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The Gulf Between the Sqien tist and the Farmer . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 29 April 1898
The Gulf Between the Sqien tist and the Farmer . Between the scientist , who has had no practical experience in farming operations , and the farmer , who has had no training in scientific research , and who is not supposed to be quite familiar with scientific terms , there is a great gulf fixed which needs to be bridged over so that the farmer may profit by the researches of the scientist The scientist is sometimes paid by the government for making investigations for the farmer , and at other times is pursuing his investigations for the love of knowledge in the abstract In this case he loses interest in the subject after he has learned all that can be accurately known . In either case , if the farmer is to be benefited by his discoveries , there must be some daysman that can translate , that can lay his hand upon both , that can combine the scientific with the practical , and can translate the language of science into the language of the farmer . Beyond question , this is the mis si...
A New Phase of the Nebraska Rate Decision . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 29 April 1898
A New Phase of the Nebraska Rate Decision . The decision of the United States Supreme Court , to which we have already alluded two or three times , nullifying the maximum rate law enacted by the State of Nebraska in 1893 , is likely to be very far-reaching in its effects , and very damaging to the agi icultural interests not only of Nebraska but of the entire Northwest . The more it is studied , the more damaging does it appear . The latest development in the situation occurred at a meeting of the Nebraska Railroad Commissioners , or Board of Transportation , in Lincoln on the 12 th of this month . The Board had met for the purpose of formulating a new rate card lower than the schedule of 1893 , and for the purpose of complying with what is genei albunderstood as the spirit of that decision . They were very much surprised to receive the following protest from the railroad attorneys : The state board of transportation and the defendants have been and are enjoined by the mandate and d...
Weeds in the Corn Field . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 29 April 1898
Weeds in the Corn Field . The greatest obstacle in the way ol a good corn crop is weeds . The problem , therefore , of how to grow a good crop of corn is synonymous with that of how to kill weeds . The way to kill them most effectively Is to prepare conditions that will favor their germination , and then kill them by the wholesale as soon as growth has begun , by the use of the harrow . The harrow is the great weed destroyer , it is very easy to kill weeds just after they have fairly started to grow ; it is very difficult after they have become well established . If the ground is plowed either in the fall or spring and harrowed thoroughly every week , nearly all the weed seeds that aie brought near enough the surface to grow this season , can be sprouted and destroyed by the time the corn is fit for working the first time . To allow a piece of land that has been fall plowed to lie until immediately before planting corn , then harrow and plant , is only encouraging the weeds to grow ...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 29 April 1898
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The War Wth Spain . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 29 April 1898
The War Wth Spain . As we anticipated in our last issue , the war has actually begun , with a united country supporting the president and his cabinet and vast numbers of men , young and old , desiring to volunteer . Whether the war will be a long or a short one , no man can even guess . The actual value of modern war vessels of all descriptions is an unknown quantity . Tl ^ ey may be arks of safety or they may be death traps , for the reason that there has been no naval warfare in thirty years sufficient to give them a thorough test . It is evident that the president is determined not to send raw troops into Cuba . Our readers who have sons who have the war fever will be glad to know this . While it is to be prosecuted with the utmost vigor , yet at the same time there will be no useless squandering of valuable lives . The possession of Havana is of small importance compared with the destruction of the Spanish navy . There will be no peace until this is wiped off the sea . An hour s...
A Suggestion About Seed Corn [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 29 April 1898
A Suggestion About Seed Corn Now that farmers are about ready to start the corn planters in Iowa and north , we have a few things to say to which we ask their careful attention . We say them just now because corn planting and cultivation are among the things uppermost in the farmer s mind these last days of April . The first point to which we ask his special attention is the report of the experiment made by the Michigan Experiment Station to determine the difference in the yield on two similar adjacent acres planted to the same kind of corn and at the same time , the only difference being that one was planted with seed corn of 1895 , when the seed was perfect , and the other with indentically the same kind of seed , cared for in the very best possible way , but matured in 1896 . The Station says : From the time when the corn was an inch high , there was a conspicuous difference in the growth of the two adjacent plots . The one planted with the seed of 1895 grew more rapidly and more...
How Thick to Plant Corn . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 29 April 1898
How Thick to Plant Corn . This is another of the questions which demand attention just now and it is not by any means a very easy question to solve even with all the light that has been thrown upon the subject by extensive experiments continued for years at the different experiment stations . In this instance , every man himself must be an experiment station . The thickness of planting depends upon the latitude , upon the longitude , on the character of the soil , on the season , and on the purpose the farmer has in view in growing corn . Where the ground is very rich and not subject to drouth and where the corn Is grown both for the fodder and grain , it is not a very important question . Corn may be planted under these circumstances in rows four feet each way and have three , four , or five kernels in the hill , and unless a drouth intervenes there will be very little difference in the amount of feed produced . The farmers west of the Mississippi are very differently circumstanced...
