Oats a Profitable Crop

The Gazette
May 28, 1902

Mr. J. D. Baughman has just harvested a very fine oat crop, and since many inquiries have been made concerning his method of growing oats, we publish the following statement made by him concerning time of planting, fertilizer used, yield profit, etc.:

“On September 26th I finished planting in oats a 14-acre field and a 2-acre lot; also an 11-acre field on October 17th. I used 20 bushels of cotton seed to the acre and 2 1/2 bushels of seed oats, sowing both and turning them under with double plows, followed by Acme harrow and roller. My stock grazed on the oats until March 10th, and I consider that the grazing paid for the seed oats. On May 20th I commenced harvesting my oats and finished on the 24th. On the 27 acres I gathered one hundred thousand pounds of oats valued at $1 per 100 pounds, making them worth $1000. On this land 25 acres have been in oats for seven consecutive years, and I have never failed to get a good yield. I consider oats the most profitable crop that I can raise. I have 35 acres more to harvest, which will be ready next week.”


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