Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
Milward, J. G.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin no. 11: plant profit producing potatoes PDF (900.6 KB)
) (1) Select seed carefully in accordance with trueness to type and market demands. (2) Maintain fertility 'by growing legumes; i. e., clovers, alfalfa, soy beans, etc. (3) Rotate crop regularly with intelligent use of manures. (4) Cultivate intensively. (5) Restrict acreage in accordance with ability to maintain fertility by above methods. (6) Control insect and disease pests. Improved quality in potatoes means medium sized. stock- uniform in size, shape and color -bright, Results:- clean, smooth-free from checks and cracks Improved Quality, -ripe. These are terms which- deseribe de- Greater Demand, sirable exterior appearances in seed, and com- Better Profit. mercial table stock. The tubers should be firm - free from hollow centers - flesh not soggy, watery, or streaked. All these ternis indicate a standard of quality, and all are determined by inspection. Greater demand results from improving the quality, standard- izing the varieties, and marketing tubers in carload lots. Better profits will be returned to Wisconsin farmers, as the result of high prices which are sure to come as soon as this state becomes a reliable production center for larger lots of choice potatoes. Effective community work and state leadership will bring about all these results. It will standardize the quality, increase the shipments and prepare the industry to meet the problems of competition and development necessary to maintain a reputation for high standards. (Subject for July Bulletin. "Silos and Silage.)
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