w* .* ifi.* *ect:on The wa ter tba* * , J %■ ak nto the noil, to be ,.h, : rop*. c*rr:e» the «o»i nt i I'.fiin and creckn. The *A- v an be prevented <*• ®an v 'ittii and ahuuid hr ftduc - . u the minimum on ail farm** There 4-e i i Ttcr -ue war* to rrv farmer, but po% ♦tb.r the . rough pu.’-enzatioo of the * r at leaet eight ***&«• dar the a ph^anun o! a .itxrrai wuppiy oi vegetable mat* \ | ter. and a graded *v*tcm of row* and embankment* arc the mo«t efficient and practicable method* for the average farmer i The ime* 'for the embank* i ment* are run the *amc a* for iitchc* Sufficient fad ;n gnen i to carry ail *urplu* water with* *ut giving ;t adequate velocity to arry m ica *oii The embank* ’ Rent* arc made about *ix tect ’ aide with a depre*wion of the *atnc width on the upper wide, j The row* are g:v**n exactly he umr fail aw the embank r meat*, but not n the *ame do ’’ectjon. 1 hr !au ot tar ro* h i* oward tbr brad of the em:>an»< ments. aod tbr fall of tbr cm* lankmmts is toward tbr brail of I be arjfe ditch or crrrk. No carpenter can lav the foun dation of a houac without a level. No man can lay cU the embank ments properly without a evei. It i« better hr far to never make rmbankment* than to do «o with out a level. There in* a num ber of if nod cheap farm evel*. but the Bostrum—Bradv Mfjf. 1 Co. 33 W. Alabama St. Atlanta Cm* Manufactures a most excel lent cheap farm level. This Cncpaoy itlfir'iMtn itifl pt* ?* r and is perfectly reliable. , Write or their ‘Treatise un I'erractng. Drainage, and Ditch* "fcf it s free for the asking. Ad wmter vtops sbou.d be planted iv November, the nrst The land should o! course, be j thorough v puivertred deeper; » *an it has ever aeen broken be : 'c. Fully as much depends on the perfect preparation of the a* on the fertilizer used Land 3as been kept fertile tor fiftv vears without the use of anv k nd of tertiircr However, the udit urns use ot fertiii.crs usu ally pav handsomely when ap* pited to *01. properly prepared. Hairy vetch and *wtts should t be planted at once. Sow ] •. j bushels per acre ot a mixture o. one ;>e, k of vetch and three j pc.ss of oats Ihe oats anti vetch prevent me p ant tood ai- i reany present from being leach ed out by winter rams and the j vetch transtcrs Nitrogen !:om the air to the soil to be used by succeeding crops The crop i.so mages a most excellent win ter pasture, and a arg; tjuanti’y «t excellent hav. The crop can »e pastured uetil the rirst of Apr 1 and will then make seed. The * 'a t s and retch ripen at ‘ the same time, so tne crop can ! be harvested and thrashed to j good advantage. The vetch will stand ireccing j m ich better than oats or cr:m*j son clot or. It makes a strong r i >t growth and is a tine tallow to turn under in the spr ng be fore planting corn I'h« price oi retch aaed hat kepi thousands of farmers tram planting it. However this seri ous trouble an now be averted by huvint; tbe mixture oi oats and vetch seed from Prof. J. W. H*ox. Agricultural Joiietfe, Mims. Prut. l*'ox s trie t oilei;e iarmer and ,s joint; what tie can to in troduce this crop to every tarm er in M ssissippi. The price oniv sd.Jo per busfcei. White Clover. Crimson clover, and Burr Cover can also be sown now Kitner clov er can t c needed on a her nuda sod. Tbe Hairv vetch seed can be obtain ed from our seed advertisers tnd sown on the bermuda sod. I'he t allege ha" no vetch seed fur sale Pasture*. On the farm u^t purchased is a sedge held l would like to sow to winter pasture. What crop ;s best?, what fertilizer shall I use', and how shall I ap ply tt-' H. R. Imkie. Oats and hairy vetch make the best winter and early spring pasture for cattle It you cau obtain manure from the liverv staoles n Jackson at a reasona ble price, apply about 1" tons per acre broad cast. You can appiv 1000 pounds of acid phos phate per acre broadcast this :aii and 2<*o pounds of Nitrate o! Soda per acre broad cast about the 15th ot next march to goinl advantage. —Kbit OK. 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