News Briefs from the Capper’s Farmer May 1929 Issue

The May 1929 issue of Capper’s Farmer included articles on dissolving lime and using goats to clear land.

| Spring 2019

An advertisement for Perfection Oil Burning Ranges from the May 1929 issue of Capper's Farmer.

Must Let Lime Dissolve

By Walter J. Daly

Several years ago, John Randall, Linn County, Kansas, decided to try out lime as a means of raising legumes. He applied it and sowed sweet clover in the spring. By June, only a few scattered plants of sweet clover remained, and these did not look healthy.

A soil test was made, and it was found that even though the soil had been limed, it still showed a little acidity, due to the fact that the lime had not dissolved. Mr. Randall decided to let the few plants grow and produce seed.

The next year, Mr. Randall had as fine a stand of sweet clover as anyone could wish. It supplied abundance of pasture until November. The next spring, it was ready by the middle of March, and will carry two head of mature stock an acre until the middle of July or August.

When sweet clover is to be sown, it pays to lime the soil at least six months before putting in the clover seed.



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