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About The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 23, 1916)
THE NEED OF
(By Prof. Thomas Shaw.)
If there Is ono thing greater thr.n
Ktix otner in mu iiunui'iern states
In relation to Its agriculture, It Is
the need of pure bcoiI. This need Is
greater In the area referred to than
in many other parts of the United
States for the reason, first thnt the
Northwestern States are so exctus
ev devoted to the growing of
'uraln, and second, that It is much
more difficult to keep grains from
mllng in theso states than In states
ttlipre the rainfall Is greater. Ue-
.aus1 of the first reason, the mixing
nf grains will lead to serious loss, if
allowed to go unchecked. The dlf
llcillty next mentioned, that Is, the
mixing of grains hy olunteerlng, Is
lie outcomo of the dry conditions
which keep tho shattered grain from
routing from ono ear to another.
yThe farmer Is usually anxious to
jot pure seed. Ho. Is UBunlly willing
to pay a price for It higher than the
market price If ho Is sure that the
mod is absolutely pure. Hy abso
lutely pure seed Is meant absolutely
trui" to name and free from all ad
mixture with other grains and weed
seeds. If asked where can such seed
lie obtained In tho Northwestern
utiles, I would hao to say that I
cannot tell. From the aboo the ex
tent of tho opening for crowlnc nuro
f'Veed will bo apparent.
This work can bo conducted with
greatest success in a co-oporatlvo
way. Tho reason for co-operation
lies In tho fact that tho grower or
growers of pure seed should have
their own threshing machine. New
land will furnish soil approximately
free from foUl weeds. Whllo the
grower of pure seed may be able to
grow more than ono species of seed
grain on the same'farm with success,
he will probably succeed better by
confining his attention to one species
and to one tarlety of that species.
For instance, if the seed grower be
gins with Turkey lied Winter Wheat
he should grow no other seed than
that variety of winter wheat. Of
courso he may if he so desires, grow
some xariety of seed flax, also seed
oats and seed birley, but In such In
stances he will find at least some dif
ficulty from the mixing of these.
Of course It is essential that the
grower begin with absolutely pure
seed. To be quite sure of this, it
may be necessary for him to select
heads by hand in the matured
grain. This is a ery tedious Jro
cess, but In the end It wilt probably
prove that the time was well spent.
One peck of grain thus selected and
sown on .good land and well prepar
ed, will In an average ear grow
enough seed to sow about 10 acres.
The first seed sown would not, of
course, furnish any for sale. The
second year u ery large nmount
could be sold. It does not take long
therefore, to got started In this bus
iness. As a safeguard it would be
well to treat for smut In the case of
wheat, and for wilt In the case of
This does not mean that It would
be possible to obtain seed absolute
ly pure from some grower when
commencing this work, but 't does
mean thnt it is greatly Important to
be absolutely sure the foundation
seed is free from all Impurities. If
there arc only a lew grains of admix
ture by sotru other variety, these will
continually increase. If that in
creaso were unchecked, the time
would como when that other variety
would form half tho crop, providing
the Inherent vigor of the two larie-
tlcs Is equal.
Once started with pure seed, tho
work, of keeping it pure is relatively
easy, providing the grower uses his
own threshing machine, lint should
the admixture at the first be even so
slight with some other variety of tho
same species, It is scarcely possible
to separate completely the varieties
afterwards. Here then Is a sure anu
profitable line of work for many
growers. Who will be the first to
take It up?
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And he was wondrous wise.
He'd been in business many )ears,
But wouldn't advertise.
His letterheads and billheads, too.
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There'd bo no print-shop stuff for him
Dy Ooll I if he sunk.
Hut when he found his old-time
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He guessed the reason right away,
And said, "I'm really slow."
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Who do all kinds of printing.
Said he, "I want some fine work done
A"nd don't want any stinting."
Ho ordered Cards and ltlllheads, too,
All kinds of stationery.
In fnct he ordered ecrythlng
He thought was necessary.
His business grew by leaps and
Ton-fold to what it was,
Which only goes to show mid proo
What real fine printing does.
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Asked in other additions of Equnl Distance from
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