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is o n the route o e Yellowstone Park I Auto Trail "THE If Alfalfa was ever an experi ment in Perkins and Adams Counties it has ceased to b* to now for all time. Farmers who were stalling are now tumbling:all over themselves to secure seed for this fall and next spring's sowing. The active campaign carried on the past two vears by the Per kins County Better Farming As- Two years ajro over 200 pounds of Grims Alfalfa seed was dis tributed tD as many farmers. Again last spring over 300 one and On the two pound packages of the state Alfalfa seed wore distributed. Hundreds ot farmers original have now increased their acreage for from the two acres sown to ten and fifteen acres, using seed of their own raising. A very important item not to overlooked is that practically *very farmer is growing pure TO seed or the seed furnished the state. The commercial ue of this seed will be very several years to come, "f wwell established that both ese seeds are far superior 10 ^e common Alfalfa seed such in the Black Hills Many farmers are growing tons to the acre this season VLSI0*11 acornmne SGe* to acr una'-'s th" |V'e!d anc* r? cants a se" his seed for Past three years and 'enever sold for the les zrpouna-Thiss ^rhav 1 tasid makes $72. per Lemmon, Perkins County.<p></p>HONE have two to three tons of hay [sowing of anyone and has cut worth $5.00 to $8.00 per ton or three tons to one acre both last an average of $15 per acre for hav. Without o u t, B. B. Bobb, living northeast of this city, is the banner grower of Alfalfa in J. J. Brickley farm, 17 miles southeast of Lemmon, on the Grand River. This field of Alfalfa was seeded in 1914. This photo was taken on July 5th, be fore the first cutting was made. The second growth is now fully as great. the northwest, having in over Professor and has convinced him 100 acres, all planted in rows, self that these varieties will pro- ol wonderful crop extensively. Mr. Unbank living 5 miles northeast of Lemmon has pinned his faith to Alfalfa and now has nearly 100 V Oscar Adams, just south of Lemmon, was one of the first to start in Alfalfa and. while Mr. Alfa ta in bloom near Lemmon on July 1st. cr°P of seed Adams has not grown as many acres in the past as some others, he has had wonderful results, raising seed and hay. From seven acres last year Mr. Adams sold over ten bushels of seed at 40 cents per pound. Does it pay Hans Cleven, living on the river west of Seim, has one of which the farmers1 tfre be»t tan da of broadcast The Lemmon Herald year and this season. Wm. Bucher, living on South The state, under the direction Grand, has been a friend of of Prof. Hanson, is operating 35 Alfalfa for the past ten years, acres as a propagation plant for He started with just a few acres the raising and distributing of and kept on and added to hjs the plants and seed of the hardy field until he now has 70 to 80 varieties brought over from Si- acres of the finest Alfalfa grow- beria by Prof. Hanson during the ing. Last years seed crop a i jcuio occu ciup a- sociation has resulted in arousing past five years. This fall several mounted to around 45 bushels the farmers to the imDortance of this crop and today it is the ex ception to find a farmer who has not a few acres of Alfalfa grow ing. million plants will be ready for which Mr. Bucher sold for 17 distribution as well as several cents per pound. This seed, thousand pounds of seed. This I however, was the common vari will be distributed free to the farmers who are first to make application. ety grown in the Hills country, Chas. Ottman, living on the Grand south of Lemmon, is a friend of Prof. Hanson, and has been experimenting with the hardy varieties furnished by the Mr. Bobb has made a wonderful duce more hay and seed than summer except Alfalfa and that record for both hay and seed, any other kind of Alfalfa. Mr. the porker tipped the beam at As to the financial returns of Ottman is seeding the larger 198 pounds. this crop. Mr. Bobb's smile of part of his farm to Alfalfa. Mr. McPherson is another Alf satisfaction is sufficient answer. In 1913 Mr. Ottman sowed two!a|fa fiend He lives just four However, Mr. Bobb is not the acres of Turkestan Alfalfa on miles west of Lemmon and is only farmer getting into this ground that was considered ab-igrowjng Alfalfa both in rows solutely worthless, since it was a Paper of County-wide Circulation South Dakota, and acres of fine Alfalfa growing, sand drifted in the wind and itjhigh. Mr. NcPherson thinks he Mr. Unbank has raised the price on his quarter of land from $20 to $40 per acre this summer just on the results of his Alfalfa. looked as if nothing could ever the Alfalfa made its appearance I J. J. broadcast. The first cutting sandv ridge on which barely any was made on July 10th, and just vegetation had ever grown.: three weeks after, to a day. the hen he plowed the field the second growth was two feet OCLVII' ill w as vvu Ifffl wjj| gain a foothold. The first year: make a second cutting and 8ti11 raise a crop of seed. This wjH Brickley, who lives just east of the Ottmans, has