University of Wisconsin. Dept. of Agricultural Journalism / 22 community building advertisements : use them to bring your bank greater prestige, increased goodwill, more business
Chapman, C. J.
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Release Week Beginning October 27 Add Lime and Shake Well By C. J. Chapman WwaconaM College of Agriculture I KNOW a farmer in Waupaca county who two years ago bought a 220 acre worn-out, abandoned farm for about $20.00 an acre. He invested $6.00 an acre for fer- tilizer and $12.00 for lime, and now one of the most beau- tiful alfalfa crops in the county covers 132 acres on his farm. Today, his land is easily worth $75.00 an acre. His experience can readily be duplicated on thousands of acres of now almost barren wastes. In applying the lime mix it thoroughly with the land so that it becomes evenly distributed for the roots, acts more quickly, and is of most use to the crop. It's best to spread lime over plowed land, disk it in thoroughly, and follow it with a cultivated crop, such as corn, which will derive some benefit from the lime. Next year follow the cultivated crop with some legume. The amount of lime to apply varies with the kind of soil. Some soils require about four tons to the acre and on others two tons will suffice. Still other soils, of course, do not need lime at all. A simple, easy way to know just how much lime your soil needs for the best possible returns is to write the State Soils Laboratory, Wisconsin College of Agriculture, Madison. The service tells you precisely what your land needs for larger crops. . . . Write them now. "For Farm Prosperity" [Name of Your Bank] II -0 II II II I 1,I I II I II II I II I I II II 0 I1 I I II I I I II II I I II I I I
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