Bulletin - Mississippi State College, Agricultural Experiment Station Volume 208-250

Bulletin - Mississippi State College, Agricultural Experiment Station Volume 208-250

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...earlier than Virginia. The seed are small, 26.43 pounds being equal in number to 60 pounds of Mammoth, black, slightly flattened, oblong and are quite easily mistaken for Laredo. This variety has no place in this section except for extremely early hay or as a catch crop to plant very late. With favorable seasons, Peking and Wilson will make hay planted as late as July 20th. Fig. 10: Laredos broadcasted May 10th. Photographed September 1, 1921. USES OF SOYBEANS The uses of soybeans are many. Probably no other common Southern field crop can be profitably used in so many various ways. In the Orient it is grown primarily for its seed but not so in the United States and especially in the South. From 16 to 26% of the American acreage is harvested for seed and the balance used for other purposes. In the Delta probably less than 10% of the acreage, on the average, is harvested for seed. Plowing down soybean fields as green manure will pay well but not so well, perhaps as letting the crop mature and feeding as hay. pasturage, silage, or as a soiling crop (cutting and feeding green). SOYBEANS FOR HAY: As a Delta hay crop the soybean is hardly excelled, if equalled. Yields are very satisfactory and the feeding value high. The protein content is high because of the nature of the plant and high proportion of grain produced. Delta farmers can grow no other hay, economically, which is so nearly "both corn and fodder" as the soybean produces. Feeding tests indicate that Alfalfa hay is not equal in feeding value to soybean hay. This is especially true when the beans produce an average grain crop. Idle work mules or horses can be kept in good condition on soybean hay alone. Work animals should receive % to 1 % pounds of corn per day for each 100...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236847202
  • 9781236847201