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IOWA SEED COMPANY, DES MOINES, IOWA. 39.

LENOCHER'S HOMESTEAD. Well known in Iowa for having won the Iowa Homestead prize of $100.00, yielding 345 bushels on three acres with ordinary culture. It was also awarded a diploma at the World's Fair. This variety originated with Mr. G. F. Lenocher, one of the most practical corn growers and stock feeders in the state, and was named and introduced by the Iowa Seed Company. Color varies from dark reddish yellow to almost black, but most of the ears are dark red with light colored cap, grain deep and hackled. Ear somewhat above the average size; a small cob which dries out rapidly so that it has never been caught by frost. We believe it to be a safe corn to plant, makes excellent corn for feeding, although its color is sometimes objectionable for marketing. Our stock has been carefully selected for seed purposes. Pkt. 5c, lb. 25c, 3 lbs. 60c. By freight, pk. 60c, bu. $2.00, 2 bu. or more @ $1.75, 10 bu. or more @ $1.50. "Your Lenocher's Homestead Corn is out of sight. My neighbors bought all I could spare for seed purposes, and I had hard work to keep seed enough for my own use."--Frank Degnan, Seneca county, Illinois. "I was well pleased with your Lenocher's Homestead Corn purchased from you last spring and shall put in a larger acreage of it next year than any other corn that I am raising. It matured ten days earlier than any other corn."--E. T. Warne, DuPage county, Ills. "Your Lenocher's Homestead Corn grew nicely with me, and I can highly recommend its drouth resisting qualities. We have always found your seeds to be good."--Oscar Janssen, Howell county, Missouri. "Your Lenocher's Homestead Corn is the best hog corn that I ever fed. It is the earliest corn in this part of the country."--John Aberle, Doniphan county, Kansas.

[image] REID'S YELLOW DENT.

[image] LENOCHER'S HOMESTEAD.

REID'S YELLOW DENT. A well known variety which is very popular in Illinois and has taken many prizes at various corn shows and fairs. The ear is of excellent shape, nearly cylindrical, tapering slowly to tip. Length about 10 inches. Kernels firm on cob, 18 to 24 rows with narrow space between rows. Color medium yellow with red cob. Ear is quite solid and rather smooth. Matures in about 110 days and yields well although not equal in this respect to some other sorts. Grown quite largely by farmers who take pride in the quality of their corn, or desire it for exhibition. Pkt. 5c, lb. 25c, 3 lbs. 60c, postpaid. By freight, pk. 65c; bu. $2.00; 2 bu. or more @ $1.85; 5 bu. or more @ $1.75.

The 70 acres of corn we planted with seed from your firm, is the best field of corn in this county. It runs from two to three ears on each stalk."--D. M. McKindley, Kane county, Illinois.

CHAMPION WHITE PEARL. This was undoubtedly the best variety of white corn before the introduction of the Iowa Silver Mine. It is recognized and catalogued as a leading standard variety of medium sized early white dent corn, suitable for general crop. Matures in 115 days; is prolific; the grain is deep and wide, with small cob. The stalk is short and thick, and roots very deeply, with ear growing very low upon it, thus standing our severe storms and drouth well. Desirable for milling and very largely grown for that purpose throughout the south. If you want some good palatable corn meal, grow a little of the Champion White Pearl and have it ground. Pkt. 5c; lb. 25c; 3 lbs. 60c postpaid. By freight, pk. 60c; bu. $1.75; 2 bu. or more @ $1.65; 5 bu. or more @ $1.60. Your Profit Corn has made a large yield this year and the Champion White Pearl purchased from you has also done well.--Ira Foster, Johnson county, Iowa. The result at the Iowa Experiment Station in 1900, show that the Champion White Pearl was planted May 12th, matured Sept. 14th, and yielded 91 bushels per acre.

[image] CHAMPION WHITE PEARL.

Don't Say That It is Impossible To grow 200 bushels per acre. Just figure it over. A full stand of corn, three plants to the hill, hills 40 inches apart, each stalk producing one ear weighing one pound, would yield 160 bushels per acre. Most varieties of corn have at least one-third barren stalks, others produce only nubbins. THE IOWA SILVER MINE has no barren stalks, each one produces one good large ear, many stalks have two ears and some bear three. Many ears weigh from 20 to 24 ounces each.

