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FEBRUARY 22, 190C
PAGE tafo Nebraska. Independent ooccooooooooocooooooooo Agricultural Department TIPS ON CORN GROWING Corn growers of Nebraska and ad jacent states will find In the bulletin on "Experiments with Corn," just is sued bv Professor T. L. Lyon of thei Nebraska Experiment Station, many j was given seed fnMn nrmiir ihe rnothnrle hosst arbmted ! One-fOUI'th acre. to producing the biggest yields in I thirds of the state Learning was found their localities. Farmers who send ! 10 pe me Dest 01 me yeuow yaiieueb. for one of these bulletins and com pare with their own the experience of Lyon had the co-operation ot more than 100 practical farmers in different parts of Nebraska. The state was di vided for purpo3es of the experiments into six districts, and each farmer with which to plant For the western two- water does not hurt alfalfa like it does clover. The hot sun on alfalfa after it is cut injures it. It can be cocked wet and will not .'rot and turn black as clover does. Seed fn) the station corn-growers will profit. Farm papers 'having in mind the welfare of subscribers rather than the income of advertising columns fre quently point out why it is better for the corn grower to pick out a dealer in seed corn near. home and buy seed of him, than to send to other locali ties for it. In this bulletin Professor Lyon shows how it is money in the pocket of Nebraska farmers to use only seed corn home grown. A change of soil and climate impairs the yield. Seed of two varieties, Snow flake White and Iowa Gold Mine were obtained 'from Iowa and grown in Ne braska for two years. In the third year seed was taken from this and planted "alongside of seed obtained from the same original source in Iowa. The two plants exhibited a marked difference throughout the experiment. From the Nebraska grown seed the stalks, were almost a foot shorter, the ear S.fi inches lower down, the ear al most two inches shorter and the an average of 1.2 shorter. The pro portion of ears to stalk was higher in the acclimated corn and the yield of grain was in faor of. the home grown seed. Similar results wore obtained from tsts of" twenty-two varieties by 100 co-operating fanner in various parts-j of v the state. Nebraska seed was j planted alongside of seed from Iowa, j Illinois, Indiana and Missouri. In not a: single instance did the seed grown outside the state take first in the average results in the state. This does not indicate that the seed from. outside was poorer than our own, but that it is not at first adapted, or ac climatized, to Nebraska conditions. . -. In his corn, experiments Professor For more of the region Hogue's Yellow Dent was too late maturing, although yielding best. Calico yielded well and ripened in 'nearly every test, and is believed to be the best for the sec tion. . In eastern Nebraska south of the Platte Calico again proved to be a very productive variety but Reid's Y.ellow Dent and Hogue's Yellow Dent, of 5 the yellow varieties, and Nebraska Vhite Prize and Silver Mine of the white, in the Missouri river tier of counties, made the best showing. A little farther west Golden Row and Mammoth White Pearl did better than Iteid's Yellow Dent and Nebraska White Prize.' ' In eastern Nebraska, north of the Platte, Golden Cap and Silver Mine did best in the river coun ties, while Golden Row and Nebraska White' Prize were most productive farther west. Send $1.00 for a year's subscription to -The Independent and receive Mr. Berge'W book, "The Free Pass Bribery System," free as a premium. This offer will remain but a short time. IO-CO For 200 Ena INCUBATOR Perfect in construction and notion. Hatches every fertile Cifff. Write for catalog t-ilay. flEO- H. STAHL, Qutncy, 111. SORGHUM FOR FORAGE Sorghum ranks among the best for age crops for many reasons. First, it is one of the surest crops that is raised in the territory west of the Mis souri river for a distance of at least two hundred miles. If the seed be good this crop is never known to fail. It resists drought better than : corn and will make a good yield upon poor er land. A few acres sowed to sorghum, sow ing about two bushels of seed to the acre, will return a yield of from six to ten tons of dry forage. While it is not recommended us the best feed for milch cows, it is most excellent feed for dry stock and horses They will eat it all up clean even though it be not perfectly cured. It should be cut when the seed is Just growing into milk. The seed should not be per mitted to ripen on sorghum intended for forage. . . It is better to cut u with a binder, as in the sheaf it can be easily handled. Where cut loose and put Into the stack it is extremely difficult to handle with aiiay fork on account of the length of the stems Winter forage enough for a large herd of cat tle can be raised on a very few' acres of this crop. FREIGHT PAID 1 VMt of R orV ies . This 230 Fgg Incubator The Royal The world's simplest, su east hatcher. Automatic in action; periecs results. Incubator and sup- ALFALFA VERSUS CLOVER FREE TRIAL. ply catalog free. Booklet "(Jare ana eeaiinf or Chicks' 10c. 50 cent poultry paper 1 year 10 cents. Royal Incubator Co., Drawer 8 1 0 Do Moines, low. Take Own Time. r Old Trusty Incubator 40, 60 or 90 Days trial. W wanf tn cnn.l vnu the "Old TrUSty" Book. You ought to read it before buying an incuba- r.r. ber.ans it has more every-day - chicken sense ' in it taan any m seen. 300 tod pic ture. It tells why "Old Trusty" does sucli good worfc-i-why It batches So many .nd so goodcliicka why It la so easy t op erate why it is so eco nomical. It's sold on 40, (SOorSK) days trial, freight prepaid. Write to us. M. M. Johnson Co., t'liyfriiler, Nfb. I We Pay the the Freight 1. Is alfalfa as a forage crop likely to be generally grown? Sure.. In five years there .will be ten acres of alfalfa to one of ' timothy and clover. 