|A Rural Survey of Morgan County, Missouri (1916)||<Previous|
Commercial fertilizers, especially for wheat, are coming to be quite extensively used on Morgan county farms. In most instances this is used in connection with proper rotations and the soil is being built up rather than robbed. Reports show 1,667 tons of fertilizer used in one year. This represents an expenditure of $43,961. The gain in wheat yield in Morgan county during the last few years undoubtedly is due in part to the intelligent use of commercial fertilizers, together with crop rotation and more care as to the seed and seed bed.
Missouri State Board of Agriculture Monthly Bulletin Vol. XIV, No. 2 (February, 1916): A Rural Survey of Morgan County Missouri. Digital version © 2001 Peter Binkley; permission to reproduce for non-commercial purposes is granted.