SEED CORN FOR TRIAL.--Those ordering a sample ear or a small package of seed corn for trial will have much better results if they will plant it in as near a square plat of ground and as far from other varieties of corn as possible. It will fertilize better and be less liable to mix than if otherwise planted.

[image] HICKORY KING

HICKORY KING. A white field corn, which has the largest grains, with the smallest cob, of any white corn ever introduced. So large are the grains and so extremely small the cob that on an ear broken in half a single grain will almost cover the cob section completely. Of strong, vigorous growth, and yields splendid crops on light soil, and is a desirable variety where the season is long enough to mature it, but we do not recommend it north of southern Iowa, although it produced a good crop last year 40 miles north of Des Moines. Matures in about 135 days. Pkt. 5c; lb. 25c; 3 lbs. 60c postpaid. By freight, pk. 80c; bu. $2.65; 2 bu. or more @ $2.50; 5 bu. or more @ $2.40.

POP CORN FOR THE MARKET. The increasing demand for pop corn the past few years has made it a very profitable crop to grow and it will pay one to grow a sufficient quantity to ship by the car load. The fodder is excellent for stock. One can cut it with a binder after it is sufficiently matured, shock it up and when dry have it husked out with a shredder thus also getting a large crop of fodder of best quality in addition to the corn crop. The shredded fodder is often baled up the same as hay and sold on the market. The yield of pop corn is better than field corn and it being so early is seldom injured by frost. It will bear planting much thicker than field corn and will produce from two to six ears to the stalk. The demand for market purposes is principally for the Monarch White Rice variety. It is very early and will parch by December 1st. We grow our own seed and take great care to have it pure, which is very essential as it will mix with field varieties which would decrease its value for market purposes. MONARCH WHITE RICE.--Best white variety. Per qt. 40c postpaid. By express or freight 1/2 pk. 70c, pk. $1.25, bu. $4.00. QUEEN'S GOLDEN.--Color rich golden yellow. Per qt. 50c postpaid. By freight, 1/2 pk. 85c, pk. $1.50, bu. $5.00. SNOWBALL.--See novelties. Per qt. 65c. By freight, 1/2 pk. $1.00, pk. $1.75, bu. $6.00.

POP CORN IS A VERY PROFITABLE CROP. BETTER PLANT A FEW ACRES THIS YEAR.

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[image] MINNESOTA KING.

MINNESOTA KING. A very early, large grained variety which is in great favor with our customers in Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas, and it is considered there the most profitable and best yielding corn no matter whether weather is favorable or not. It is a yellow half dent variety with broad, rich, golden-yellow kernels. Ear of fair size, with small cob and usually only eight rows. One Michigan farmer writes that the Minnesota King corn yielded about 100 bushels per acre, but this is more than the average yield, as it is not a large variety. On account of its healthy and vigorous growth in its early stage, it can endure more drought, heat and cold weather than mest [most] other corns, and being extremely early, it is soon out of danger of frost. The stalks grow to a medium height, are firm and well rooted so they will withstand the strongest winds. In appearance the Minnesota King corn is remarkably distinct. The kernels are very large, broad, and of a rich golden color, the ears of medium size and always well filled to the tip. Per pkt. 5c; lb. 25c; 3 lb. 60c, post paid; by freight, peck 75c; bu. $2.25; 2 bu. or more @ $2.10; 5 bu. or more @ $2.00.

IOWA YELLOW DENT. We always advise farmers to select the best named varieties in buying seed corn, and believe it pays them in the long run. This year, however, there are thousands of farmers in need of seed corn, and their main object is to secure at a low price a nice grade of good yellow corn which is well matured, thoroughly tested, of strong vitality, and will produce a good crop of sound corn. While this corn is not equal to our best named varieties, still we believe you will find it superior to nine-tenths of the corn in your neighborhood. At our price it will cost you only about 15 cents per acre to plant your fields with this variety and it will pay you well to order sufficient for your planting. Pk. 50c, bu. $1.35, 2 bu. or more @ $1.25, 5 bu. or more @ $1.15, 25 bu. or more @ $1.00.