2. Are the profits from alfalfa any greater per acre than derived from' red clover when given the same treatmen? Yes, four hundred fold. If you get ohe crop of hay and a crop of seed from clover, that" is the end of it. When you' get a stand of alfalfa it will last a . lifetime. . Clover dies . out in ; two years.. A ton of. alfalfa hay is worth two tons of clover. An acre of alfalfa will yield twice as ;much as an acre of clover. Alfalfa as - a fertilizer of the soil is, worth twice, as niuch;.as clover. Try five or ten acres for. your hogs, horses,- cattle and chickens dnd ..... . i m you will never piant anotner seed or clover, and timothy -will be banished forever as -a soil robber and a wreed. . 3. Is alfalfa hay damaged by rain and dew when curing as easily s, red clover? No. Clover is one of the; hardest and most treacherous crops to- handle that a farmer ever grew..".' If; draws, water in the stack or mow like; a sponge.' Alfalfa is one of. the. easiest hav crops to handle that grows. It will not draw moisture or sweat in the stack or mow like clover. " The SOW ONLY PLUMPEST GRAINS It will be only a few weeks until the farmers in the southern part of our territory wiH begin to think seri ously of sowing their spring grains As the sun rises in the horizon and shines with a more direct ray farmers in the more northern belt will take up this subject. We therefore think it is timely for us just now to urge the importance of sowing only the . largest and plumpest grains of wheat, j The use of a good fanning mill or grater will enable the farmer to winnow out all the light grains, screen out all the small grains, and select for seed the largest, hvicst, and plumpest. He should sow nooning eise for seed. Our small grains wheat, oats, and barley "run out," to use a common expression, mainly because of the carelessness of farmers in se lecting their seed. Some farmers are foolish enough to sow only that which thpv nannot. sell. For example, we have known seed potatoes to sell cheaper than potatoes for table use, the obvious reason being that the far mers sell the potatoes that are most salable and keep the rest for seed. Why sow the largest and 1 lumpest grains? Because these grew on the thriftiest stalks, and hence may have and ordinarily do have an Inheritance of vitality which the smaller grains do not, and this inheritance is one of the most valuable qualities of any kind of seed grain. Second, because they are presumably more rust-proof and more smut-proof than the smaller and lighter grains. Our wheat growers m Minnesota, the Dakotas, and Canada found last year that even when , the bulk of their wheat was badly rusted there were always some plants which were rust- resistant. For this reason we advise them not to purchase seed from out side the rust territory, . but to use their graders and select the largest and plumpest seeds of their own grow ing, thus securing a rust-resistant plant, precisely on the same principle that the wise potato grower carefully goes through his field and selects for seed potatoes the tubers from hills which show no signs of fungus. These are fungus-resistant and doubly val uable. In all climates and with all plants there are some individual that, for reasons as yet unknown, have de veloped great power of resistance to the various enemies of the plant, par ticularly smuts, rusts, and fungus. These plants have high vitality, bring their seed to full m&etirity, and these seeds can be secured by the use of the grader. This is the method rec ommended by Professor Bolley, who is authority on the subject in North Dakota, where the problem has been studied more thoroughly than else where, as the means of avoiding fu i ture attacks of the dreaded black rust. The same law governs in all parts of the wheat growing country. There is a third reason why these large seeds should be selected. - They have a larger store of starch, the use of which is to nourish the plant until it establishes full connection with the soil below through its roots, and with the air above through its leaves. We , r i. i j i sow Diumn grains 01 wneai ior tne 50c a bushel and up. The clean oct heaviest. best yielding Oats are Katekin's Reliable Grown, Pure stock, Katekin's New Sensation, Early Champion. White llussian and Texas lied Kust proof. Write for big catalog, gives full de scriptions of these oats, and all farm seeds, free. A iMtstal will bring it. Address KATEKIJi S SEfcD HOUSE, Box 34, Shenandoah, la. 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