Full title:Because the soil is dead, as the Japanese farmers, now residents at the Topaz Center, say, meaning, because of the mineral content there is no bacterial life in the soil, much soil preparation must be done to raise food crops at Topaz. Here a group of farmers are preparing beds by building up a 10 bank of soil, overlaying this with about 4 of barnyard fertilizer, and then completing the stack to 20 of soil. The bacterial action of warmth and moisture will make this a rich soil which can then be spread over the fields to raise the bacterial content.<lb /> Photographer: Parker, Tom<lb /> Topaz, Utah. Part of: War Relocation Authority Photographs of Japanese-American Evacuation and Resettlement
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