The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 13, 1956 · Page 84
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 84

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Tuesday, March 13, 1956
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Have your seed treated now... with BUSIEST Du Pont —^ i No other step in growing crops pays as high returns for so small an expenditure For over 30 years Du Pont Sded Disinfectants have been a "magic key" to bigger,.better crops. All these years Du Pont has set the pace, improving products for safer, easier use by commercial treaters and farmers. Today, Du Pont Seed Disinfectants are still setting the yield records ... records which have prompted experiment stations to remind farmers that returns from use of proper seed disinfectants can be as much as $75 for every dollar invested. When you have your seed treated, insist that Du Pont products be used. Regardless of the seed-treating equipment used, whether with liquid, slurry or dry method, there's a superior Du Pont Seed Disinfectant for every seed you plant. TREATERS AND SEEDSMEN: Your use of famous Du Pont seed-treating products tells your customers that you stress quality in every product or service you offer. Write Du Pont, Semesan Products, Wilmington, Del., for nearest distribution point. FOR TREATING SEED ON THE FARM: Small packages of these products are available in seed houses and stores: "Ceresan" M for small grains and cotton; "Arasan" for corn, soybeans, grasses, legumes, sorghums and rice; "Delsan" A-D, a combination of insecticide and "Arasan" thiram fungicide for corn, peas and all kinds of beans. On all chemicals, follow label instructions and warnings fartfully. DuPont Seed Disinfectants / Your "Magic Key" to Bigger, Better Crops! MUM TMIM** FQI MTVM MVIM* good farmstead arrangement requires about half an acre of ground. But that half acre is used more than any other area on the farm. Usually this piece of land is located so you can reach it from the road. No gates need to be opened; most key buildings join it. A lane runs from it to your fields. Lots for livestock are joined or behind buildings where the animals can be easily cared for. Observations made by the USDA and several state universities point out some of the desirable features. Ground level storage of hay and silage With provisions for self-feeding or direct movement of material from'storage to racks and bunks is highly desirable. One- story barns are inexpensive and can be easily adjusted to meet changing needs. If it is a dairy barn, elevated stalls and an arrangement for bringing cows to the operator will save time. The cattle barn should be open to the south or east for ventilation, lighting, and convenient access to livestock and equipment. Store bedding along, the back walls of this building; bedding will eliminate pressure of manure against the wall and prevent damage by animals and equipment. Also less costly materials are needed for the wall . Machinery sheds also should be open to the south or east. With the investment required in farm machinery it should be protected from the weather. Your busiest half acre is truly a service court. If you are not satisfied with your present half acre farmyard, take a piece of graph paper and draw in the location of your buildings and the equipment in these buildings. Once you get the picture down on paper you will see how to make your busiest half acre less busy. The front-end tractor loader hat liberated backaches on many farms. With wide-door buildings, the loader drives in to deliver feed or take out manure. A hydraulic loader is delivering grass silage to the feed bunks. Paved feedlots are a paying proposition on most farms. Livestock are easy to keep clean and the lot is easy to clean. Diseases and parasites are reduced. Paved lots will also help the appearance of your busy half acre.

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