The Progressive Farmer from Raleigh, North Carolina on July 11, 1914 · Page 1
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' .' A FARMERS' MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE CQMPANYPage 9.' . - - 1 J ' is 7T- -ML. v;L. , ' ! ': 1 !Oh V "Sic. . J '. ' l J A V 1 ' VM ' v ' V Ji J L ti A A j : i ' ' v v . i rrn i . i i i i i i 1:A A 1 D v.. The GarolinasVVirihiai Georgia, and Florida. '. ?. ' '.' - . r .. . - ...... ...... v. .... a .... v ' . .-.A--.--V..- SATURDAY,' JULY llV 1914W RALEIGH v' j.- i - $1 a Year; 5c. a COD? .1- '. . & 1 i?jgti)fefe 'M ' ui " C ' tr'' "'JgWVSjyf ?J''4yV'y"f y-iL'jtf' ylNw'iwWiKM uiii'imiiiii.'. (ijiiid JiujiVniiy j n ljulj j w j y u i i iiji l ij w u wi i iwj i iVi i id j, iii 'iImiMi jun uu Ti ariuiMiiii WNii.wMWMMj!t lmpA jwmm'b 'Uiy ii!"' J'll ' ' - .'si,"'';''"V;"':...r':'.v " v' ; 4, vh , - ' II 1 . t - a 'A ' ti :i i -.11 ,v , v J t$$Pm r, " ' II " i-: jf Q im: j-- - . etc: if' Pry jcf ij' r?W -f J -, FODDER-PULLING TEST, PEDIGREED SEED FARM, HARTSVILLE, S. C. ' Experiments Prove that Fodder Pulling Cuts the Corn Yield Froto 20 to 40 Per Cent. vrt. 1 ' A LTHOUGH less Drevalent than formerly, the custom of Dullinc f od- J- der is still ehtireiy too general in the South. On Another page we .. :'v':aie puuiisuing an.ariicie Dy Mr. MOKer, snowing jusi wuai losses are sustained hen f odder js pulled. The two y losses most strongly emphasized by Mr.C6ker . me iuc uecieaseu yieiu oi corn irom.wnicn ; vthe fodder is pulled, this sometimes running as high a? . 25 per; cent; and the decreased , vitality of the seed corn for the next crop; k. " ' Other reasons we would emphasize in our -. . campaign against fodder pulling are jthe ex- , ceedingljr hot, disagreeable labor necessary; ; . : the fact that saving the whole corn plant by. cutting and shocking at the proper stage gives us as good a grade of roughage and a . great 'deal, more .'.of it; and, when this,, cannot be done, the possibility, even, at this late date, of : making a good crop . bf hay from soy beans and cowpeas. V ' : Of course the jstage at which fodder is ,;- pulled largely determines the degree to - 1, ' , DON'T FAIL TO READ- Paie Crops' for 'Very jJate Planting Pipping Chickens for Lice Fodder Pulling Doesn't Pay . How to Use Left-overs . Increased Interest in Livestock Leisure for the Farm Woman Limiting Expenses to Income Setting the Table . :. . ' . . Suggestions for July . '.. The Week's Work . . . The Why of Tick Eradication When to Sow Clover ; which the corn crop is injured; but it should be remembered that if fodder pulling be delayed unty there is no danger of decreasing the ; yield bf corn the fodder will be so dry that it will furnish a very poor . grade of feed. We may. say; too, tnafwmie Mr. Coker's tests were made on his own farm and are unofficial, they are nevertheless very closely in line with results obtained at a number of Southern experiment stations. . Let's look at these things squarely, Mr. Progressive Farmer. Can we afford to cut our corn yield five or more busnels per acre v'by roasting under a July or August sun for a feed that is ;not as good as cowpea or soy bean hay that should be growing on our stubble land? We doubt if there has ever been a bundle of fodder pulled that did not , cost more than it was worth ; and if per- chance there are a few bf Our readers who still pull fodder let's reason it out and seei we can't decide for all time to tore doubtful pleasures and equally . 5 . 11 . 5 7 . 10 :. 6 .13 . 6 . 7 :: . 3 .10 . 3 Work of the Local School Committee 13 ' profits of fodder-pulling time.

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