The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 13, 1956 · Page 27
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 27

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 13, 1956
Page 27
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PUUS BETTER... IASTS LON6ER... COSTS LESS! WHERE the Firestone "Deep Tread" with other tractor tires in its price range. You will find the price 'is low and die famous Firestone quality will give you much more for your .money. Although low in price, the Firestone "Deep Tread" tractor tire has more tread rubber for longer tire life . . . deeper curved and tapered bars and big powerful shoulders .for drawbar pull ... and flared tread openings for positive cleaning in any soil condition. The new Firestone Safety-Tensioned Gum-Dipped* cord body is the strongest built today. The Safety-Tensioned Gum-Dipped cord body lasts longer and resists costly impact breaks. Let your nearest Firestone Dealer or Store show you the many moneysaving advantages of the Firestone "Deep Tread" tractor tire. He will be glad to quote you the low _exchange price for your tractor tire size. •T.M. Reg. U. S. Pot. Off. Make FIRESTONE Your Headquarters For All Your ... TIRE . . . BATTERY AND SERVICE NEEDS • VI ORE than one billion acres in this country are in grass — nearly 60 per cent of our total land area. And the acreage stiJl grows. Predictions for 1956 indicate we will have two million more acres in hay this year. In total tonnage, our hay and other roughages exceed that of any other single crop. Studies show that about 75 per cent of our dairy feed comes from grass crops. New varieties are a major reason for the trend to grass. A recent survey in several Southeastern states indicate that more.than forty different grasses and legumes were being grown.. Half were unknown 20 years ago. U. S. Department of Agriculture research discloses that total digestible nutrients from an acre of alfalfa can be twice as much as from an acre of com, where com is used as grain or cob meal. Alfalfa also produces nearly four times as much digestible protein. In comparing alfalfa with oats or barley, the difference is even greater. Three tons of green grass and legume forage were once considered an adequate yield. Today's farmers expect 10, 12,15, and even more green tons per acre. Better grasses such as Ladino and Bird's foot trefoil are taking over. Grass crops are being seeded where they are best adapted — Reed Canary in wet areas, lespedezas in southern areas where alfalfa is not well adapted. Mixtures of legumes and grasses produce a better balanced pasture with tremendous yields. Modern grass crops also resist diseases. They have the help of insecticides and weedicides in maintaining a stand. Another boost for grass crops is power equipment Making hay and silage (once the hardest job on the farm) is now a power operation. Motor power also makes it possible to fan cure'hay in the barn. This saves early hay crops which are often caught with spring rains. Other developments that have led to increased grass production are: Green feeding — driving the pasture to the cows, rotational grazing, irrigating, and greater use of commercial fertilizer. And this is only the beginning. As research and nature continue to work together, truly our green promise lies with grass. This is the kind of grass crop that gives you feed security and pays off in meat and milk. Grass-legume mixtures provide a well balanced animal ration and produce the lowest cost feed known to man.

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