Farm Science Reporter: Volume 7, Issue 2
Science has come up with a new weed-killing chemical. It looks very promising for some purposes. It’s commonly called 2,4-D (in technical terms its real name is 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid).
Making hay in the barn isn’t exactly new. But only a few farmers have equipment for doing it. This method of making hay—curing it in the mow—was tried more than 10 years ago by the Tennessee Valley Authority.
It took a war to teach us how to eat—a war in which food was as vital as bombs for victory. In feeding our families today we should not forget what we learned then.
Last year we continued our study and comparison of the disk, lister, subsurface tiller and plow for preparing seedbeds for corn. This was the fourth year that these implements have been compared, but since they perform differently on different soils, we do not believe we have the complete answer about them yet. In only 1944 and 1945 have they been studied at a sizable number of locations and on several soils.