Vol. 56 No. 1, January 5
Field and Furrow.
the Iowa Register: One hundred bushels of corn will
shrink to ninety in the crib, and to an extent more than
that, depending on the openness of the crib and the
honesty of the neighbors.
agricultural editor of the New York Times says that no
doubt many farmers who are intending to underdrain their
farms would save money by employing an expert at the
first to lay out the whole system and make a good
beginning, and so avoid any possible mistake, which
might cost ten dollars for every one paid for skilled
New York Times says that lime seems to be a preventive
of rot in potatoes in the cellar. Some potatoes that
were rotting and were picked out of a heap of forty or
fifty bushels were put into a corner and well dusted
with air-slaked lime. They stopped rotting at once, and
the decayed parts are now dried up. There is no
disagreeable smell about them.
Gazette: It is
remarked that when young hogs are fed mainly on corn
they stop growing at an early age and begin to grow fat;
but that green food makes them thriftier and larger than
dry grain. In fact, it is better to prevent all domestic
animals from becoming very fat until they have attained
a fair natural size, particularly breeding animals.
of the Elmira Farmers' Club recently expressed the
opinion that bad results would always be found with
wheat sown on land into which the green growth of any
crop had just been turned, although it was believed that
buckwheat was the worst green manure. All green growth
incorporated with the soil near the time of seeding will
in all cases be found prejudicial to