Farming 101 years ago
February 1, 2018
Reprint from Pine Bluffs Post February1, 1917
( Prepared by the United States Department of Agriculture)
Humus and nitrogen are lacking more or less in the southern Idaho soils and the dry farmer on the plains is handicapped in furnishing these elements, because of lack of sufficient moisture in the soil to rot any great quantity of vegetable matter. Straw, manure, and legumes should be used to help build up the dry-land soils, but owing to the light rainfall this must be done very slowly. The dry-farm soils, if properly farmed, will yield good returns. If a profitable rotation can be plan...