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Moore, Ransom Asa, 1861-1941 / The seeding, growing, and curing of alfalfa
(1908)

Moore, R. A.
University of Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station special bulletin: the seeding, growing, and curing of alfalfa,   pp. [1]-12 ff. PDF (2.3 MB)


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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
Agricultural Experiment Station
SPECIAL BJULLElT
THE SEEDING, GROWING, AND CURING OF ALFALFA
Pt A. MOORE.
No forage crop has been given more attention in the United
States during the past ten years than alfalfa, and while it is
in the experimental stage in some parts of Wisconsin, yet,
where proper precautions are taken it can be grown with a
reasonable degree of success on any of our older and well cul-
tivated farms.
Wisconsin is a great dairy State and the milk products bring
to our farmers annually some fifty million dollars. A con-
siderable portion of this money is expended for high protein
feeds, as oil meal, oil cake, cotton seed meal, bran, etc., with
which to balance the feed ration. The cost and the time ex-
pcended in carting the feeds make them expensive for the far-
mer and take from him a large portion of what would other-
wise be profit.
Alfalfa supplies the dairymen and stockmen with valuable
forage and saves for them a large portion of the money an-
mrially expended for high protein feeds. The value of alfalfa
as a feed for all farm animals, including swine and poultry, is
so well known that it is unnecessary to speak extensively of
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