Congressional Edition Volume 5049

Congressional Edition Volume 5049

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... of this nature that has been carried on for several years at the Minnesota Station" afford an excellent illustration of the benefits that accrue from such investigations. Especial attention has there been devoted to the scientific origination of new varieties by breeding and selection, with the special purpose to secure varieties that would produce the largest yields and also have superior milling and bread-making qualities and highest nutritive values. As a result of efforts in this direction, some varieties of wheat of very superior qualities have been produced and distributed, which, if widely grown, would materially improve the yield and quality of wheat. According to fair estimates an increase of a fifth in the average production of wheat is not at all unlikely. Of especial interest in the present discussion are the efforts of different stations to improve the quality of cereals a regards their protein content. This most important food ingredient is also the most expensive in the diet, and one problem in the nutrition of man is to reduce the cost of this nutrient. Any attempt to increase the quantity of protein in food materials used in such quantities as the cereals is therefore a step in this direction, since the more that protein can be supplied in the cereal foods the less will be the need of obtaining it from more expensive materials. Very encouraging success has attended the efforts in this direction. "Minnesota Sta. Bui. 62. At the Illinois Station,0 for example, an extended investigation was made of the structure of the corn kernel and the composition of its different parts, and of the possibility of increasing the yield of any ingredient by a proper selection of seed. With careful selection and breeding, the average...show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236491998
  • 9781236491992