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I WISEECONOMIES AMERICA SHOULD LEARN FROM EUROPE-Page 2
I —S* JVUuiiQ t\£JL X x£ ‘ A Farm and Home Weekly for Mississippi, Ala* bama, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Tennessee. FOUNDED, ISOS. AX 8XARKVILLK MISS. SUBSCRIPXION, A VCAR. Volume XIII. No. 43. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER I9. I908. Published Weekly l -:-—rr-..— - -■-——.—..;.— t1 ■■■;. . .t;.... ... .-.. — ' out'.i'*) <<f th«' Iniiml K»nm r l^ulotlilc. I\ j ‘THE SUMMER'S LAST CUTTING OF ALFALFA. Vr». wr have said much about Alfalfa this summer. And at the risk of being just a little late wr are going to odd another word It is never too late io do good. Alfalfa is a wonderful forage plant. It makes communities over again and writes new history wherever it grows And it will grow in the South. I hr picture shows the very field in Mississippi (on the farm of Mr B H Strong, near West Point) where the World's 1 air premium hale of Alfalfa was produced. And It grows elsewhere in the Southern Fnrm Gazette’s territory, os many of our readers have abundantly demonstrated. Have you turd it > It is worth your best, most patient efforts One cutting, two cuttings, three cuttings, four cuttings, in a single aeason. with the summer's last cutting as good as the first, is not an exceptional record. Alfalfa is a great forage maker and soil improver, encourage it to grow on your farm L. W If IT lul W il l. FTM» l\ TIIIH vkkki I* %1'KIC. Hitler Hot Will Ruin Your Apple*. F I. HlHi'Di ••»• Co-operation Mak«* a tjood Paper. II I. Me<| f ! Cure the Hear* and Mend Your Field*, K 8 M1llR.a5.ft . . Dried Fig* and Ribbon fake, Mr# H 1 lk»* I »n mmi Mik»t**ippi t rouble, I b.i - M S« her«-r Forward >!•*«• -dm hi In Ml**»**l|»pl I armln*. Hon II K HUke*|f-e. tie! Mead) for the Poultry Fair*, l*n« le Jo t»ei t |t 1 <iur s< <•«! ( urn N«»w, f M \\ llllutM* Have a K)»teni lor Your Houaehold Work Home Made ('hufa Cleaner*, 11 A William*, K I) Pearaall . Hoar I (Jreuiw M* Muggy. Oar 14r Button Hoa t0 c,r,,* Ahpntugu* Ho* Would You Manage u Ton-Acre Farm Mr* M J Cobb. How to Prune Your Tree* « Market f our ll«*g«* KaH), It S I'urtl*. 11 More Iteuredle* for Sorehead. Code Jo . 14 New Way of I la tiling Com In Shocks. B. L. 16 Mhosron .. . 13 Nutritious linked Apples. Mrs. It K I• Isdney • p Oats. Alfalfa. and Fteedorn From All-Colton, J. K. Urldfem.*. One-Horse Farmer's Wn> of Handling the 16 Crop . 13 ' opeu Stall f«»r Hairy Cows. It l». Shu ford ... 10 It Have <»eo«l W**ei| 4 V*rtl, A M \\ «*rdell . 4 Southern Waffles. Winter Squash !M«\ Oyster 3 Chicken l*le. Aunt Mary. * , | \\|ne Economies %iu<*i*it'A should learn I roin Kur«*pe* Clarence H. Poe. - OMIT TIIF M ltsB CIIOI*. 12 I suppose that While clover would nurse alfalfa 13 as effectually ns crab grass, by smothtrrlng IK 16 Prepare (ho lund early In summer and kill the weeds as they start by cultivating them down. 6 and then sow early In September and the alfalfa 6 will get ahead of the grass W. F. MASSEY. Will A YOI R ALFALFA THINS YFLIiOW. Kxamlne the roots of the part turning yellow ami note If there are any nodules on the roots. Then, If there are nodulea on the part that has not turned yellow, you can take soil from that part and stutter It over the other part if nodules are found there, and lit this way inoculate the whole Scatter some stable manure on the yellow part, too. and that will help restore It. Inocula tion with the bacteria that live on alfalfa roots Is Important to Its success. On rich soil there may he a good growth aside from Inoculation, hut the success of the crop will he far greater it the soli Is Inoculated. If no nodules are found on any of the plants you should get some soil from land that Is Inoculated, and where alfalfa has succeeded, and scatter It over the land to he sown, or that now sown, at rate of a barrel per acre. W. K MASSKY.