Bulletin Volume 351-375

Bulletin Volume 351-375

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...notice given out by the United States Department of Agriculture and of the disclaimer published by the paper which contained the original article. A widespread controversy immediately arose concerning the identity and value of the so-called Alaska wheat. Those who had seed for sale claimed that it was a wheat of wonderful producing power. State and Federal investigators reported it to be nothing more or less than the old Egyptian or Seven-Headed wheat under a new name. Chemical analyses and milling and baking tests were made at several places, with results unfavorable to the flouring value of this wheat. The Past Office Department in 1908 took account of the doubtful nature of the advertising matter being circulated and issued a fraud order against the promoting company. In 1909, however, another campaign was begun in favor of the wheat. Various press items appeared contradicting the conclusions of the chemists and millers. It was claimed that the wheat was just as good for milling and baking purposes as the Palouse Bluestem or any other wheat. A 12-page pamphlet was published by the promoting company, discussing the controversy which had arisen over the value of the wheat. Extracts from Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin No. 65, issued in November, 1908, are included in this pamphlet. Extracts from letters said to have been written by several wellknown agronomists of the country are frankly included also, although unfavorable to the wheat. Their opinions may be summed up in these quotations: Farmers are warned to avoid this wheat as they would a pestilence. It is one of the pxrest wheats known for flour-making purposes, and it is never grown where clinary varieties of wheat will thrive. Not even good for stock feed. Shun it...show more

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  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 626g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236977998
  • 9781236977991