IMPROVED EARLY MASTODON. For about 15 years past Clark's Early Mastodon corn has been a prominent variety, owing to its productiveness and large sized ear. In the celebrated American Agriculturist's corn contest in 1889, Early Mastodon out yielded every other yellow corn in America, Mr. Alfred Rose, of New York state, raising 213 bushels of shelled corn to the acre. It was, however, rather late, and was frequently caught and greatly injured by early frost. For ten years past, however, one of our most careful, painstaking seed growers in central Iowa has been selecting it to obtain the earliest maturity possible and still retain its large sized ear and great productiveness. His success has been remarkable, and we now have an improved variety with mammoth ear, much smaller cob and deep grain. The butt of the ear is not so disproportionately large. It dries out quickly and ripens easily in 110 days, while it required 130 days for the old variety. Ears are quite even in size and four of them weighing 6 3/4 pounds took first prize at fair. Farmers who delight in a handsome, large eared variety, will be pleased with the Mastodon, and when the crop is harvested no one can fail to be delighted with the yield. The corn has a strong, rapid, vigorous growth, and is also desirable for fodder purposes. Pkt. 5c, lb. 25c, 3 lbs. 60c, postpaid; by freight, pk. 65c, bu. $2.00, 2 bu. or more @ $1.75, 5 bu. or more @ $1.60. "I planted the Mastodon corn received from you on May 26th and it grew 10 to 12 feet high made the biggest ears I ever saw."--I. C. Tapley, Floyd county, Iowa.

FIRST AMONG TWENTY MILLIONS. It amounts to something to stand at the head of one's profession in any city; it amounts to vastly more to stand at the head in the entire state, and it is, therefore, no wonder that the people of Des Moines take pride in the IOWA SEED STORE, which not only is the largest in Iowa, but there is no seed store west of Iowa, way on to the Pacific Coast which compares with it in size or volume of trade. The Iowa Seed Company may therefore be said to stand FIRST AMONG 20 MILLION PEOPLE. Their trade has extended to almost every postoffice in the country, and even in New England and the Atlantic Coast states where competition is very strong from the old established eastern seed dealers.

[image] PRIMITIVE OR HUSK CORN.

PRIMITIVE OR HUSK CORN. It is from this wild variety that all of our cultiuated [cultivated] sorts have sprung. The ears are of fair size and each individual kernel or grain is covered with a husk and all enclosed in an outer husk like common corn. In some of the wild and uncultivated parts of Mexico the Primitive or natural corn can still be found growing wild. It is quite curious and valuable for exhibition purposes, and attracts great attention wherever it is seen. Some stalks bear as many as 20 ears. Per pkt. 10c.

[image] IMPROVED EARLY MASTODON.

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[image] EVERGREEN FODDER SWEET CORN.

[image] IMPROVED YELLOW FLINT.

IMPROVED EARLY YELLOW FLINT. An eight rowed yellow flint variety with ears from 10 to 15 inches long, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches in diameter, and are well filled out to the extreme end of cob. The cob is small and the kernel large and broad, ripens in 75 to 85 days. This corn is well adapted to the northwest, and is said to produce 200 bushels of ears to the acre in Massachusetts. Has given excellent results in Minnesota and other northern states. Excellent for ensilage and is often used here for replanting. Pkt. 5c, lb. 25c, 3 lbs. 60c postpaid. By freight, pk. 65c, bu. $2.25, 2 bu. or more @ $2.15, 5 bu. or more @ $2.00. The seeds bought of you last year were first class. The Yellow Flint Corn was the best ever seen here. I had ears measuring 13 inches and from the quart of seed planted I gathered 25 bushel baskets full of ears, and have sold it to my neighbors for seed.--J. Doll, Otter Tail county, Minn.

RURAL THOROUGHBRED WHITE FLINT. This comparatively new variety is by far the best white flint corn on the market. The ears are of unusual length, 12 to 15 inches and of handsome shape, flinty white color. Plant is of spreading habit and suckers out from the root so that it is only necessary to leave one plant growing in each hill. The leaves are very broad and succulent and it is therefore of great value for fodder and ensilage, as well as for a grain crop. The stalks usually bear 2 or 3 long ears. You will be pleased with it if you like flint corn. Pkt. 5c, lb. 25c, 3 lbs. 60c postpaid. By freight, pk. 75c, bu. $2.50, 2 bu. or more @ $2.25, 5 bu. or more @ $2.10.