The Quality of Corn and Thin Planting . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 29 April 1898
The Quality of Corn and Thin Planting . The Michigan Experiment Station in Bulletin No . 154 , just issued , gives some valuable information as to the amount of nutrition in different parts • of the corn plant when ripe . It finds that the dry matter , that is , the amount of matter in the corn after all the moisture has been expelled by kiln drying , is-about one-half in the ears , less than one-third in the stalks , and about one-fifth in the leaves . About one-half of the total protein or fleshforming content and 17 . 4 per cent of tlie ash element are found in the ears . This last point is worthy of special notice as throwing light on the wellknown fact that hogs fed on corn exclusively are deficient in bone , while young cattle and young sheep fed largely on corn fodder show no such tendency to diminution in bone , the remaining 82 . 6 per cent of the ash element being found in the blade and stalk , where , in fact , we would naturally expect it Another point worthy of notice i...
Test the Seed Corn . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 29 April 1898
Test the Seed Corn . The time for planting corn is a . most at hand . Many of the fields now wait only for temperature , which will come in due time . It is of the first importance many years to test the seed corn before it is committed to the soil . It is important every year . The seed corn this year is generally good , owing to the weather during its ripening period and to the mildness of the winter . We presume a great deal of the corn taken out of the cribs will grow this year . It is not , however , safe to depend on this . The farmer should get in the habit of selecting seed corn , drying it thoroughly , keeping it dry , and as a final precaution testing it before planting . There is no time to be lost in testing this year . Much corn will likely be planted the first of May and there is but little time between this and that to make a test , so that there will be no possible doubt of peradventure of the corn growing . A perfect stand is one of the first conditions requisite to...
Crop Report . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 29 April 1898
Crop Report . The following summary of crop conditions has been given out by the Iowa section of the Weather Bureau : The past week has been cool , with a general deficiency of sunshine ; but no damage resulted from the frost or low temperature . The rainfall was well distributed , and sufficient for the present needs of all crops . In portions of the southeast district farm work has been retarded by excessive moisture . In the larger part of the state the rainfall was much needed , and it came in a form to afford the largest measure of benefit to grass and grain crops . The soil is generally in the best possible condition for the germination ot seed and for planting . Good progress has been made in plowing , and with the early advent of warm weather corn planters will begin operations . On the whole the agricultural outlook was never better in Iowa in the closing week of April .
Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 29 April 1898
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Those Hand-Raised Sklm-Mllk Calves . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 29 April 1898
Those Hand-Raised Sklm-Mllk Calves . Every now and then as we travel through the country and meet with farmers we And men who shake their heads and say : You can not raise a good calf by hand ; leastwise , you can not grow it on separator milk . I am a practical farmer , and not one of your book farmers . I have had experience and I know just what I am talking about I do not propose to spoil my calves by patronizing the creamery and trying to feed them on separator milk . I do not care what book farmers say . about it ; the thing can not be done . It is of no use to tell this class of men that it has been done and is being done by their neighbors ; that it is done almost everywhere in the civilized world east of the Mississippi and north of the Ohio rivers ; that anything else is not even thought of in the Old World , in the Eastern states , in the Middle States , and among up-to-date farmers in the Western states . It is only west of the Missippi and in the Southern states that any...
The Time to Sow Flax . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 29 April 1898
The Time to Sow Flax . Mr . N . Allen , of Hancock county , Iowa , writes as follows : Please give me your opinion as to the best time to sow flax . Some tell me they would sow it the first of May ; others say that the last of May , after corn planting , is the best time . As I have never raised any flax I would like your opinion . It will do to sow flax any time in the month of May , preferably about the ! 10 th or 15 th . We usually have a cold spell during the first half of May , and we would prefer not sowing until after that , but as soon after as possible . The time of sowing flax during the month of May is not nearly so important as the proper preparation of the soil . A weedy flax field is a poor flax j field in any year or on any soil ; therefore , the first thing to consider is how to get rid of the weeds . We would harrow the ground as soon as possible so as to kill the weeds that have already germinated and encourage the rest to grow . We would harrow at least once a wee...
War and Prices . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 29 April 1898
War and Prices . One of the immediate effects of the war is the increase in insurance on cattle and other live stock shipped to foreign countries and a reduction in the price of export steers . We understand that exporters have been losing money of late and have been shipping only because they had vessel room engaged which had to be paid for whether it was used or not . If this be true , an advance in the price of export cattle may be looked for abroad which will have its effect on the markets at home . There is no good reason why a higher rate should be charged for shipments under a neutral flag than before . The war may affect the farmers adversely by stopping for a time the shipment of grain from Gulf ports even in neutral vessels . We think , however , only for a time . Unless Spain concedes that a neutral flag covers neutral goods , unless contraband of war , she is likely to get into trouble with England that will make the war a very short one .
"Feeds and Feeding . " [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 29 April 1898
Feeds and Feeding . The more we look into Professor Henry s late work on Feeds and Feeding , the higher estimate we put on its value . It Is one of the books that lie constantly on our table , and we find frequent occasions for reference to it in answering the questions that come to us daily from farmers in different parts of the state asking us for assistance in the problems in feeding on which they are engaged . We would like to see it on the table of every breeder and feeder . They will find in it the material or data for a proper answer to almost every question that may come up , and a compendium of the results of the most carefully conducted experiments that have been made in this country or in Europe . It is especially valuable to swine breeders , and we do not hesitate to say that no swine breeder s outfit is complete without it . So thoroughly are we convinced that it would be for the interest of breeders of live stock and all classes to have this book on their table that we...
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