Bulletin Volume 282-285

Bulletin Volume 282-285

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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: ...in the averages, as it was severely damaged by hail. Actual yields are given; the estimated damage was 75 per cent. 1 Sorghum instead of rye was turned under in 1906. 'Canada field peas instead of cowpeas were turned under in 1910. ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERIMENT. The object of this experiment, which is conducted in cooperation with the Bureau of Chemistry of the United States Department of Agriculture, is primarily to determine the influence of environment on the chemical composition of whiter wheat, comparing continuously home-grown seed with that grown at certain widely separated stations. Not only is the chemical composition determined, but the The soil-preparation tests are conducted cooperatively by the Office of Dry-Land Agriculture under the direction of Prof. E. C. Chilcott, Agriculturist in Charge. The results of these tests with winter wheat, spring wheat, oats, barley, com, milo, and kaflr are presented in Tables XX1I1, XXVIII, XXXII, XXXVI, XL, and XLII, respectively. In all these tables the term "deep plowing" is used to describe plowing 8 inches deep, while the term "shallow plowing" refers to plowing 3 inches deep. These tables are presented as a part of the cereal experiments of the farm. No discussion of the results is included, since the data have already been presented in Bulletin 187 of the Bureau of Plant Industry. yield, color, and hardness of the grain as well. Only the data on yield are presented in Table XXIV. In two of tho three years for which data aro presented, home-grown seed yielded more than that obtained from elsewhere. In only one case, that of the California seed in 1911, has the yield from other seed exceeded that from home-grown seed. A satisfactory explanation can not be given for this...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236988760
  • 9781236988768