[image] RURAL THOROUGHBRED.

EVERGREEN SWEET FODDER CORN. We consider this one of the most valuable fodder plants in existence, and stock farmers should all devote some land to it. The stalks are sweet, juicy, rich, tender and very nutritious. The leaves, which are very numerous, are large, broad, succulent, and greatly relished by all kinds of stock, being far superior in every respect to all other kinds of corn. On strong soil it will grow 10 to 12 feet high and produce an almost incredible amount of fodder which, when well cured, is quite equal to hay, besides being wonderfully cheaper. It is claimed by dairy farmers that this fodder will increase the milk and cream production greatly and keep the animals in the best condition. It has the further merit of being so sweet and palatable that cattle eat every part of the stalk and leaves. As a green fodder for cutting in the summer one acre is worth as much as eight acres of ordinary pasture. Of high value also for the hogs, and an excellent plant to plow under for soiling. Sow thickly in drills, or broadcast at the rate of two bushels per acre. Pk. 60c, bu. (measured) $1.75, 2 bu. or more @ $1.65.

[image] PRIDE OF THE NORTH.

EARLY FODDER SWEET CORN. Will make feed much earlier than the above and is very nice to feed when in roasting ear. Not as large a yielder. Pk. 60c, bu. $1.75, 2 bu. or more @ $1.65.

PRIDE OF THE NORTH. This variety originated with A. L. Goddard, of Kossuth county, Iowa, about 20 years ago, and sprang at once into prominence as the earliest of all yellow dent corns. The ears are 8 to 9 inches long with small cob and kernel; seventy pounds of ears will make sixty pounds of shelled corn; color, bright orange, and very uniform. Will ripen in ninety days and matures in this latitude when planted in June. Pk. 65c, bu. $2.00, 2 bu. or more @ $1.75, 10 bu. or more @ $1.60.

I purchased from you 10 bushels of Pride of the North corn for planting and am very much pleased with the variety and its yield. I had a splendid stand and believe that it pays to buy seed corn from you, as it is more carefully selected and cared for than most of the farmers can do.--S. W. Callanan, Kossuth county, Iowa. I am much pleased with your Profit Corn, as it is remarkable for its vigorous growth, and in spite of the dry weather at earing time and it having no extra cultivation, it yielded at the rate of 120 bushels per acre of solid, well filled ears. It beats your Iowa Gold Mine, and this I consider high praise.--L. L. Stewart, Peoria Co., Ill.

[image] ST. CHARLES WHITE.

ST. CHARLES WHITE CORN. This variety is quite popular with some of our customers in Missouri and makes a good crop in southern Iowa, though we do not recommend it north of Des Moines. It is a handsome, pure white corn, set on a red cob, and the corn appears to be much clearer white than most of the white cob varieties. It is such a transparent enamel white color that it makes a high grade of cornmeal, and it is therefore highly valued by the millers. The ears are usually 8 1/2 to 10 inches in length, 16 rowed, and the kernels are quite deep and broad; the upper corners of the kernel rounding. Stalk grows to medium height but has quite broad, succulent leaves and therefore desirable for fodder purposes. We believe that our customers throughout the south will be well pleased with this corn as a grain crop, and it is of superior value everywhere, even in Manitoba and the far north, for fodder and ensilage. It has made many friends and each year adds to the number. Pkt. 5c, lb. 25c, 3 lbs. 60c postpaid. By freight, pk. 65c, bu. $2.00, 2 bu. or more @ $1.85, 5 bu. or more @ $1.75.

VAST TREASURES Of Iowa soil, rain and sunshine are being annually wasted by trifling with varieties of corn not capable of utilizing them. Don't plant the old worn out sorts any longer but begin right this year by buying seed of some new varieties.

TRY THE PERMANENT PASTURE MIXTURES DESCRIBED ON PAGE 51.

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The Irish Victor OUTYIELDS EVERY OTHER VARIETY. TRY IT.

[image] IRISH VICTOR.

