Improvement of pastures in eastern New York and the New England states


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Improvement of pastures in eastern New York and the New England states
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Cotton, J. S
United States -- Dept. of Agriculture
United States -- Bureau of Plant Industry
United States -- Government Printing Office
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tese postre ha11y en so ad I)441 v\ ovirg-rized that at thle pr'eent
l ino, the.\ (1 n pn)H)c ll~oa' h fc1t414 d lta') Ptay fori mainltainlinig the
fences-, It t lnv te hImldinid 4 ov "nesti'-. (See Pl. 1, fig. 1.) lit
1wo" V 4s Wilds at have t akeni (mnplvtv( e msstssio as5 is sIPwni in
Pln 11, hitv 1. In ai nflher (d ins-taiowes thet ptast ties have been
etiitioh ahandliltlwel nnd14 ae growxing, ill) to young11 tinilber.
It is~ -s o ed Ilutt this d1'epviationi h-w heeni very rapid1 during the
last IN~m N tl p arjj Tee are t xx reason,,s fo r tis: F'irst, thlo depre-
dat irni a4 pafuf asr th~de result of ov ergrazin,,- will be HIICIt-I gre'ater
dur11) in I e ltii e half w een (piarte (id th1 l o pvri t glzed thant inl
Hw Ilaiedn ypnrt4114Xers A ainj wxith. the increased deiiianid fur dairy
pn)histtl olwith UxiI ~tter facilities fotr o ns11plttioni there has ell It
deleda tleito wi1 d14 tip 41t idlie Iarijt'r to b)u) wetr gX(K('1 ra iii andI
ra6 (mI y th 1le necesso-- rougiio-- i l their places. !Mdis has etnahiet
ltt-it Ii calrr mur111lit mir st))wk. With, ti s iicrtea' iii stocl- there
I osI ion1 Wteni ItlI 't)rre.,,'pm I414 ig incras 4r'i t h size of lte pasturelas,
114)l' Iho- I lItore beeni aonY atteip t ttt increase their carrying11 capacl(ity.
'1The doair pXIastum tit t Ihe( reg2ionI referredI to~ have dleprec-iatedt veryx
little V atieI. llt direct (yrttrafst there ore' ninilerotis bieVia" le Pus,-
itties ini Knaucky ri elitinassee. awid Ai,li a o~f the s-ump' that are
helixV m- prod))uctive a-r, eer, ntI are v alued at 10 o ( Inok litlait acre,
pat () Middlesext vi~i (lit arit, there is ani ;Men 4l rear l 300AO(l
Hint> 111 the fairrs, owing to12 1 scarcity ofu labour, have reunited to
ital gr2,aners btt fal lubig e\x)urt (aiith Alter imn-lty- yea'z
itlt c li ao )14 -c ot c 4114 41( ii1t"tvedl. ('trt i's tokethat111 these pn' tir(S
diepritiojn. stehe, s-t-li as 1tW'lig litigage' on1 te 16041 pittis duir-
are' imnWittl v ti-ii tot lt-sIwo tre hIein All weedsl- that are likelY
t" pm14p dag4 rI orll2$'l4)- Carefulllly kepjt ot.
Il i te441 ci t iei hctiXe Imi oll v 44111 la11w4 W4) 5- an1 wive and
1)I) tis l11114 so4 that ill Sm"ii livet' iteil e~ I ~ti lyasi swlh tmii $100 to
Miad I t- mi 14i' 41v14t W itl p)tilwttc-t 4)f s11om-Xin, t hat n'gltcted land can~ be0
1)m1ill Ill) Xhe uitiililizedt Its palsture~ anit feId timno w, 1 inl thert'i wXwds,
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A vel-Y csOlit Ill poiiinII III(' improveilewu of wo ril-nut pasturles is
the prev elilol of oi uer- raing. If I asture Is to b e Impro~ved it is
ah oillitvlv ilece'-Ir that the ~l~be gIven a chiance tn make ai g()d
I cI II It Ii I2X Ii I Ii t IIalt n( )l o tI Ic l a l it~ w aIi4 'we( I t o 1 prolU CC
,ecd. Thlis cani he (howe hy reducing i lie numiiber of stock or' by
"I v I I~ I li(' th attle addhit ionail iie to sup )pleliieit the past ure.
011ve of the Illost pii roul ti(4ice- Ii Newx York aind the New
'n,,dlamll States Is t hat ofI I I li.111ig Ihe caittle 4(I on pat tre too ealy ill
t IIe sca,-ull. Il n -rieat 111,1i1Y i1uist '1es If' I Ile (att le XXCCkept nil' for
,1i1 a'ldditimiial Nvo ('eI i teni (]X v thle Im"'tIle wmilid produie far more
leeil ~ ~ ~ )I 1111die. woi t~IC>'i-ii iiXuld 'coiiY morei stock(. TI i c
0TW"is- ".11wild bie -Pivctl I 'mitent stnrt to) nIlolw enuiili -reen-leaf
sulwe fo Iii~lie, iii111aii ilrte ofI I tIv 11ccess-li v S(il)-4niitc(,- utilized
ill it, ]ow tll. 1I' the( g I",- not given tis. chontce i1' growth wxill
of, tIlee's'itY ho ~er v "low SIu IIi limiited.
The1 turii, nIf stock on n p~asturie A hule the giroiid Is wxet and
toeiie bu e ''mllchlv- 1,, al.,( ,I veiX hv ba practice, es-peciall *v oil a,
c hIn v u. The colitiuilus r iili e-mits ill packill", the 111uit o
lmI~d tlllt it t iffictilt for the plant root" to pellet lat between illie
Soll particles al get thle llece- air plant food. "'his picking also
prvvXcnf th le d I sorpt iol of air and1( Nvat er hY lie soP.
of l 1110 e.iii"i (lliedl Iwl It ilg p sli llie 1) 1 O ] it) six thtI nc0
A close ill'sp~ec jlll of msI~ I uies showsX I hili to lbe lhickiig Ill
hnt11iis. Thle besi ronied v fo I tIlls Iruble I" hIml-liX a id miaiitie. An'
\\\ell'ii vX of ii ill iPilp ai 1)Ist lre isto 11aul 1)n the field I w atevel.
supljhemlilt'in feedi Is gien thle (alt he. phichlo. "1 un1 Ile highest
P(I lit S. T]i I II t hind) I tli-i, I \\ItII I -great -Ilcce,- In tI lie coi ))(,t, and
:11o l 1111111 ii VIai haflts of thle 'SoIlli It ft I. hI w distance fromi the
p,) itlrc to Ihe hai'lins or to the fielL Mxicroe Ihe -lilpiiniiiitary
1-ed \s iu v; 011 t i c roa tI ttke t hi inil lod pliact iblhe, t he land
czll hw lop dressed wxith 111111Iti e. Mli(h helter results wxill ]w ob-
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bec iml( c' I il.i-I d.
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lila 1tlit 'm (i) of itnixe flo phniiis: andI (AI) it calls n c-olii--Idlerabhle
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