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Chapman, C. J.
Most clay loam farms are starving for phosphorous PDF (262.0 KB)



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Most Clay Loam Farms Are
Starving for Phosphorous
                          MV4OST Wisconsin farms are suffering great losses
    By C. J. Chapman      from lack of phosphorus. Pastures flourish on phosphorus,
    Wisconsin Couege        often producing three times as much forage with
applica-
    of Agriculture        tions of 400 pounds of 20 per cent phosphate.
                             I know one farmer in La Crosse county who raised
his
                          oat yield from 27 to 48 bushels an acre by applying
500
                          pounds of 20 per cent superphosphate to the acre.
Another
                          farmer in Jefferson county cut only 750 pounds
of alfalfa
                          from an acre, but when he used 400 pounds of 20
per cent
                          superphosphate per acre he raised his yield to
1400
                          pounds. He also tried growing alfalfa on land treated
with
                          three tons of lime and 400 pounds of phosphate
and made
                          3600 pounds of alfalfa per acre. These are just
two of
                          thousands of Wisconsin farmers who have obtained
ex-
                          cellent results through phosphate.
                             To know how much phosphate it's best to use
on your
                          farm and whether or not it would pay you to lime,
write
                          the State Soils Laboratory, Wisconsin College of
Agri-
                          culture, Madison. The service saves you many dollars
in
                          expensive fertilizer bills . . . drop them a line
now.
                                  Another article by Mr. Chapman on improv-
                                  ing the soil will appear in an early iasue.
                     "For Farm Prosperity"
               [Name of Your Bank]
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