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5197. Peterson, P.P.. 1918. Soils of Latah County, Idaho.. ID Agr. Expt. Sta. Bull. #107.
Notes the great power of the soil to absorb falling rain; little cropping before 1870; native bunchgrass provided good spring pasture for cattle; history - 1887 first railroad to Genesee; very profitable line; wheat yields run as high as 70 bu/ac, seldom less than 20 bu/ac; 2 yr grain, then fallow for weed control; some interest in livestock; large farms 320-1200 ac; average 140 ac; field peas profitable in 1918; clover an option; response to S in alfalfa (gypsum 50-100 lb/ac). Low CacO3 in soil; low pH a future problem?

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