Bulletins Volume 13-35

Bulletins Volume 13-35

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...of the seed among the farmers of the State. The nine varieties at the head of the list in the Fourth Annual Eeport (page 27) were selected, and for the tenth, Early Blossom, although fourteenth on the list, was chosen because of its plump, handsome kernel and its large yield (65.6 bush.) when treated for the prevention of smut. The following table gives the yield per acre of grain and straw for three years, separately, and the average of the same: t Yield of Oats for Three Tears. See page 31, Fourth Anuual Report. t For description of the varieties see Fifth Annual Report, page 131. The superior yield of 1892 requires a word of explanation. The plots were located upon land that had received three heavy applications of stable manure and the oats made a correspondingly heavy growth. In 1891 the soil was an exhausted sandy loam fertilized with about 900 pounds per acre of a good commercial fertilizer. The past year the conditions have been about the same as in 1891, with smaller yields of grain in proportion to the straw. The two black varieties are a few days later than most of the white varieties. For the past two years the seed sown has been treated for the prevention of smut, using the "Jensen hot water method," heretofore described. No smut has been found on any of the varieties since the first treatment. Oats raised from seed treated in 1892 sown without treating in 1893 produced a crop wholly free from smut. Our experience, as well as that of others, has shown that treated seed germinates quicker and grows at first more rapidly than untreated. All pails, baskets or bags to be used in handling treated seed should be thoroughly scalded in boiling water in order that all smut germs may be killed. The crop of the above ten...
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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236754816
  • 9781236754813