SEED OATS. A change of Seed Oats is even more important than a change of seed potatoes, and it will pay you to renew your seed oats this year by sowing some of our improved varieties and thus greatly increase your yield. Any variety, except where noted, at 5c per large trial packet, 25c per lb.; 3 lbs. 60c, by mail postpaid. IRISH VICTOR--Introduced by the Iowa Seed Co. A grand novelty and the most productive variety ever brought out. It is probably known to but few farmers that almost all the new varieties of oats originated either in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or New Zealand, and it is to these countries that we are obliged to look for improved sorts. The Irish Victor brought over from Ireland six years ago, has proved superior to all other sorts grown in the same section, in vigor of growth, stiffness of straw and productiveness. The straw is very stiff, holding the heavy head up well. It is fully as early as the Lincoln and yields more than that very productive variety. The grains are large, plump and heavy. Plant grows to medium height, of vigorous growth, stools out exceptionally well, is free from rust and yields an immense crop. Better put in a field of them this year and not only secure a larger crop than you have been in the habit of growing, but be prepared to supply your neighbors with seed at a good price. They will all want it. By freight, pk. 45c; bu. $1.10; 2 bu. or more at $1.00; 10 bu. or more at 85c. "The Irish Victor are the best and most productive oats I have ever raised. They have stiff straw and stand up better than any other sort--J. J. Doonon, Poweshiek Co., Iowa. "I have handled a great many car loads of oats both of my own growing and also as a shipper of grain to eastern markets, but I consider your Irish Victor Oats the best ever shipped from this station. I saw the oats growing and the field was beautiful; it stood up straight, having a very stiff straw and sprangled head. They far surpass the Lincoln, Swiss, White Russian, Bonanza and all other varieties of oats which have been grown in this vicinity."--H. H. Connell, Poweshiek Co., Ia. "Your Irish Victor Oats made the heaviest crop that I ever saw, and they stood up the best of any oats in our neighborhood this year."--Wm. H. Swan, Mahaska county, Iowa.

[image] LINCOLN OAT

LINCOLN OATS.--When we introduced these oats to our customers in 1893 they had never been tested in this state, but had done so exceptionally well in Minnesota, that we had much faith in them. Seven prizes, amounting to $500.00, were offered for the largest crops grown from one bushel of seed sown, and in our 1894 catalogue we published a list of the awards, the first prize going to a man who grew 174 bushels from one bushel of seed sown, and the average of seven successful competitors was 116 bushels each. What we claim for the Lincoln Oats is that it is a very heavy yielder, is comparatively early, has proven itself to be entirely rust proof, and stands up exceptionally well. On account of its soft nib, heavy meat, and thin hull it is unsurpassed for feeding and for making into oatmeal. By freight, pk. 40c; bu. $1.00; 2 bu. or more @ 90c; 10 bus. or more @ 80c. "I sowed ten bushels of Lincoln Oats on six acres of ground, from which was threshed 498 bushels, or 83 bushels per acre. We had severe drouth this year and other oats yielded only 6 to 10 bushels per acre."--H. M. Dickinson, Douglas county, Neb. "The Lincoln Oats went about 25 per cent more to the acre than other white oats on the same kind of ground. I sowed them just as I did the others."--C. F. Herrick, Buchanan county, Iowa. BLACK TARTARIAN.--An extra choice variety from England. See description with novelties. Pk. 75c; bu. $2.25; 2 bu. or more @ $2.10; 10 bus. or more @ 2.00. EARLY CHAMPION.--This grand new variety which was introduced in 1898, has given excellent satisfaction to our customers, and it gave the largest yield per acre of any variety in the test at the Iowa Agricultural College, and is highly recommended by them. Has comparatively short straw, matures a week to ten days earlier than other kinds, thus largely escaping the liability to rust. Its greatest value lies in its special adaptability as a nurse crop to sow with grass seed, as it does not stool as freely as some other sorts. Will not lodge on rich land. Henry Wallace, editor Wallace's Farmer, says: "I would rather risk growing grass seed with them than any other variety I know of." Pk. 35c; bu. 90c; 2 bu. or more @ 80c; 10 bus. or more @ 70c. SILVER MINE.--A very popular variety in some sections and said to yield immense crops in some places, but the Irish Victor, Lincoln and New Zealand do much better in other localities. The grain is heavy, plump and has a thin hull. It is quite hardy and vigorous and will undoubtedly please you. Our seed is pure, grown from headquarters stock and we think it is unsurpassed. It is bright, nice and tests 98 per ct. Pk. 35c; bu. 90c; 2 bu. or more @ 80c; 10 bus. or more @ 70c.

