Director's Report

Director's Report

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...of seedbed preparation for winter wheat, corn, and kafir; (2) the influence of fallow, green manure crops, and barnyard manure upon the storage of water in the soil; (3) the effect of early plowing, late plowing, frequency of plowing, listing, subsoiling, deep tilling, and dynamiting upon moisture content; and (4) how much of the stored moisture is used by the crop during its growth and development. Cereal Crop Investigations.--Investigations with cereal crops have been conducted along two lines: (1) The introduction of new and better varieties; and (2) the selection and breeding of new strains. A large number of varieties of wheat from many countries have been grown in small plots in an effort to find those best adapted to Western Kansas. This work has shown that in this section, hard red winter wheat is much more productive than any other tested. Among the hard winter wheats that have proved best adapted to Western Kansas are Kharkof, Turkey, Crimean, and Malakoff. Many selections have been made from the different varieties to obtain more drouth-resistant and higher-yielding, pure strains. Several hundred strains from the adapted varieties are now being tested on typical upland prairie loam soil. Several strains of Crimean, Kharkof, Turkey, and Malakoff wheat have been developed that consistently outyield the check variety by as much as 4.5 bushels per acre. The best of these are now being increased on the station for distribution to the farmers of Western Kansas. Special attention is being given to the development of grain sorghums, chief of which are kafir, milo, and feterita. Sorghum grain is now quoted regularly on all the large markets in the West at prices equal to and often higher than that paid for the same grade of white corn....
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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236961390
  • 9781236961396