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PROGRESSIVE FARMER AND COTTON PLANT. 5 Alfalfa Again. (C,.ntinml from Tagc 1.) ,.f air. nn.l tho other, ' , , .,.! living win -re tlu ro is little .... :iir ;irc found in tho interior .,, s ;;t bottom f the heap. These -iiiial orpr:inis!iis upon heinjr ,. to tin land keep up their ... .-iiv :ml hy breaking tip the !. i:i-tiMu'iits of the soil rou , ,- ;!;, in avaihihle for rlnnt foo-.l. j " , ;it-t iv it v is inaintaiiu l for a ., finu vears ami explain the , . j-" i iir hnit'tit of niaiiure as rom . .1 with that of commercial fer- ! which coacs so soon as its ,. ..,;ii!ii-nt rl.-ineiits are appropri- , ,j l.v tin growing crops, ;nnl is , t'"iv t ransiciit. i j r ; i v hr that the hacteria in sta ll, i: aiii:iv working in roiijniuM ion v tiii 'In hactrria on th alfalfa U tin- ;, , , ;ni f stahh uianuro giving , , ii il'.'i' r -1 il t s wlu n put on alfalfa, ,. i; may !. from mo other caue. ...t pn-pareil to say just why it tn he well adapted to alfal-I.-. ! im this I do Know: alfalfa grows j.fir u!..r. laMe manure is ap l,.l th.iu win ri' it is not applied. At . ii.v rate, that is the experience ..f ;!.. ritr and others who have UV-'WM ::l!'ali"a the ela.V sells of Oi t '::i:!.v. Airuir.i for I.im So IK. I : -.- :ir-! I' tii r I reeivel asking i- .:, ; t"! ! information in iv-.-.ri ?" i!f ealtivation of alfalfa t:- fr: i M r. . L. .I.-viut. of ( I r t n- :V . N. '. Mr. .loyner has a grove t' - !. ti '.i "V twi Ivc i'lTi's set with :.!.. kieki rx . i :.. from six t eiibt Its- !: - in 'i r. and would like to vl '.' -In .-!"V. in alfalfa for pastur ii.ir n; - Me desires to know if . i:';!h' i i.mI 1 Niicn i d under stieb Vvx'. i :!:- ii: f-'iniat ion at my com mand. I think it would not. Alfal fa !ii ii i o.-rtipv the entire land. I d.:i!-t i;' it would succeed at all in a !i;i'!i. put. However, as an experi ii.i nr. In could try a small plat, say a fourth or half aero, and if the L-r.-.uh wa- at Ufaotory. he could put IU !:.. in t -eason. Mr. .!. (). I.i.ftin. of Mount Olive, N. '.. v. rote jo tin Kditor as follow-.: "The ...rtirl,. hy Mr. T. Ik I'ar'ir i n alfalfa struck me in a ! 'idi r place. 1 have keen reading i M ali.dfa for some time, and pur-!"-ii!'r tn try it in a small way. and a- I l.iiow Mr. Parker well, and know he h;;, nided near (iohlshoro, and i!ior..u-hly familiar with this sec- ' " 1 ' I want to a-k him for further '';! rmation. As he knows, this sre-l-""a i jilni'Ki perfictly level; that "r draina-e is not the host hy any " Our section is one of the ; "-: productive in the State, our av- r. en: ton und corn production ho :' ci.,",!, rakly ahove ilie State's ' . With us, crah jrrass is the tr .uhle we have in all culti .r... crop,; tlujf ,,,, iM;ltter how wcdl iitjvate a crop of any kind, when r ue st. p the cultivation, if it is ' -r. than a few weeks until a killing ,.r the land so leiisely shaded :' -'fnuii;!: crops that no seeds Kml could .'orminate, erah M - . - MSI spintlT Uli an scot I. I-.veli ' .hivafion eontinuetl until frost, ' - MniiM r the crah trrass will he '' -r tlii. kt r. than if the land ' the i reviuus year. Now I t.i write another article i!. Pro-re, she KaniuT and an swer some questions that perhaps others in the Eastern part of the State would like to know. Would he expect a light sandy soil underlaid with a poor strata of clay, at a depth of twelve to sixteen inches, that with the aid of 500 pounds of fertilizers per acre had produced 1,500 pounds of seed cotton peracre, to he in con dition to successfully grow alfalfa? Some years we have a very great pre cipitation and the land hecomes very full of water, often completely cover ing it; and while it is seldom that the water remains on the land hut a few hours, it is sometimes several days, or weeks even, that cultivation of all crops has to he suspended. Does he think alfalfa would stand this condi tion? Does he think a plat of land as fertile as deserihed, now in straw herries, which will he turned under next May and sown in peas for hogs, will ho in condition for alfalfa? Will alfalfa sown in So:temher withstand crah grass the following summer hot ter than that sown in spring?" In the ahove. Mr. Loft in suggests some very severe tests for alfalfa, especially as it is well known that al falfa will not stand water, that is, standing water. It is claimed that it will withstand running water for twenty-four hours hotter than it will standing water for six hours. 1 have had no practical experience along that line, so give the ahove hearsay for what it is worth. I have no ex perience with alfalfa except on high clay land. However. 1 shall sow some this spring on my farm near CJolds horo, which is very much like the land around Mount Olive, ami like very much of the land in Kastern North Carolina. This partioular plot of land has heon in strawberries for some years, until this year I grew a crop of Irish potatoes on it. I have prepared it thoroughly hy plowing deeply, ami have had a ton of lime hroadoast on one acre. T shall sow, hroadcast, 1.00 pounds of fertilizer composed of 200 pounds of cottonseed meal, 200 pounds of muriate of potash and M)0 pounds of 1 per cent acid phosphate. Ahout tho last of March or the first of April I shall sow ahout 25 or 00 pounds of alfalfa seed and harrow in with a tooth harrow. 1 am unde cided ahout the after treatment. Wlicii to Cut ami I low Often. IT) the country, where T am suc cessfully growing alfalfa, I make my first cutting as soon as hloom he gins to appear and get four cuttings of hay the first year. lut I am ad vised that in the more Eastern sec tion of the State it will ho hotter to clip the alfalfa (with the mower Made set to cut some three inches from the ground) as often as it grows to six inches high, permitting the clippings to lie on the ground as a mulch. Continue this process until ahout the last of August, when per mit the alfalfa to. make full growth, and cut for hay when hloom begins to appear. Clip again after that cut ting as hefore, until frost. By this plan it is claimed the alfalfa will stool out and hecome much stronger than if allowed to make full growth, ami cut for hay four times as I do in Orange. By the latter process I would got only one cutting for hay, that in August, all the other (dippings to lie on the ground for a mulch. The second year the alfalfa would he permitted to make full growth and would he cut regularly for hay. I intend to divide the plot on my farm near Ooldshoro and try one nlot each way so as to deter mine which plan gives the host per manent results. Wore T situated as Mr. Loft in is, T would experiment with alfalfa he fort; planting heavily. T. B. PARK LB Raleigh. N. C. (To be continued.) DO YOU GET DP WITH A LAME BACK ? Have You Uric Acid, Rheumatism or Bladder Trouble ? Pain or dull ache in the back is unmis takable evidence of kidney trouble. It is Nature's timely warning to show you that the track of health is not clear. 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