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I .#ldu.Ztei·dnts cmd Weed Seeds of Seed Samples. 11  
8S . MIANIMOTH CLOVER AND ITS ADULTERANTS.  
2C` This finer clover is not so' well known in Kentucky as it should _
h- U be, and genuine seeds are note often seen in our market. It is adapt- ,;
I ed to rather wet soils, and may prove hardy where the common _
fg clover fails. The plant is larger, more hairy, and the flowers appear
a little later. In general the two plants are so much alike that `
$1; the differences would be passed unnoticed. The seeds resemble each ·
G other so closely that good characters for their recognition cannot be ' w
H’ given. In colors,. shapes and sizes they agree very closely, and the - _
Ot only direction inswhich fraud is likely to be practiced is in substi- .
lg tuting theseeds of ,the ordinary red clover for those of this rarer
u’ species. Seed decidedly wider at one end, indentation decided;
g scar nearly median. Size, 0.08 by 0.06 by 0.04 inch. Colors like '
· those of red clover seed. Even the purple line from the scar toward _  
lg . ’ the small end, is present; * Fig. S, ‘B.
T . p Ai.i=A1.i=A AvNlj irs ADULTERANTS. ·
(ij tl This plant has becoane popular of late because of a general
Ii recognition of its many gooid qualities, and also because red clover,
- dear to cvery”farmer, has not recently grown as well in some parts
S of Kentucky as it did formerly. The difficulties with clover are of ny
S several different sorts. I find, (1), that some seed produces plants Q
1 _ that are little more than animals and when allowed to grow at will
and bloom,_these varieties are likely to show a decided falling off
- ` the second year`if they doi not fail entirely. (2) A small beetle ·
’ l I (System; blonde) has been found to attack very young plants, and
- .' sometimes destroys whole plantings before the owner becomes
’ aware that mischief is gding on.   Some of our soils have been
- so completely exhausted of humus that clover will not grow in them
' unless they are fertilized with manure. (el) Finally, it seems prob-  
I able that acidity of the soil is in some cases responsible for failures, i_
i a trouble which might easily be remedied by applications of lime. .1
This is not the place to discuss these matters at length, and further "
{ . reference to them must be left for a later publication.
I. .»\lfali`a, too, has its difficulties, but through ill-considered as-
_ scrtions appearing in newspapers and magazines, farmers gener-
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