GREAT NEW ZEALAND.--This grand new variety was first introduced by us in 1895 and has given remarkable satisfaction, in one instance yielding 102 bushels per acre, while other varieties in the same vicinity yielded only 40 to 50 bushels. It averages a trifle higher than other sorts, has very stiff, strong straw, never known to lodge. About one week later in maturing than the common round head oats, thus giving time to harvest the hay crop. They stool out remarkably well, and thus require less seed to the acre; are almost entirely free from rust on all kinds of soil. Pk. 40c; bu. $1.00; 2 bu. or more @ 90c; 10 bus. or more @ 85c. J. H. Shober, says:--"The New Zealand Oat is the best variety I ever saw, and you are safe in assuring your customers an average yield of 25 per cent more per acre than any of the common varieties, and also that they will weigh more to the bushel. They are rust proof, are a surer crop and better adapted to this country than any other varieties." WINTER TURF.--Highly valued in the south for fall sowing. Lb. 25c; 3 lbs. 60c. By freight pk. 60c; bu. $1.75.

EUROPEAN HULLESS OATS.--This will doubtless be a novelty to many farmers, but hulless oats are not new in this country as they have been cultivated to a limited extent for many years. The berry or grain, which is much larger than that of ordinary varieties, is loose in the hulls and easily threshed out as clean as wheat or rye. It should prove to be a desirable variety to make oat meal from. Better try a little of it. Our stock is small and will doubtless be exhausted before season is over. Pkt. 10c; lb. 35c; 3 lbs. for $1.00 postpaid.

CHANGE YOUR SEED OATS THIS YEAR. It will pay you to sell your common oats and sow these improved varieties this year while the seed is so cheap. In our field the New Zealand oats yielded about 102 bushels to the acre, and the Lincoln 90 bushels, while neighboring fields of other varieties under similar conditions yielded only 40 to 50 bushels. The increased yield on a few acres will cover entire cost of seed for your farm.

SOW AT LEAST A SMALL QUANTITY OF THE BLACK TARTARIAN OATS THIS YEAR.

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[image] HAYNES' PEDIGREE WHEAT.

SEED WHEAT. HAYNES' PEDIGREE WHEAT.--We cannot too highly recommend this grand new variety as being the best kind of spring wheat in existence and are sure it will please every one who tries it. It was originated by Mr. L. H. Haynes, who spent eight years in selecting and improving it in his garden, each year choosing all the largest and best heads and discarding all the balance. This continued selection has had the effect of improving it in vigor, size of head and quality. For the past few years he has been growing it as a farm crop, taking the greatest pains each season to keep it strictly pure and by going through the fields and removing everything that was not of ideal quality, he now has a variety which is sure to please all wheat growers. The heads are very large, well filled out, the kernel is hard, the plant stools greatly, and, under ordinarily favorable conditions will yield 40 to 50 bushels per acre. It is an improvement on Blue Stem wheat, and fully five days earlier in maturing. We most highly recommend this variety to customers everywhere in the wheat growing belt, and are sure it will greatly please them in every respect. Not only in the northwest where wheat is the main crop, but everywhere and under all conditions has this pedigree blue stem wheat proven itself superior to other varieties, outyielding them all. Pkt. 5c; lb. 25c; 3 lbs. 60c, postpaid. By freight, pk. 65c; bu. $2.00; 2 bu. or more @ $1.85. I was much pleased with Haynes' Pedigree Blue Stem Wheat last year. The weather was very unfavorable for small grain, but it yielded nearly double the crop that my other wheat did and of much better quality.--G. Rubes, Dickinson Co., Iowa.

[image] VELVET CHAFF.

