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Moody Ranch

Description: Photograph of a farmer using a model 11A John Deere combine with a 5 foot cutter bar pulled by Farmall F20 tractor on the Moody Ranch.
Date: July 16, 1942
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass, Legume and Forb Cultivation

Description: Photograph of a volunteer crop of crimson clover which has reproduced itself by volunteer seeding for a period of 5 consecutive years. This winter's legume crop has served as soil conserving and building the [?] winter legume. Disking has been about the only cultivation given this 12 acre red apple and peach orchard in the background where the crimson clover has volunteered red with the seeding made in the fall of 1943. Dewey Vaughn, farm operator, is shown examining some of the heads of crimso… more
Date: May 13, 1944
Creator: Rosborough, Craig
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass, Legume and Forb Cultivation

Description: Photograph of Mr. W. L. Chiddix and his son with 36 sacks of lespedeza seed, divided up as six 100 pound sacks of cleaned Korean lespedeza and 30 sacks of uncleaned seeds. Mr. Chiddix estimated his total harvest at 300 pounds of clean sericea and 1000 pounds of Korean Lespedeza seed. He expects to sell 600 pounds of clean Koren lespedeza seed and plant all of his uncleaned seed on his own farm. Some farmers in this have bought small model clipper cleaners and operate them with washing machine m… more
Date: February 19, 1942
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass, Legume and Forb Cultivation

Description: Photograph of J.M. Shores with eight 100 pound sacksof Korean lespadeza seed harvested from his farm. He will plant this seed for erosion control and soil control and soil improvement in other fields on his farm. AR-D25-3.
Date: February 19, 1942
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass, Legume and Forb Cultivation

Description: Photograph of Prof. C. X. McClelland and a class of WW II, veterans and Asst. Prof. W. J. Wiser standing in part of 110 acres of sericea lespedeza. The sericea is now in its 14th growing season and has produced better than 2 tons of hay per acre each year.
Date: July 3, 1945
Creator: Lee, Thomas P.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass, Legume and Forb Cultivation

Description: Photograph of Suitor fescue. Planting made during the latter part of September 1947. Fifty pounds of seed were furnished by the Soil Conservation Service with five acres planted. No. 6 soil. About 200 pounds of 3-9-18 fertilizer were used on the five acres. Approximately 200 pounds of seed were harvested in the summer of 1948. It is believed that twice as much seed would have been harvested had it not been for a heavy rain two days before the harvest. AR-61-224.
Date: May 1, 1905
Creator: Hodson, Edgar A.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass, Legume and Forb Cultivation

Description: Photograph of Ten acre field of alfalfa planted following 2 years of sweet clover, where lime was applied. Sweat clover and alfalfa received application of 48% superphosphate at a rate of 150 pounds per acre. Alfalfa seeded in the fall of 1942 after a field of sweat clover was turned under in the summer of 1942. This method of seeding alfalfa following the sweet clover helps insure complete inoculation of alfalfa. Part of the field seeded to common variety of alfalfa & the rest to the Grimm var… more
Date: May 13, 1944
Creator: Rosborough, Craig
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Farming Equipment and Methods

Description: Photograph of a 2B model, Krussow Double spiral 2-unit seed separator which operates by gravity and can be utilized in separating balboa rye seed (oblong) from hairy vetch seed (round) after chaff and foreign matter have been removed by a regular seed cleaner. A Future Farmers of America [FFA] demonstration that bags, separates and cleans their own and farmers' seeds in their area on a custom basis to raise funds for their chapter. AR-16, 42. Cf. https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc1… more
Date: unknown
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Farming Equipment and Methods

Description: Photograph of a combination seed huller, scarifier, cleaner and grader. This machine was operated at about 1200 rpm with a 3 to 5 horsepower gasoline motor and cleaned at the rate of 1000 pounds of cleaned seed per day. The loss in weight from unhulled, unscarified seed from the grain operator varied from 15% to 35% in weight where average loss was 25%. AR-D25-31.
Date: September 24, 1942
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society
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