Bulletin Volume 178-225

Bulletin Volume 178-225

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...Gray, Virginia Winter, Winter Gray, Grazing, etc. In our tests it was also grown under the names of Snoma, South Dakota, Oregon Gray Winter and Dunn. The kernels are rather small, whitish gray to dark gray in color and in average seasons are not as plump as those of Culberson or Bicknell. It grows as tall as Culberson and stools more heavily than any of the other varieties tested. It usually matures at the time of or a little later than wheat. The average date of maturing at College Park was June 29, 10 days later than Culberson. The two principal drawbacks to this variety are lodging and late maturity, which make it more subject to storms and the bad effects of the hot, muggy weather about harvest time. It is also more subject to disease than Culberson or Bicknell. On the other hand, it is one of the most winter-hardy varieties, and, being late to joint in the fall, permits of earlier seeding than either Culberson or Bicknell. The seed can always be found on the market. (See Figs. I, II, III and IV.) Dewey. Dewey has been classed by the United States Department of Agriculture as Winter Turf, of which it is no doubt a strain. In general character of growth it is very similar to Winter Turf but it matures from 3 to 4 days earlier than Winter Turf and has yielded better than Winter Turf. The seed is not found on the market, Red Rust Proof. This is supposed to have originated from Avena sterilis, a species of wild oats native to the vicinity of the Mediterranean sea. It is the most common variety in the southern states, where it is known under such names as Rust Proof, Texas Red, Texas Red Rust. Proof, Appier. Bancroft. Hundred Bushel, etc. It has the stiffest straw of any variety tested but is not at all suited to Maiyland, winterkilling...
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  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 653g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236760913
  • 9781236760913