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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])

Stone, A. L.
He downed quack grass in a year PDF (222.2 KB)



Release Week Beginning July 21
He Downed Quack
Grass In a Year
                          I KNOW a farmer in Polk county whom the neighbors
    By A. L. Stone        laughed at and called foolish, for he had purchased
60
    State Weed
    Commiaakmer           acres of quack grass and actually believed he could
make
                          money farming that weed infested land.
                             Although the dreaded weed had formed a thick
mat,
                          he set to work clearing his fields and, in spite
of the doom
                          predicted by "old timers" and the smiles
and laughter
                          of neighbors, in just one year he succeeded in
carving a
                          (lean, productive farm out of his quack wilderness.
                             This is how he turned the tables on our most
costly
                          weed: Early in the spring he worked his land four
or five
                          times with a weed eradicator at few day intervals.
He
                          then planted corn and small grain. That fall he
got the
                          crops out quickly and cultivated again until late
fall.
                          Inside of a year his land has become completely
free of
                          quack. Your farm can also be freed of the pest.
                             \W'Imen you think of your future savings in
labor, the
                          increased value of your land, your higher crop
yields.
                          and the better prices you will get, you too can
profitably
                          use his method of eradicating quack.
                    "For Farm Prosperity"
               [Name of Your Bank]
S~
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