a story to tell of Alfalfa. In 1913, Mr. Brickley decided that he would sow Alfalfa and instead of start ing with the usual two acres he sent to Montana for a bushel of seed and prepared 26 acres of ground aud sowed his Alfalfa in rows. All Mr. Brickley saw in his patch that summer was weeds which he mowed down. In 1914, he saw something of his Alfalfa which was growing into the ground and the roots were making good. Thia Last be doing better than is and grew to a height of several done in the irrigated districts of inches when it apparently died. Idaho. This would be the end of that There is not a territory any Alfalfa thought Mr. Ottman but the next year it again made its appearance and grew to a height of over a foot when it started to wilt and Mr. Ottman cut it. This year the growth has been remarkable and one cutting has already been made and it is ready for the second cutting at the present time. About three tons to the acre is the hay yield from this "worthless" ground this year. where that will beat the West Missouri River Country for Alf alfa. The fertile soil and high Wednesday, August 11, 1915.<p></p>ALFALFA Barley on the John Marshall farm, near Lemmon, on July 1st. Fields like this are a common sight. sprint Mr. Brickley looked over altitude combines to make this the field early and decided that rr,sn°n he had better raise a crop of Alfalfa. The soil is especially oat. on the Alfalfa land so he ".da,"wl, double Jiaced the ground and sowed oats light. You can see lize the importance of this crop the results of his discing in the more than ever and the eastern picture on this page. He will farmers are looking here for have 50 to 60 bushels of seed their seed. this fall besides two or three tons of hay per acre. Ask Mr. Brickley if it pays to grow Alfalfa. With the Alfalfa has come more hogs. It is a very com mon sight, when driving through the country to see a bunch of hogp growing fat in an Alfalfa held. It is almost an exception to find a farmer without his few acres of Alfalfa and his spring pigs holding possession. Like the bread and water ration for the man in jail, Alfalfa and water is the pig's ration, but he does not consider that he is in jail but in heaven. One far mer stated to a Herald reporter that he had butchered a hog which was 11 months old and that it had had no feed this 1Jau Iiau I1U Jeeu in|H truly, "The Home of thf.',ujck Kf tion and growth of seed. Far- mer9 here ar„ b„gi,lnjnK rea. The fact that the eastern peo ple are waking to (heimportance of the Alfalfa crop and that the west river country has practic ally a corner on the seed crop LEMMONT The Commercial Center of the a n -M i N o u i K i e makes Alfalfa an industry for ture one inch below surface of us that is better than manu- soil, drill eight to twelve pounds facturing establishments in the of seed per acre alone, or wi^h towns. Every farmer is a man ufacturer and each acre of Alf alfa is a monument to the future greatness and prosperity of the country west of the Missouri River. Alfalfa is being grown suc cessfully- in every part of the northwest, but is not fully ap preciated. Farmers are rapidly cowling to realize that live stock must be raised on every farm, and that Alfalfa is the surest and best feed to be raised. A a a i s n o i i u o grow -will withstand more heat Mont Mmfoe* living wast of jmnn is the owner of thia fiild of Alfalfa. Note th*fetftVjrffowth. This photo was taken about the fi it of July and the tecond cnefcaow rtadjr for thamawar. Faur taoa of ha# Ktf acre was yielded*. No. 10 and drouth than red clover the first year, and when well estab lished on good land will produce crops for many years, almost regardless of weather condition!. The requirements of the Alfal fa plant are easily met when its nature is understood. The very small seed, producing a single tap root, requires, a firm seed bed so that the moisture may be brought near the surface manure for plant food, and soil from an old field, or pure culture to inoc ulate the soil. Grimm Alfalfa holds tint place as to hardiness. Montana is a close second. Only hardy northern grown seed is suc cessful in Minnesota and the Dakotas. Do not experiment A'itli southern Kruwn seed. Alfalfa growers agree on at* sentials. Precede Alfalfa by a cultivated crop, potatoes best— and manure land. Plow deep the year previous to conserve moisture. Fall plow and manure. Spring plowing should be very shallow, and packer used to firm the soil. Disc and harrow to kill weeds until the middle of •June. If there is plenty of mois- Alfalfa on the rack near Lemmon three pecks of beardless barley. If reason is dry, cut barley for hay before mature. Clip weeds every two weeks, but not so late as to leave field bare. If seed ia sown broadcast, use sixteen to twenty-four pounds per acre. Cut the Alfalfa for hav when one-tenth in bloorn Never cut or pasture so late that there ia not a good growth for winter protection Save the leaves as they are richer than bran. Try Alfalfa in rows for seed production give frequent culti vation Transplanting Alfalfa has gained much favor—to worthy of a careful trial.