Farm Science Reporter: Volume 6, Issue 1
During the past 30 years sweetclover has changed from its lowly position as a roadside weed to a respectable place among farm crops. The rise in importance of this crop has been the direct result of the realization that sweetclover fills a most important role in building and maintaining our soils—making possible large yields of corn, soybeans and other crops.
"It pays to plant good seed and Iowa Certified means good seed." That is the slogan with which some 600 Iowa producers of certified seed, cooperating with each other and with the Iowa State College Extension Service through membership in the Iowa Agricultural Experiment Association, are carrying the meaning of “IOWA CERTIFIED” to the farmers of Iowa and the Corn Belt.
How can we use our limited supplies of fertilizer most effectively? Not only is this a question in the minds of many farmers now, but it is an important problem from the standpoint of the nation’s total production.
The Vegetable Crops Subsection of the Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station will release the inbreds for production of three new white sweet corn hybrids in February, 1945. The hybrids are for the commercial canner and not recommended for the home garden. Most people prefer early maturing yellow roasting ears for table use, so, since these hybrids are late maturing and white, they will not be popular for roasting ears.