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University of Wisconsin. Dept. of Agricultural Journalism / 22 community building advertisements : use them to bring your bank greater prestige, increased goodwill, more business
([1930])

Mortimer, G. B.
Pep for your old pastures PDF (267.4 KB)



Release Week Beginning March 17
Pep For Your Old:iPastures
By G. B. Mortimer
Wisconin coUege
of Agriculture
G  IVE new life to the old permanent pasture and it
produces rich, cheap feed for four or five months of the
year. Think of it . . . low feeding costs for five months I
  Improved permanent pastures supply protein at a
much lower cost than grain. Let's take advantage of
the difference.
  When there's plenty of plant food in the soil and the
turf is worn and thin, reseeding changes your old perma-
nent pasture into a thick green carpet. It's the simplest
way to pep up many pastures and put them on a profitable
basis.
              The following method is a splendid way to reseed
            your permanent pasture:
               1. Be sure your soil can support the catch. This
                  means phosphate and perhaps lime and potash.
               2. Reseed only worn and thin old pastures.
               3. Sow inoculated seed early in March right on
                  top of the pasture. A mixture of 2 pounds of
                  white clover, 5 pounds of alsike, and 4 or 5
                  pounds of red clover to the are gives excel-
                  lent results.
               4. Keep your cattle off most of the time until
                  the catch has become established, up to mid-
                  summer.
              Where this method of reseeding has been followed, I
            have seen thin, worn out pastures become regular clover
            meadows, so successful was the catch. It is responsible
            for a 57% increase in the yield on some pastures on the
            Station farm. Try it.
      "For Farm Prosperity"
[Name of Your Bank]


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