The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 16, 1957 · Page 27
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 27

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Ivery year brine* more sprinkler irrigation syttorm into ui» in the Corn Belt. Practically every teaten there it a time in June, July br early August when the crop needs more melttur* than it available in order to produce a top yield. Note hew thit corn looks, compared to that in the picture just below. They were on the same farm. How many times have you seen your corn roll Its leaves Ike this? What would you give for a good rain? Well, If you hove on adequate water supply at hand, you con moke your own rain when you wont it. Take another look at the corn In the irrigation photo above. Milk flow holds up right through the hot, dry months of July and August if you con irrigate good pastures like this. This grass-legume mixture really looks good to these milk cows. Another good place to use irrigation is on your alfalfa field. Moving pipe across a soybean field is a snap. Notice how this fellow is carrying it from one setting to another without bothering to use a wagon or tractor, Soybeans respond well to irrigation, especially on light soil, USS Nitrogen News CORN CROPS READY FOR LAST-MINUTE BOOST The standard hopp«r.f.d sld.nlrM.tr h.. th. du.l advantage .f cultivating and screwing .t th. ,. m . time. Side-dressing can mean big difference Top-dress pastures now for better second growth By now, most pastures have been grazed over oncet It's a good time to decide whether you're going to gamble on a decent second growth or whether you are going to do something about it. In producing good grazing, nitrogen and pastures go together ... or should, if you expect a decent second growth. As soon as you move your livestock off a grazed-over pasture, mow and top-dress it with 150 to 200 pounds of USS Ammonium Sulfate to supply 30 to 40 pounds of nitrogen. Nitrogen treatment like this can mean several things: the nitrogen in USS Ammonium Sulfate encourages a faster recovery and you can put your cattle back on that pasture a week to ten days earlier than you expected. Even recovery, too With nitrogen working on the pasture, you'll have a far more uniform regrowth of grass. Your cattle won't spot-graze over older grass looking for the young shoots. Your pasture-grass will be more palatable, too, And have a higher protein content than unfertilized grass. Sum it up this way. USS Ammonium Sulfate can help your pastures carry more livestock, longer-and they'll get more good out of this higher protein grazing. Any way you look at it, it's hard to beat USS Ammonium Sulfate when it comes to building better pastures. F*rm*rf are turning to USS Ammonium Sulfete for their nitrogen tource. If* 21% nitrogen and 24% tulfgr for deficient toil*. Order a supply from your dealer in bag or bulk. United Slate* Steel 585 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh 30, P»nn«yiv»nle Com, in most parts of the country, is up nearly a foot high. That means it's the last opportunity to take stock of the chances you have for a good yield. Two of the most important factors in bringing in a good yield are water and nitrogen. Water, unless you have an irrigation system, is out of your control. In .view of that, it makes good sense to play the other card. Nitrogen! Helps conserve water If you didn't plow down enough nitrogen last winter or this spring-and remember it takes from 2 to 2V& pounds of actual nitrogen to produce a bushel of corn-tend to that need for nitrogen now, by side-dressing your crop. With nitrogen at work, your corn will produce a good yield with less water. That's because, with more nitrogen available, your co^i makes better use of the moisture in the soil. You'll find that the nitrogen in ammonium sulfate encourages fast growth of tall plants with dark, healthy leaves. The sulfur requirements of the crop will also be taken care of. There'll be more kernels of high protein corn per ear and fewer nubbins or barren stalks. But the important thing is: don't put off your side- dressing until the last cultivation-get it on now. Two good methods There are two good methods of side-dressing your corn. First, there's the standard hopper-fed attachment for your cultivator. This method has the advantage of doing two jobs at one tune- cultivation and side-dress. On the other hand, many farmers are able to use newly designed fertilizer and lime spreaders by the simple method of shutting off the holes that pass directly over the actual corn plant. This method has the advantage of being able to side-dress a greater number of acres per day, since it is not necessary to refill the spreader as often and more rows are covered at one time. * f ' ** covert more acre* '"•r -vfFTwwvwt e<ewM*W V» •> P.er day than the hopper method due to It* Krlatar'fVr. fllUtr capacity and coV,r, f . ,rmn Srti%f J*i 11^ Whichever method of side-dressing you choose, USS Ammonium Sulfate is probably your best, roost practical method of supplying the nitrogen. It's guaranteed 21% analysis, is dry and free- flowing for easy application, and contains 24% sulfur for deficient soils. Order a supply from your local dealer. It's available in either 80-pound bags or bulk.

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