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