VELVET CHAFF SPRING WHEAT.--This is now the standard variety for growing in Iowa, having displaced all the older sorts. It has proved much superior to the Scotch Fife, Saskatchewan and other sorts, being fully equal in quality, earlier, more sure, and yielding much larger crops. It is a remarkable semi-hard spring wheat, yielding large crops free from rust. It is now the main crop in the northwestern states and the great milling kings use it for their highest grade flour, and it has been the most reliable variety year after year, yielding a good crop where other kinds fail. Owing to the crop of spring wheat being so badly damaged last season we are obtaining our stock from the north and it is very nice and we are sure will greatly please every one who tries it. All stock seems to be a trifle mixed and it is impossible to obtain that which is strictly pure, but we think this which we are offering is as pure as can be obtained. Pkt. 5c; lb. 25c; 3 lbs. 60c postpaid. By freight, pk. 50c; bu. $1.00; 2 bu. or more @ $1.50. DEFIANCE WINTER WHEAT.--A Novelty of 1900--Introduced by the Iowa Seed Co.--We claim for this new wheat that it is unequaled in hardiness, stooling qualities, productiveness, rust proof qualities, strength of straw, quality of grain, quality of flour and the best in all respects of any wheat ever offered. We know that this is considerable to say, but we feel sure that any farmer who tries this sort will have it proven to his satisfaction. It has a record of over 59 bushels per acre and many crops are reported of 35 to 45 bushels. Flour is equal to the world famed Hungarian product. Don't sow the old worn out varieties when you can add 50 to 100 per cent to your crop by sowing the Defiance. Every one is delighted with it. Ask for price in the fall. Price for shipment now by mail, 1 lb. 25c; 3 lbs. 60c. By freight, pk. 50c; bu. $1.50; 2 bu. or more, @ $1.40.

TURKISH RED WINTER WHEAT.--The old standard sort of ironclad hardiness and very productive. Lb. 20c; 3 lbs. 50c. By freight, pk. 40c; bu. $1.25; 2 bus. or more @ $1.10.

[image] SPRING RYE.

CORN WHEAT.--Some years ago a farmer who was out hunting shot a wild goose, and in its craw found several very peculiar looking grains of wheat. He planted them and they produced an exceptionally fine crop, although it differed greatly from any other variety known in America, having a grain which is very hard and nearly double the size of other sorts. It is a vigorous grower and extremely hardy. It has gone under the name of Wild Goose Wheat or Corn Wheat, but has now been identified as the true Macaroni Wheat grown in Europe. We believe that there are thousands of our customers who will want to try this wonderful new grain. Mr. Zavitz, of Ontario, writes us that he has grown it for eight years past and the average yield has been 39 bushels per acre. When you consider that this eight years includes the year of crop failure you will see that this is an exceptionally heavy yielding variety. Pkt. 5c; lb. 30c; 3 lbs. 75c, postpaid. By freight 1/2 pk. 65c; pk. $1.00.

MONSTER RYE. We consider Winter Rye one of the most important of all farm crops. In the first place it is a sure crop--failures being almost unknown. Every farmer should have at least a few acres of it. It is usually sown in the fall and as it grows very vigorously will furnish pasture till late in the fall and also early in the spring before other grasses have begun to make a growth. For this reason it is of great value to dairy farmers. Some farmers claim that it produces a larger grain crop from its having been pastured, if the pasturing is not continued too late in the spring. If sown very early in the spring it makes an early and abundant pasture but will not make a grain crop. Our Monster Rye is of extra quality and we are sure it will please you no matter whether you want it for pasture or a grain crop. Pk. 50c; bu. $1.35; 2 bu. or more, $1.20; 5 bu. or more $1.00.

SPRING RYE. Distinct from the Winter Rye; grain of finer quality and more productive; and can be successfully grown in any latitude. It is now being largely sown in the north in the place of oats, being a more profitable crop on account of the production of nearly four times the straw. Lb. 25c; 3 lbs. 60c, postpaid. By freight, pk. 60c; bu. $1.75; 2 bu. or more @ $1.65; 5 bu. or more @ $1.00.

[image] DEFIANCE WINTER WHEAT.

BAGS FURNISHED FREE WITH ALL SEEDS EXCEPT CLOVER, TIMOTHY AND MILLET.

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