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The latest aspirant lor high rank anaon; forugo plañís is sacaliue. And it bas iudorseinents from men wbose ' ■word may not be gainsaid. Professor L. I H. Bailey, the conservativo butanistand horticulturist at the Cornell univorsity experiment station, "believes that it will be a good tbing for some parts of i the country. " Professor J. L. Budd of the Iowa Agricultural collega oonsiders it as "very valuablo in the dry went as a forage plant." London Garden says I that "oattle aro exceedingly fond of ir," and that "as a forage plant it has au assured future. " Ita aualysis oompares favorably witu clover aad alfalfa, The varióos other English, French and Germau horticultural journals praise it highly Professor L. H. Pammel of the Iowa Agricultural college writes as follows in Garden and Forest: "It isnotonly perfectly hardy in central Iowa, as far as cóld is concerned, but it stands the dry veather ably well. We have had no rain to speak of since the latter part of July, but this plant is as green ac the end of September as it was early in July. The root stock of this plant is sent out in all directious. The original plant has been in a dry place ior nany years, but in pil this time it has not once been killed back. It is a remarkable grower. Early in June stalkswere H feet high. What is needed in the west isa plant that can be used in August and September when pastures are nearly always short. If the first and aecond crops could be used for the silo(it is said they can), the erop in August and September would be excellent for immediate use. " This plant is a perennial, hardy and vigorous, with the reputation of bearing with eqnal indiffereuce extremes of heat and cold. The favorite because the quickest means of propagation is by setting the young plant, but it can be grown from seed. The illustration of polygonum sachalinense, or, as the French cali it, sacaline, is reproduced from The Irrigation Age. The foregoing makes it apparent that sacaline is worthy of trial in a small way - what, by the way, is the only wise way with any new thing. As the plants quickly flll the soil, and, according to some correspondents, are as hard to eradicate as the Canada thistle, this feature ought to be taken into account.


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