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Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association / Proceedings of the tenth annual meeting of the Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association held at Monroe, Wisconsin, Thurs. and Fri., January 27 and 28, 1910
(1910)

Readheimer, J. E.
Phosphorus as a fertilizer on the dairy farm,   pp. 75-83 PDF (1.9 MB)


Page 83


SOUTHERN WIS. CHEESEMAKERS' & DAIRYMEN'S ASS'N 83
corn. The grower, however, applied commercial fertilizers
to the value of $58.81) in addition to 45) loads of manure
valued at $50.25.  While we (1o not expect to grow 2041
bushels of corn per acre in Illinois or Wisconsin, still we
should not be satisfied with what we are producing.  If
farmers would plan systems whereby the nitrogen and
humus content of the soil could be increased and then use
lil)eral amounts of phosphorus, the soils of Wisconsin could
be made more productive than they ever were in their
virgin state.
Dairymen, above all other people are ideally situated to
(lo this. They need to grow largely of legumes to balance
their grain feed.  They can save more of the manure to
provide nitrogen and decaying organic matter to liberate
the phosphorus from  the raw rock pllosp)hate.  If thev
woulld only do this, the dairy section of southern Wiscon-
sin would indeed become a garden spot.


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