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Semi-tropical Nevada
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— 19 — long, with twenty rows of kernels. Corn grown on new ground on the Experiment Farm at Logan, in the Moapa Valley, produced 45 bushels per acre. The SORGHUMS, saccharine and non-saccharine, make prolific yields. Owing to the long growing season they can be grown and matured after cereal crops have been removed from the land. This is also true of Indian corn. A variety of dwarf milo, developed at the Logan Experiment Station, is proving of great value as a grain crop. Early POTATOES do well and are unsurpassed in quality. A yield of 200 bushels per acre was secured at the Experiment Farm on new land. GARDEN VEGETABLES of all kinds come early and stay late, and an experienced truckman has something to sell every week in the year. Asparagus from Clark County is shipped by express as far as Chicago and New York, and is beyond question, in flavor, quality and yield, the best grown in the United States. A three-acre truck garden, belonging to Geo. Grouse, within the city limits of Las Vegas, nets over $1,000 per acre annually. Clark County CANTALOUPES are prize-win-ners. A little later than the Imperial Valley cantaloupes, they are admittedly superior in quality. Earlier than the Rockyfords, they command a good market. Watermelons, cas-sabas and cucumbers are correspondingly productive and profitable. Wm. Laubenheimer sold over $900 worth of cantaloupes from one acre of ground in the Summer of 1912. To the Moapa valley, however with its present

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