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Annual report 1942: agricultural agent Trempealeau County
(1942)

Soil improvement PDF (477.6 KB)



SOIL IMPROVKUENT
     We fight to Save Our Soil
   American farmers are asked to
roduce more than they've ever been
,eked to produce before. This is
issontial for the war effort. Wb
have to produce more food and fiber
and timber than ever before, for
he use of the Army and Navy, for the
-se of the civilian population work-
ng forces, for the use of our
.llies, and to help restore the
rorld to an even keel after the War.
   To do this Job effectively, we
Lave to protect our soil, water,
imber, and other natural resources
against the inevitable losses that
rould result from an unrestrained
production spree. WE EAVD TO GUARD
3TIITST DESTRUCTION OF SOIL RE_
                                          WUKUM 'eA: MJkIURT VAX   UN bL.U
                                          BE7WOR TIM MEM OF THE WAR.
          THE OTLY WAY TO ACHIZE THIS MPEATIVE IS THMOUGHI CONSRVATION
FAMI}IFG. THE PRINCIPIMS SET DOWN IT THE FOLLOWING PAR&AWAPHS AIE MEE
PRIN-
CIPIS BY MNICH 1 CAIT DO THI JOB. TMES: PRINCIPLrS APPLY IN WAR AS WELL
AS IN PEACE.
          A complete plan for controlling erosion on a farm may include any
or all of the following principles of correct land use and employment of
special practices, depending on the complexity of the problem.
          1. Rough, rocky land incapable of producing pasture worth a good
cows time will be most profitable and useful to the farm if kept in woodlot
and protected against fire and grazing.
          2. The better quality rough land unsuited for fields ought to be
in permanent pasture with fortilization and grazing practices that insure
maximum production.
          3. Erosion in fields ought to be minimized by use of suitable
rotations reinforced by conservation practices such as contour cultivation,
strip cropping on terracing.
          4.. The unavoidable run-off from large areas concentrates in draws
and eventually in streams. Safe disposal may be secured by grass waterways
and permanent dams. Streambanks can be protected by willow plantings, rip
rap or deflecting dame.
          5. Thousands of dollars of public money can be saved by proper
soil and water conservation to control erosion of our highway systemo.
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